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Party Funding IEC [Internship]

ByBen Vick

Aug 16, 2023

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment to the Internship programme of the Electoral Commission, a state institution established in terms of Chapter 9 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

The Electoral Commission is committed to promoting equity, especially for people with disabilities, hence they are encouraged to apply. The applicant must not have worked in the field of their specific study or been an Intern before.

POLITICAL PARTY FUNDING INTERNSHIP: Party Funding

Location: National Office (Centurion)

Duration: Twenty-Four Months (24) contract

Stipend: R9,104.00 per month

If you are looking to start your political party funding career in a pre-eminent election management body, then this might just be the role for you. We are currently looking for an intern to join the Party Funding team.

The Intern: Political Party Funding will contribute towards the efficient administration of political party funding activities in the organisation. The Intern reports to the Deputy Manager: Party Funding.

Key performance areas:

  •  A 24-month internship programme designed to provide recently qualified graduates with a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills in a supportive environment, learning on-the-job and work experience.
  • Exposure and training will be provided in the following areas where assistance is required:
  • Capturing of monthly journals.
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Verifying administration forms captured and submitted by political parties on the Online Party Funding System (OPFS).
  • Assisting in the verification of donation declarations captured and submitted by political parties and donors.
  • Assisting in the verification of annual financial statements (AFS) submitted by political parties.
  • Capturing records of donations on behalf of donors and contributors.
  • Providing support to political parties on the OPFS.
  • Assist with other initiatives in the division.
  • Assist with the following general administrative duties jobs from home
  • Minute taking, report writing, preparing presentations, routine enquiries.
  • Compiling, distributing documents/packages to stakeholders and such tasks as required by supervisor.
  • Maintaining the filing system for the section.
  • Maintaining incoming and outgoing correspondence of the section

Basic requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively, in writing
  • Computer literate, familiar with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Willingness to learn to work with new software and applications.
  • It is preferred for the candidate to be in possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • The ideal candidate must have the following attributes
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team under supervision.
  • Good time management.
  • Confident in engaging with other role-players.
  • Proactive.
  • Dedication to the tasks at hand and willingness to work long hours, including weekends, when needed.
  • Service driven.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Applications must be accompanied by a recent, updated comprehensive curriculum vitae as well as certified copies of all qualification documents and identity documents. Failure to attach the required documents will result in the application not being considered.

The Electoral Commission will only correspond with short-listed candidates and interviews will be conducted on a date and time specified by the Interview panel.

The Electoral Commission is under no obligation to fill the position after advertising it and reserves the right not to make any appointment in the above post. Although advertised, a position may be withdrawn, re-advertised or filled by way of transfer or deployment, should it be considered in the interest of service delivery.

Other Requirements 

  • Must be 35 years of age or below
  • Must not have been an intern or worked in their field of study before to qualify for this programme.
  • Will be subjected to a risk assessment.

Closing Date: 18 August 2023.

Applications:

  • Applicants for the above position/s should not have a high party political profile.
  • All successful permanent candidates will be required to enter into performance contracts.
  • Should applicants be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). All applications must include: o updated comprehensive curriculum vitae;
    • a copy of all qualification documents;
    • a copy of identity document; and
    • a copy of driver’s license (if required).
    • Failure to submit the requested documents will result in the application not being

Please note that recommended candidates will undergo risk assessments, including inter alia the verification of curricula vitae, all qualifications, criminal and credit assessments and appointments will only be made upon positive verification thereof.

  • A probation period of twelve months will be applicable to permanent employees.
  • The Electoral Commission will only correspond with short-listed candidates.
  • The Electoral Commission is under no obligation to fill the position/s and reserves the right not to make any appointment in the above post/s.
  • Although advertised, positions may thus either be withdrawn, re-advertised or filled by way of transfer or deployment, should it be considered in the interest of service delivery.

By Ben Vick

Ben Vick is a Content Writer and Creator at Careersroom. He focuses on creating well-researched and unique content and believes that all weaknesses can be turned into strengths with time, effort, and practice.

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