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Vacancy: Administrative Assistant payclass 7

If you have initiative, strong administrative skills, good inter-personal skills, the ability to multi-task, excellent organizational and communication skills, and you meet the criteria as listed below, then we invite you to apply for this post in the Department of Computer Science for appointment as soon as possible.


·         Grade 12

·         Diploma or certificate in accounting/bookkeeping or equivalent plus a minimum of three years' relevant working experience, OR, if qualified by experience, a minimum of five years directly relevant experience

·         Financial administration experience on an accounting system is fundamental

·         Excellent and professional interpersonal skills that demonstrate a maturity for working with students and academics

·         Very good administration skills

·         Meticulous work with attention to detail

·         The ability to work independently and accurately, and to strict deadlines

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate clearly

·         Excellent computer skills (MS Office), with particular skills in Excel and MS Word, and the ability to use email and Web applications

·         Effective time-management skills and the ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task within a high pressure environment


The following will be advantageous:

·         A knowledge of SAP and the UCT PeopleSoft system

·         A very good understanding of the University's systems and procedures in general


·         Assist researchers with research administration, especially financial and student administration

·         Management of GOB and research funds

·         Purchase orders and procurement, travel and subsistence, procurement card administration, completion of bursary forms and journal transfers

·         Assume the responsibilities of the other administrators in their absence

·         Assist with the administration and marks processing for a variety of undergraduate courses

·         Maintain an efficient and effective filing system for paper and electronic documents

·         Assist students and staff with general office administrative queries

The annual cost of employment, including benefits, is between R253 528 and R 298 268.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Salegga Valley at

-       UCT Application Form (download at

-       Cover letter, and

-       Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo a competency test.

Telephone:                 021 650 2662                           Website:

Reference number:    E70517                                    Closing date: 5 June 2017

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at 

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.


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