SALGA & LGICT: Internship

South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 12 October, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is the single national representative body for local government. SALGA has been repositioned as a knowledge centre and point of first call for assistance and guidance by its members. A new five-year strategy has been developed for the organisation to drive a credible and dynamic agenda for the municipalities. This strategy therefore calls for a differentiated approach to servicing the needs of its members enabling SALGA to remain a relevant and a credible association.

It is in this context that SALGA is looking for exceptional, talented individuals to join it in this trajectory of a repositioned organisation and place it at the epicentre of leading the transformation agenda of local government in a proactive and leading way.

SALGA seeks to recruit an Intern, based in Pretoria.

Job Ref: 120926

The Intern will focus on the Municipal ICT & e-Government agenda and to work through the Local Government ICT Network knowledge platform (www.lgictorg.za) and all its stakeholders/members who have an interest and passion to use range technologies, systems and innovation to drive improved administration and service delivery.

The person will report the Specialist: Economic Development and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

This is a six-month Internship.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, research and analyse an e-Readiness Local Government study;
  • Prepare brief good practice/solution overviews on municipal ICT practices (including e-Government, Websites as well as other topic areas);
  • Design, manage and implement LGICT online (www.lgict.org.za) marketing programme;
  • Sourcing and uploading of municipal ICT related content like policy and research documents, case studies, articles, news items, events, jobs and tender information to the LGICT website;
  • Identifying of other relevant content for the LGICT website, preparing short summaries, categorising and uploading to the website;
  • Create and send out online newsletters;
  • Engage with relevant ICT partners, members and stakeholders in order to keep the LGICT network involved and abreast of developments;
  • Explore new and innovative tools that will drive usage and value-add to LGICT users;
  • Day to day management and response to member questions and queries.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years university or technical degree in business, information management, Internet Web application programming, online marketing and communication or another related field;
  • Experience in working in the online environment (website administration, content management, usability testing, graphic design etc);
  • Knowledge and competence in online marketing and communication principles and practices;
  • Experience of drafting reports and presentations;
  • Experience with online content management systems (e.g. Drupal) of advantage;
  • Good skills in Microsoft Office;
  • Knowledge of e-marketing platforms, tools and methodologies (search engine optimization (SEO), keyword research and web content creation);
  • Excellent written and spoken English, enthusiasm in writing;
  • Good interpersonal, communication, team and networking skills;
  • Must be able to use own initiative to engage with various stakeholders/role players;
  • Enthusiastic, open minded and creative;
  • Attention to detail and an eye for layout and editing of documents;
  • Passion for technology, desire to learn and will to try and make valuable contribution.
  • Valid driver’s licence.

Salary: R73 074.21 – R99 230.88 per annum (Initial six-month contract).

To apply, submit a CV, certified copies of qualifications, ID and driver’s licence and motivation to Douglas Cohen at dcohen@salga.org.za.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

For more about the South African Local Government Association, refer to www.salga.org.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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