UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA
DEPARTMENT: INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
POSITION: DIRECTOR: BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (P4)
(5-YEAR FIXED-TERM CONTRACT)
Unisa is the only publicly funded Higher Education Institution in South Africa dedicated to
distance education. In keeping with its mandate as a comprehensive, Open and Distance
Learning (ODL) Institution offering a variety of academic and career-focused programmes,
Unisa is inviting applications for the position of Director: Business Intelligence.
The purpose of the position is to support the institution with Business Intelligence information
for strategic, planning, decision making, operational, and statutory reporting (e.g. HEMIS).
The incumbent does so by having to:
Participate in the development of Business intelligence strategy and development of
Operational Plan (DOP)
Manage Business Intelligence Function
Manage Information Portal
Minimum Honours Degree in Information Systems or related quantitative management
master’s degree. Preference will be given to candidate with Master’s Degree.
Minimum of 10 (ten) years’ in relevant work experience, of which 5 (five) years’ experience
should be at management level within the production of management information and
analysis or business intelligence
Relevant ICT Skills: Proficiency in SQL, Microsoft Office products (such as Word, Excel,
PowerPoint) and demonstrated competency in the use of Cloud-based technologies.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required for the successful accomplishment of the job,
Higher Education policies, Acts and Frameworks
National Qualifications Framework
Development of Policies and Procedures
Strategic Thinking and Analytic skills
BI Management experience (Data warehouse management)
Hands on experience of managing data warehouse, BI Systems development and IT
Assumption of duty : As soon as possible
Salary : Remuneration is commensurate with the seniority of the
Closing Date :
Interested candidates should send a detailed covering letter indicating their suitability for the
position detailed send a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, and copies of:
All educational qualifications;
Identity document; and
Proof of SAQA verification of foreign qualifications, where relevant.
The contact details of three contactable references must be provided, one which must
be from your present employer. Should you not be currently employed a contactable
reference from your previous employer must be provided.
The detailed advertisement together with the prescribed application form can be found on the
Application can be forwarded by email to:
Unisa is not obliged to fill an advertised position.
Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered.
We welcome applications from persons with disabilities.