Specialist: Diversity and Inclusion

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Aug 15, 2023

The successful incumbent will be responsible for the following key responsibilities but not limited to:
Develop and enable an inclusive, diverse and transformed environment by:

​​​​​​Developing and facilitating social inclusion and social justice intervention.
Working with University Entities to identify social inclusion and social justice interventions and how they could be interpreted to be included in the curriculum.
Conduct advocacy, campaigns and strategic communications on transformation, diversity and inclusivity.
Embed cultural change interventions across the institution, working with the institution’s transformation committees and other stakeholders to support the UP-transformation plan.
Engage stakeholders in the University community to address amongst others inclusivity by building capacity and creating a support network of peers.
Work with faculties and departments to guide their institutional culture change responses.
Research, conceptualise and draft policy documents to address gaps in policy and procedure.
Conceptualise and plan new projects/programmes related to transformation, diversity and inclusion.
Participate in the institutional transformation processes through:

The support of the Institutional, Departmental and Faculty transformation committees to ensure their alignment with the institution’s transformation plan.

Compile and submit to the Director: Transformation monthly and annual reports.


Honours Degree in Industrial / Organisational Psychology, Human Resources Management, Social Sciences or another relevant field.
A total of 5 years’ experience as follows:

Developing and facilitating capacity-building programmes with a specific focus on Equity, diversity and inclusion including social justice programmes;
Driving organisational culture changes and processes;
Driving Institutional engagement and development of related Equity, Diversity and Inclusion processes and interventions.

A valid Driver’s License.


Good project planning and management skills;
Excellent knowledge of Gender Based Violence management;
Good knowledge of behavioural science;
Sound knowledge of all relevant Legislation (Labour Relations Act, EE Act, Skills Development Act, etc.);
Sound knowledge of BBBEE Code of Good Practice;
Sound knowledge of conducting organisational climate and culture surveys;
Good knowledge of organisational learning and change theory, management and communication;
Sensitivity to and the ability to manage diversity in both the internal and external environment;
Ability to deal with complex issues;
Ability to work with minimum supervision and to deliver under strict time lines;
Thorough understanding of good governance;
Good strategic and change management skills;
Administrative management skills;
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills;
Excellent counselling and conflict resolution skills;
Excellent report writing; and
Excellent team facilitation skills.


Masters’ Degree in Industrial / Organisational Psychology, Human Resources Management, Social Sciences or another relevant field;

A total of 2 years’ experience as follows:

Experience at a Higher Education institution;
Establishing networks in the area of transformation or social justice.