Intern Secretary
(One-year contract)
About the job:
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
Key responsibilities:
• Assist with diary management of the HR Manager.
• Provide administrative support to the HR group which includes:
o Office administration including reception duties and fax management;
o Making travel arrangements for group (local and international);
o Filing (update and maintain current filing system);
o Minute-taking and preparing agendas;
o Screening phone calls and incoming correspondences;
o Arranging and coordinating functions, visits, meetings and information sessions;
o Gathering, preparing and collating information;
o Ordering of stationery and maintaining levels of stock; and
o 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
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.
South African citizenship is necessary as a security clearance is required for this

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
Closing date: 09 December 2011