Careers and Positions available at SANAS

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POSITION  :   Assessment Specialist: Inspection & Certification

SALARY      :   Competitive and Market related salary package


SANAS seeks to employ an experienced Assessment Specialist with strong managerial and operational background to join this rapidly growing organisation.  The successful candidate is expected to conduct assessments across specific programmes as an Assessment Specialist and implement action plans from business unit objectives in conjunction with the Accreditation Managers.  

Furthermore, the Assessment Specialist is expected to:

  • Manage assessment teams.
  • Confirm technical correctness of accreditation schedules during assessments.
  • Perform documentation reviews for new applications, re-applications and check technical details of the applications.
  • Contribute to assessment and financial planning with the Accreditation Manager.
  • Participate in departmental projects, objectives and deadlines.
  • Interact with various stakeholders and provide good client service.
  • Confirm all logistics pertaining to assessments that have been arranged by the administrators timeously, i.e. accommodation, assessment documentation, travel logistics, catering, parking, etc. and
  • Maintain a personal development plan.



  • elevant university degree / diploma.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Accreditation requirements and systems.
  • Minimum 5 years technical experience.
  • Minimum 2 years managerial experience.
  • Candidates with Management System Schemes (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22000) and knowledge of accreditation requirements (ISO/IEC 17021, ISO/IEC 17065; IAF requirements and Accreditation Body requirements) are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge of ISO/IEC 17020 and Inspections experience.



  • Prospective candidates must be computer literate and have working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills, time management, target driven, attention to detail and team work.



Zelda Strydom – 012 394 3892



9 June 2017

Duration: From 01 September 2017 to 31 August 2018

The South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) offers Internship opportunities to South African graduates who wish to apply for the SANAS Internship Programme. 

Candidates from the following fields of study are invited to apply:

  • Any technical field, eg. Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical), Chemistry, Medical Science, Agricultural Science & Veterinary, etc.


  • Applicants must be South African citizens with a valid South African ID Number;
  • Applicants must not have been previously employed;
  • Applicants must not have been previously employed under any Internship Programme;
  • Applicants must be in possession of a Senior Certificate/ Matric and completed a Degree or National Diploma/Higher Diploma from a recognised institution of higher learning in the Republic of South Africa in one of the above-mentioned fields of study;
  • CV, certified copies of certificates, academic transcript record and identity document must accompany the motivation for the Internship;
  • The successful candidates will be appointed for a duration of 12 months (1) year, and will be required to sign an Internship Contract.

Application Procedure

Interested, suitably qualified candidates who believe to have what it takes are encouraged to email their CV’s (maximum 3 pages), certified copies of qualifications as well as certified copy of their ID and motivational letter to

Applicants must note the following:

  • Failure to submit the required documents will result in the application not being considered;
  • Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an interview to determine their suitability;
  • Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not been contacted within one month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.



Lesedi Aphiri – 012 394 3771

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CLOSING DATE 21 April 2017

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