Academic Coordinator
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
South Africa

Coordinator: Postgraduate Development Support

Faculty:Support / Admin Department
Department:Cape Peninsula University of Technology -> Centre Post Grad Studies Mngt
Campus/ Location:Bellville Campus - Bellville, Cape Town, WC ZA (Primary)
District Six Campus - Cape Town, WC ZA
Job Type:Permanent
Occupational Function:Support / Admin
Number of Positions:1
Annual Salary Package (incl. Medical Aid rate based on principal member only):To be confirmed
Advert Closing Date:7/8/2020

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Manager CPGS, the successful incumbent will coordinate all postgraduate training activities organised by the Centre for Postgraduate Studies in conjunction with the Research Directorate, the Strategic Initiatives, Partnerships, Technology Transfer and Industrial Linkages unit, all faculties and other research centres across all CPUT campuses.

More specifically, the person in this position will be expected to coordinate/ undertake the following work activities:

  • Plan and conduct statistical training as a main priority
  • Determine training needs for postgraduate students
  • Design, develop and conduct all relevant postgraduate training for postgraduate students
  • Administer the selection, attendance and evaluation of training of postgraduate students
  • Identify suitable trainers in cases where the incumbent cannot undertake the training him or herself
  • Ensure the acquirement of conducive facilities for training interventions across campuses
  • Write reports regarding the training interventions
  • Ensure that the relevant CPGS institutional licenses and software for all statistical training and other training remains up to date
  • Organise the Postgraduate Research Day

The above activities are done in the pursuit of academic excellence.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Statistics or Applied Statistics or Biostatistics
  • At least 4 years’ relevant higher education experience in the training of postgraduate and postdoctoral research administration experience
  • Knowledge of the latest training trends regarding postgraduate student training interventions
  • Knowledge of research data analysis software

Recommendations:

Doctoral degree in relevant studies will be advantageous
Experience and understanding of the Higher Education
Key Performance Areas / Principal Accountabilities
Capacity development programme for Postgraduate students

Plan training workshops in all stages of postgraduate research
Assistance and support for students
Record and monitor student participation and success
Internal and external liaison on Postgraduate student related matters

Communicate with all stakeholders including external parties
Communication with staff and students
Provide information about training activities
Answer queries from all stakeholders
Marketing and fundraising for Postgraduate students and PG programmes

Contribute to the planning of workshops, functions, meetings
Participate in functions and activities
Assist in the sourcing of funds
Policy formulation related to Postgraduate students and programmes

Work with CPGS Management to review relevant policies
Understand and apply relevant regulations
Keep track record of new developments

Competencies

Research experience and abilities
Ability to build partnerships
Planning and organizing skills
Computer literacy (literate in the whole Microsoft office suit; online learner management systems; knowledge of research software)
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written communication)
Strong Presentation skills
Decision-making skills

General Information

Closing Date: 07 August 2020

For enquires and assistance with your on-line application, please email Mr Jabu Makhambi, (Human Capital Department) at makhambij@cput.ac.za

NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SYSTEM DOES NOT ALLOW APPLICANTS TO UPLOAD CVs. IT IS THUS IMPORTANT THAT APPLICANTS COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS COMPREHENSIVELY AS FAILURE TO DO SO MIGHT DISADVANTAGE YOU. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR APPLICATION ON THE SYSTEM WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION AS THIS WILL BE THE ONLY CRITERIA USED FOR EVALUATION OF YOUR APPLICATION BY OUR PANEL.

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve our equity objectives and therefore, people from the designated groups, including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose appointment contributes towards the achievement of demographic representation. We reserve the right not to make an appointment.


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