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University of the Witwatersrand

University of the Witwatersrand Is Currently Seeking for RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR Position suitable candidate who is eligible to handle all the responsibilities and is qualified for the position. All the information required for this position to know by the candidate is given below specifically. apply online for this position by clicking on the apply now button and fill the University of the Witwatersrand application Form. The Position Is available in Johannesburg, Gauteng the candidates nearby willing to apply are also invited to apply online for this vacancy.

Hiring Authority: University of the Witwatersrand Careers


Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Qualification: Matric, Grade 12, Diploma/ Degree

Salary Estimated: ZAR 72000-340000 Annum

Job Requirements & Responsibilities

Minimum Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • An Honours degree would be an added advantage
  • At least two years’ relevant experience, with some higher education experience (e.g. executive assistant or project administrator) and/or externally-funded grant management experience
  • Good computer skills and experience setting up online meetings (Zoom/MS-Teams)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the higher education sector is required
Duties amongst others include:
  • Coordinate standing meetings of the CoE (Steering Committee, Scientific Advisory Committee, Annual Focus Area Coordinators Forum and others) as required
  • Arranging travel, accommodation, campus access for the Visiting Researchers to the CoE; arranging timeous payments of financial support to such visitors
  • Deal with Student/Fellow queries surrounding CoE Bursaries and Fellowships, and /University stakeholder queries re Research Grants
  • Responsible for general administration of the CoE-MaSS
  • Responsible for capturing, submitting, and storing annual Nomination Forms to the NRF for approval
  • Assimilating data from various sources and collating Annual progress reports to external funders and internal reporting
  • Ensure that researchers/students meet their deadlines i.t.o submission of information to the Centre for grant reporting to the NRF
  • Perform other tasks or activities which fall within the general functioning of the CoE as determined by the Manager and/or Director of the CoE to further the aims of the Centre
Key Competencies:
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good communication skills, to work across varied stakeholders (e.g. postgrad students, postdoc fellows, early-career to established researchers, government, industry partners, funders/donors, etc)
  • High-level computer literacy skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
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How To Apply

Applications: Only applicants who meet the minimum requirements should apply by submitting a cover letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document with names and email addresses of 3 referees. Only SA citizens & SA Permanent Residents will be considered, due to this publicly-funded DSI-NRF grant.

To apply:
 External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at and submitting applications. Internal applicants are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service Applications/.
Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates.
Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a competency assessment before interview.

Closing date: Monday, 31 July 2023

“The University is committed to employment equity. Preference will be given to appointable applicants from underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plan and policies of the university.” The University reserves the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Fill The University of the Witwatersrand Application Form From the Link Given Above And Wait For the application to be processed once your application gets shortlisted you will be informed by the authority and called for the interview or examination processed by the company. Good luck For your job Search!

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