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Newspaper Advert - Management Positions





Status of Position: 5-year renewable contract based on performance

The DVC: Teaching & Learning reports to the Vice Chancellor/Principal and gives support by providing strategic leadership, management and coordination of the academic activities of the university.


Minimum Requirements: PhD with 10-15 years’ experience of working and teaching in Higher Education environment, of which 5 years with complex responsibility at senior leadership level at faculty or institutional level. A Professor preferable.




  • Provides overall strategic direction to teaching and learning, in line with legislation, the institutional strategy and international best practice
  • Conceptualises academic policy initiatives for consideration by Council/Senate.
  • Oversees implementation of strategies and plans to implement academic policy in the DUT
  • Provides specific high-level, legally compliant strategic advice on all academic related matters to the Vice Chancellor, Senate, Executive Management and Council
  • Promote and implement the University’s policies on equal opportunities.
  • Provides specific high-level, legally compliant strategic advice on all academic related matters to the Vice Chancellor, Senate, Executive Management and Council.
  • Appoints and manages the performance of direct reporting staff
  • Oversees data and systems management to provide relevant management information as required by the Academic Sector.
  • Oversees the preparation of budgets, staffing levels, academic support costs/equipment and spatial requirements.
  • Represents the Academic Sector at all appropriate internal and external forums






Status of Position: 5-year renewable contract based on performance

The Campus Director/Principal reports to the Vice Chancellor/Principal and provides support in the leadership and management of the multiple campuses of the university.


Minimum Requirements: PhD with 10 years’ relevant experience, of which 5 years in senior leadership with a track record of managing a complex operation/reasonable size unit, preferably in the Higher Education environment.



  • Strategy development and execution at campus level that supports the implementation of the DUT mission, vision, values and strategic priorities.
  • Ensure that policies are communicated to all relevant internal and external stakeholders .
  • Ensure that risks within the campuses are identified and addressed by relevant parties.
  • Direct the provision of Campus Services such as general campus support services, academic programmes, academic administration and student support .
  • Ensures that there is overall compliance with service level agreements by service providers and sub-contractors and apply penalties as appropriate .
  • Lead and promote sound workplace relations, mutual team support to ensure efficient delivery of services on campus.
  • Human resource administration.
  • Develops budgets and oversees management of all relevant internal and external resources .
  • Represents DUT in various internal forums as will be assigned.






Status of Position: 5-year renewable contract based on performance

The CFO reports to the Vice Chancellor/Principal and provides strategic direction and leadership of the financial function of the university by leading, coordinating the design, development and implementation of a comprehensive set of financial policies, plans, procedures and systems.


Minimum Requirements: A Chartered Accountant or Master’s Degree with completed articles with 10-15 years’ experience of working preferable in the Higher Education environment.



  • Responsible for determining financial strategy, establishes financial policy.
  • Oversees implementation of short, medium and long-term policies, procedures, systems for the Finance Department in accordance with strategic plans.
  • Oversees management of all aspects of stores, procurement and ensures purchase of quality goods and services at the best price.
  • Coordinates Investment Committee meetings and ensures decisions taken are effectively implemented.
  • Provides specific high-level strategic legally compliant Financial advice to core customers/senior management, Council Finance Committee, on finance related matters and policies
  • Overall responsibility and accountability for staff appointments, performance management, development.
  • Motivates the design and monitors the effective implementation of appropriate control systems to promote the smooth and efficient functioning of the Finance function.
  • Oversees compilation and takes overall responsibility for all budgets of the DUT.






Status of Position: 5-year renewable contract based on performance.


The CIO reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor and gives support by providing strategic leadership in transforming enterprise by provision of Information Technology strategy and Computer Systems required to support the unique institution goals and objectives.


Minimum Requirements: A Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information System, with 15+ years’ working experience in IT and Business/Industry of which 5 – 7 years in a senior leadership position.



  • Sets the mission and vision of the IT organization to foster business-oriented culture and mindset.
  • Leads the development of the IT strategy and roadmap; ensures its integration with the enterprise’s strategic planning process, and the resulting business strategy and plans.
  • Maintains currency on new technologies and platforms and provides direction on what emerging technologies to be assimilated, integrated and introduced within the enterprise to ensure IT capabilities respond to the needs of the enterprise’s digital business strategy.
  • Provides strategic direction and oversight for the design, development, operation and support of IT systems and programs that fulfill the needs of the business, including enterprise architecture management, application management, security and risk management, and infrastructure and operations support management.
  • Develops and controls annual operating and capital expenditure budget for IT to ensure it is consistent with overall strategic objectives of the enterprise and is within
  • Directs the development of IT sourcing strategy and provides executive oversight for strategic vendor and partner relationship management.
  • Leads the establishment and execution of a digital workplace strategy that ensures employees have the tools and work environment to be more engaged, productive and effective.
  • Serves on enterprise planning and policymaking committees; drives the development of enterprise technology standards, governance processes and performance metrics to ensure IT delivers value to the enterprise.
  • Provides leadership, coaching and direction to the IT leadership team and staff.






Status of Position: 5-year renewable contract based on performance

The Procurement Manager reports to the Chief Financial Officer, providing managerial expertise in contract/purchasing management, supply risk management, acquisition and procurement process.


Minimum Requirements: A Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Acquisitions and Procurement with 5 to 10 years’ experience in contract/purchasing/procurement at a managerial level.



  • Develop and implement appropriate policies, business processes and procedures for the section
  • Develop and maintain an annual Supply Chain Strategy and implement departmental operational plans
  • Ensure that procurement processes and procedures comply with relevant legislation
  • Evaluates price trends, new products and processes.
  • Approves and qualifies vendors and authorises purchase orders.
  • Institutes and promote cost reduction projects
  • Monitors the cost schedule and performance factors of major subcontractors.
  • Ensures financial policies and decisions made in regional and national purchasing forums are adhered to.
  • Takes responsibility for high level negotiations with suppliers for goods prices, credit terms, discounts, quality and rebates
  • Supplies information to Purchasing Consortium of SA to
  • maximise benefit from large volume purchases
  • Compiles regional contracts for all institutions in KZN for large volume purchases
  • Coordinates and manages PURCO user group meetings
  • Manage and monitor spending trends on existing contracts
  • Ensure that procurement risks within the section and University-wide are identified and addressed
  • Monitor continued adherence to approved internal controls, policies and procedures and implement appropriate corrective action on deviations
  • Manage economic and cost effective acquisition of all purchases through sustained negotiation with suppliers
  • Review and approve changes to the supplier database
  • Manage and monitor spending on BBBEE
  • Ensure annual compliance conducted on the validity of supplier certificates (tax & BBBEE)
  • Monitor that effective BAC and BEC Committees are established with clearly defined roles and functions in accordance with applicable legislative and policy requirements
  • Takes overall responsibility for compilation of Procurement budget.
  • Oversees management of operating and capital budget for procurement and stores.
  • Promotes and supports income generating opportunities for the Department/Sector
  • Implement effective and efficient systems relating to the management of SCM governance structures, inclusive of risk management, contract management and compliance
  • Provide information for management forums for decision-making
  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of the following reports:
    • BBBEE expense report quarterly
    • BEC & BAC progress reports
    • Divisional progress report


Kindly note:

  1. Communication will be entered into with short-listed candidates only.
  2. Only applications made on our application for employment form would be considered.

 Closing date: 04 September 2019

“While DUT strives for equal opportunities, preference will be given to suitable candidates in terms of the University’s equity policy”

The University reserves the right NOT to make an appointment


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Please note:

Applicants must complete this Application for Employment form and submit it together with the CV, ID and qualifications, quoting the Post/Ref number they are applying for to:

“The University reserves the right not to appoint” or to re-advertise to widen the pool of applicants

Verification will be conducted on preferred candidates only.

DUT reserves the right to do a complete verification of the information you have provided.

DUT reserves the right to contact your referees or request additional referees.

While DUT strives for equal opportunities, preference will be given in terms of the University’s Equity Policy

Candidates must be fluent in English and must be in possession of a valid work permit.


This information has been supplied by the Department of Human Resources at the Durban University of Technology.