Copyright Officer (post level 11/10) (contract appointment: 1 year)

South Africa
Oct 15, 2018
Oct 26, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Library and Information Services

Copyright Officer (post level 11/10) (contract appointment: 1 year)

Job ID: 2534

Duties and responsibilities:

Responsible for copyright compliance. The clearance entails:

  • Log the readers on the NEVADA system.
  • Analyse the content of the readers and course packs.
  • Advice on how to adjust the content in order to comply with DALRO regulations.
  • Advice on alternative measures to deal with third party content, eg Blackboard, or e-links to library databases.
  • Promote the University's Intellectual Property (IP) Policy.
  • Report to DALRO on the copyright.
  • Support the Deputy Director: Library with all duties related to copyright activities.
  • Administrate copyright clearance process.
  • Ensure the smooth transition of licence agreement changes.
  • Attend to all queries relating to copyright application system.


Inherent requirements:

  • Bachelor degree.
  • One (1) year experience with NEVADA system.
  • One (1) year experience in copyright administration at the Higher Education Institution.


Required competencies:

  • Knowledge and understanding of South Africa's policy landscape relating to IP and innovation systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of copyright legislation.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to function with ease in the University's richly diverse working environment.
  • Advance computer skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and commitment to a high standard of work.
  • Ability to work independently in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to plan effectively.
  • Operational thoroughness.
  • Project management skills.
  • The ability to converse technically and legally.
  • Task orientated and decisive.



  • Experience in the higher education environment.
  • Postgraduate qualification in the legal field.
  • Knowledge of IP (certificate in IP would be advantageous). 


Assumption of duties:

As soon as possible.

Closing date:

17 October 2018


The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9161/3934/3106/3687/3699.


The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.

Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following:

  • a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter;
  • copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • a copy of your identity document (ID).


The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position.  Applications that are incomplete or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.


External candidates can click HERE to apply online.

UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click Self-Service, Recruiting and Careers to apply online.

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