Dept of Forestry is hiring EPWP Data Capturer [x39 posts]

Closing Date: 13 October 2023

Location: Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North-West

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) is hiring and invites applications from South African for the following job vacancy: EPWP Data Capturer (x39 posts)

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) is inviting applications for 39 Data Capturer positions in the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). These positions are aimed at providing youth with employment opportunities to gain work experience.

Learnership Details:

  • Location: Multiple locations, including North West, Limpopo, DFFE Head Office (Pretoria), and Mpumalanga.
  • Allowance/Stipend: R6,600.00 per month
  • Duration: Not specified, but this is an EPWP program.

About the DFFE: The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is a government department in South Africa responsible for protecting, conserving, and improving the country’s environment and natural resources.


About the EPWP Programme: The EPWP Programme aims to provide employment opportunities for youth to gain work experience. Note that there are no additional benefits beyond the stipend, and successful candidates will be responsible for their accommodation and transportation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Capture monthly progress reports on the Project Management reporting systems.
  • Provide exceptional reports on data received and captured.
  • Reconcile reports and advise the manager on outstanding reports.
  • Scanning, renaming, and uploading project documents.
  • Perform general administrative duties in the office of the Project Manager.


  • Grade 12.
  • A recognized three-year National Diploma/bachelor’s degree is advantageous.
  • Preference given to candidates with 0-2 years of experience in a relevant field.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the EPWP and reporting protocols.
  • Basic organizational and coordination skills.
  • Basic stakeholder management, facilitation, and an understanding of government planning processes.
  • Sound planning and organizing skills.
  • Basic communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft packages.
  • Ability to work long hours, under pressure, and willingness to travel are added advantages.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted on a signed application letter accompanied by a recent detailed
curriculum vitae to be considered. Applications may be forwarded to: The Director-General. Department of Forestrv. Fisheries and the environment, at email:
North West,:

Marked for the attention: EP_CD Region 01 – Applicants should also indicate the reference
number on the subject line when apply via email.

  • Submit a signed application letter along with a detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Indicate the reference number, province, and location you are applying for in the subject line.
  • Foreign qualifications must be evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
  • Email your application to the provided email addresses (specific to the province you’re applying for).

Important Notes:

  • The DFFE is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
  • Shortlisted candidates will undergo screening and security vetting.
  • The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
  • This is a fixed-term contract, and the employer is under no obligation to extend it.
  • If you haven’t been contacted within one month after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.


  • Mpumalanga: Ms. Nomfundo Masuku and Lucky Mangena – Tel: 013 753 3695.
  • Limpopo: Mr. Oscar Masilana and Samuel Makhuvele – Tel: 015 291 5526.
  • North West: Ms. Sarah Komane – Tel: 018 381 8022.
  • Pretoria DFFE – Head Office: Ms. Gail Ramutshila – Tel: 012 339 8744 and Tondani Kone – Tel: 012 399 8938.

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