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Job title :Human Resources Executive Reference :c136500
Company :National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
Professional Sector : Industry Sector : Human Resources / Recruitment / Staffing / Employment Agencies
Location : South Africa
Salary : 0.00 - 0.00
Applications open :2017-08-03Applications close :2017-08-18
Job Description

NSFAS Vacancy Advert 
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a public entity accountable to the  Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). It provides financial assistance to  eligible students at public universities and at Technical Vocational Education and Training  (TVET) colleges throughout South Africa.  NSFAS is on the second phase of transition from paper based to implementing its  student centred model to all the Public Universities and TVET Colleges across the country  during the 2017 academic year. The Institution will continue to roll-out this model to all 
the Public Universities and TVET Colleges across the country during the 2018 academic  year. This change has resulted in a vibrant, technologically savvy and high-performance  organisational culture.


Human Resources Executive (5-year fixed-term contract)
The Human Resources Executive (HRE) will lead and manage the Human Resources function in the organisation, and be responsible for the development 
and implementation of a long-term Human Resources Strategy for NSFAS.The incumbent will be responsible for driving a performance culture in the HR 
division and directing a team of Human Resources Specialists to ensure successful delivery of Human Resources function. Furthermore, the individual must 
be able to display visionary and innovative leadership as it relates to HR practices. The incumbent will form part of the Executive Management Team and 
reports directly to the Executive Officer.
Some key performance areas will be identifying key learning needs to support business design and also addressing skills development. He/she must have 
leadership acumen that hold all line of management accountable for performance and talent management. The successful candidate will ensure that change 
capability is in place to lead and facilitate initiatives as well as ensure people policies and practices are in place to drive a high-performance organisation and 
business objectives, alongside developing and implementing employee relations strategy, plans and managing a relationship with the unions.
He/she will have the responsibility to work with the Board, Executive Officer, executive leadership team and all employees to execute and accomplish the 
goals/metrics of the strategic plan.
It is expected that the HRE will be an individual who is skilled in all general Human Resources functions as well as the Specialist functions, whilst having 
proven abilities in leadership, strategic plan development as it relates to HR practices and visibility to support the goals of NSFAS. While managing NSFAS’s 
overall activities, he/she will foster an environment of accountability, excellence, collaboration, and innovation among the staff and will demonstrate fiscal 
Minimum requirements: • A postgraduate degree in Human Resources or related field • A minimum of 5 years’ as HR Executive • Knowledge and broad 
understanding of the management of human capital as a means of achieving business strategies • Demonstrate an understanding of governance and human 
resources metrics • Solid experience in change management with a proven track record of leading within an organisation undergoing transformational 
change • Knowledge and experience on having worked in an organisation that has gone through a massive change in business model/operation.
If you are confident that you have the above-mentioned competencies, please feel free to apply.
Full job specifications can be found on the NSFAS website: www.nsfas.org.za 
NSFAS offers a competitive executive remuneration package, inclusive of a range of benefits such as medical aid and pension fund. 
Interested applicants should send a letter of application together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic qualifications, ID and names 
of three contactable referees, to Ms Fayroes Sherry via e-mail: recruit@nsfas.org.za 
Enquiries: Tel. (021) 763-3200
Closing date: 18 August 2017 
NSFAS does not consider late applications.
NSFAS only corresponds with short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from NSFAS within 2 months of the closing date, please consider your application 
NSFAS is committed to providing equal opportunities and practicing affirmative action employment. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, 
gender, disability) in the organisation through the filling of this position and candidates whose appointment will promote representivity will receive preference. 
Preference will be given to Black females for this position.