Administrative Assistant, Human Resources (3 Posts) : Great Zimbabwe University- GZU

Job Summary


 

Great Zimbabwe University, an equal opportunity employer, invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following posts that have arisen within the institution:

 

Duties And Responsibilities


 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Assistant Registrar, the incumbent shall be responsible for assisting in the following areas:
1. Recruitment
Coordinating the hiring process through:
1.1 Preparing and posting vacancy announcements and advertisements;
1.2 Preparing applicants’ summary tables;
1.3 Preparing complete application dossiers/files for the Appointments Board;
1.4 Providing information to potential applicants about the recruitment process; and
1.5 Coordinating interview schedules.
2. Human Resources Administration
2.1 Assisting in creating and updating departmental position descriptions;
2.2 Assisting in addressing Human Resources questions and problems as well as making recommendations to the Assistant Registrar regarding possible actions/ solutions;
2.3 Assisting employees with the completion of Human Resources forms and verifying the information;
2.4 Assisting in leave scheduling, tracking and reporting;
2.5 Maintaining employees’ leave records and developing regular reports on the various types of leave;
2.6 Performing general office support duties/tasks such as preparing correspondence, scheduling and canceling meetings and appointments, compiling information;
2.7 Coordinating the work of students on Work Related Learning or interns in the Human Resources Office;
2.8 Attending to staff disciplinary and labour related cases;
2.9 Servicing University Committees.
3. Welfare
3.1 Liaising with Heads of Departments in the University on training needs identification and validation;
3.2 Assisting in the coordination, development, implementation and assessment of training needs programmes;
3.3 Assisting with analysis of training needs, employee feedback and developing training needs schedules;
3.4 Tracking the completion of training; and
3.5 Collecting, compiling and preparing reports concerning the training needs programme.
4. Policies and Procedures
4.1 Ensuring Compliance with University laws and regulations regarding Human Resources activities;
4.2 Maintaining knowledge of legal requirements and regulations affecting Human Resources functions and ensuring that policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance with these regulations and requirements; and
4.3 Assisting in the drafting new policies and reviewing of the same.
5. Records Management
5.1 Generating, coordinating and maintaining accurate and up to date Human Resources related files and records for all University Staff;
5.2 Maintaining job applicants’ files in an organised manner;
5.3 Maintaining performance appraisals forms, promotion dossiers as well as tenure files; and
5.4 Maintaining employee confidence and protecting Human Resources operations by keeping employee personal data confidential at all times.
6. Any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications And Experience


 

Qualifications And Experience

Applicants must have at least a first degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Industrial Psychology, Law or equivalent plus one (1) year relevant working experience. An IPMZ Diploma/ qualification in Labour Law or equivalent will be an added advantage. In addition, applicants must have five (5) Ordinary level passes including English Language.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
• Ability to use independent judgment and take initiative;
• Should be mature, hardworking, reliable, responsible and prepared to work overtime;
• Sound analytical and problem solving skills;
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively as part of team;
• Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
• Ability to maintain employee confidence and protect Human Resources Operations by keeping personnel data confidential at all times;
• Ability to provide customer service even when under deadline and other pressure;
• Knowledge of issues and best practices in Human Resources procedures and methods in an academic environment is preferable;
• Excellent computer skills; and
• Experience in delivering presentations or facilitating training to small groups;

 

How To Apply


 

NB: Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Police clearance is mandatory for successful candidates.

APPLICATIONS
Applications inclusive of the following: application letter, certified copies of academic certificates, national identity card, birth certificate and a detailed curriculum vitae giving full details of names, date of birth, experience, contact telephone number(s) and names and addresses of three referees must be emailed to recruitment@gzu.ac.zw as a single PDF file.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Deputy Registrar, Human Resources and Legal Affairs
Great Zimbabwe University
P.O. Box 1235
MASVINGO

The closing date for receipt of applications is 04 March, 2022.