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Associate Prof and Director: Centre for Public Management and Governance
Name: Vain Jarbandhan
Location: A Ring 415 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Prof Vain Jarbandhan


MA (Pubic Administration) (UKZN)

D Litt et Phil (Public Management and Governance) (UJ)

Academic Career Profile

Prof D B (Vain) Jarbandhan is associate professor, former Head of Department (Public Management and Governance) and is currently the Director: Centre for Public Management and Governance in the College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg. His academic area of interest focuses on, inter alia, public sector human resource management, future-fit leadership and development and good governance. He is an experienced and registered educator. He served on the Executive Committee of the Association and Schools of Southern African Departments of Public Administration and Management (ASSADPAM), and he had the privilege to serve as the Chief Editor of Administratio Publica, a DoHET accredited journal (2015-2019). He now serves on the Editorial Board of Administratio Publica. His experience as Head of Department at UJ has underpinned a strong background in all aspects of strategic management, people development, competency assessment, organisational transformation and design. He also possess a high level of interpersonal interaction combined with a sound problem analysis capacity. Furthermore, he possess well-developed communication, planning and organisational skills, with a strong aptitude to motivate and train teams and individuals in order to transfer skills, with high levels of cognitive and emotional capacity. He is committed to mentoring, empowering and enabling students and junior staff to become self-directed, life-long learners who can make an impact on themselves and their environments. He has also supervised honours, masters and doctoral students to completion and published widely in accredited journals. He has acted as external examiner to many higher education institutions and has served on the National Research Foundation (NRF) and Academy of Science (ASSAf) funding and review panels. Finally, he currently serves on the expert panel of Innovating Governance, an international NGO, which is based in Vienna, Austria. See the below document for a list of Prof Jarbandhan’s publications. Prof Vain Jarbandhan Publication.pdf