Job opportunity: Programme Officer for Economic Diplomacy Programme

SAIIA is seeking to appoint a Programme Officer who will be responsible for logistics, record keeping, coordination, reporting, financial tracking, research assistance and writing, relationship-building and various administrative duties associated with programme implementation under the supervision of the Programme Head.

Programme Officer – Economic Diplomacy Programme (POEDIP0321)


  • Financial/General Administration
  • Events coordination
  • M&E and reporting
  • Research assistance and writing


  • Relevant degree in areas that SAIIA specialises in (e.g., economics, politics, international relations, development)
  • Project management qualification would be an advantage
  • 2-4 years’ experience in a general project management, business, financial, research or administrative environment
  • Experience in a donor/NGO environment would be an advantage,
  • Proficient in Office 365
  • Excellent writing skills (managing written correspondence)

For more information on SAIIA and its research agenda please visit Candidates for this position should submit a motivational letter clearly quoting the reference number of the position that they are applying for, a comprehensive CV, together with the names of three referees with their contact details to Shannon Gard (

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be called in for an interview. Applications close on 31 March 2021. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

South African Citizens/Employment Equity candidates are encouraged to apply. SAIIA reserves the right not to make an appointment.