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Accounting Sciences Markers are needed by UNISA

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS (EXTERNAL MARKERS)

COLLEGE OF ACCOUNTING SCIENCE

SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY

SCHOOL OF APPLIED ACCOUNTING

COLLEGE OF ACCOUNTING

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING, FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING, AND FINANCIAL GOVERNANCE, AUDITING

REF: CAS/EX/MKRS/10/2024


Assessment is an integral part of curriculum development as outlined in the Curriculum Policy. During

curriculum development an assessment strategy is developed that is aligned to the ODeL Policy and

strategy of UNISA. Assessment can have different focuses, namely to:

• Improve the quality of students’ learning experiences by focusing on significant knowledge,

skills, attitudes, and values, and providing motivation to work through the material through tasks

and feedback, known as assessment for learning.

• Focus on the ability to transfer knowledge to new contexts and to apply knowledge in specific

contexts in line with the NQF level descriptors and other taxonomies of learning.

• Focus on programmatic and graduate attributes and critical cross-field outcomes in assessment

of learning.

• Make academic judgements related to diagnostics, placements competence, progression

and/or qualification completion; and as a feedback mechanism to improve curricula, known as

assessment of learning; and to

• Create opportunities for students to engage with the content, with their context, with the lecturer

and with fellow students (Unisa Assessment Policy, 2011).


The Department of Geography is inviting suitable applicants for providing assessment services to be

appointed as independent contractors (External Moderators) on a yearly basis. The purpose of this

positions is to appoint competent and suitable candidates to moderate assessment tasks professionally

and ethically align to the Assessment Policy and Guidelines.


Requirements:

• At minimum an NQF level 9 (Master's Degree) in Accounting Sciences, Or Registered with a Professional Body in the Accounting Profession

• An NQF level 10 (PhD) in Accounting Sciences will be an Advantage

• Commerce and Industry experience is required

• Academic Experience will be an Advantage.

Duties:

• Moderate assessment task professionally

• Comply and adhere to all Unisa tuition, assessment and examination and plagiarism policies

and guidelines

• Act in the ethical and professional manner dealing with all assessment tasks

• Execute duties as stipulated in contract and task agreement

• Moderating of assessment tasks fairly and consistently

• Meet deadlines of allocated assessment task

• Maintain confidentiality of all assessment tasks


Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

• Knowledge of the discipline applying for

• Knowledge of assessment and assessment practices

• Knowledge of marking and procedures

• Knowledge of constructive feedback on assessment tasks

• Knowledge of academic dishonesty and plagiarism

• Knowledge of teamwork/leadership skills

• Good interpersonal and communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing)

• Must be honest / ethical and show empathy when required to mark assessment tasks

• Must have good problem-solving and decision-making skills

• Must be service orientated (Actively looking for ways to help and support lecturer or students)

• Must have good time management skills

• Ability to resolve conflict and maintain confidentiality of all assessment tasks

• Ability to work under pressure with adherence to deadlines


Recommendations:

• Computer and Internet skills

• Have own desktop computer or laptop and internet connectivity (no computers or data bundles

will be provided)

• Advanced communication skills and proficiency in English

• Digital literacy skills – competent in ICT and online learning environments

• Experience in online marking tools or software or LMS (Moodle will be an advantage)

• Commitment to marking and meeting deadlines for all assessments

• Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diversity of students


To apply please fill the application form by clicking this link https://forms.office.com/r/3ETJHFx38b

and submit the following documents via e-mail.

1) An application letter indicating willingness to mark assignments and/or exam scripts for any of

the modules listed below.

2) Comprehensive UPDATED and signed curriculum vitae (most recent)

3) Only a certified copy of the HIGHEST qualification as per requirement and a proof of

Membership with a Professional Body


Note: The required documents should be submitted as a single file (one PDF) to the email provided

below.


Email all the supporting documents to casmarkers@unisa.ac.za and write the reference number as a

subject and specify which module code you are applying for in your email.

Assumption of duty: The candidates will have to undergo an interview (either face-to-face or

Microsoft Teams) and online Moodle training sessions. Completion of the prescribed training on

various aspects of Moderation on the Moodle platform is compulsory.


Closing date: 17 October 2023


UNISA reserves the right to authenticate all qualifications without any further consent from the

applicant. Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered.

Appointments will be made in accordance with Unisa’s Employment Equity Plan and other applicable

legislation.


UNISA reserves the right not to make an appointment and correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 4 months after the closing date of this

advertisement, please accept that your application was not successful.


We welcome applications from persons with disabilities

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