Assistant Officer: Junior Online Assessment Specialist (post level 13) Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Urban and Regional Planning/ Human Settlements)

Free State, Full Time

About the Job
Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application.

A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.
Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).
A copy of your identity document (ID or passport in the case of foreign nationals).
Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable).
A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).
Confirmation of employment from current employer / last employer if unemployed (only applicable to external applicants).

Duties and responsibilities

Create and schedule e-assessments in Questionmark/LMS.
Schedule participants in e-assessments on Questionmark.
Download grades and reports on Questionmark/LMS.
Provide general system administration on Questionmark as required.
Follow divisional procedures regarding e-assessments on Questionmark/LMS.
Assist in the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of training workshops regarding e-assessment.
Train students in the use of e-assessment software (Questionmark and LMS).
Provide data analysis support for various Curriculum Delivery research projects related to e-assessment.
Prepare and develop e-assessments on Questionmark/LMS, including, but not limited to
Creation of question banks
Migration of question banks
Compilation of report on assessment results, including overall class performance.
Provide first-line support to academic staff regarding the development of e-assessment activities.
Follow divisional procedure regarding the development of e-assessment activities on Questionmark/LMS.
Attend to student queries regarding e-assessment activities on Questionmark/LMS.
Provide first-line technical support and troubleshooting in the use of Questionmark/LMS.
Follow divisional procedure regarding the reporting and follow-up of technical problems and troubleshooting.

Inherent Job Requirements

Grade 12 or National Vocational Certificate on NQF level 4.


Post-school qualification.
One year experience in the use of a Learning Management System (LMS) or e-assessment system.
One year experience in training and/or research administration.
One year experience in a higher education environment.

Required competencies:

The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable, and to fulfil obligations.
The ability to deal calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

Strategic thinking.

The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner.

Business Acumen:

The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
Proficient in using MS Office.
Good communication skills (verbal and written)


The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude and encourage people to work together.

Building coalitions

The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.
The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.

Assumption of duties:

01 November 2023.

Closing date:

28 September 2023.


The annual remuneration package, including benefits, is R211 391. 43 – R354 408.50 per annum, depending on the budget available for the position, relevant work experience and qualifications.

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