Wits Business School, Director and Head of School

The Wits Business School (WBS) is an internationally recognised business school based in Africa’s economic heartland, Johannesburg. It has over 50 years of experience in business education and continues to spearhead innovation, teaching and research excellence in South Africa.

WBS continues to draw in students from leading businesses in Johannesburg and throughout the continent. We are continuously assessing our course offerings. We offer a full spectrum of diploma, MBA, Masters of Management and doctoral degree qualifications. The School recently introduced new programmes in Digital Business, Energy Leadership and Philanthropy. The School also runs an extensive executive education programme.

The WBS is looking to recruit, for a period of 5 years (renewable), a Director and Head of School who will be based on the Parktown campus in Johannesburg. This is the top leadership role within the Wits Business School, which is part of the Faculty of Commerce Law & Management of the University of the Witwatersrand.

The key responsibilities and objectives of this role will include:
• Provide strategic leadership, academic vision and intellectual leadership to enable the WBS to maintain and grow its position of excellence
• Lead and manage an experienced executive team as well as academic professionals
• Manage the school in all its dimensions: financial, human resources, administration and relations with the University
• Create a culture of collaboration with accountability for managing resources and increasing reach
• Build strong partnerships with leading corporations and institutions in South Africa, Africa, and the rest of the world to strengthen the reputation, standing and impact of WBS
• Lead the Business School in championing the University’s mission of transforming the University as part of the country’s transformation project
• Support the University’s goal to make Wits University a leading research institution on the continent

THE CANDIDATE
A politically astute, experienced, inspirational and resilient leader, the Director will have the professional standing and experience so as to command the respect and trust of members of the school, the University, and the business community. Ideally, s/he will have experience at the highest management level, including financial management, within an academic institution or a respected corporation. The successful candidate will have:

• Either, a solid academic background (a PhD) and 10 years of leadership experience in the higher education sector in a relevant discipline; or a proven track record of leadership in the top echelons of business and experience in business and leadership development
• Deep understanding of South Africa’s and Africa’s business environments
• A passion for business and business education
• International experience
• Proven track record of managing complex teams in ever changing environments

To apply:
Submit a covering letter together with a CV that includes the name, address and contact details (as well as e-mail addresses) of three referees, by registering your profile on the Wits I-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting your application.
Enquiries: Dean, Professor Imraan Valodia
E-mail: Imraan.Valodia@wits.ac.za
Closing date: 4 May 2020

Individuals from previously disadvantaged population groups are encouraged to apply. The University reserves the right not to appoint if suitable candidates are not found. Should you not receive a reply within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Finance Director

Purpose

The Finance Director will take responsibility for all commercial, financial aspects of Henley
Business School, South Africa. Working closely with and reporting to the Dean, the Director will
ensure that the highest standards are achieved and maintained and that resources are utilised
effectively and aligned appropriately to support the long-term growth and development of the
Business School in South Africa.
The post holder will provide leadership to and take line management responsibility for the finance
staff and within this team will ensure that day to day operations function to the highest standards
and with the right human capital, processes and controls to drive success.
The post holder will also be expected to contribute significantly to the future growth and
development of the Business School by working closely with and providing advice and guidance
to the Dean to ensure that the strategic priorities, goals and objectives are identified, implemented
and achieved.
The strategic direction of the Business School is set by the Board and implemented by the Senior
Management team. The Finance Director will be a key member of the senior management team
and will work closely with the Dean in successfully implementing the strategic objectives of Henley
Business School in South Africa.
It is important that the post holder is able to translate vision into achievable goals and objectives
whilst retaining alignment with strategic objectives and ensuring growth is measured and
sustainable.
Duties and responsibilities cover areas of strategic management as well as day to day
management in Finance.

Main duties and responsibilities

Strategic Management

• Work closely with the Dean to establish, implement and deliver the strategic goals and
objectives of Henley Business School in South Africa.
• Establish an integrated financial strategy for the Business School, focusing on financial
efficiency and effectiveness whilst maintaining the highest standards of customer and
client service, to enhance profitability.
• Undertake strategic business planning and reviews with the Dean to produce accurate
and achievable plans; with focus on ensuring that the strategic goals for the business are
managed and executed to budget.
• Oversee the planning process, ensuring deadlines are met and participants in the planning
process have sufficient advance notice to meet their obligations.
• Plan, create, direct, guide and focus all aspects of finance in accordance with the strategic
and the annual business plans.
• Represent the company and its values in its relationships with major customers, suppliers,
commercial and investment groups and professional bodies.

Commercial management

• Provide commercial leadership across all areas of the business and ensure that all staff are
fully informed of operational and financial objectives, priorities are clear and coordination
between teams is good. Develop protocols to ensure that all business decisions are
commercially sound and implement appropriate risk management protocols in the business to
protect the assets and improve the margins of the business. A focus on implementing
commercial best practice around:
o Completion of contracts and third-party agreements
o Pricing of tenders and customer proposals
o Margin security of proposals
o Customer settlement protocols
o Risk management
o Foreign exchange risk management (for international supplies)
• Support the Business Development team and the Executive Education Director and drive the
sales activities of the business with sound commercial input around alternative pricing
methodologies, costing and pipeline management.
• Utilizing appropriate technology develop a methodology for programme managers to better
manage the profitability of their programmes on a real time basis and equip them with the tools
to ensure that programmes are delivered on, or under budget.
• Work closely with Programme Managers to secure economies of scale, best practice and to
provide flexibility of resource.
• Oversee the management of all leases, contracts, SLA’s and other financial commitments.
• Review and authorise all costing and pricing models.
• Work with the Dean and core management team to explore and develop new business
models/streams.
• Identify funding opportunities.

Operational management

• Ensure systems, structures and resources are in place to support the development of Henley
Business School, South Africa. To maintain, review and develop the necessary processes
and procedures for the service to evolve and reach new standards.
• Provide leadership and direct line management to individual members of staff and department
heads. Ensure that all staff are fully informed of operational and financial objectives that
priorities are clear and coordination between teams is good.
• Work closely with departments to secure economies of scale, best practice and to provide
flexibility of resource.
• Establish well documented and understood operational and financial processes and that there
is an established culture of continual process improvement. Ensure that all operational
processes and procedures are in line with organisational, statutory, legal and contractual
requirements.
• Work across internal divisions within the wider University and Henley International to ensure
we continue our never-ending journey to give our customers a world class “Henley
experience”.

Financial Management

• Accountable for the full financial management and accounting function for Henley Business
School in South Africa, working closely with the Finance Manager in South Africa who has day
to day responsibility for financial transactions and accountancy matters.
• Maintain a broad understanding of the University financial procedures and work closely where
required with the Henley Business School and University Finance teams in the UK.
• Work with the Finance Manager to ensure that the financial and revenue processes and
reporting mechanisms are simplified and provide accurate and timely management
intelligence; ensure completion of the annual financial audit and preparation of annual financial
statements with recommendations to management; ensure accurate financial reporting is
provided to the Board, which identifies and reports on key business successes and indicators.
• Authorise various capital and general expenditure and have oversight of operating expenditure
procedures.
• Provide leadership and direct line management to finance staff.
• Authorise all payments generated by the financial system and on internet banking.

Supervision received

Reports to the Dean and director and/or his designated authority; regular contact will be maintained
but the post holder will be expected to work primarily on their own initiative in liaison with other units
within the Management team in South Africa and the wider Henley Business School and University of
Reading.

Supervision Given

The post holder be responsible for the management of the finance staff and will be expected to provide
leadership for this team; with the autonomy to decide SLA’s and KPI’s for the collective team.
Contact
Direct and regular contact with various departments of Henley Business School and the University of
Reading, other international associates and various senior external stakeholders, customers and
clients.

Terms and conditions

This post is full time. There are no set hours of work although the Business School operates standard
office hours. This role requires the flexibility to work outside of these hours including some evenings
and weekends to attend events or meet with customers and clients.
This document outlines the duties required for the time being of the post to indicate the level of
responsibility. It is not a comprehensive or exhaustive list and the line manager may vary duties from
time to time which do not change the general character of the job or the level of responsibility entailed.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified within two weeks of the closing date.

More information on the profile here.

 

 

Actuarial Science Lecturer

The University of Lusaka is seeking to recruit a Full Time Lecturer who is highly motivated and passionate about making a mark in the education sector. 

School of Business, Economics and Management

 

           Actuarial Science Lecturer (1) 

 

Summary of Job Responsibilities

 

  • Conduct Lectures for Full-time, Part-time and Distance classes

 

  • Develop and improve course outlines, module and teaching materials for courses 
  • Carry out research and publish research findings 
  • Prepare lesson plans at the start of each semester for the course
  • Be involved in other administrative duties as and when assigned by management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants should be holders of a first Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science, 
  • Master’s Degree in Actuarial Science or any Mathematical related program obtained with a research/thesis component.
  • Must have at least one (1) or more year(s) experience in lecturing
  • A PHD in Mathematics will be an added advantage.

Key Qualities and skills:

  • Self-motivated and resourceful with strong intellectual ability
  • Ability to research and create new knowledge
  • Ability to teach more than one course in a given program
  • Should be a goal getter and a team player
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Must be articulate and have strong interpersonal skills
  • High level of planning and organizing skills
  • Good computer skills

Salary Package:

  • An attractive and competitive package will be offered commensurate with one’s qualification and experience.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES 

Interested candidates should send their applications together with copies of educational & professional certificates, and Curriculum Vitae with traceable references to the undersigned, on or before 31st January 2020  

 

The Registrar

University of Lusaka 

Plot 37413

Off Alick Nkhata Road, Mass Media

P O Box 36711, Lusaka Zambia 

Email:  jobs@unilus.ac.zm

PART TIME GRANTS MANAGER

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF LABORATORY MEDICINE AND MEDICAL SCIENCES KRISP
PART TIME GRANTS MANAGER
(EXTERNALLY FUNDED)
3 YEAR FIXED TERM APPOINTMENT
(GRADE 9)

The purpose of the part time grants manager position is to assist research staff during the application process for grant funding; and to oversee the administration of any successful grant award. The part time grants manager will help with the generation of budgets for grant applications and they will oversee the financial management of the grant. He/she will also ensure the smooth handling of applications for ethics approval, certification and application renewals. The part time grants manager will communicate with the researchers at KRISP, LMMS, College of Health Sciences and with the key financial/administrative personnel at the university. He/she will communicate with the grant personnel of outside funding agencies.

Minimum Requirements:

● BCom degree or Science, National Diploma in Commerce or other related fields.
● Two years of experience in research financial management / grants management in middle management position.
● An experience of working with national and international research funding organisations

The post will report to Professor. Tulio de Oliveira. Enquiries regarding this post may be directed to Mrs Gugulethu Mkhize at 031 2604198. Send requests for job profile to Mrs SE Khuzwayo on email khuzwayo@kzn.ac.za

The remuneration offered includes benefits. The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 January 2020.

The University however, reserves the right to accept late applications or to extend the closing date in order to facilitate further searches. Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form, which is available on the Vacancies website at www.ukzn.ac.za. Completed forms may be sent to Recruitment-chs@ukzn.ac.za.

Advert reference number must be clearly stated in the subject line.

LECTURER

INTRODUCTION…

  • NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY (MAFIKENG CAMPUS)
    FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
    DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING SCIENCE PEROMNES GRADE: A8

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS…

  • Master’s degree and/or B.com Honours/or Applicable qualification equivalent to NQF level 8 plus SAIPA/CIMA/ACCA is essential
  • 2-5 years’ relevant work experience in that particular subject is essential
  • 1-3 years’ experience working independent in research, applied or creative works is essential
  • 2-5 years’ in Sound practical experience to lead students in work integrated learning
  • SAIPA/CIMA/ACCA Qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Lecturers may be studying towards a M.Com

JOB SPECIFICATION…

  • The conduct of tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and studio sessions.
    Initiation and development of subject material.
  • The preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars.
  • Supervision of the program of study of honours students or of postgraduate students engaged in course work. Teaching activities include initiation and development of unit materials and may include the supervision of honours and research students.
  • Supervision of major honours or postgraduate research projects.
  • The conduct of research.
  • Involvement in professional activity.
  • Development of course material with appropriate advice from and support of more senior employees.
  • Marking and assessment.
  • Consultation with students

 

ENQUIRIES:                                             Mr Calvin Mahlaule, 018 389 2256

 

PLEASE APPLY ON PNET (ONLINE), THE RECRUITMENT SITE USED BY UNIVERSITY

The University subscribes to and applies the principles of the Employment Equity Act and is committed to transformation.

All applications will be processed in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act.

 

 

Learning Design Partner

The UCT Graduate School of Business is a globally recognized institution. As an authority in business and leadership education in Africa we provide aspiring leaders with relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to lead change in Africa and internationally. We are one of just three African business schools to have triple-crown accreditation with highly ranked Executive Education offerings.

The GSB provides leadership and management development executive training programmes (customized and open; in person and digital) to corporates and individuals across Africa and the world. In supporting the GSB vision and mission, our Business Development Unit (BDU) is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified person to the position of Business Developer for Customized Course Design and Integration. This position will be responsible for significant revenue and client growth activities through strategic planning, key account management, instructional design /development and sustainable relationship management.

Job purpose: The main purpose of this position is to develop long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with corporates and deliver a competitive advantage to the UCT GSB. The role requires the successful candidate to significantly increase revenue and market share for the GSB through relationship management, instructional design and sales of customized Executive Education programmes.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the Business Development Unit, the Learning Design Partner will be responsible for:

• Serving as an ambassador of the GSB to the broader corporate learning and development markets

• Developing and implementing an integrated business development and sales strategy

• Translate client needs into programme design based on sound theoretical concepts and instructional design principles

• Gathering, interpreting and disseminating market intelligence that enables informed decision-making

• Revenue growth and sustainability from new and existing channels / clients / market segments

• Developing and persuasively delivering winning proposals

• Expand the GSB footprint into Africa, bring it closer to its clients and stakeholders throughout the continent and beyond

• Collaborating closely with colleagues in the BDU, Executive Education and the greater GSB and UCT academic communities

• Preparation, monitoring and managing of the programme budgets / costings

For this position we seek to attract a highly competent and experienced person to the Business Development Unit. The successful candidate will be a skilled communicator, service-orientated and able to work independently to identify opportunities to develop mutually-beneficial relationships with all stakeholders.

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

• A relevant post graduate (i.e. honors level) tertiary qualification in professional development / adult learning or equivalent (an appropriate Masters level qualifications will be advantageous)

• At least 3 – 5 years’ experience in course/ programme design that includes proposal writing, responding to Tenders /RFP’s

• Proven experience in engagement and successfully fostering relationships with private/public sector leading to new business / revenue

• The ability to work across different business disciplines to establish credibility with senior executives, faculty and participants.

• Possess an understanding of challenges faced at executive levels of an organization as well as strong business acumen.

• Strong people skills, cross cultural sensitivity and an ability to respond quickly to changing situations.

• Understanding of professional development / learning principles and the ability to translate these into coherent course design in response to client needs.

• Exposure to and a keen understanding of the role of online learning to support and enhance programme impact and experience for adult learners

• Excellent communication, presentation, proposal writing and project management skills.

• Strong negotiation and influencing skills supported by an in-depth understanding of customer relationship management.

• Highly motivated self-starter with an ability to identify new business opportunities with a strong follow through to close business deals.

• Proven ability to be creative, entrepreneurial & innovative in work role

• Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines

• Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve the Business Development unit and GSB goals

• Proven ability to establish and leverage networks for organizational benefit

• Must be willing to travel locally, nationally and internationally and work evenings and weekends as required

The annual cost of employment for 2019, including benefits, is between R 670,000 and R 700,000 p.a. commensurate with experience and skills-set.

To apply, please visit http://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/workforus and submit the following documents:

– UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc)

– Motivation letter, and

– Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Reference number: E200102

Website: www.gsb.uct.ac.za

Closing date: 27 January 2020 @ 12h00

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. Please indicate your preference with respect to location (Cape Town or Johannesburg). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. (PASS posts)

“UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf .”

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

Opportunity Closes: 27 January 2020 – 12:00 pm

Accountant

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Principal Accountant- Financial, the holder of this position will be responsible for supporting the day to day running of the treasury section.

Key Responsibilities

  • To collect and record revenue at cashier points.
  • Prepare daily collection reports and posting of cash journals.
  • Act as the university’s banking agent.
  • Keep safe custody of any cash and cheque collections
  • Maintain records of delivery to safety deposit box of back-up tapes.
  • Carry out accurate posting of revenues to relevant ledgers.
  • Carry out daily reconciliation of cash journals.
  • Respond to clients’ queries.
  • Prepare a banking report every morning for review by the Senior Accountant
  • Ensure proper filing of cash office documents.
  • Scanning of all accounting documents.
  • Preparation of tax schedules.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Education/Professional and working experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/ Finance and CPA (K).
  • High level of proficiency in computer applications.
  • Should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a busy accounting department.

Personal Attributes & Competencies

  • Confidentiality and high level of integrity;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Self motivated;
  • Good analytical skills with attention to details;
  • High degree of honesty.

Adaptability and reliability

If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply.
Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by Friday, January 24, 2020.
Director Administration,
United States International University – Africa
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: jobs@usiu.ac.ke

GORDON INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS SCIENCE PROFESSOR AND DEAN

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 is a leading research university in South Africa and one of the
largest in the country. The University prides itself on producing well-rounded, creative
graduates and responsible, productive citizens and future leaders. Research at UP is at the
apex of the University’s long-term strategic plan, UP 2025, which is to be a leading researchintensive university in Africa. Equally important is the University’s international visibility and
the impact of its research, innovation and teaching and learning on socio-economic
development in South Africa and in the region.
The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is a dynamic,
growing, internationally accredited business school offering a comprehensive range of
academic, executive and outreach programmes from its custom-built campus in
Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub. GIBS is ranked by the UK Financial Times for
both its academic and executive education programmes.
The University seeks to appoint a Dean that will be dynamic and will demonstrate visionary
leadership, strategic thinking and an ability to execute plans successfully. The Dean must
have a strong academic record, including a doctoral degree and strong links with industries,
organisations and/or educational institutions in business. The Dean must possess the
requisite qualifications and experience to be appointed in this role. The Dean is assisted by
appropriate management and support structures.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Dean ensures that GIBS continues to be considered by the business community
    as a leading business school on the continent, offering world-class teaching and
    learning;
  • The Dean should promote a positive organisational culture aligned with the
    University’s value system, specifically human dignity, tolerance, diversity and nonalienation;
  • In addition to being a representative for the School to external constituencies, the
    Dean is the chief academic, administrative and financial officer, and together with the
    Executive team, provides strategic leadership for the School;
  • The Dean ensures the efficient administration of the School. This will include
    compliance with the various rules and related regulations at the University, including
    those relating to continuing education, consultation, contract research and outside
    employment, as well as the University’s code of conduct;
  • While academic matters of the School are dealt with via the University Senate, the
    Dean reports to the School’s board on administrative and financial matters;
  • The Dean is responsible for building partnerships with individuals, business and other
    institutions nationally and internationally;
  • The Dean participates in University-wide activities such as scheduled meetings with
    the University management, Senate meetings and, where appropriate, appointment
    committee meetings, graduation ceremonies and planning initiatives.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A doctoral degree and academic achievements that would warrant appointment at
    least at an associate professorial level by the University of Pretoria;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide open and collegial-style leadership;
  • The ability to develop strong relationships with business and other institutions and
    stakeholders;
  • Proven administrative experience related to organisations and/or educational
    institutions in business.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL
ATTRIBUTES):

  • Strong leadership traits: The incumbent should be a leader that is able to develop,
    together with the leadership of the business school as a whole, a coherent vision that
    is imaginative and practical and supports the overall strategy of the University;
  • Good interpersonal skills and commitment to the transformation of South African
    society;
  • Skills in effective communication and a deep commitment to the purpose and
    entrepreneurial spirit of the School;
  • A person who is committed to diversity in all its forms.

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

  • Sufficient experience in management in a higher education institution and/or business
    school will be a very strong recommendation.

The all-inclusive remuneration package for this contract position will be commensurate with
the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines.
The Dean is appointed for a term of five (5) years. Applicants who are short-listed will be
required to make a brief presentation to the Faculty Board with regard to their vision for the
Institute.
The Regulation and Procedure for the Appointment of Deans and Deputy-Deans is available
on the UP Website www.up.ac.za at Careers@UP (Link: Appointment regulations for
Executives and Deans). By applying, applicants consent to the appointment process as
contained in the Regulation.
Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • a comprehensive CV detailing academic and professional qualifications as well as full
    employment history;
  •  the names, email addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have
    permission to contact;
  • the names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • a self-evaluation by the applicant of his/her suitability for appointment in the post; and
  • the applicant’s vision for the Gordon Institute of Business Science in the national as
    well as international contexts.

CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2019
No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least
the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES:

Letticia Jooste, Tel: 012 420 6921, email: letticia.jooste@up.ac.za.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 20 December 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 underrepresented 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.