Project Coordinator (AD09)

Job Title

Project Coordinator (AD09)



Organization Name

Global Change Institute (GCI)

Department Description

The Global Change Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand is a donor-funded research entity focusing in supporting decision makers with robust scientific evidence on matters of sustainability and global change.



The purpose of this position is to provide research support and project management expertise to the newly launched Bosch- Pan African College on Sustainable Cities. The project coordinator will be directly responsible for the planning and implementation of the College activities. This includes oversight on activities at partner institutions, reporting and insuring compliance with the funder’s term and conditions. Together with the participation of all faculty and students, the project coordinator will also create, build and support a fully functional, active, collaborative, sustainable network. This is a 4 year fixed term appointment with the possibility of renewal.



Brief Description

Key responsibilities include the following:

·         Project management

·         Network building and coordination

·         Project financial administration and reporting

Minimum requirements


·         Masters degree in an appropriate field of study

·         A post-graduate diploma or formal certification in project management

·         Minimum of three years’ experience in project management and related roles

·         Experience of University finance system (Oracle)

·         Experience in recruitment and management of postgraduate students

·         Experience in setting up networks and collaborator activities amongst various stakeholders

·         Proficiency in office software


Desirable competencies: planning and organizing, good time-management skills, good verbal and written communication skills, accountability and service focused, reliability, discretion and dependability


This position is based in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Detailed Description

Job Requirements

Additional Details

How To Apply

Closing date: 19th August 2019


To apply, please submit a covering letter explicitly addressing the above position requirements as well as a  detailed CV with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 referees. Please also attach copies of your qualifications.

External applicants are invited to apply, by registering their profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting their application. Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path:  iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”


The University is committed to employment equity.  Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University.  The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates.


Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates.  The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.


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Amount of Travel

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