Electoral Operations Internship | IEC Vacancies

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:

Drafting of specifications.

Liaising with suppliers and service providers.

Warehousing and inventory management.

Material management.

By-elections and Corporate elections.

Party Liaison Committee.


Interacting with internal clients.

Assist with other initiatives.

 Assist with the following general administrative duties


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 office.

Maintaining incoming and outgoing correspondence of the component and coordinating meetings.

Basic requirements 

Matric and Degree or National Diploma from an accredited tertiary institution in one of these fields: Supply Chain Management/ Logistics/ Administration.

It is preferred for the candidate to be in possession of a valid driver’s license.

Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally.

Computer literate, familiar with the Microsoft Office Suite.

Willingness to learn to work with new software and applications.


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.


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 requested 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  Although advertised, a position may be withdrawn, re-advertised or filled by way of transfer or deployment, should it be considered in the interest of service delivery.


NB! Applicants must be 35 years of age or below and must not have been an intern or worked in their field of study before to qualify for this programme.  Applicants will be subjected to a risk assessment.

Closing date for all applications: 6 July 2022.Please take note that no applications received after the advertised closing date will be considered. “Applicants who have not been contacted by 31 July 2022 must consider their applications as not being successful”.