APPOINTMENT OF A FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER TO SUPPORT AN EU FUNDED PROJECT ON
CIVIC ACTION FOR CHANGE TO ENHANCE PUBLIC SERVICE ACCOUNTIBILITY
Closing date for applications: 10 January 2022
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation (AKF) is seeking to appoint a Finance and Administrative Officer, to support a three-year EU funded project on local government accountability in South Africa. The project aims to establish Civic Action groups and to engage with the three spheres of government to enhance public service accountability and good governance in South Africa through citizen-led action for greater transparency and deepened public participation. The project is primarily focused on the local government sphere and will located in 4 communities (Lenasia, Finetown, Mondeor and Makhanda) and in 2 municipalities (CoJ and Makana). The project is a collaboration between three partners, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation (AKF), the Accountability Lab South Africa (ALSA) and the Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM). The Finance and Administrative Officer will be responsible for providing financial administration and management to the overall EU Project. This role will ensure EU Project compliance with all EU procurement, travel, financial policies, and guidelines. The Finance and
Administrative Officer will be responsible for reporting on the finances for all components of the EU Project and working with all relevant team members in the project..
The key responsibilities of the role include:
Financial monitoring and reporting for all activities implemented by the EU Project.
Provide assistance and financial training to collaborating partners for the EU Project.
Coordination of financial reporting for the overall EU Project covering all disbursement of funding to partner organisations.
Coordination of the EU Project administration.
The team will be based in Johannesburg, with travel to participating communities when necessary. The AKF offers a competitive salary package.
Applicants should have:
A finance or accounting degree or diploma. NQF Level 6 or above.
Experience of project management procedures for EU-funded projects, including auditing. A proven track record in
this regard is essential.
At least 8 years of experience in accounting and project financial management.
Experience with procurement procedures and evaluating quotes, bids, tenders and drafting contracts.
Excellent PC-based computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and Internet usage.
Analytical skills and high level of attention to detail.
Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines with limited supervision.
A team player with the ability to work effectively with a range of stakeholders.
Excellent administrative and organisational skills
Excellent English communication skills (oral and written) Familiarity with at least two of the other official languages
would be a plus.
Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment
The applicant should be willing to travel to locations outside of Gauteng as required by the role.
Having a driver’s license is also essential.
The applicant should be able to provide proof of having been vaccinated against COVID19.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their suitability for the job and an approximately 4-page
CV to Shaheda Seedat at email is firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on the 10 January 2022.
The CV should include:
Basic biographic details.
The applicant’s educational qualifications.
Applicants should list in detail the programmes or projects they have supported, and what function/role they
Kindly include 3 references with contact details and a note outlining the relationship of the referee to the applicant (e.g., previous employer, or client). At least one of these references should be able to vouch for work
the applicant has undertaken in the last two years.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.