University of Eswatini / Human Resources
The Human Resources (HR) Unit is one of the Units under the office of the Registrar. Its main role is to support the University of Eswatini to achieve its vision to be the “UNIVERSITY OF CHOICE IN AFRICA”.
As a Unit, we recognize that human capital is the most important asset of any organisation. It is the resource that drives the success of an organisation. We believe that a happy employee is a productive employee. We strive to provide good working conditions for employees so as to enable them to perform at their level best in the work environment.
SERVICES OFFERED BY THE UNIT
The HR Unit assists to maintain staffing levels to ensure that UNESWA selects the right people, in the right job, with the most suitable qualifications to fulfil specific roles in their respective positions.
The HR Unit assists employees to adhere to the HR policies, processes and Terms and Conditions of the University and ensure that there is compliance with the Labour Laws of the country. The Unit also acts as a Mediator when conflict and grievance issues arise during the execution of duties by the employees.
The Unit strives to facilitate workplace training to ensure the performance of staff is enhanced. Staff development ensures that staff members remain motivated and can be retained to enable UNESWA to achieve its vision.
The University offers the following:
- Medical Aid – The University offers a 50% contributory cover with an approved Medical Aid Scheme.
- Funeral Cover – The University offers a non-contributory funeral cover for all employees as per the Terms and Conditions of Service.
- Pension – The University offers a contributory pension scheme for permanent staff.
- Gratuity – The University offers gratuity to all employees on fixed term contracts.
- Housing/Housing Allowance – The University offers accommodation or a competitive housing allowance to all employees as per the Terms and Conditions of Service.
- Recruitment/Retention & inducement allowance – The University offers a competitive recruitment/retention allowance to all Academic and Administrative Staff as per the Terms and Conditions of Service.
University employees are entitled to the following leave types, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Services;
- Vacation leave,
- Maternity leave,
- Sick leave,
- Compassionate leave,
- Training leave,
- Sabbatical leave,
- Leave of absence.
The University of Eswatini administers the Occupational Safety and Health Act 2001 and its associated regulations and other relevant local and international legislation dealing with safety, health and environment to which the University’s core business is undertaken.
The emphasis is on preventative measures to eliminate workplace and public hazards through education, training, working with the employer, employees, students, contractors and visitors through inspections and investigations. Key activities include but not limited to the following:
- Inspection and determination of available life safety devices such as fume hoods, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors are in proper supply and working condition;
- Reviewing plans and blueprints to ensure that campus planning personnel are in compliance with all pertinent building codes and safety regulations during the planning of new construction and rehabilitation of existing facilities or in the lease or purchase of off-campus facilities;
- Managing, planning, scheduling, participating in, and assuming the overall responsibility for all safety and safety related inspections of buildings, maintenance operations, dormitories, laboratories, and research areas, construction and facilities rehabilitation sites, storage areas, etc. for the purpose of detecting and appraising unsafe conditions or activities;
- Direct the investigation of accidents, fires, incidents involving hazardous chemicals and any other environmental or safety related concerns;
- Plan, schedule, and coordinate safety training programs for faculty, staff, and students such as Hazard Communication, techniques in hazardous materials handling, hazardous waste management, machine and tool safety, laboratory and chemical safety, the general subjects of fire prevention and occupational and environmental hygiene;
- Recommend renovation and/or maintenance projects to improve safety in work, research, and living areas;
- Actively participate in University safety related committees such as Departmental Safety Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, and Research Safety Committee
- Administrating accident management including the workmen’s compensation and rehabilitation of accident cases.
Mrs P.N. Ndabandaba
Mrs T.P. Dlamini
Senior Assistant Registrar, HR (NAC)
Mr S. Hlope
Ms K.B. Magongo
Assistant Registrar- HR
Mrs N.Z. Khoza
Senior Personal Secretary- HR (NAC)
Mrs S. Samunenge
Senior Personal Secretary- HR (AC)
Ms. S.F. Dlamini
Shorthand Typist II
Ms T.M. Dlamini
Shorthand Typist II
Mr S.B. Masuku