GRI Program Consultant Jobs in South Africa

GRI Program Consultant Jobs in South Africa

Position summary and purpose

  • The post holder will support the implementation of donor funded programs in sub-Saharan Africa Key activities include establishing and maintaining relationships with partners, supporting the development of regional networks, planning and monitoring, organizing and delivering training workshops and other events, and program related research and communications. The post holder will also be expected to track and engage with sustainable development and sustainability reporting initiatives in the region. They will support administrative functions in addition to any other duties as delegated.

  • Though duty station is Johannesburg, South Africa, the position may require the holder to travel within and outside South Africa.


  • Generally taking care of all aspects regarding the smooth and reliable operation of the GRI Africa Regional Hub office and program implementation in a coordinated and proactive manner. Tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on donor funded programs in sub-Saharan Africa, ensuring that the program is implemented within scope, on time, budget, and quality

    • Coordinate, organize and conduct program events including policy advocacy, networking, training and capacity building events.

    • Maintaining liaison with program partners, and supporting external relationships to the highest standard through a hospitable and service-oriented approach.

    • Research and content development to support program implementation/delivery.

    • Drafting communication materials and ensuring program visibility through timely and compelling communications.

    • Develop documents and briefings for meetings with key partners, and donor reporting.

    • Support other activities relevant to the program and GRI Africa regional hub.

    Key competencies / Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree at a minimum, from a reputable University.

    • Ability to develop and maintain relationships
    at different levels within different stakeholder groups.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills.

    • Ability to communicate in a professional manner and excellent presentation skills.

    • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to work under periods of significant pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail.

    • Ability to work in a self-supporting setting; capable of working independently to systematically implement tasks and adjusts methods as needed to achieve objectives.

    • Proven track record of related work experience (research on sustainable development; network relations; communications and marketing; training and capacity building; advocacy).

    • Experience in development aid projects and donor relations desirable.

    • Knowledge of global sustainable development accountability frameworks and standards is desirable.

    • Able to work in an international and multi-cultural setting.

    • Affinity with the mission and vision of GRI and knowledge of the GRI Standards would be an advantage.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates, already eligible to live and work in South Africa, are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest in English to

  • The deadline to submit an application is 12.00 noon (CET), Wednesday 05 January 2022.

  • GRI appreciates all expressions of interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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