2013/ 2014 Internship Programme at the Presidency of South Africa (various study fields)

The Presidency is offering internship opportunities to provide South African graduates and undergraduates with the opportunity to gain workplace experience in the field of work that they
have studied. Below are the areas where interns are required:

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Business Unit Field of Study Division No. of interns Duties Ref No.
The Ministry for Performance

Monitoring &Evaluation

National Diploma/degree


Public Administration/


(knowledge of


Monitoring and


will be an

added advantage

Minister’s Private Office 1 • Assist with updating the expenditure tracking documents for the Ministry • Make travel arrangements for all Ministry staff• Prepare for meetings and arrange all related logistics • Assist with taking minutes as and when required • Type, photocopy, faxand scan documents 93565/1
National Diploma/

degree in Youth


Youth Desk 1 Provide general administrative support to the Unit, inter alia making travel arrangements, typing, photocopying, faxing, filing ofdocuments, ordering stationery, organising meetings, taking minutes, liaising with stakeholders and drafting letters 93565/2
Private Office of ThePresident National Diploma/

degree in Communications

/Public Relations/


/Research or relevant


University of Technology

students can

apply if they require


during their third year

Media Liaison 1 Assist the Media Liaison unit in the following duties: Creating and maintaining good relations between the Presidency and themedia • Communicate Government programmes • Plan, coordinate and oversee the success of a media events • Media monitoring• Draft media • Update the media list 93565/3
Communications Research 1 93565/4
• Conduct research on multiple topics such as political and social issues, towards draft documents and speeches • Write contributions towards speeches and other important documents • Draft messages, statements, articles and content that may berequired • Participate in various other communication-related activities in the Presidency
National Diploma/degree International

Relations or

a relevant qualifications

DDG’s Office 1 • Arrange meetings, workshops and provide administrative support to the Directorate • Track submissions • Liaise with theDepartment of International Relations to acquire briefing documents on envisaged international engagements • Draftcorrespondence and registers • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders • Draft routine correspondence and reports • File

documents and maintain a correct filing system

National Diploma/

degree Public


Management or

relevant qualification

Support Services 1 • Provide administrative support to the Directorate • Track submissions • Draft correspondence and registers • Handle logisticalarrangements for the Unit • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders • Draft routine correspondence and reports • Filedocuments and maintain a correct filing system 93565/6
Office of the Director-General National Diploma in PublicAdministration/Management Office of the Director-General 1 Provide general administrative support to the Unit, inter alia, making travel arrangements, typing, photocopying, faxing, filingdocuments, ordering stationery and tracking expenditure 93565/7
Private Office

of The

Deputy President

Honours in Public


Development Studies

Private Office of


Deputy President

1 Research, policy briefs, analysis and speech writing 93565/8
National Diploma/

degree in Public


Office Management/

Office Administration/



Strategy & Special Projects 1 Provide general administrative support to the Unit, inter alia: • Correspondence management • Making travel arrangements forSenior Managers • Typing documents • Drafting agendas and taking minutes for meetings • Planning • Filing documents• Tracking budget expenditure for the unit: support integrated policy development and implementation • Monitoring and evaluating

the implementation and outcomes of policies and programmes and the implementation of the planning framework • Preparing

analytical reports and reviewing research reports, including providing support and analysis to the work of the Deputy President

• Managing and supporting research projects • Preparing briefing notes, submissions and documents relating to Cabinet

memoranda, Cabinet Makgotla, White Papers and other strategic reports • Assisting in coordination and facilitation of the Deputy

President’s respective inter-ministerial councils, advisory boards, etc • Taking part in relevant structures such as reference teams,

steering committees, task teams, etc • Contributing to strategic plans for and supporting strategic objectives of the Chief Directorate

• Project management, eg design projects plans • Managing implementation • Projects monitoring and evaluation, etc

National Diploma/degree in PublicAdministration/Management/Politics Support Services 1 Provide general administrative support to the Unit, inter alia, making travel arrangements , typing and preparing memoranda, draftreports and minute taking, photocopying, faxing, filing of documents, ordering stationery and tracking expenditure 93565/10
Communications Officeof The DeputyPresident Bachelor’s in Communications/PoliticalScience/Public Relations Research Drafting andSpeech Writing 1 • Conduct research on multiple topics such as political issues, demographic trends • Draft speeches, messages and statements andproduce any other content that may be required by the Office of the Deputy President • Liaise with various stakeholders within andoutside Government to obtain information required for the Deputy President’s engagements

• Understand clients’ thinking and speak to recreate their distinct voice in written format

National Diploma/degreeCommunications and Media Liaison/Public Relations/Journalism Media Liaison 1 • Develop a media strategy and media plan • Produce communications material, including press releases, fact sheets, website copy,briefing notes for the media • Liaise with journalists and media outlets to facilitate contact and information flow between the Officeof the Deputy President and the media • Identify media opportunities and advise the ODP on how to utilise them to communicate

• Co-coordinate media events • Monitor the media and produce media trends and analysis

Protocol andCeremonial Services National Diploma/Bachelor’s degreeInternational Relations/Political Sciences Ceremonial Services 1 • Provide general administrative support, photocopying, faxing and filing of documents • Assist with procurement-related dutiessuch as obtaining quotations and follow up • Update a register of National Orders Nominees • Liaise with internal and externalstakeholders to obtain records and other information • Assist with preparation of major events • Make travel arrangements, process

subsistence and travel forms

National Diploma/degree inAdministration/ International Relations Protocol 1 • Provide general administrative support to the Unit, inter alia, making travel arrangements for Protocol Officials, typing,photocopying, faxing, filing documents, ordering stationery and tracking expenditure • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders• Assist during preparation for major events • Make travel arrangements 93565/14
Events Management National Diploma/degree in EventsManagement/Hospitality (majoring inEvents Management)/Public Relations

(Events Management as a major)

Events Management 1 Provide general administrative support to the Unit, inter alia, making travel arrangements, typing, photocopying, faxing, filingdocuments, ordering stationery and tracking expenditure 93565/15
Legal and ExecutiveServices LLB Legal Services 1 Assist Legal Services in the Department 93565/16
LLB Executive Services 1 Assist Executive Services in the Department 93565/17
National Diploma/degree in PublicAdministration/Management Administrations 1 Assist with general administration duties 93565/18
Household andAccommodation N6 Electrical, Mechanical or Building Handymen 1 Identify and execute minor maintenance duties 93565/19
National Diploma/BTech Cooking Household Chef 1 • Passion for food and cooking • Good discipline and hygienic standards • Able to work under pressure and long hours• Able to work in a team.Candidates would be exposed to catering planning for events and functions, will prepare buffets for state visits and cook for the

Principal, family and staff

Information Technology B degree/National Diploma withspecialisation in Software Development/Computer Science/Support Services/NQF

Level 6 IT Qualification

Information Technology 1 • User support • Attend to LAN and WAN problems • Register hardware and network problems with relevant service providers• Give first line support • Assist with video and telephone conference systems 93565/21
Human ResourceManagement National Diploma/BTech HumanResource Management/PersonnelManagement/Public Administration/


Shared Services 1 • Conditions of Service • HR data capturing • Administration of HR legislation 93565/22
National Diploma/degree in PublicAdministration/Office Management/Knowledge Management Registry 1 All registry administration 93565/23
Human ResourceDevelopment andPerformance


National Diploma/degree inManagement of Training/personnelManagement/HRM HRD & PerformanceManagement 1 • Assist in bursary administration • Coordinate training interventions • Make payments and keep records • Coordinate PerformanceManagement of employees • Manage talent 93565/24
Office of the ChiefOperations Officer National Diploma/BTech Strategic Planning 1 • Assist with secretariat tasks related to the Strategic Planning Workshops/meetings and quarterly review sessions• Collect and analyse Branch performance reports on a quarterly basis • Assist with the compilation of the quarterly and annualPresidency Performance Information Reports 93565/25
Chief Financial Office National Diploma/BTech in FinancialManagement/Budgeting/ Cost andManagement Accounting Budgets 1 • Assist during budget  process • Monitor expenditure trends against the budget and cash flow • Compile In-year Monitoring report• Assist in compiling Interim Financial Statements • Obtain budget inputs from responsibility managers • Capture and balance thebudget and changes thereto on the computerised system. 93565/26
National Diploma/BTech in FinancialManagement/Internal Audit/ PublicFinance & Accounting/Cost &

Management Accounting

Internal Control 1 • Receive all types of financial batches from finance • Check compliance through validation • Address queries to the relevantofficials and follow up • File and retrieve batches • Financial inspections 93565/27
BCom/National Diploma Accounting/Financial Management/BusinessEconomics S&T Payments and Debtors 1 • Receive all payments from finance • Check compliance • Make queries • Flling and follow ups 93565/28
Other Payments and Reconciliation 1 • Payments • Reconcile accounts • Write letters to debtors • Filing • General financial administration 93565/29
Supply ChainManagement National Diploma/degree in SupplyChain Management/TransportManagement/Purchasing Management/


Demand and Acquisition 1 • Source quotations • Process bookings for accommodation and flights • Assist Bid Committees in tendering process• Maintain supplier database • Advise end users regarding SCM processes 93565/30
Orders 1 • Capture external requisitions on Logis and PI • Approve procurement advice and authorise ledger • Issue order numbers todifferent suppliers 93565/31
Payments 1 • Capture payments on Logis online • Capture suppliers’ bank details on Logis system after these have been verified by NationalTreasury • Check allocations on the system before processing payments • Handle all enquiries with regard to payments from bothexternal and internal clients • Verify the correctness of payment documents before processing

• Register payments in the register book before submitting them to Finance • Ensure that payments are made within

30 days of receipt of invoice • Compile the weekly and monthly spreadsheet on processed payments

Transit 1 • Receipt goods and services • Follow up on outstanding orders • Certify invoices • Capture invoices online 93565/33
Assets 1 • Assist in the audit on assets in the office • Administer the movement of assets • Receive and barcode assets 93565/34
Transport 1 Administrate transport and make bookings 93565/35
Cape Town Office National Diploma/degree in Hospitality/Facilities Accommodation and Households 1 • Coordinate household and accommodation functions • Provide effective cleaning services • Ensure arrangements for reservationsof function rooms are coordinated and effectively managed • Provide effective food and beverage services• Purchase adequate cleaning supplies according to the requirements of the Department 93565/36
National Diploma/degree in SupplyChain Management Supply Chain Management 1 • Facilitate the process to obtain operating equipment • Obtain quotes • Initiate the procurement process • Procure operatingequipment and commodities as requested • Ensure the preferred supplier delivers the correct items as per invoice and quotation• Ensure sound records management (filing system and case recording system) • Ensure regular interaction with suppliers to

determine delivery dates and times


Remuneration: Interns will receive a stipend of R3 500 per month
Duration: 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 (12 months) • Pretoria

Requirements: Applicants must be graduates in any of the fields listed above, or undergraduate students where an internship is a prerequisite to obtain their formal qualification. Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form (DOWNLOAD A Z83 Form HERE – CLICK), obtainable from any Public Service department, stating the field being applied for (choose from the above list), a CV together with certified copies of certificates, transcripts, a letter from the institution for the undergraduates and an Identity Document. Failure to submit the required documents will result in the application not being considered. A pre-employment security screening will be conducted on candidates relating to RSA citizenship, criminal record, credit record and verification of qualification. The outcome of this screening will determine suitability for employment.
Who should apply?
Unemployed South African graduates/postgraduates with a tertiary qualification in one of the above-mentioned fields of study who have not previously been employed in any internship programme.
Please forward applications to Mr Thabana Lekalakala, The Presidency, Private Bag X1000, Pretoria 0001 OR hand deliver at 535 Johannes Ramokhoase Street, Arcadia 0083.
Enquiries: Ms Phakamile Mpofu, tel. (012) 300-5876 or Ms Felicity Mokwele, tel. (012) 300-5875
Closing date: Friday, 7 December 2012 @ 16:30

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