University of the Free State Assistant Officer: Partnerships Jobs in South Africa

University of the Free State Assistant Officer: Partnerships Jobs in South Africa

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Enabling Comprehensive Internationalisation at the Bloemfontein campus of the University of the Free State (UFS), and specifically:

  • Support the coordination of international partnerships and collaborations of the university.

  • Support the development of new international networks, partnerships and collaborations, in line with the strategic priorities of the university and as required by internal stakeholders.

  • Identify and leverage on funding opportunities for international networks, collaborations and partnerships.

  • Support administrative processes relating to international collaborative degree programmes of the UFS, in line with the UFS Collaborative Degree.

  • Handle procurement and other financial processes in the partnership portfolio.

  • Complete requisition and procure goods and services on PeopleSoft Financials.

  • Strengthen existing international partnerships and collaborations by identifying additional areas for collaboration and work with stakeholders to get involved in international partnerships.

  • Maintain relationships with the international stakeholders and partners of the UFS.

  • Support the Management of international student exchange projects, including Erasmus+ projects.

    Inherent Job Requirements:

  • Grade 12 or national vocational certificate on NQF Level 4.

  • Minimum one (1) year’s relevant working experience related to the duties and responsibilities.


  • Relevant bachelor’s degree or an Advanced Diploma / B.Tech degree / Postgraduate Certificate on NQF level 7.

  • Relevant working experience in the higher education environment.

  • Experience in and understanding of the higher education internationalisation processes.

  • Knowledge of university systems, policies, procedures.

  • Knowledge of the 2020 National Policy
    Framework on the Internationalisation of Higher Education.

  • Experience managing international higher education collaborations and partnerships.

  • Knowledge of digital databank development and maintenance.

    Key Competencies:

    Results oriented.

  • The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations.

  • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.

    Strategic thinking.

  • The ability to deal with several activities at a time.

  • The ability to plan work and to follow plans.

    Business Acumen:

  • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.

  • Proficient in using MS Office.


  • The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.

    Building coalitions.

  • The ability to negotiate, sell, influence and to persuade others.

  • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; University of the Free State Assistant Officer: Partnerships Jobs in South Africa

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