Electoral Commission of SA (IEC): Outreach Internships 2020 in Limpopo


Last updated on July 1st, 2020 at 03:26 pm

Electoral Commission of SA (IEC)invites candidates to apply for Outreach Internship Programmme for 2020.

Internship Application Closing Date: 30 June 2020

Location: Polokwane

Ref Nr: LIM-02   

The IEC Outreach Internship opportunity is open for a person who will contribute towards the efficient co-ordination of the communications plans and stakeholder management processes of the organization. The Intern will report to the Deputy Manager’s Outreach.

Responsibilities/Duties Key performance areas: Assist staff with co-coordinating communication plans, that is, both internal and external; maintaining liaison with all major communications stakeholders including the print and electronic media, managing the publicity plans of the province, promoting the internal publication tools that are operating in the province, monitoring progress in the communications area, liaising with all stakeholders relevant for elections, developing partnerships with stakeholders in order to achieve electoral goals, preparing reports and disseminates information, coordinating Continuous Democracy Education programs, capturing and approving of events on the Outreach Management Systems.

General Administrative support services: Record minutes, write reports, handle routine enquiries, make photocopies, send and receive facsimiles, distribute documents/packages to various stakeholders as required. Keep and maintain the filing system for the office, Keep and maintain incoming and outgoing correspondence of the component and coordinate meetings. Assist with selected duties so as to obtain exposure to Corporate Services and Electoral Operations, etc.

Requirements Basic requirements:  Applicants must be in possession of Matric / N3 certificate and a tertiary qualification (Degree or Diploma) in Communications / Humanities (a post-graduate qualification will be an added advantage).

The candidate must possess good communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. He/ she must be computer literate with good working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel and possess the following attributes: ability to work under pressure; be prepared to work long hours; pro-active; decisive; confident and be service driven.

How to apply

Suitably qualified candidates must forward applications to:
Ms A Nkadimengat the IEC provincial office in Polokwane, or Fax: (015) 283 9177 or email: [email protected]

Please take note that no applications received after the advertised closing date will be considered. “Applicants who have not been contacted by 31 July 2020 must consider their applications as not being successful.”

Applications must be accompanied by a recent, updated comprehensive curriculum vitae as well as certified copies of all qualification documents and identity documents.  Failure to attach the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. PERSONS MUST NOT HAVE BEEN AN INTERN OR WORKED BEFORE.  Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

NB! Applicants must be 35 years of age or below and must not have been an intern or worked before to qualify for this programme.

The Electoral Commission will only correspond with short-listed candidates and interviews will be conducted on a date and time specified by the Interview panel. 

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