Conservation South Africa, (CSA) as a local affiliate of Conservation International (CI), is committed to helping societies adopt a more sustainable approach to development—one that considers and values nature at every turn and improves human well-being through the conservation of healthy ecosystems and the goods and services they provide.

Conservation South Africa seeks to influence policy, develop markets, engage the private sector, and support communities to develop and implement conservation- based economic growth models and long-term human well-being.

Conservation South Africa currently has a vacancy for a programme administrative assistant to support Africa Field Division Staff (AfFD)working in South Africa. This is a 12 month contract position with renewal dependent on funding availability and performance.


Job Title: Africa Field Division Programme Administrative Assistant
Location: Cape Town
Remuneration: Basic salary plus benefits, Kindly indicate your salary expectation with your application.


Managing the diaries of senior staff as required
Booking of appointments for CI Regional staff
Prepare EFT’s for any service providers used by the AfFD team to ensure timely payment for services and facilities
Assist with the reconciliation of per diems and other travel advances and entry into the electronic claims system
Assist with setup meetings and boardroom bookings as and when required

Take minutes at events and meetings as required
Draft and type correspondence
Coordinate logistics for events and workshops
Assist staff with booking and planning travel using preferred Travel provider
Assist with the completion and submission of travel documentation
Develop and maintain an orderly and systematic electronic and manual filing system

Ensure that the office equipment fully operational
Assist with completion and submission of timesheets
Manage the completion, collection and submission of leave forms
Assist with procurement and contracting of consultants as required
Liaise with project staff and support Project Managers where required

Grade 12 with training in Secretarial duties and administration or administration tertiary education;
Minimum 5 years relevant working experience;
Contactable references
Experience in MS Office programmes including spreadsheet knowledge;
Good administrative and interpersonal skills;
Ability to handle pressure and dynamic to change;
Valid driver’s license.
Application Process and Disclaimer:

Persons who meet the above-mentioned requirements are encouraged to apply.
Please forward your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to:
Please quote NGO-Pulse on your application.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly and should be available for interviews.
CSA will communicate with shortlisted candidates only.

If you do not receive feedback from us within 14 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Conservation South Africa retains the right not to fill this position.
CSA is an affirmative action employer, wherever possible, selection will favour previously disadvantaged individuals, provided they are in possession of the required skills, knowledge and experience.

Application Deadline: Friday, 16 October, 2020

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