Stats SA provides scientific knowledge that enables society to understand complex socio-economic phenomena. It draws its mandate from the Statistics Act, 1999 (Act No 6 of 1999). Stats SA strives to excel in the following five competencies:
● Intellectual capability to lead the scientific work of statistics.
● Technological competence for purposes of large-scale processing and for complex computations and accessibility of information to the public.
● Logistical competence for deployment of (forward and reverse) logistics of large-scale field operations and for strategic choices regarding operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
● Political competence in understanding the political environment without being political or Politicised (commitment of delivery without fear of favour)
● Administrative competence: The ability of bringing it all together.
Stats SA provides a two-year internship programme on the following Fields of Study for 2020/21
To qualify for the internship programme, you must –
- Be an unemployed graduate aged between 20–35 years;
- Have completed a Degree/National Diploma (NQF 6) or Honours/ Masters Degree in the under-mentioned disciplines/ fields of study from accredited institutions of Higher Learning; and
- Must be a South African Citizen
- Must not have participated in an Internship in the Public Service
The following qualifications are required:
|Field||Qualification||Station + Ref No|
|Statistics||Economics/Econometrics/Statistics/Social Sciences/Mathematical Statistics/Demography||Head Office (01/01/20HO)|
|Data Science||Computer Science/ Statistics/ Applied Mathematics||Head Office (02/01/20HO)|
|Demography||Population Studies/ Demography/ Statistics/ Development Studies||Head Office (03/01/20HO)|
|Geography||Geography/Geomatics/GIS/Environmental Studies||Head Office (04/01/20HO)|
|System Development and Analysis/ICT||Information Technology/Computer Science/Financial Information Systems/Programming/Software Development/Networking||Head Office (05/01/20HO)|
|Logistics||Logistics Management/Transport Management/Transport Economics||Head Office (06/01/20HO)|
|Governance (Risk Management; Fraud and Compliance; Governance and Policy Unit)||Risk Management/Accounting/Internal Audit/Policing/Fraud and Investigation/Investigation/Forensic||Head Office (07/01/20HO)|
|Communication, Marketing, Digital and Media Studies||Web Design/ Printmaking and Typography/ Media Writing/ Digital photography and Digital Imaging Manipulation/Visual Digital Communication/Graphic Design/Journalism||Head Office (08/01/20HO)|
|Actuarial Science||Actuarial Science/ Computational and Applied Mathematics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Statistics/Mathematics||Head Office (09/01/20HO)|
|Data Analysis||Computer Science/ Statistics/ Mathematics||Head Office (10/01/20HO)|
|Social Science||Economics/ Demography/ Statistics/ Sociology/ Population Studies/Development Studies||Head Office (11/01/20HO)|
● A three-year tertiary qualification (NQF 6) in the above-mentioned fields. Applicants that still need to finish or qualify for a Degree or National Diploma should not apply.
Important note: Applications must be submitted online on the following link: www.statssa.gov.za/recruitment
● Applicants must attach a recent copy of the CV, certified copies of: Matric certificate, academic qualifications with academic transcripts (academic record) and ID.
● Candidates wishing to apply for an Internship outside their area of residence must be willing to find their own accommodation and transportation considering that they will be earning a stipend
● Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.
● Applicants will be expected to be available for assessments and selection interviews at a time, date and place as determined by the Department.
● It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
● All appointments for internship are subject to the verification and pre-screening process.
● Statistics South Africa reserves the right not to make an appointment.
● Manual applications will not be accepted.
● Correspondence will be entered into with shortlisted candidates only.
Enquiries: Kindly contact Ms Zanele Khumalo on (012) 337 6371 or Ms Sphiwe Ringane on (012) 310 8089
Closing Date: 31 March 2020
Stats SA endeavours to promote the careers of previously disadvantaged persons by applying the principles of appropriate legislation, e.g. Employment Equity Act, 1998