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University of the Witwatersrand is hiring and invites applications for the following open vacancies in various departments.

Location: Johannesburg

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List of Support Vacancies at Wits University

Donor Liaison (Full-time, 1 year fixed-term contract Post) (AD.09.4)

  • Department: Journalism and Media Studies
  • Closing date: 15 Mar 2023

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Job TitletDonor Liaison (Full-time, 1 year fixed-term contract Post)
Organization NametWits Centre for Journalism – Journalism and Media Studies, School of Literature, Languages & Media
Department Descriptiont
The Wits Centre for Journalism is a professional and academic entity which hosts several grant-funded projects alongside its core postgraduate programme. 
Brief Descriptiont
The Wits Centre for Journalism (WCJ) seeks to appoint a Donor Liaison on a full-time, fixed term post for one year, subject to renewal based on the availability of funds. The individual will be responsible for raising funds, and maintaining existing, and initiating new relationships, to support a range of activities undertaken by the Centre from academic to professional journalism projects. The appointment will be made at AD09 level.

Responsibilities:•   Identify and establish relationships with new partners, donors, and funders, for all projects including academic, together with the Director of the WCJ and the senior bookkeeper; 
• Establishing and maintaining relationships with key donors and funders, together with the Director of the Wits Centre for Journalism;
• Support project coordinators in writing funding proposals, in line with the overall strategic objectives of the WCJ;
• Support project coordinators in reporting back to donors and funders at the end of funding cycles, together with the senior bookkeeper of the WCJ;
• Support project coordinators in ensuring legal compliance of all donor contracts, together with the Wits Legal Office;
• Conceptualise and implement M&E processes for each of the funded WCJ projects; Witwatersrand
• Report back to the WCJ on all funding or donor-related matters. 
• Develop and maintain a database of existing funding contracts, upcoming calls and of key donors or philanthropies. 

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Requirements:•  A bachelors’ degree or equivalent;
•  Five years’ or more proven experience in donor liaison and fundraising, particularly in the journalism and media space in South Africa;
• Sound knowledge of the global donor landscape;
• Sound knowledge of journalism and media landscape primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and the rest of the continent;
 • Understanding of ethical practices particularly in donor and fundraising spaces;
• Ability to think strategically and be proactive;
• Project documentation editing skills are an advantage;
 • Independent, self-motivated with an ability to work with a number of different stakeholders;• Relevant and proven M&E experience will be a strong advantage;
•  Excellent communication, writing and organisational skills are a must.Enquiries Only: Dr Dinesh Balliah (


  • Department: Ophthalmology
  • Closing date: 16 Mar 2023
  • Witwatersrand

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Organization NametOphthalmology

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Brief Descriptiont
Duties • Operate all ophthalmology equipment used in the Ophthalmology division.• This includes OCT, Ultrasound (A scans and B scans), Visual fields, corneal topography, glaucoma scans, fluorescein angiography, etc• Assisting with assessment of Paediatric patients on an optometric basis would be useful but not essential.• Assisting members of Department in academic research. • Compilation of findings, papers, slide presentations.• Making available images from ophthalmology equipment for research conducted in the division.Qualifications• Diploma/ Degree in Biomedical sciences/ Bachelor of clinical associates/ Optometry / Ophthalmic assistant
Detailed Descriptiont
To apply: 
Please apply via i-Recruitment by 16 March 2023
Please submit a covering letter clearly indicating which post you are applying for, a detailed CV with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 referees via iRecruitment 

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Senior Finance Officer (AD.08.4)

  • Department: Services
  • Closing date: 17 Mar 2023

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Job TitletSenior Finance Officer
Organization NametServices
Department Descriptiont
The main purpose of this position/job is: To provide financial management and support to the Director’s office: Services with full financial accountability for Services (incl. administration of inventory and assets. This implies that the incumbent will provide structure and guidance in planning, organizing and monitoring the financial outcomes (net financial results) of Services in total and to some extent CHRL. In addition, the incumbent will take responsibility for all accounting and related administrative functions devolved to Services.Witwatersrand

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Building Maintenance Officer (AD.09.4)

  • Department: Services
  • Closing date: 17 Mar 2023
Job TitletBuilding Maintenance Officer
Organization NametWits Rural Facility
Department Descriptiont
Purpose:To assist the Operations Manager by taking delegated responsibility for all maintenance related work Witwatersrand
Brief Descriptiont
Key responsibilities include the following:·     Implementing and monitoring of the maintenance budget·       Give input and recommend on the utilization of resources available in the best possible manner including the cost Witwatersrand
effective ·       Guests/residents requests attended to timeously and professionally·       Weekly units/rooms Inspections·       Attend to all building infrastructure faults·    Witwatersrand    Daily water reticulations inspections·       Ensure all boreholes are in working order


  • Department: Wits School of Governance
  • Closing date: 17 Mar 2023
  • Witwatersrand

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Radio producer (AD.11.4)

  • Department: Journalism and Media Studies
  • Closing date: 20 Mar 2023
  • Witwatersrand

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