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(REF.: RR10)


Minimum Requirements

  • M+4 Education/Behavioural sciences/equivalent diploma and 5 years’ experience in tertiary environment, 3 of which in management role.



  • Higher Education Act/Statues/Rules
  • SAQA and NQF


Special Requirements

  • Understanding of Higher Education environment
  • Business/commercial understanding
  • Dispute resolution and negotiation skills
  • General Computer proficiency
  • Financial background



  • To implement Housing policies, procedures, plans and systems through effective management of a Housing team in order to ensure both excellent customer service and alignment with the objectives of the Housing Function, SS&D and those of the DUT.
  • Develops strategies and plans to implement Housing policies, procedures and systems with specific focus on the following: Residences, Resident Students, Services Management.
  • Provides Statistical Information and reports.
  • Manages relationships with, and regularly assesses needs and views of core customers in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of services e.g. convenes House meetings to address specific issues at the various residences to ensure that Housing team members all focus on delivering customised and effective services.
  • Oversees relationships between team members and customers e.g. makes random residence visits to check on the student’s satisfaction with services rendered by the Housing team.
  • Provides direction to Security department on steps to be taken regarding security matters at the residences e.g. Incidents such as stabbings and other serious security breaches by resident students. 
  • Sets objectives and clarifies roles for team and individuals in line with objectives of the Housing Function.
  • Manages performance of team members against agreed targets
  • Provides administrative support for students.
  • Ability to handle a highly pressurised workplace and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability responses to student crises.
  • Duties will be performed as directed by the Dean of Students and as per the job profile.


Salary                                   :    R437 064 per annum (Min) to R731 664 per annum (Max)

Grade                                    :    06

Status of Position             :    Permanent

Contact Person                  :    Miss P Naidoo, Tel 031 373 2524





Project Management Officer

CONTRACT POST: – 12 Months


Role Purpose

The primary job of a Project Management Officer is to ensure that the ITSS Department standards are upheld and clearly defined throughout the entire process of each project’s development and execution.


Educational Requirements

  •  Master’s degree in Project Management OR Post-bachelor’s certificate or a
  • Certified Associate in Project Management


Experience & Qualification

  • Minimum of 5 years working experience


Skills Required

  • Practical knowledge of project management methodologies, tools and techniques
  • Technical Competencies- Knowledge and understanding of the following:
  • Physical IT infrastructure
  • Client / Server applications architecture
  • Internet technologies
  • Antivirus and firewall knowledge
  • Working knowledge of remote support tools



  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Good communication skills
  • Initiative
  • Ability to multi task
  • Good at problem solving
  • Customer service
  • Excellent report writing skills



  • Implement project software and ensure information is regularly updated and accurate for all projects.
  • Identify and evaluate risk, issues and change requests to software/hardware.
  • Produce formal monthly & quarterly portfolio reports and present to various stakeholders
  • Facilitate the prioritization of projects within the business with available resources and timelines;
  • Responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the activities of technology projects to ensure that all the objectives are accomplished.
  • Participate in relevant internal and external working groups/projects, services and initiatives to provide information, advice and support on best practices.
  • Monitor project deliverables
  • Coach and support project team members with tasks you assign them
  • Update relevant stakeholders or team members on the project progress


Salary: Market related

Contact Person: Ms. PF Zulu, Tel: 031 373 2751

Position status: Contract

Publication: Internal & External







Minimum Requirements:

  • M + 3 (Accounting or Related) and 3 years of creditors experience in a medium to large organisation.
  • Minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience for +- 4 staff members.


Desired Requirement

  • M + 4 (Commerce/Accounting) related



  • Institutional Statutes
  • VAT Act
  • OUT Finance Policies and Procedures
  • ITS or equivalent system
  • Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, Internet
  • IFRS
  • Taxation
  • SCM (Supply chain Management)


Special Requirement:

  • Business/ Commercial understanding.
  • Communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Conflict Management.
  • Banking Procedures.


Additional Recommendations:

  • Must be able to work under pressure.
  • Must be able to work accurately and meet deadlines.


Summary of Duties:

  • Verifies, approves and uploads all payments to the Universities Creditors.
  • Supervises, assists and provides guidance to the Creditors Clerks.
  • Handles all problematic queries that the Creditors Clerks are unable to resolve.
  • Manages queries with User Departments and Suppliers.
  • Provides Guidance and Advice to the User Departments and Suppliers on DUT’ s Payment Process to avoid delays in payment..
  • Deputises in the absence of the Senior Creditors Accountant


Grade: 11

Status of Position: Permanent

NB: Advert is aimed to target candidates with disabilities.

Applications should include:

  • A detailed curriculum vita (explicitly stating experience or knowledge in the above mentioned fields)
  • Covering letter.
  • A fully completed prescribed application form.
  • Certified copies of all academic records and certificates
  • Current contact information of referees.
  • Only electronic application will be accepted.



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While DUT strives for equal opportunities, preference will be given in terms of the University’s EquityPlan, with specific consideration for Female candidates.

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.