Litigation Attorneys
April 12, 2021

Grants Management Officer – Johannesburg

The LRC seeks to appoint a Grant Management Officer based in Johannesburg for a fixed term period of up to 12 months.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that existing funder agreements are efficiently managed and administered according to funder/donor requirements and organisational policy and procedure.
  • Identify potential donors and funders and the relevant relationships and fundraising proposals are developed.
  • Ensure that stakeholders receive regular and relevant information pertaining to the LRC funder/donor profile, portfolio and strategy.
  • Compile reports to donors in accordance with reporting requirements.
  • Maintain and develop international and local donor databases  accurately.
  • Project management, particularly monitoring of activities in line with the programme’s project budgets
  • Develop strategic fundraising that is aligned to key areas that make the LRC distinctive and impactful and attract potential new income sources.

Key competencies:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent research, quality writing and editing skills.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, independently and with others.
  • Ability to network with partner organisations.
  • Self-starter, with excellent prioritising and work-load organising skills.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Commitment to development and team work.

Essential qualifications and experience:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in related/relevant field.
  • At least 5+ years donor management experience.
  • A sound understanding of NGO grants administration and contractual agreements; research methodologies and reporting.
  • Grant funding cycle and project cycle monitoring skills.
  • Civil society experience and knowledge of South Africa’s socio-political environment and how it impacts on social justice.
  • Computer proficiency: Microsoft Office suite and knowledge of the Monitoring & Evaluation systems.
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience would be advantageous.

The LRC is committed to transformation; applications from previously disadvantaged candidates are therefore strongly encouraged.

To apply, please email a motivational letter and your CV with two contactable references and copies of your qualifications to Madile Modisaesi at

Closing date: 16 April 2021

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by 7 May 2021, please consider your application unsuccessful.