Music In Africa Foundation – Sound Connects Fund Project Administrator
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Job descriptionThe 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. The fund 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 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 project management skills, people skills, outstanding knowledge in the arts, and more importantly, agility – the ability to execute different functions within the project and the MIAF as a whole.
- Assist in the implementation of financial control systems within the project.
- Support bookkeeping and accounting functions.
- Assist in the timely review and pre-selection of grant applicants
- Support procurement processes.
- Prepare contracts for grant recipients, partners and service providers.
- 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 five years’ experience in 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 home as required.
Posted on 21 Dec 17:28