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Human Resources Department

An overview about the Department of Human Resources and the message from the director

At the beginning of 1967 the Department of Administrative affairs was launched as a part of the General Secretariat , it was responsible for the following tasks which are also the tasks of Human Resources Department now:


A – Saving the files of faculty members, teaching assistants, lecturers and administrative staff.

B – Organizing the functional affairs of faculty members, teaching assistants, lecturers and administrative staff, presenting and answering them from the officials according to regulations and laws.  

C – Holding examination for applicants and following-up appointment.

D – Organizing job contracts for UJ staff and the delegates in academic or scientific missions.

E – Preparing annual staff reports, organizing and monitoring annual and sick leave in addition to issuing identity cards.


In 1977 Mr. Mohamed Ali Mere'i was appointed as the Director of Personnel division (the Director of Administrative affairs), which was included 3 divisions until 1995:

A - Faculty members and missions Division.
B – Personnel Division.
C – Records Division which has two branches.

- Personnel Services Branch was responsible for: following-up foreign residences and health insurance, issuing university identities, car permits and consumer institution cards.


- A special branch of social security and life insurance was managed by an employee from Social Security Corporation.


The Division of Information Systems and Administrative Services which was known as the Division of Administrative Services and computer was established in 1995.

The Division of data and documentation and the Division of delegation, which has been transferred to International Relations Department in 2008 were established in 2003.

The Division of Training and Development was established in 2008.

Human Resources Department aims to create highly qualified and effective work force in order to achieve the integration strategy of the University in accordance with its mission.

Human Resources Department is one of the most important elements of the production process so as qualified staff who are capable of outstanding performance and contribution must be provided.


The department provides UJ with administrative and professional staff in which faculty members and UJ's staff divisions implement the appointing decisions for academic and administrative staff ,follow up their work affairs such as annual leave while the Division of Information Systems and administrative services computerize the works of the department , implement all computerized decisions in order to send them to the financial Affairs unit, provide the employees with administrative services, issue personal identities, life insurance and social security in addition to prepare related reports and statistics to the faculty and administrative staff.


The Division of Documentation and data save and document related information to UJ's workers by using modern scientific methods.


The Division of Training and Development survey the training needs and hold training courses for workers in addition to write job descriptions in the university.