Monday, 25 June 2018

Administrative Assistant Internship at CSIR 2018

The CSIR has Internship opportunity for an Administrative Assistant in the Light Metals unit. The internship programme is designed to give graduates relevant practical experience in the various fields of administration. This position is based in Pretoria.

Key Responsibilities:
Candidate will be involved in the execution of administration in the Light Metals Competence Area. This exposure will include, amongst others, the following:

Document Preparation:
  • Assistance in preparing various documents accurately, timeously and in accordance with the specific needs required for the document;
  • Copy-type & draft documents (letters, emails, and minutes) and perform data capturing under clear direction from Competence Area Manager (CAM) or Competence Area (CA) Administrative Officer.
Provide assistance with:
  • Monitor relevant document management systems;
  • Minute taking; draft agendas for meetings and distribute minutes for meetings;
  • Support Competence area with general communication under clear direction from CAM or CA Administration Officer;
  • Perform general secretarial services to the needs of the manager and competence area;
  • Support Competence area with general communication under clear direction from CAM or CA Administration Officer.
  • Documents filling;
  • Schedule meetings and ensure that all relevant documentation is distributed.
Qualifications, skills and experience:
  • A National diploma in Office Administration/ Management Assistant with an interest in conducting administrative work;
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft packages;
  • Must be fluent in English;
The following skills and abilities are essential:
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Numerical skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Be an enthusiastic and a self-motivated individual,;
  • Ability to take ownership of certain tasks and take initiative;
  • The ability to make decisions;
  • Ability to work well under pressure as well as to work as part of a team.


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 furtherreserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

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