CSIR GIS Analyst / Town Planner Internship

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26 Sep, 2014

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CSIR Built Environment unit has a vacant position for an Internship: GIS Analyst / Town Planner in the Planning Support Systems competence area.

The CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.

The incumbent will be expected to contribute to research work in the fields of urban and regional planning and regional development with a specific focus on GIS-based spatial analysis and planning support.

This position is based in Stellenbosch.


Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake on the job GIS Accessibility training.
  • Maintain GIS databases.
  • Undertake GIS mapping.
  • Establish and update reference databases for projects outputs.
  • Produce tables and writing basic reports.
  • Conduct literature searches.
  • Conduct desktop research.


Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with specialisation in GIS and subjects related to geography, town and regional planning, development planning or related fields.
  • Must be proficient in the use of GIS and database. Proficiency in ArcGIS will be advantageous.
  • Good interpersonal and team skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Must be self motivated.
  • Problem-solving and solution-seeking orientation.
  • Must have good communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • An interest in spatial analysis and map-making will be a recommendation.
  • Must have working knowledge of MS Office Package.


Closing date: 10 October 2014

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