Manager: International Partnerships and Projects (IPP)

Location
South Africa
Posted
Aug 11, 2019
Closes
Sep 10, 2019
Ref
116818
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

MANAGER: INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND PROJECTS (IPP)

PEROMNES POST LEVEL 6

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy. The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

JOB PURPOSE:

The purpose of this job is to position the University of Pretoria as a preferred partner for international collaborations and contribute to strengthening the University's research and international profile. The position is central to the internationalisation agenda of UP, and it is aimed at facilitating active participation of UP stakeholders in international collaborations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Managing international partnerships:
    • Providing support to UP stakeholders pursuing international partnerships;
    • Maintaining active engagement and strengthening relations with key stakeholders outside UP;
  • Managing UP's strategic projects:
    • Managing and co-ordinating of UP's partnerships and participation in strategic partnership programmes such as EU Erasmus Plus programmes;
    • Facilitating awareness campaigns for staff and students on opportunities available for international mobility;
  • Managing UP funded research support programmes:
    • Managing UP funded bursary programmes: Academic Staff Exchange, Post Graduate Study Abroad and the Visiting Professor programmes;
  • Managing the International Partnerships and Projects Unit and staff:
    • Developing the Unit's annual plans, budgets and reports;
    • Overseeing the overall management of staff in the Unit;
  • Fundraising and grant proposal writing:
    • Co-ordinating grant applications for possible funding and managing the full project life cycle for funded projects.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • A relevant honours degree;
  • Overall five years' experience, with two years in a managerial/supervisory role, that includes;
    • Experience in the operation of an international office at a tertiary institution; OR
    • Experience in international relations at institutions such as an embassy/diplomatic service/government;
    • Experience in fundraising and proposal writing.


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
  • Knowledge of:
    • The functioning of an international office;
    • The South African higher education landscape;
    • Global higher education internationalisation trends;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Advanced MS Word and Excel knowledge;
  • Ability to perform in a real time environment;
  • Ability to handle conflict;
  • Leadership and negotiation capability;
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity.


ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:
  • A master's degree in related areas (International Relations, Political Science, etc);
  • Experience in international co-operation activities at a tertiary institution;
  • Valid driver's license.

PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates will be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent's level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

In applying for this post, please attach:
  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.

CLOSING DATE: 23 August 2019

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms Lebo Jele, Tel: (012) 420 2221 for application-related enquiries, and Mr Danny Bokaba, Tel: (012) 420 2844 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 October 2019, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity. In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups. All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials. The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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