Liquid Telecom: Procurement Internship (Johannesburg, Cape Town and Umhlanga)

Procurement Internship - N/A10521

Code/Reference: N/A10521

Applications accepted until: 2020-02-14

Company Overview

A subsidiary of Econet Global, Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa's largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. It also provides payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award winning data storage and communication solutions to businesses across Africa and beyond. Put simply, we connect people.

We started out by questioning the way things are done and being single-minded in our determination to improve them. Everything we do is driven by a simple yet powerful belief that everyone in Africa has the right to be connected. Over the last decade, this vision has helped us change the face of communications in the region.

Our future-focused approach to new product development makes our services enduringly adaptable.

We have to focus on services of the future and new revenue streams not as a side show to infrastructure but as the main show leveraging off the infrastructure which we have. - Nic Rudnick

Our flexible and dynamic business model keeps us at the forefront of telecoms innovation. And by listening to customers, we ensure that our solutions are constantly evolving to meet their needs. In June 2017, Liquid Telecom raised $700m in a bond and term-loan issue that will help Liquid Telecom refinance debt and provide a war chest for further acquisitions.

Our Beliefs

At the very core of our business is our belief that every individual on the continent has the right to be connected. We believe that the power of technology will create better and brighter lives for everyone.

We're for everyone - Being connected shouldn't just be for the privileged few. We believe it's for everyone and this was recognised at the AfricaCom Awards 2013 when we won an award for Best Cost Efficiency Solution. The sense of doing the right thing runs through every aspect of our business.

Integrity - Having integrity in everything we do has made us what we are today. We are all encouraged to play our part and take responsibility for doing things right and doing the right thing.

Only The Best Will Do - We're constantly striving to deliver the best communications technology to everyone from the smallest communities to the biggest businesses in the region.

Dont Talk Do - We listen carefully to our customers, then we deliver beyond their expectations. This can do' attitude is key to our success.

In It For The Long Run - We've invested heavily in our own network and technology. We created the largest single fibre network in the region, which stretches over 18,000km across borders to connect people locally, nationally and internationally. We're not stopping there we're continuing to invest so we can connect people all over Africa.

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Job Purpose:

Liquid Telecom SA is proud to announce the introduction of our 2020 Internship Programme and is seeking to appoint suitable candidates in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Umhlanga. The duration of the Internship Programme is 12 Months.

Our goal is to provide opportunities to nurture young professionals€™ talent and competencies while offering practical work experience, in a multinational organization, with leadership/mentorship guidance. Our internship programmes lie in the following fields:

•Sales and Administration

•Human Resources

•Project Management

•Finance and Accounting

•Statistics, Business Analytics and Data Science




Minimum Requirements of Job

Bachelor€™s degree in Procurement, Supply Chain or similar (NQF 7 or higher).

Analytical individuals with strong attention to detail.

Individuals who thrive in team-based environments

Must be in Johannesburg region

Excellent verbal, written and electronic communication skills

Must be fluent in English (read, write & speak)

Must be computer literate and be proficient in MS programmes such as MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

•Advanced MS Excel will be advantageous

Candidates must not hold any kind of criminal record

Candidates with more than 2 years€™ experience in the desired field will not be eligible for the internship programme

Key Outputs:

Communication Skills

•Demonstrates verbal communication skills required for general functionality

•Writes clearly and concisely

•Willing to speak up, communicate information, and ask questions, seeks clarity

•Listens to feedback and works to improve

Problem Solving/Decision Making Skills

•Analyses situations and takes appropriate action

•Can come up with solutions to problems

•Collects and analyzes information relevant to completing a task


•Establishes rapport and credibility among team members

•Shares information and resources with others

•Assists and cooperates with co-workers

•Demonstrates willingness to put in extra time and effort


•Produces high-quality, accurate work the first time

•Seeks new strategies when current approach is not effective

•Displays good judgment and establishes priorities

•Arrives on time and uses time effectively

Initiative Skills:

•Seeks opportunities to learn

•Takes initiative to get a job done, even if not told to do so

•Works to completion

•Set goals; follows up with results

Technical Skills:

•Possesses the technical skills required for this position

•Willing to learn new skills and enhance existing technical skills

•Uses appropriate technology for tasks

What we offer?

•A paid 12 months internship programme within your area of specialisation.

•Professional development

•Great working environment

•Mentorship from key players in the organization

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