The CSIR: Defence, Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS) has an opportunity for some learning position for an Intern Secretary in the Human Resources (HR) department within DPSS.

Key responsibilities:

• Assist with diary management of the HR Manager.

• Provide administrative support to the HR group which includes:

  • Office administration including reception duties and fax management;
  • Making travel arrangements for group (local and international);
  • Filing (update and maintain current filing system);
  • Minute-taking and preparing agendas;
  • Screening phone calls and incoming correspondences;
  • Arranging and coordinating functions, visits, meetings and information sessions;
  • Gathering, preparing and collating information;
  • Ordering of stationery and maintaining levels of stock; and
  • Responsible for general non-technical procurement support.
Qualifications, skills and experience:
  • A Secretary diploma or an equivalent three-year qualification.
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Exposure to Open Source package advantageous.
  • Exposure to current CSIR systems (i.e., PeopleSoft, Miraculum, etc.) will be advantageous.
Behavioural attributes:
  • Time management and the ability to do work accurately and meticulously.
  • Excellent interpersonal, administrative and organisational skills.
  • Fluent and competent in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
More information:
South African citizenship is necessary as a security clearance is required for this position. Should you meet the above requirements, please go to the URL indicated below in order to apply; select the position reference number 5285; complete the application form and attach your CV:
Closing date: 09 December 2011