Postgraduate Student Coordinator

South Africa
Aug 11, 2019
Aug 22, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

International Office

Postgraduate Student Coordinator

(Job Level 9.1)

(Ref. TGB00/227/0819)

The International Office of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences manages the day-to-day academic administration and operational services to undergraduate and postgraduate foreign students.This office is looking for a dynamic person to assist in the rendering of services to foreign postgraduate students.

  • Liaising with academic departments with regards to the placement of foreign postgraduate students;
  • Facilitating the application and registration processes of foreign postgraduate elective students;
  • Responsible for the evaluation of foreign qualifications;
  • Liaising with Academic Administration on the Tygerberg-, as well as the main campus, with regards to registration of foreign students;
  • Liaising with the different professional boards in South Africa in so far as registration of students (e.g. HPCSA, SANC);
  • Liaising with Human Resources, Tygerberg Hospital;
  • Liaising with the Department of Home Affairs with regards to visa applications of foreign students;
  • Liaising with the National Department of Health;
  • Maintaining an accurate and effective filing system of student data;
  • Rendering logistical and administrative support to foreign students, including relating to accommodation (if accommodation is not available on campus).

  • Relevant post matric qualification (National Diploma or B-degree);
  • Three to five years' administrative knowledge, skills and experience at a tertiary institution or similar environment;
  • Good reading, written and verbal communication skills in English and Afrikaans;
  • Good computer literacy (MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet);
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills;
  • Ability to work within a team and independently;
  • Ability to work under pressure with a high degree of accuracy and care;
  • Ability to set self-imposed goals in order to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to be creative and flexible in unforeseen situations.

  • Master's degree;
  • Work experience in an international office or similar environment;
  • Good leadership skills and abilities;
  • Valid drivers' licence.

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates. Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

Enquiries: Ms. Rachel Pullen on 021 938 9086, or at

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources , Client Service on 021 808 2753

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