Project administrator


Sound Connects Fund Bookkeeper/Administrator

Remuneration: market-related
Location: Johannesburg, Rosebank
Education level: Degree
Job level: Mid/Senior
Type: 24 months
Reference: #Project administrato
Company: Music In Africa Foundation

Job description

The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF), a non-profit organisation operating in the field of African music, is partnering with Goethe-Institut to introduce a new initiative – the Music In Africa Sound Connects Fund.

Supported by the European Union, the fund is a multifaceted programme aimed at developing the creative sector in southern Africa through funding interventions, while also upskilling recipients across the SADC region. It will focus on the broad creative sector, including but not limited to, performing arts, gaming, animation, film, photography and videography using ‘sound’ as a central focus area.

The MIAF seeks to appoint a second project administrator for the fund. We are looking for a mature, self-driven individual with exceptional admin skills, strong organising skills and experience in grant management. The successful candidate must have good bookkeeping or accounting skills, people skills, knowledge in the arts, and more importantly, agility – the ability to execute different functions within the project and the MIAF as a whole.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of financial control systems within the project.
  • Perform bookkeeping and accounting functions.
  • Review submitted financial reports by grantees.
  • Assist in the development of grant reports.
  • Support procurement processes.
  • Prepare documents for payments.
  • Monitor compliance of grant recipients and service providers.
  • Assume coordination responsibilities for assigned programme activities.
  • Communicate effectively with grant recipients, project partners and beneficiaries.
  • Assist in the management of project budgets.
  • Lead in the assessment of submitted grant reports (financial and narrative).
  • Support grant management processes.
  • Prepare and submit reports to management (financial and narrative)
  • Meet set deadlines
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • A related degree or diploma.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Strong experience in financial administration of cultural projects.
  • Strong knowledge of the arts scene in southern Africa.
  • Excellent admin skills.
  • Experience dealing with donors and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. French or Portuguese will be an advantage.
  • In-depth understanding of operational characteristics, services and activities of arts development projects.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outloook) and iOS. Excel experience is a must.
  • Experience working on logistics of big-scale projects.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Applicants must be able to work from our office and at home as required.

The selected candidate will work from our head office in Johannesburg (Rosebank), South Africa. If you are interested send your CV to Violet Maila at target=”_blank” data-extlink=” no later than 18 January 2022.

A cover letter stating why you are interested in and qualified for this position should be attached to your application, including three contactable references and your financial expectations (range).

Job title: Project administrator – Music In Africa Sound Connects Fund.
Type: Fixed contract ( up to 24-months).
Starting: 1 February 2021.

Posted on 24 Dec 2021, Closing date 19 Jan

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Violet Maila