Job Title Project Coordinator (AD09) (Contract Post until 31 March 2023)
Location Braamfontein,ZA
Organization Name Africa-China Reporting Project, Wits Centre for Journalism – School of Literature, Languages & Media

The Africa-China Reporting Project (ACRP) based at the Wits Centre for Journalism is seeking to fill the position of Project Coordinator. This will be a 100% contract post. The main purpose of this position is to coordinate the ACRP, manage all its activities and ensure it remains effective, innovative and efficient.

Key responsibilities:

• Overall management of the ACRP, including donor liaison and fundraising:
• Develop plans, set targets and execute budgets accordingly. Lead, originate and delegate tasks
• Liaise with funders and partners, including regular reports
• Manage the project budget
• Manage programme staff
• Develop and implement ideas for international partnerships and projects and innovative strategies for providing capacity building and facilitation for journalists
• Implement and oversee grants and workshops:
• Oversee selection of journalists for grants and training
• Ensure management and implementation of training activities
• Organize and oversee more facilitation and capacity building opportunities for journalists
• Oversee programme of events:
• Plan and implement appropriate events of various kinds, including at the African Investigative Journalism Conference
• Oversee website, research & publications:
• Oversee publication of newsletter and online posts
• Publication of research
• Oversee content and development of training website


• Postgraduate qualification in journalism or related field
• At least 5 years of previous work experience
• Thorough understanding of Africa-China relations, South Africa-China relations, and China’s role in and interactions with Africa and the developing world
• Knowledge of changing world of media and of journalism and digital media
• Innovative
• Project management experience
• Ability to prioritize, delegate and manage, and to work and remain calm under pressure
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Attention to detail

How to apply:

To apply, submit a letter of motivation – clearly indicating which position you are applying for, detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses).

Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”

External applicants are invited to apply, by registering a profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application.

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Closing Date: 22nd March 2022

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