The director leads IAPO in empowering internationalisation at UCT by allowing IAPO to broaden its focus on internationalisation across the full range of UCT's higher education endeavours – teaching, learning, research and advocacy.  The director works with the IAPO Management Team and the IAPO EXCO to align IAPO’s activities to the goals of UCT, especially Internationalisation via an Afropolitan Niche.  The Special Projects Advisor forms part of the directorate and provides executive-level assistance to the Director for ad hoc, special projects with internal or external stakeholders. The Personal Assistant (PA) provides administrative and personal assistant services to the Director and is also responsible for coordinating the IAPO Island Programmes.