Unisa is hiring for the position of Independent Contractors / Markers [x43 posts]

Unisa is hiring for the position of Independent Contractors / Markers [x43 posts] – For details about eligibility, requirements, available positions, application procedure – how to apply, application form PDF download, interview questions/schedules, etc.

University of South African (Unisa) is seeking applications for the position of Independent Contractors / Markers [x43 posts].

Location: South Africa

Closing Date: 27 February 2024

Position: Online Independent Contractor (Marker)

Organizations: UNISA (University of South Africa)

  • Application Deadline: February 27, 2024
  • Assumption of Duty: Candidates will undergo an interview (face-to-face or Microsoft Teams) and online Moodle training sessions.
  • Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Complete and execute assessment tasks professionally.
    • Comply with UNISA policies on tuition, assessment, examination, and plagiarism.
    • Act ethically and professionally in dealing with all assessment tasks.
    • Mark assessment tasks fairly and consistently.
    • Attend markers meetings and submit marking reports on time.
    • Maintain confidentiality of all assessment tasks.


  • Applicable and relevant qualifications equivalent to NQF level 9 or 10 (e.g., Geography Masters’ degree or Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline).

Skills and Competencies:

  • Basic knowledge of the relevant discipline.
  • Understanding of assessment and assessment practices.
  • Familiarity with marking procedures.
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback on assessment tasks.
  • Knowledge of academic dishonesty and plagiarism.
  • Teamwork/leadership skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Honesty, ethical conduct, and empathy when marking assessment tasks.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Service orientation with active support for lecturers or students.
  • Time management skills.
  • Conflict resolution ability.


  • Computer and internet skills.
  • Own desktop computer or laptop and internet connectivity.
  • Advanced communication skills and proficiency in English.
  • Digital literacy skills, including competence in ICT and online learning environments.
  • Experience in online marking tools or software or LMS (Moodle is an advantage).
  • Commitment to marking and meeting deadlines.
  • Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diversity of students.

How to Apply:

Documents to Submit:

  1. Application letter indicating willingness to mark assignments and/or exam scripts for specified modules.
  2. Comprehensive UPDATED and signed curriculum vitae.
  3. Certified copy of the HIGHEST qualification.
  4. Certified copy of ID/Passport and valid visa.