Friday, 24 November 2017

Project Administrator Internship Opportunity at CSIR 2017

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.

About the job:

The CSIR has an internship opportunity for an Intern: Project Administrator in the Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) within the Biosciences unit.

The purpose of this opportunity is to equip graduates with experiential learning and will participate in large multi-disciplinary teams. The incumbent will also provide administrative support to the project management functions. This position is based in Pretoria.

Key responsibilities:

  • Under Supervision, the intern will be required to:
  • Administer the BIDC projects on a day-to-day basis including record keeping of pertinent project information required by funders and other stakeholders;
  • Monitor timesheets on the relevant projects;
  • Assist with enquiries on expenses incurred against projects;
  • Produce standard reports on expenditure as and when required using the CSIR financial system;
  • Assist with interactions and information requests between the Biomanufacturing Technologies Competency Area and the Finance office.
Qualifications, skills and experience:
  • A diploma or degree in commerce with finance/bookkeeping as major subjects;
  • Postgraduate qualifications and/or relevant working experience would be an advantage;
  • A strong work ethic (e.g. accountability and reliability) and the ability to work under supervision within a dynamic team environment;
  • Ability to work accurately and pay attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task;
  • Good record-keeping skills and organisational ability.


For more info, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at

The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. 

By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history. 

The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

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