Monday, 13 May 2019

CSIR Internship Opportunity 2019

The CSIR has Internship opportunities in the Strategic Procurement portfolio. The incumbents will gain experience in sourcing goods and services as well as exposure to procurement-related administrative tasks. These positions are based in Pretoria.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation that researches, develops, localises and diffuses technologies to accelerate socio-economic prosperity in South Africa. The organisation’s work contributes to industrial development and supports a capable state.

Key responsibilities:

  • Source and obtain quotations;
  • Create, issue and expedite orders;
  • Liaise with internal and external clients/customers;
  • Provide administrative support and handle general procurement enquiries;
  • Assist with information gathering for reports and auditing purposes;
  • Ensure compliance to policies and procedures, rules and regulations, legislative objectives and other related frameworks;
  • Perform any other supply chain management tasks as and when mandated.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A three-year diploma or degree in supply chain management;
  • Computer literacy and numerical skills;
  • Ability to maintain high degree of accuracy;
  • Ability to pay attention to detail;
  • Problem-solving ability and communication skills;
  • High degree of customer focus and care;
  • Ability to meet demanding deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a team is essential.

Closing date: 13 May 2019



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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