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UFS invites Gender Studies or Industrial Psychology Graduates to apply for this Internship

Job Title PYEI Intern (40 hours per week) (contract appointment: 6 months) (Job ID: 5098)

Organizational Unit University of the Free State -> Vice-Rector: Institutional Change, Strategic Partnerships and Societal Impact -> Unit for Instutional Change and Social Justice

Contract Type Contract

Occupational Level Unskilled

Location Qwaqwa Campus - Qwaqwa, FS ZA (Primary)

Assumption of duties: As soon as possible. Closing date: 03 March 2023 Salary: A stipend of R5000 will be paid per month.

Description Please note that only graduates from/around Qwaqwa will be considered for this opportunity. The purpose of the internship programme is to offer unemployed university graduates (diploma/degree) with no relevant work experience the opportunity to obtain practical workplace exposure and experience in their specified disciplines. This opportunity forms part of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI)-Higher Education Employment Initiative (HEEI), which forms part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES), seeking to mitigate the devastating economic challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Youth between the ages of 18 and 35, who are currently unemployed, not studying full time, nor receiving any form of a government grant (including NSFAS) and young people living with disability and women, are eligible and encouraged to apply for this enriching experience. Applicants in a debt repayment agreement for fees owed to the university may also apply. This opportunity is only available to South African Citizens and permanent residents.

Duties and responsibilities: • Provide administrative support. • Assist in co-ordinating projects. • Organise the events calendar of the GEAD office. • Co-ordinate the volunteers. • Record and take minutes. • Attend projects rolled out by the office. • Liaise with Student bodies.

Inherent Job Requirements: • A Bachelor’s degree or Advanced Diploma / B.Tech degree / Postgraduate Certificate on NQF level 7 in Gender Studies or Industrial Psychology. • Graduates between the ages of 18 and 35. • Not studying full time, classes preferably after hours. • Must be a South African citizen or permanent resident.

Recommendations: • Knowledgeable in gender-related matters. • Valid driver’s license.

The following criteria apply to the selection of candidates: • Have not participated in any leadership / internship programme. • Willing to sign a leadership / internship agreement with the UFS. • Candidate must be available for a period of six (6) months.

Competencies Key Competencies Required: Results orientated: - The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations. - The ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

Strategic thinking: - The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner. - The ability to be creative and open-minded when addressing work issues.

Business acumen: - Punctual, well-organised and responsible work ethics. - Proficient in using MS Office.

Leading: - The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others. - The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.

Building coalitions: - The ability to be self-assured and at ease with people in all types of social situations. - The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.

Required Documents Please ensure all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. *Certified copies must not be older than 6 months • a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter; • two (2) testimonials; • certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records; or confirmation of completion; • 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). Enquiries: For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9810 or email / Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 2979 / 9813 / 9814 / 9848 for assistance.


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