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UFS invites Information Communication Technology, Computer Science Graduates to apply for this post!

Job Title PYEI Intern (40 hours per week) (contract appointment: 6 months)(1 x South Campus and 1 x Bloemfontein)(Job ID 5090)

Organizational Unit: University of the Free State -> Vice-Rector: Research and Internationalisation -> Library and Information Services

Contract Type Contract

Occupational Level Temporary

Location: Bloemfontein Campus - Bloemfontein, FS ZA; South Campus - Bloemfontein, FS ZA (Primary)

Assumption of duties: As soon as possible Salary: A stipend of R5000 will be paid per month.

Description This post was previously advertised as Job ID: 4500. All applications received in response to the previous advertisement, will automatically be considered again. Previous applicants therefore do not need to reapply Please note that only graduates from/around Bloemfontein 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). KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: https://ufs.hua.hrsmart.com/ . Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered. Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide first-line support for ICT-related queries to library staff via telephone, email, or face-to-face.

  • Establish a good working relationship with staff, students, professionals, and stakeholders.

  • Resolve computer-related issues and provide excellent customer service to both staff, students, and researchers.

  • Work continuously on allocated operational tasks until completion.

  • Test and evaluate new technology in the library.

  • Create and maintain user and administrative guides.

  • Transfer digital tools and library systems knowledge to the staff and students through virtual training, videos, and webinars.

  • Responsible for access management of web applications and library information systems (e.g., Sierra)

  • Create webpage and maintain the library website, Libguides and Library Intranet.

  • Install and configure computer systems and solve technical and application problems.

  • Allocate and configure new and current ICT equipment.

  • Keep record of all IT equipment present in the client computing environment.

  • Provide leadership and oversight to our growing Makerspace program.

  • Ensure processes are maintained to safeguard against data loss and to provide business confidence and assurance in data integrity.

  • Participate in a range of activities and projects in for Library ICT, Digital Scholarship Center and Makerspace.

Inherent requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications on NQF level 7 in Information Communication and Technology or (Postgraduate Diploma on NQF Level 8 in Computer Science).

  • Graduates between the ages of 18 and 35.

  • Applicant must not be studying full time.

  • If studying, classes should be after hours

  • Applicant must be a South African citizen or permanent resident

The following criteria apply to the selection of candidates:

  • Have not participated in any learnership / internship programme.

  • Willing to sign a learnership / internship agreement with the UFS.

  • Candidate must be available for a period of six (6) months, with a possible extension to one (1) year.


Competencies Required competencies:

  • IT experience of operating systems, programming languages (HTML and CSS), as well as web technologies.

  • Knowledge of any of the following systems:

    • Content management systems, preferably Sitefinity.

    • Enterprise content management systems, preferably Microsoft SharePoint.

    • Integrated library systems, preferably Sierra (recommended)

  • High level computer proficiency with regards to general applications and software, e.g., Microsoft Office.

  • Ability and skills in developing web applications to create library webpages.

  • Training and presentation skills.

  • Good communication skills and a good listener

  • The ability to work well with people and within groups.

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

  • Certified copies of all academic records

  • Certified copies of relevant qualifications (please provide SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications)

  • A Certified* copy of your identity document

  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable)

  • A copy of your driver's license (if applicable)

  • A service record of your current employer / last employer

Enquiries: For enquiries, please feel free to contact me at 051 401 9814 or email at MakolaCM@ufs.ac.za or Recruit@ufs.ac.za. Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 9848 /9810 /9813 /2979 for assistance.



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