As part of its recruitment drive, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) invites confident and dynamic individuals to participate in a twelve-month Cadet Learnership Programme. The training will include both theoretical (classroom-based) and practical modules on a variety of subjects relevant to the development of a well-rounded South African International Relations Practitioner.

    South African youth graduate (18 – 35 years of age) at the closing date of the advertisement
    South African Citizen
    An appropriate three-year Bachelor’s degree with two (2) or more of the following desired subjects: International Relations, African Studies, Political Science, Economics, Law, International Trade and Investment, Political Economy, Development Studies, Development Economics and/or Foreign Languages
    Proficiency in a foreign language will serve as an advantage
    Valid Code B driver’s licence will serve as an added advantage.


    Interpersonal skills
    Communication (verbal and written) skills
    Computer literacy skills
    Information gathering and analytical skills
    Sense of responsibility and initiative
    Client service focus.

How to Apply

Candidates may be subjected to a process of competency assessment. Applications must be submitted via a signed Z83, CV and accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, STATEMENT OF RESULTS and ID document. Should you not comply with this; your application will not be considered.

Forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to:

Director-General, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Private Bag x152, Pretoria 0001 OR hand-deliver to:

OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, 0084


Ms L. Mudau, tel. (012) 351 0645 or Mr S. Skosana, tel. (012) 351 1211.

Applicants will be subjected to a process of security clearance and qualification verification.

Closing  Date 15 August 2014