AHRI Procurement Internship 2021 | How to Apply

Application for the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) Procurement Internships – 2021/2022 Entry is now open by Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) for all outstanding applicants.

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South Africa Govt (www.gov.co.za) Vacancies - 2020 (Updated)

Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is offering an Internship opportunity to unemployed and prospective graduates to apply in the fields that are in line with the Corporation’s core business. The Corporation is therefore inviting applications for the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) Procurement Internship Programme that runs for a maximum period of 12 months in the following disciplines/fields of study.

The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) Procurement Internship Programme uses a fully integrated approach that combines theory with practical training and leads to a recognized qualification/certification. Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) provides an internship opportunity in the following areas listed below: 

  • Procurement

This internship opportunity is situated at the following locations in South Africa:

  • Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Adhere to AHRI purchasing policies and procedure
•Demonstrates a working understanding of policies, procedures and systems in place at AHRI, and applies them as appropriate in their current role.

General Administration
•Requesting information from the suppliers for adding to database
•Help Procurement team with supplier classifications on database.
•Identify inactive suppliers on the system and flag for deletion.
•Preparing attendance registers and documentation for site briefings
•Assisting Supply Chain and Contracts Specialist with tenders and contracts administration
•Request for invoices where invoices are not presented on delivery.
•Expedite long overdue purchase orders and give report to Supply Chain and Contracts Specialist.
•Support procurement team on procurement metrics data collection/analysis and reporting, and identify the opportunity for the improvement.
•Document Control.

Finance System Administration
•Responsible for capture of new supplier details and for effecting necessary amendments and updates to database with guidance from Supply Chain and Contracts Specialist.
•Capture purchase requisitions on SAP
•Ensure that invoices/delivery notes are forwarded to Finance daily.

•Request quotes from suppliers on behalf of users
•Forwards quotes to the buyer or Supply Chain and Contracts Specialist for evaluation.
•Provide appropriate purchasing support to internal and external customers with the guidance of Supply Chain and Contracts Specialist.
•Update various procurement spreadsheets and forward to Supply Chain and Contracts Specialist for checking.
•Ensures goods, materials and services comply with order specifications.
•Capture orders on the SAP system

1. 3 years National Diploma or Degree in Supply Chain /Purchasing or similar in a related field

1. Microsoft Excel, Word to skills/experience required


All applications must be submitted electronically on the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) Online Management System. Applicants must first register under the tab new registration and provide their personal details as required. After registration, log in and go to my applications and create an application and complete all the relevant sections following instructions provided. You will be required to provide us with the following documents. Please click here to access the online system.


  • Certified copies of certificates;
  • Certified academic records; and
  • Certified copy of the South African ID or Passport

Application Deadline

  • Applications should reach Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) on time. As it is indicated for each position of interest above.
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