Manager International Linkages (Ref: NTMIL)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the Education sector in Zululand - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Thursday 30 May 2019
Job Description:

Prestigious Higher Education institute is seeking the services of a MANAGER: INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES based in Zululand. Responsible for offering services to Foreign students (current and potential), staff members and research centers with information on visas, finance, social and cultural differences as well as personal concerns.

Main job function

Implement International Linkages Strategy

Strategic expansion of membership of national and international research and teaching bodies

Participate in the development of the annual divisional operational plan

Prepare departmental operational plan aligned to the divisional operational plan for submission for approval to the DVC: R&I

Draft and review institutional policies, procedures and systems related to Internationalization

Deal with queries and escalated issues in timely manner, achieving resolution

Provide information for management forums, contributing accurate details to enable sound decision making.

Monitor continued adherence to approved internal controls, policies and procedures, implementing appropriate corrective action on deviations

Keep up to date and informed about changes to legislation, rules and regulations and new developments

Provide information to International Student (IS)and Staff Support

Creating opportunities for and facilitating intern staff members

Facilitating visits of internationally acknowledged academics

Information provision to prospective and current students

Providing information to foreign Embassies and Consulates

Hosting welcome and orientation programs

Faculty liaison on behalf of international students

Assistance with visas, study permits, accommodation and procurement of funding

Advice on and facilitating social interaction

Assisting activities of the International Students’ Association

Marketing to attract international students

Marketing to place current UNIZULU students with internationally acknowledged universities

Assisting exchange students

Facilitating and managing international inter-institutional agreements and partnerships

Facilitating academic visits

Facilitate International Teaching & Learning as well as Research

Conduct research to identify relevant stakeholders and activities related to the relationship between Institution and various communities.

Initiating, expanding and maintaining international research, teaching and/or community service agreements

Establishment of exchange programmes for postgraduate students with the aim to promote research

Manage International Linkages Funding

Mobilising international funding for research

Input into the preparation of the annual divisional budget

Prepare annual departmental operational budget aligned to divisional budget

Prepare annual budget to enable facilitation between University and communities for submission to the DVC: R&I for approval

Monitor budget expenditure to ensure alignment to allocated budget

Provide regular budget reports to DVC: R&I and make recommendations to address budget variances

Approve and sign all purchase requisitions as per delegation of authority and institutional policies and procedures

Facilitate the Recruitment of International Students and Academics

Actively participate in the recruitment of international students aligned to the operational plan

Promoting UNIZULU at international conferences and workshops

Facilitate collaborations of International Linkages Community Engagement projects

Maintain a database of stakeholders

Review progress of engagements and report to the DVC: R&I and internal University stakeholders

Advise, review and report on project progress in terms of IL

Input into identifying projects of mutual benefit to the University and its communities and advise stakeholders on how the deliverables can be achieved in terms of IL

Manage Divisional HR Administration

Manage the performance of subordinates in accordance with the performance management policy and procedure and carry out bi-annual performance reviews

Identify and advise on training and development needs, implementing plans to address requirements, as appropriate

Monitor staff productivity, minimizing absenteeism and overtime

Allocate resources and direct staff in carrying out operations

Discipline staff in accordance with institutional processes and procedures

Advise, counsel and support staff

Facilitate communication to subordinates through appropriate structures and systems

Authorise leave submitted as per institutional policy


A relevant master’s Qualification

10 Years’ experience in Higher Education Sector

Experience in International Affairs environment

Minimum 5 years’ experience in a research or market research environment

Project management experience would be advantageous

Computer Literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook) ITS.

Understanding of academic structures and academic coordination.

Budgeting & Financial Management

University Environment

Relevant Legislation

Financial Principles







Deadline Driven

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Nicole Thomas