Personal Assistant (2766) – Gqebera, Eastern Cape

Personal Assistant (2766)


Gqebera, Eastern Cape



Reporting directly to the University Registrar, the position requires a person who at times would be working independently, responsible for executive office management, performing a wide range of complex and confidential administrative and clerical support duties. It requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to provide information and service to a wide range of internal and external contacts. Knowledge of the University and departmental policies and procedures are required.


  • Communications and stakeholder liaison
  • Facilities and assets administration
  • Financial administration
  • Policies and processes
  • Scheduling and coordination
  • Document creation, analysis, and reporting



  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office, other related computer software, and electronic communications tools.
  • Thorough knowledge of the internal policies context
  • Adequate knowledge of the external higher education context
  • Integrity to work with confidential information
  • Initiative and ability to function independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels
  • Ability to work under sustained pressure
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)




  • National diploma or Bachelor's degree (M+3)
  • 5 years' relevant experience
  • Advanced MS Office skills



No applicant would be allowed to apply and/or would be accepted after the closing date (23 September 2022).  

Nelson Mandela University reserves the right not to make an appointment. In considering candidates for appointment into the advertised posts, preference will be accorded to persons from a designated group in accordance with the approved Nelson Mandela University Employment Equity Plan.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION e.g. contact person and telephone number, e-mail; etc. must be displayed on CV.

Applications must be accompanied by a cover page on which applicants explain how they meet the requirements of the post.