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Institutional Research Officer (Stellenbosch University)

Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch), Western Cape (South Africa)
Market Related CTC Incl Benefits

Permanent skilled level position at Stellenbosch University in the Education industry.
Benefits: Large-company benefits.

Posted by Ayanda Mbanga on 21/02/2012 Ref #INB/62/0212 CJ Ref# 1360345

Stellenbosch University

Institutional Research & Planning

Institutional Research Officer

(Ref. INB/62/0212)


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The Division for Institutional Research & Planning (IRP) is responsible for: higher education environmental scanning and rendering advice to the University management; institutional research projects and the generation of business intelligence; academic planning; generating and providing institutional information and publication of information reports; HEMIS reporting; quality assurance of academic departments, support services and academic programmes; approval of research surveys amongst staff and students; and liaising with institutions outside the University, e.g. the Council on Higher Education and the Department of Higher Education & Training.



  • Supporting the Director: Institutional Research in the execution of institutional research projects and surveys;
  • co-operating in the processing of institutional information requests;
  • updating the annual Stellenbosch University Fact Books;
  • co-operating in the updating of the University’s annual Strategic Management Indicators (SMIs);
  • supporting the Director: Institutional Research in organising workshops, taking minutes and other tasks as required;
  • driving specific projects as agreed upon from time to time.



  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • a minimum of three years’ experience at a higher education institution;
  • excellent interpretative, communicative and administrative skills;
  • sound oral and written communication and language skills in Afrikaans as well as in English;
  • excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word;
  • proficiency in the use of electronic information systems;
  • good numerical skills;
  • a focus on service delivery;
  • attention to detail and accuracy.



  • Master’s degree;
  • experience in institutional research at a higher education institution;
  • experience as a member of the academic staff at a higher education institution;
  • research experience and/or experience in supporting research projects, preferably quantitative research;
  • knowledge of higher education policy.


Commencement of duties: 1 April 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter

Closing date: 7 March 2012

Enquiries regarding this post: Dr Wilhelm Uys, Director: Institutional Research, on +27 .

Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Human Resources Client Services Centre on +27


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 contact details of at least two referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.


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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.


Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.



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