SAASTA National Youth Services Programme

The South African Agency for Science a Technology Advancement (SAASTA, a business unit of National Research Foundation) on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) is inviting unemployed science, engineering and technology graduates (18 to 35 years of age) to volunteer their services towards the implementation of the Youth into Science Strategy under the auspices of the National Youth Service Programme.  Volunteers will be deployed for a period of up to 12 months to participating organisations that collaborate with the DST in its youth development programmes.  A stipend will be paid to volunteers per month as follows: National Diploma NQF Level 6 (R 4 500), Bachelor’s Degree / B.Tech NQF Level 7 (R 5 000), Honours NQF Level 8 (R 5 500), Master’s NQF Level 9 (R 6 500), PhD NQF Level 10 (R 7 700).

Vacancies exist and become available during the year at a variety of organisations in all nine provinces.

How to apply?

Interested youth, who meet the qualifications, are invited to submit a covering letter indicating why they want to volunteer, in which province they are residing and the province of their choice. Candidates should also include curriculum vitae, certified copies of ID and qualifications, and all their contact details.

To apply for the National Youth Service Programme send your applications as described by email to mpho@saasta.ac.za / bongiwe@saasta.ac.za 

Human Resource Volunteer Department

South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA)

1st Floor Didacta Building

211 Nana Sita Street

PRETORIA

0001

To view a list of current participating organisations CLICK HERE

Closing date: 31  March 2017 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the screening outcomes.  Candidates who have not been contacted within three months after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. All travel and relocation costs will be for the candidates’ own expenses. 

All enquiries should be directed to:  Bongiwe Mahlangu, on telephone number (012) 392 9300 during normal office hours.