Department of Health Leanership Programme


The Department of Health (ECDOH) is offering 460 internship opportunities for a period of (12 months) to unemployed graduates from Higher Education Institutions, who  have not been exposed to Public Service work experience related to the Field of Study that they have completed.

This will be a Work-Based Structured approach to Experiential Learning related to an occupation with an aim to acquire competencies in the said Fields.

Applicants are hereby invited from suitable qualified candidates to apply.

CLOSING ON: 08 June 2017 at 16:00

Stipend: R5 000 per month

Duration: One Year (12 Months)

INTERNSHIP ADVERT BREAKDOWN ALLOCATION FOR RECRUITMENT OF 460 INTERNS: DURATION OF ONE YEAR (12 MONTHS) 2017/18

1. INTEGRATED HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED – REF. NO.: HRD 01/ 2017

1.1 Relevant National Diploma/ Degree in HRM (Ref No.: HRD 01/01/2017): Total Required – 90

  • Head Office: 10; Alfred Nzo: 8; Amathole: 8; Cacadu: 8; Chris Hani: 8; Joe Gqabi: 8; NM Metro: 8; OR Tambo: 9
  • ; Buffalo City 8; Frere Hospital 5, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital 5; Livingstone Hospital 5

1.2 Management of Training (MOT): (Ref No.: HRD 02/01/2017): Total Required – 50

  • Head Office: 8; Alfred Nzo: 4; Amathole: 4; Cacadu: 4; Chris Hani: 5; Joe Gqabi: 4; NM Metro: 4; OR Tambo: 6, Buffalo City: 5 Frere Hospital 2, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital 2; Livingstone Hospital 2

1.3 Employee Wellness: Bachelor of Social Science/ Social Work (Ref No.: HRD 03/01/2017): Total Required – 10

  • Head Office:2; Alfred Nzo: 1; Amathole: 1; Cacadu: 1; Chris Hani: 1; Joe Gqabi: 1; NM Metro: 1; OR Tambo: 1, Buffalo City: 1

1.4 Labour Relations: (Ref No.: HRD 04/01/2017): Total Required – 15

  • Head Office: 4; Alfred Nzo: 1; Amathole: 1; Cacadu: 1; Chris Hani: 1; Joe Gqabi: 1; NM Metro: 1; OR Tambo: 1; Buffalo City: 1 Frere Hospital 1, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital 1; Livingstone Hospital 1

2. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED – REF. NO.: HRD 02/ 2017

2.1 Finance Management: (Ref No.: HRD 01/02/2017): Required – 45

  • Head Office: 5; Alfred Nzo: 4; Amathole: 4; Cacadu: 4; Chris Hani: 4; Joe Gqabi: 4; NM Metro: 4; OR Tambo: 5, Buffalo City: 5 Frere Hospital 2, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital 2; Livingstone Hospital 2

2.2 Cost and Management Accounting: (Ref No.: HRD 02/02/2017): Required – 25

  • Head Office: 3; Alfred Nzo: 2; Amathole: 2; Cacadu: 2; Chris Hani: 3; Joe Gqabi: 2; NM Metro: 2; OR Tambo: 2, Buffalo City: 3 Frere Hospital 1, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital 1; Livingstone Hospital 1

2.3 Relevant B. Com/ Finance & Accounting: (Ref No.: HRD 03/02/2017): Required – 25

  • Head Office: 6; Alfred Nzo: 2; Amathole: 2; Cacadu:2; Chris Hani: 2; Joe Gqabi: 2; NM Metro: 2; OR Tambo: 2, Buffalo City: 2 Frere Hospital 1, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital 1; Livingstone Hospital 1

2.4 ND: Supply Chain Mangt/Public management/ Inventory Asset Mangt/ Logistic Mangt: (Ref No.: HRD 06/02/2017): Required – 35

  • Head Office: 6; Alfred Nzo: 3; Amathole: 3; Cacadu: 3; Chris Hani: 3; Joe Gqabi: 3; NM Metro: 3; OR Tambo: 4; Buffalo City: 4 Frere Hospital 1, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital 1; Livingstone Hospital 1

2.5 ND: Internal Auditing / Risk Management: (Ref No.: HRD 07/02/2017): Required – 21

  • Head Office: 10; Alfred Nzo: 1; Amathole: 1; Cacadu: 1; Chris Hani: 1; Joe Gqabi: 1; NM Metro: 1; OR Tambo: 1; Buffalo City: 1 Frere Hospital 1, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital 1; Livingstone Hospital 1

3. OTHER FIELD OF STUDIES: QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: REF. NO.: HRD 03/ 2017

3.1 ND: or Degree in Public Admin: (Ref No.: HRD 01/03/2017): Required – 15

  • Head Office: 4; Alfred Nzo:1 ; Amathole: 1; Cacadu: 1; Chris Hani: 1; Joe Gqabi: 1; NM Metro: 1; OR Tambo: 1; Buffalo City: 1 Frere Hospital 1, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital 1; Livingstone Hospital 1

3.2 Degree in LLB: (Ref No.: HRD 03/03/2016): Required – 5

  • Head Office: 5

3.3 ND/Degree in Office Admin/ OMT /Management Assistant: (Ref No.: HRD 04/03/2017): Required – 60

  • Head Office:23; Alfred Nzo:3 ; Amathole: 3; Cacadu: 4; Chris Hani: 4; Joe Gqabi: 3; NM Metro: 3; OR Tambo: 4; Buffalo City:4; Frere Hospital 3, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital 3; Livingstone Hospital 3

3.4 Relevant Diploma/Degree in IT: (Ref No.: HRD 05/03/2017): Required – 39

  • Head Office: 12; Alfred Nzo: 3; Amathole: 3; Cacadu:3; Chris Hani: 3; Joe Gqabi: 3; NM Metro: 3; OR Tambo: 3; Buffalo City: 3 Frere Hospital 1, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital 1; Livingstone Hospital 1

3.5 ND: DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT: (Ref No.: HRD 06/03/2017): Required – 15

    • Head Office: 3; Alfred Nzo: 1; Amathole: 1; Cacadu: 1; Chris Hani: 1; Joe Gqabi: 1; NM Metro: 1; OR Tambo: 2; Buffalo City: 1 Frere Hospital 1, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital 1; Livingstone Hospital 13.6 Communications/ Media/ Journalism/ Graphic Design: (Ref No.: HRD 09/03/2017): Required – 3
      • Head Office: 7

3.7 Public Relations: (Ref No.: HRD 10/03/2017): Required – 3

      • Head Office: 3

Special Note:

      • Applicants who have already participated in any Government Internships Programme will not be considered and if it is found that this was the case after appointment, the contract will be terminated with immediate effect
      • The EC Department of Health is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment, especially of Race, Gender and Disability
      • People living with Disability will be prioritized if they meet requirements
      • Applications must be submitted on a signed Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certified copies of qualifications, academic record and identity document. Failure to provide required documents will disqualify applicants
      • Applicant must clearly indicate the reference number on the Z83 Form.
      • Separate applications should be submitted for each study field of interest
      • Unless indicate otherwise, the Internship Opportunities are based in Districts and SubDistrict Offices; Hospital Complexes; Regional Hospitals; Health Facilities and in Head Office (Bhisho)
      • It is the applicants responsibility to have the qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualities Authority (SAQA) as qualifications will be submitted for verification
      • Communication/ correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only.
      • If you have not been contacted within 2 months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
      • Candidates must be 35 years of age and below and must be residents of the Eastern Cape (Attach current less than 3 months proof of residence)
      • Failure to provide required documents will disqualify applicants
      • No faxed, scanned and emailed documents will be accepted
      • No late applications will be considered

Please forward applications, quoting the relevant Reference Number and the District Name Area to:

The Superintendent-General; Eastern Cape Department of Health; CD: HRD – / Section:

Learnerships and Internships, writing the Address where you wish to undertake Internship for attention of a Contact Person in a District where you apply.

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