Unisa Over-the-Counter Assistants (Durban x 36 & Pietermaritzburg x 52)

Unisa Over-the-Counter Assistants

Unisa Over-the-Counter Assistants (Durban x 6 & Pietermaritzburg x 2)

Contract: Three Months Fixed Term

Reference for Unisa Over-the-Counter Assistants:

  • Durban: Ref: Despatch/OTCASST/P13/JUN24/NN/……DURBAN
  • Pietermaritzburg: Ref: Despatch/OTCASST/P13/JUN24/NN/…….PIETERMARITZBURG

Overview for the Unisa Over-the-Counter Assistants:

Unisa’s KwaZulu Natal Region is seeking qualified individuals for the role of Over-the-Counter Assistants. These positions are crucial for the efficient distribution of study materials to students choosing the counter collection option during registration.

Eligibility Unisa Over-the-Counter Assistants:

  • Applicants previously employed by Unisa on a fixed-term basis are not eligible.
  • Must provide proof of current registration at Unisa.

Role Purpose:

To assist in the Counter Warehouse with the picking, packing, and shipping of parcels to ensure students receive their study material efficiently.


  • Matric / Grade 12 certificate
  • Completion of at least ten (10) modules and currently registered as a student at Unisa


  • Proficiency in MS Office (particularly Excel)
  • Good problem-solving, analytical, and planning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Capable of working both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Must be accurate and able to concentrate for extended periods
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new processes and systems
  • Prepared to work overtime if necessary


  1. Picking, packing, and shipping of study parcels.
  2. Removal of uncollected study material after three days, unless prior arrangements are made.
  3. Recording and tracking collected study material.
  4. Assisting with other Warehouse operations as required.
  5. Adhering to Occupational Health and Safety protocols.

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Assumption of Duty:

As soon as possible


Remuneration is commensurate with the seniority of the position.

Closing Date:

21 June 2024, 16:00

Contact for Enquiries:

Ms. NM Ngonyama (Human Resources)
Phone: (031) 335 8135

Application Instructions:

Email applications to hr-kzn@unisa.ac.za, including:

  • Completed application form
  • Comprehensive CV
  • Original certified copies (within six months) of:
  • Educational qualifications
  • Proof of registration for the 2024 First Semester or annual modules
  • Academic record
  • Identity document
  • Proof of SAQA verification for foreign qualifications (if applicable)

The prescribed application form is obtainable from: [http://www.unisa.ac.za/vacancies/Applic for Fixed term contract HR-CA001](http://www.unisa.ac.za/vacancies/Applic for Fixed term contract HR-CA001)

Additional Information:

  • Unisa reserves the right to authenticate all qualifications.
  • Provide contact details for three references, including one from your current employer if applicable.
  • Applications from Persons with Disabilities are welcomed.
  • Unisa is not obliged to fill an advertised position.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within two months of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Join Unisa’s dynamic team in the KwaZulu Natal Region and contribute to the efficient distribution of educational materials to our diverse student body!

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