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Knysna Municipality: Municipal Finance Management Internship Programme (MFMIP)

Knysna Municipality is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified individuals to apply for the Municipal Finance Management Internship Programme (MFMIP).

Position: Municipal Finance Management Internship Programme (MFMIP) Salary: R100,000 per annum (all inclusive) Location: Knysna, Western Cape Closing Date: May 6, 2024

Municipal Finance Management Internship Programme (MFMIP) Overview:

Aligned with the Municipal Finance Management Act, No 56 of 2003 and its reforms, this National Treasury initiative seeks to empower young graduates for careers in Local Government.

Key Objectives of the Internship:

  • Achieve specific learning outcomes outlined in the National Treasury Finance Intern Skills Development Programme.
  • Interns will receive training primarily in Finance, Internal Audit, and Risk departments to develop essential skills.
  • Gain exposure to the implementation of MFMA, GRAP Standards, Policies, and Procedures.


Applicants must be from the Knysna municipal area and hold a completed three-year Bachelor’s Degree or National Diploma (NQF Level 7) with majors in Accounting, Economics, or Finance. Additional qualifications in Internal Audit and/or Risk Management are advantageous. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as computer literacy, are essential.

Successful applicants will be required to sign an internship agreement, demonstrating commitment to the MFMI Programme, including full participation in training and workplace programs. Interns will also be subject to the Municipal Disciplinary Code.

Application Process:

To apply, submit a completed application form, detailed CV, certified copies of Identity Document, and academic qualifications to Human Resources at PO Box 21, Knysna, 6570, or via email to vacancies@knysna.gov.za. Application forms are available on the municipal website at www.knysna.gov.za or at municipal offices.

Closing date for applications is May 6, 2024. Late applications will not be considered. Evaluation tests may be conducted, and the municipality reserves the right to conduct reference, credit, qualification, and security checks.

Please note that canvassing of Councillors and staff members is prohibited, and any evidence thereof will result in disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and unsuccessful candidates will be notified within 2 months of the closing date.

Knysna Municipality: Municipal Finance Management Internship Programme (MFMIP)

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