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.
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.
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.