Junior Coordinator – Programmes

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Junior Coordinator - Programmes

Remuneration: market-related 
Benefits: Company laptop and Retirement Annuity contribution
Location: Durban
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Junior
Type: 2 years Pu
Reference: #Junior Coordinator
Company: Innovate Durban

Job description

Purpose of the position:
  • To provide support, coordination and monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects under the Innovation Support portfolio of Innovate Durban 
A. Programme/project coordination and facilitation 
Effective coordination of key programmes and projects 
  • Administration, coordination and logistics of relevant programmes and projects, and effective use of electronic project management tool 
  • Facilitate / Support the facilitation of workshops 
  • Report writing for individual Programme Areas and Platforms and Consolidated reporting 
  • Research into new trends, opportunities and any other relevant content 
B. Stakeholder engagement
Partnerships and networks that ensure sustainable opportunities for the organisation and beneficiaries 
  • Support the identification of new partnerships for the organisation and for projects and programmes 
  • Support in maintaining existing partnerships 
  • Liaise with stakeholders under guidance of the Programme Lead 
  • Monitoring stakeholder relations and engagements

C. Administration  
  • Effective administration (including financial information) associated to projects and programmes 
  • Keep and maintain accurate records and documentation 
  • Compiling minutes, preparing reports as required 
D. Monitoring and evaluation administration 
  • Provide administrative support to the Research and Impact Lead 
  • Assist in coordinating, monitoring and collecting data and information related to the M&E Framework and Theory of change of the organisation and programmes/projects.


  • A qualification in a relevant or related field 
  • 2-3 years’ experience in project coordination 
  • One year facilitation experience 
  • Knowledge and experience working in Monitoring and Evaluation 
  • Experience and ability to work with stakeholders and beneficiaries 
  • Experience and ability to work with youth 
  • MS Office proficiency 
Skills and Abilities
  • A demonstrated commitment to professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace 
  • Good communication, inter personal and project coordination skills 
  • Ambitious and goal-oriented, always looking to push yourself to achieve the most you can in your role 
  • Focused and motivated to work to targets 
  • Ease in maintaining good, positive working relations with colleagues 
  • Ability to juggle priorities and work on own initiative 
  • Attention to detail 

  • Interest in innovation and entrepreneur development 
  • Interest in socio-economic development 
The successful candidate will be someone who is highly motivated, willing to go the extra mile, takes initiative, manages their time effectively and is flexible

Company Description

Who we are and why work for us?
Innovate Durban is a Non-profit Organisation aimed at supporting innovators and developing the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in KwaZulu-Natal.
We are a young company with a bunch of people who are passionate about innovation and highly motivated to implement programmes that support innovators in Durban. We are driven by a continuous need to deliver high quality work and work that adds immense value and impacts the lives of others.
Furthermore, collaboration within our company and with others is a critical part of how we work. Our work is fast paced, forward looking and highly rewarding!
We are needing to fill the role of Junior Coordinator - Programmes in the organisation to ensure that we continue providing direct support to innovators and the development of their innovation. So, if you are a motivated, innovative individual, that is open to collaboration and has good
work ethic and integrity, then you may fit right in!
Posted on 13 Jul 15:46

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