Careers at DUT

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Newspaper Advert - Management Positions

 

SENIOR DIRECTOR REAL ESTATE & PROJECTS

POST REF.:R215

 

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

 

The Senior Director Real Estate & Projects reports to the DVC People & Operations and provides strategic leadership of infrastructure  development management, property management, physical planning and spatial planning.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Masters degree in the built environment is essential in Construction Management/Quantity Surveying/Civil Engineering/Architecture/Town Planning + Professional registration in relevant discipline with statutory councils. Minimum of 15 years relevant built environment experience of which 10 years’ experience should be in senior management level.

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversight of the infrastructure investment and project activity.
  • Develop infrastructural Master Plan to address student’s numbers should be matched with increasing capacity of the academic space.
  • Lead all infrastructural projects on behalf of the university.
  • Ensure and manage the risks associated with the investments.
  • Facilitate the realisation of the Master-Plan of the university.
  • Appoint appropriate resources both internal and external to the university to progress projects as contained in the Master Plan.
  • Ensure an overall Real Estate Management responsibility.
  • Researches, designs, and development of relevant facilities, planning related policies, procedures, plans and systems on an ongoing basis in line with relevant legislation, national standards and international best practice.
  • Leads the Real Estate portfolio in consultation with the DVC: People & Operations, providing the necessary administrative, logistical and technical support regarding the planning and coordination of facilities and structures on the campuses of the DUT in accordance with identified needs and objectives.
  • Ensures Effective and timeous delivery to core customers in respect of outlined tasks, specifically delivery of projects.
  • Trains and supervises subordinate staff in their duties and monitors their performance against agreed targets and standards. Specifically, attending relevant trainings and seminars.
  • Submits as required, reports/statistics of work undertaken to the DVC.

 

 

CLOSING DATE: 11 OCTOBER 2019

Newspaper Advert - Academic Positions

nGAP Lecturer Posts

Permanent

 

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in partnership with Durban University of Technology (DUT) is embarking on an initiative to build a new generation of academics. Phase 5 of the Staffing South Africa’s Universities Framework (SSAUF) is called the New Generation of Academics Programme and is aimed at attracting people with relevant qualifications and experience to pursue a Doctoral qualification while they are developing as proficient academics at the University. Successful candidates will engage in comprehensive support programmes that include a salary, mentorship, equipment, cost of tuition fees, etc.

 

Only South Africans who are 40 years or younger from the designated and underrepresented groups will be considered.

 

The University is looking for aspirant academics in the following academic disciplines:

 

Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

Department of Mechanical Engineering: Powder Metallurgy

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pursue doctoral studies in Powder Metallurgy.

Additional recommendations:

  • Good communication and/or lecturing skills
  • Previous experience in training of students at tertiary level
  • A strong passion for teaching and research
  • Registration with a relevant professional body.

Contact Person: Mr S. Patchappan, Tel: 031 373 2600

Email: sugenp@dut.ac.za

 

Department of Mechanical Engineering: Machine Design

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pursue doctoral studies in Machine Design

Additional recommendations:

  • Good communication and/or lecturing skills
  • Previous experience in training of students at tertiary level
  • A strong passion for teaching and research
  • Registration with a relevant professional body.

Contact Person: Mr S. Patchappan, Tel: 031 373 2600

Email: sugenp@dut.ac.za

 

Conditions of Employment:

In accepting an NGAP appointment, the incumbent will have to:

  1. Commit to full participation in the 6 year New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP)
  2. Commit to registering for Doctoral studies (as applicable) within 3 months of taking up the nGAP appointment. Please note that nGAP appointees who already hold a doctorate will be required to undertake a higher teaching/research load.
  3. Commit to work closely with the supervisor and mentor assigned to him/her and to adhere to the study plan and milestones developed with the supervisor and mentor.
  4. Commit to participate in the SSAUF Development Programme, which will involve participation in at least one short course/module per year focused on research or teaching development.
  5. Agree that s/he cannot accept any other funding from state sources that duplicates the purpose for which funding has already been allocated to me through the nGAP.
  6. Agree that s/he cannot accept any other funding for projects that conflict with obligations that arise from participating in the nGAP.
  7. Agree to inform the University and the Department of Higher Education and Training of any other funding that s/he have been offered before accepting such funding.
  8. Agree that should s/he leave the nGAP position before successfully completing the 6-year programme, s/he will be obliged to reimburse the nGAP fund by repaying the University the following costs incurred up to the point of leaving.
    • Registration and tuition fees for postgraduate studies, where applicable.
    • Costs associated with the assignment of a mentor to support development.
    • Costs incurred for his/her participation in the SSAUF-Development Programme.
    • Costs of infrastructure and equipment provided to support his/her work in the nGAP.
    • Any conference/international mobility costs paid by the nGAP and,
    • 10% of salary costs paid by the nGAP up to the point of leaving.
  9. Agree to participate in research, monitoring and evaluation activities focused on the nGAP, including participating in an exit interview upon leaving or completing the programme.

 

Salary: Negotiable up to R450 000 (TCOE)

 


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: 12 October 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

 

Newspaper Advert - Administrative Positions

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

DEPUTY REGISTRAR

POST REF: 1386

 

The Deputy Registrar will assist the Registrar in the management of all major activities in the Office of the Registrar. He or she will deputise for the Registrar when required. He or She will manage DUT’s student administration functions viz Admissions, Academic Data, Student Records, Examinations and Student Administration as well as serve as Executive Officer for committees as designated by the Registrar.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters degree. (Relevant Education/ Management/ Commercial / Legal Qualification)

 

Experience

  • Five years relevant experience in higher education.
  • Minimum of three years proven managerial and senior administrative experience
  • Evidence of involvement with other institutions/bodies at national level.

 

Knowledge

  • Higher Education Act/DUT Statutes/DUT Rules and other legislation impacting on higher education.
  • Current developments and discourse in Higher Education.
  • Computer proficiency.

 

Special Requirements

  • Interpretive response to trends in Higher Education Administration.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Project Management.
  • Conflict Management.
  • Demonstrates proactive leadership.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

 

Duties

  • Deputise for the Registrar in his/her absence. 
  • Manage DUT’s student administration viz. Admissions, Academic Data and Student Records, Student Administration and Examinations.
  • Serves as Executive Officer for committees as designated by the Registrar.
  • To produce reports for the Annual Report, Executive Management Committee, Council and the Senate, as delegated by the Registrar.
  • Liaison with Faculty Officers and Academic Administration Offices at Midlands campuses.
  • Monitoring of academic administration practices, including student registration at all campuses.
  • Identification of policies and rules for review.
  • Advising students and staff on interpretation of rules and policies.
  • Quality assurance of graduation programmes.

 


DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

SPECIALIST FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

POST NO: FN69

 

Minimum Requirement

  • B Com (Honours) in Accounting /Auditing, from a tertiary institution with completed Articles(SAICA)

 

Experience:

  • 5 Years accounting experience in a large organization with a minimum of 2 years in a Financial Reporting /AFS compilation capacity.

 

Knowledge

  • Institutional Status.
  • Tax Law; Vat legislation; Foreign Exchange Act.
  • Companies Act, IFRS.
  • GAAP (Accounting Statements etc)
  • ITS System.
  • Excel, Word, Pastel Accounting, PowerPoint, Internet, Caseware.
  • All DUT Financial policies and procedures.
  • Debts Collection Act.

 

Special Requirements

  • Business/Commercial acumen.
  • Communication Skills-Verbal and Written.
  • Negotiations Skills.
  • Conflicts Management.
  • Ability to conduct presentations at Senior /Executive Management level.
  • Understanding of the process involved in maintaining a consolidated Short term Investment and Daily call register.
  • Understanding of the Process involved in Investment activities.

 

Duties

  • Prepares Monthly Management Income Statement and Cash flow Reports.
  • Prepares the Consolidated Annual Financial Statements of the University and its subsidiaries.
  • Maintain the Accounting Records in Compliance with all IFRS, SA &Vat laws, company Acts and legislation.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the long-term portfolio & Short-term Investments.
  • Process and approves payments as a cheque signatory.
  • Oversees all Long-term loans & reviews all reconciliations.
  • Complete all Financial returns to external reporting bodies.
  • Deputise for the Director Financial Operations & Accounting.

 

Salary :   R341 436.00 to R571 512.00 per annum, plus benefits
Grade    :   07
Status of Position      :   Permanent
Contact Person           :   Ms P Naidoo (031) 373 2524
Appointment Type     :   Administrative

 


HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

POST REF.: P303

 

Minimum Requirements

  • NQF 7: Degree in Human Resources Management/Industrial Psychology
  • At least Seven (7) years’ relevant Human Resources Administration experience, of which five (5) years’ must be in OD or strategic HR planning with proven experience.
  • Knowledge of Change Management, Organisational development, Job Analysis and Job Profile, Organograms, Organisational design, Organisation surveys, Labour Relations Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Skills Development Act and Higher Education Act.

 

Special Requirements

  • Working knowledge of ITS system or an equivalent HR Administration system.
  • MSWord, Excel, Intranet
  • Data Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Research Skills
  • Facilitation Skills

 

Additional Recommendations

  • NQF 9: HR Master’s Degree/ Industrial Psychology

 

Duties

  • Provides support in the development and implementation of Organisational Development/ analysis policies, procedures and systems.
  • Monitor implementation and track deviation from approved policies and procedures on organizational structure and jobs and devise interventions if necessary.
  • Work closely with all divisions and the departments to understand and implement HR strategies, initiatives, policies and procedures

 

Job Analysis

  • Assists the Director in data collection and other requirements relevant to Organisational Development and job analysis (including determination of trends, surveys, markets, competencies and competency levels) for posts within the DUT.
  • Assists in Investigating risks and barriers to competent job performance.
  • Designs and advises on psychometric tests, and
  • evaluates interventions to overcome organizational risk

 

Job Profiling

  • Coordinate organizational structure changes and integrate in job profiling development
  • Compare and benchmark profiles with market  

 

Organograms

  • Maintains and updates a library of current organograms/job structures, by department, faculty, etc.
  • Consults with the stakeholders on any proposed introductions of new organisation or job structures

 

Competency framework

  • Develops a competency framework for job families
  • Ensure consistency in job titles university wide
  • Develop and implement programs to align work force and key business initiatives through use of organizational effectiveness interventions.

 

HRD & Talent

  • Integrate talent and performance competency frameworks with OD strategies in the use of talent pools, pipelines and link to PMS

 

Organisational Climate

  • Conduct regular climate survey to assess the views and attitudes of staff
  • Hold workshops and focus groups to obtain information
  • Develop a report and plan of action for the Director

 

Change Management

  • Assist HRBPs to support Faculties/Departments in the compilation of effective change plans
  • Provide solutions to Faculties /Departments assist in improving productivity / performance
  • Identify and use instruments and surveys to analyse individual and group behaviour and recommend strategies to make changes
  • Provide advice and develop interventions to support university, faculty or departmental changes.

 

Salary :   R284 004.00 to R475 488.00 per annum, plus benefits
Grade    :   08
Status of Position      :   Permanent
Contact Person           :   Ms P Naidoo (031) 373 2524
Appointment Type     :   Administrative

 


HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT & TALENT SPECIALIST

POST REF.: HR11

 

Minimum Requirements

  • NQF 7: Degree (preferably in HR/HR Social Sciences qualification)
  • At least Seven (7) years’ experience in Human Resources Talent and Development of which five (5) years must be in the field of Human Resources Talent and Development.
  • Extensive knowledge of Human Resources Development, Talent Management and scarce skills.
  • Knowledge of Employment Equity Act, Talent Development, Skills Development Act, Skills Levy Act, South Qualifications Authority Act, NQF, Basic Condition of Employment Act, Labour Relations Act, Higher Education Act.

 

Special Requirements

  • Understanding of Higher Education, Business/Commercial Environment.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Knowledge of ITS or equivalent HR Admin. System.
  • MsWord, Excel, Intranet.

 

Additional Recommendations:

  • NQF 8: Master’s degree.
  • Registration as a Psychometrist.

 

Duties:

  • Contribute to the design and development of talent, Performance Management and related policies. Provides administrative support in the implementation of policies, procedures and systems on development and talent.
  • Arranges and facilitates training sessions and workshops in Talent and development procedures, techniques, and evaluates the effectiveness thereof.
  • Responsible for the development of the induction and training manuals for both HOD’s and staff
  • Assist with the implementation of the recognition of prior learning program.
  • Conduct institutional skills audit in order to establish the institution’s skills requirements on a regular basis.
  • Develop and Implement the institution’s workplace skills plan, Learner ship and Adult Basic Education and Training programs.
  • Ensure skills grants due and payable from the ETDP Seta are received
  • Provide report on reconciliation of Seta payments against grants received and levies paid
  • Assist in the development of talent management strategies to establish talent pools for retention, equity and scarce skills purposes.
  • Assist with the creation of succession planning, career pathing, OD, coaching and mentoring interventions.
  • Monitor and evaluate those individuals placed on talent development programmes with a specific intention of being succession planned for higher positions.
  • Co-ordinate and provide advice to the DUT community on career pathing processes.
  • Provide reports on status of improved qualifications
  • Liaises with external training providers and with the Education, Training and Development Practices SETA and other related institutions/bodies.

 

Salary :   R284 004.00 to R475 488.00 per annum, plus benefits
Grade    :   08
Status of Position      :   Permanent
Contact Person           :   Ms P Naidoo (031) 373 2524
Appointment Type     :   Administrative.  

 


DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AID AND DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT HOUSING

IT SPECIALIST – POST REF.: FA14

 

Minimum Requirements

  • M + 3 Degree Computer Science.
  • B Tech Information Technology.

 

Experience

  • 3 Years relevant experience

 

Knowledge

  • Advanced Excel Skills.
  • Accounting.
  • Financial Aid Policies.
  • Higher Education Sector.

 

Special Requirements

  • Good Communication Skills.
  • Computer Proficiency.
  • Knowledge of ITS System/MS Office.

 

Main Duties

  • Provide the necessary IT Support for the Financial Aid/Housing Departments.
  • Maintain and update systems.
  • Extraction of Financial Aid data & Statistics on an ongoing basis.
  • Develop / implement programmes in terms of DUT/ NSFAS/ DHET requirements.

 

Salary :   R284 004.00 to R475 488.00 per annum, plus benefits
Grade    :   08
Status of Position      :   Permanent
Contact Person           :   Ms P Naidoo (031) 373 2524
Appointment Type     :   Administrative

 


 

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: 11 October 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: careers@dut.ac.za

“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.

Disclaimer

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