15 January 2021

Opportunity Description

The Goethe-Institut South Africa is looking for a Project coordinator for the Cav’ Townships Project for Creative Entrepreneurs.

For a full-time position (40 hours per week), starting 1st February 2021 for 11 months until 31st of December 2021 with the option to renew the contract for another year.

About the Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany’s cultural, social and political life.

The Project

The Cav’ Township project is run by the Goethe-Institut South Africa and is aimed at empowering creative practitioners and entrepreneurs by working with existing hubs and centres in townships to implement programmes in the field of creative entrepreneurship.

This phase of the project consists of the following tasks:

  • Managing relationships with partner hubs and participants and implementing the project further with partner hubs
  • Building and maintaining relationships with existing and new partners
  • Developing and implementing plans with corporate stakeholders
  • Develop training content and formats
  • Conceptualizing, organizing and implementing network meetings
  • Administering funds and participants grants
  • Budget monitoring and project reporting
  • handling internal communication of the project with all stakeholders and with the PR manager
  • Attending events, expos, forums and conferences related to the project
  • Performing the day-to-day administrative duties of the project and other duties as needed


  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Diploma/Degree in Cultural/Social Sciences, etc.)
  • Additional qualification in business related degrees is an advantage
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant work experience
  • Strong project management, coordination and organizational skills
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Good knowledge of township economies and cultural entrepreneurship
  • Familiarity with the South African township (economies) and preferably existing network of relevant contacts
  • Excellent written skills in English (other South African languages desirable)
  • Ability to communicate in German is an advantage
  • Systematic and analytical thinking
  • Highly proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Flawless attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and flexible hours when necessary
  • Flexibility, reliability and resilience
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to work fulltime at the office space provided by the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg
  • Non-South African applicants need to have a valid work permit for South Africa

How to Apply

Send your CV, motivation letter and references via email to nadine.siegert@goethe.de by 15th of January 2021, with the wording ‘Creative Economies Township’ in the e-mail subject line.

For further questions, please contact Nadine Siegert, Culture and Development Department, Goethe-Institut Johannesburg via e-mail to nadine.siegert@goethe.de.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us by 31st January 2021 please consider your application as unsuccessful.

The remuneration is based on the remuneration scheme for local staff of the Goethe-Institut South Africa.