Sustainable Together

Hinweis: Da exzellentes Englisch eine wichtige Voraussetzung für die Stelle ist, wird diese auch in Englisch ausgeschrieben.

The Goethe-Institut South Africa is looking for a part-time freelance position (25 hours per week with an hourly fee of 200 ZAR), starting 1st June 2021 for 7 months until 31st of December 2021 for the following two projects:

  • Sustainable Together 
  • Science Film Festival 

About the Goethe-Institut South Africa

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany's cultural, social and political life.

The projects

Sustainable Together is a regional project that is locally implemented together with British Council, focusing on sustainability and civil society initiatives that seek to make an impactful contribution to improving (local) environment. The project does this in two ways: through public engagement like webinars or a talk series and by supporting activities and initiatives that emerge from these. The Science Film Festival aims to inspire a young generation through film screenings and related play-based learning activities. In cooperation with local partners, it promotes science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through international films with accompanying educational activities. 

Key responsibilities

Sustainable Together
  • Handling of internal & external communication of the project with all 
  • stakeholders
  • Support of the implementation of up to four grants (communication with 
  • grantees, narrative and financial reports, PR)
  • Organization of up to four webinars with the grantees and other contributors
  • Cooperate on the M&E for the project

Science Film Festival
  • Regional coordination: communication with partners and jury, facilitation of synchronization and dubbing of films, exchange/ support on possible formats within the region
  • Communication with partners and coordinating of the activities with the partners
  • Attendance of the festival events (if possible) Further conceptualization of activities in the context of the festival, e.g. workshops 

General tasks

  • Performing the day-to-day administrative duties of the project and other duties as needed
  • Building and maintaining relationships with existing and new partners 
  • Budget monitoring and project reporting 
  • Coordinating all public relations with the PR department at the Goethe-Institut South Africa and British Council South Africa
  • Preparing texts and information materials for internal and external communication 
  • Support of Monitoring & Evaluation 
  • Reporting to the HoD at the Goethe-Institut South Africa


  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Diploma/Degree in Cultural/Social Sciences, Project Management, education)
  • Additional qualification in related degrees (ecology, science…) is an advantage
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant work experience
  • Strong project management, communications, coordination and organizational skills
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Good knowledge of discourses around sustainability, STEM, circular economy, educational film
  • Excellent written skills in English
  • Ability to communicate in German is an advantage
  • Flawless attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and flexible hours when necessary
  • Ability to work part-time at the office space provided by the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg or at home?
  • Non-South African applicants need to have a valid work permit for South Africa

How to apply

Send your CV, motivation letter (1page max) and references via email to by 15th of May 2021, with the wording ‘Project Coordinator Sustainable Together’ in the e-mail subject line.

For further questions, please contact Nadine Siegert, Culture and Development Department, Goethe-Institut Johannesburg via e-mail to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us by 31st May 2021 please consider your application as unsuccessful.