Starting: 15 October 2015 (or earlier, if possible)

Duration: Renewable 12-month contract

Location of work: Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood

Key responsibilities

  • Coordinating all activities related to the project, and reporting to the responsible project manager at the Goethe-Institut South Africa
  • Conducting  comprehensive research towards conceptualizing the project further
  • Conceptualizing, organizing, implementing and evaluating a network meeting (as mentioned above) in March 2016
  • Monitoring and evaluating project development, concept, aims and key indicators
  • Coordinating all public relations with the PR department at the Goethe-Institut South Africa and handling internal communication of the project with all stakeholders
  • Preparing texts and information materials for internal and external communication
  • Attending events, expos, forums and conferences related to the project
  • Building and maintaining relationships with existing and new partners
  • Performing the day-to-day administrative duties of the project and other duties as needed


  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Diploma/Degree Education, Social Sciences,  etc.)
  • Minimum three (3) years  relevant working experience
  • Strong project management, coordination and organizational skills
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Familiarity with the South African educational sector (preferably existing network of relevant contacts)
  • Good knowledge of the e-Learning sector and the online media landscape
  • Excellent written skills in English
  • Ability to communicate in German would be beneficial
  • Flawless attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure. Must be able to work long hours
  • ability to work fulltime at the office space provided at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg
  • Non-South African applicants need to have a valid work permit for South Africa

Please send your CV and a short motivation letter to no later than 22nd of September 2015.