Vacancy:4055: Intern (contract appointment: 1 year) (x3 positions)
Department:Office of the Dean: Economic and Management Sciences
Description:Faculty Economic and Management Sciences
Office of the Dean
Intern (contract appointment: 1 year) (x3 positions)
Job ID: 4055

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered. 

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter;
certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
a certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID);
proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);
A copy of your driver’s licence (if applicable).
A copy of your academic record.

Duties and responsibilities:
Manage the reception area in the Dean’s office.
Refer students and visitors to the appropriate person/department.
Assist students with academic advice (in collaboration with the Faculty Manager).
Process comments on student records.
Manage a filing system for student enquiries & other files photo copying.Assist with the administration of the international students’ applications.
Assist during the registration processes.
Assist with the completion of financial forms and filing.
Assist with the travel and accommodation arrangements for the Dean.
Assist with the managing of appointments for the Dean.
Assist the EMS Teaching and Learning Manager.
Manage the reception areas in the Dean’s office.
Communicate with students, the public and UFS staff members.

Inherent requirements:
Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences completed prior to 2021 or to be completed in 2021.
Provisional acceptance letter for an honours degree or other postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences for 2022.

Required competencies:

• Results Orientated: 
o The ability to stick with tasks, not give up, and overcome obstacles in completing one’s task.
o The ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.• Strategic Thinking: 
o The ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
o The ability to deal with several activities at a time.

• Business Acumen:
o Proven computer skills, including but not limited to MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.• Leading: 
o The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
o The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.

• Building Coalitions:
o Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).

Postgraduate contact sessions should be after working hours.Sound academic record.

The following criteria apply to the selection of candidates:
Not currently participating in an existing learnership / internship programme.
Willing to sign a learnership / internship agreement with the UFS.
Candidate must be available for a period of 1 year.
Postgraduate qualification will serve as a recommendation.

Assumption of duties:
1 December 2021 or as soon as possible.

Closing date: 16 October 2021

Salary: The salary is R7 353.50 per month.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9848 /7267 /9810 /9857 /9003 or email [email protected]

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.

The UFS is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Plan is available at For this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Coloured and Indian) and disabled South African candidates.The University processes personal information in line with its obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and any personal information provided to the University will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the rights provided to data subjects under POPIA.

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position.  Applications that are incomplete or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

External candidates can click HERE  to apply online.

UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click Self-Service, Recruiting and Careers to apply online. 

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