MISA Young Graduate Programme 2024/2025

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The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) is a specialized institution established to support municipalities in the development and maintenance of infrastructure. The MISA Young Graduate Programme 2024/2025 offers an exceptional opportunity for recent graduates to kick-start their careers in public infrastructure management and development.

 About MISA

The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) operates as a crucial entity within the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) in South Africa. Established to bolster municipal infrastructure management, MISA is dedicated to promoting sustainable service delivery across the nation.

MISA's core objectives include

- Enhancing Infrastructure Management: MISA focuses on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of infrastructure management within municipalities. This involves providing technical expertise and guidance to local authorities to ensure optimal infrastructure development and maintenance.

- Supporting Sustainable Service Delivery: By facilitating better management practices and innovative solutions, MISA contributes to ensuring sustainable service delivery in South Africa's municipalities. This includes initiatives aimed at improving water and sanitation services, road infrastructure, energy management, and more.

- Capacity Building: MISA is committed to capacity building within municipalities, equipping local officials and stakeholders with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle infrastructure challenges effectively. This is achieved through training programs, workshops, and knowledge-sharing platforms.

- Promoting Innovation: Emphasizing the importance of innovation in infrastructure planning and maintenance, MISA encourages the adoption of new technologies and approaches that can enhance service delivery and infrastructure resilience.

Through initiatives like the Young Graduate Programme, MISA plays a pivotal role in developing a skilled workforce for the public sector. This program not only provides practical experience to young graduates but also fosters a culture of excellence and innovation in municipal infrastructure management. By nurturing talent and expertise, MISA aims to contribute significantly to the advancement and sustainability of South Africa's public infrastructure landscape.

About the MISA Young Graduate Programme

The Young Graduates Programme is a two-to-three-year initiative designed to facilitate professional registration for participants as Technicians, Technologists, and Engineers. This is done in accordance with the frameworks of approved regulatory and professional bodies, including:

- Act 36 of 2002

- Engineering Professions Act No. 46 of 2000

- South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN), the statutory council responsible for regulating the planning profession under the Planning Profession Act, 36 of 2002 (PPA) and other relevant legislation

The MISA Young Graduate Programme is designed to attract young professionals with potential and ambition. It offers hands-on experience in municipal infrastructure projects, underpinned by a structured development programme. Graduates will work closely with seasoned professionals, gaining practical skills, industry knowledge, and insights into public sector infrastructure management.

The programme includes

- Mentorship and Coaching: Graduates will receive guidance from experienced mentors.

- Professional Development: Access to training and workshops aimed at enhancing technical and soft skills.

- Project Experience: Direct involvement in municipal infrastructure projects.

- Networking Opportunities: Interaction with industry experts and potential future employers.

 Career Opportunities for Unemployed Young Graduates in Key Engineering and Planning Fields

This programme provides opportunities for unemployed young graduates in the following fields:

- Civil Engineering

- Electrical Engineering

- Town and Regional Planning

- Environmental Management

- Project Construction Management

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the MISA Young Graduate Programme, candidates must meet the following criteria:

- University and University of Technology Graduates meeting the minimum academic requirements in the following disciplines:

  - Civil Engineering: BTech Degree / BSc / BEng in Civil Engineering

  - Town & Regional Planning: BTech Degree / BSc in Town & Regional Planning

  - Electrical Engineering: BTech Degree / BSc / BEng in Electrical Engineering

  - Environmental Management: BTech Degree / B Environmental Management

  - Project Construction Management: BTech Degree / BSc Construction Management

- Applicants must be unemployed graduates willing and available for a minimum of 24 months’ post-graduation workplace experience deployment within the nine provinces.

- Applicants must be South African citizens.

NB Applicants must be prepared and able to participate in mandatory structured training, deployment, and rotations across district municipalities and private sector consultancies, with the aim of achieving professional registration. It should be noted that participation in the programme does not guarantee employment with MISA upon completion of the internship.

How to Apply

Applying for the MISA Young Graduate Programme involves several steps:

- Application Form: Must be submitted on the MISA application form, available on the website Click here to apply.

- Required Documents:

  - Covering letter

  - Comprehensive CV

  - Certified copies of identity document and qualifications

- Alternative Method: The application form can also be requested via email at young.graduates2024@misa.gov.za.

Documents Required

Applicants must submit the following documents:

Ensure all documents are scanned into a single file and include the following:

- Curriculum vitae

- Certified copies of relevant qualifications

- Certified copy of the identity document

- Proof of residential address

 Submission

Email the complete application with all required documents to: young.graduates2024@misa.gov.za

 Candidates will undergo suitability assessments, which may include checks on qualifications, employment history, credit standing, criminal records, company ownership/directorship, and references.

Closing Date

The deadline for submitting applications is June 21, 2024, at 16:00. It is crucial to ensure that all required documents and information are submitted by this time. Any applications received after the deadline will not be accepted or considered, so applicants are strongly encouraged to complete and submit their applications well in advance to avoid any last-minute issues or delays. Timely submission is essential to be considered for this valuable opportunity.

Contact Details

For further inquiries or assistance with the application process, you can reach MISA through the following contact details:

- Website: MISA website

- Enquiries Contact: Mr. Takalani Modau

- Phone Number: 012 848 5506

The MISA Young Graduate Programme 2024/2025 is an invaluable opportunity for young graduates to immerse themselves in the field of municipal infrastructure. With comprehensive training, hands-on project involvement, and a supportive environment, this programme is designed to cultivate the next generation of public sector infrastructure experts. If you meet the eligibility requirements and are passionate about making a difference in South Africa’s municipalities, be sure to apply before the closing date. For any additional information, do not hesitate to contact MISA directly.

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