Apply to join the DAAD Team at Wits University as Information Officer

Apply to join the DAAD Team at Wits University as Information Officer

Deadline: June 4, 2021

Are you a graduate, fluent in German? Do you have a B1 certificate to prove it? Join the DAAD team at Wits University! The DAAD Information Centre in Johannesburg is looking for a dedicated and versatile staff for student counselling, administration and program coordination in part-time. The position is initially limited until December 2021.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a joint organization of German universities for the promotion of international scientific cooperation and academic exchange. A worldwide network of 18 DAAD regional offices and over 50 information centres and information points support the work of the DAAD head office in Bonn.


The tasks include:

  • Advice on study and research opportunities in Germany as well as on the scholarship programs of the DAAD;
  • General office duties;
  • Planning and implementation of information events and fairs;
  • Preparation of publications and promotional materials;
  • Maintaining the website and the social media channels of the Information Centre;
  • Maintaining contacts with partner organizations and DAAD Alumni;
  • Analysis of the South African higher education market.


  • Salary is based on the remuneration scheme of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The working conditions are subject to South African labour law.


  • Applicant should have a University degree (at least BA); studies or working experience in Germany is an advantage;
  • Very good communication skills;
  • Excellent command of English, knowledge of German language (B1);
  • Good knowledge of the German higher education system;
  • Good skills in Microsoft Office;
  • Organizational skills, intercultural competence, commitment and resilience;
  • Work experience in cultural and education sector is an advantage.


To apply, submit a letter of motivation – clearly indicating which position you are applying for, detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (including e-mail addresses).

  • Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”
  • External applicants are invited to apply, by registering a profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform and submitting your application.

For more information, visit DAAD.