Project Administrator

Reports to: Head of CCPS

Duration: Until 31 December 2025

Duty Station: Hatfield, Pretoria


The Centre for Cooperation with the Private Sector (CCPS) was established at the beginning of 2014 to coordinate the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) South Africa’s strategy for cooperation with the private sector. It is an umbrella unit responsible for implementing various regional or global programmes all with the aim to promote private sector cooperation.

The CCPS programmes include:

  • The BioInnovation Africa - 2023-2025 Equitable Benefit-sharing for the Conservation of Biodiversity. The project supports the potential of biodiversity-based, African-European value chains to be exploited for social-ecological change in partner countries.
  • The regional component "ABS compliant biotrade in South(ern) Africa” (ABioSA) - 2021-2024 (co-financed by the Swiss Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO). ABioSA’s objective is support the development of a resilient economic, gender responsive, Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) compliant southern African biotrade sector through a systemic competitiveness approach with all the relevant biotrade stakeholders/actors to increase the market access for value-added natural ingredients and products where communities are included.
  • Team Europe Initiative IYBA-SEED “Investing in Young Businesses in Africa - Supporting Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development” 2023-2026, with a special emphasis on women and young people. This is a Co-financed project supported by the EU and BMZ.
  • The Employment and Skills for Development in Africa (E4D) 2023 which aims to create smart, sustainable solutions for economic development promoting micro- and small business development, enhancing skills and employability and supporting inclusive value chains. It seeks to create jobs and improve the employment situation, together with the recently commissioned started WE4D (Promoting female employment for Africa’s green transformation).
  • The Natural Resources Stewardship Programme (NatuReS) which promotes collective action of multiple stakeholders to protect and manage natural resources while safeguarding investments in key economic zones, creating and securing jobs, boosting awareness of natural resource stewardship to be embedded into key institutions so they can drive policy and practice.

The CCPS requires the services of an administrator that can work under pressure, and in a multifaceted, multidisciplinary environment, delivering high quality outputs timeously for all programmes. The administrator must be able to work independently, as well as within a team.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS (see full job description download below)

The Project Administrator is responsible for:

  • procurement of goods organising administrative and logistical aspects of project activities (meetings, workshops, catering etc.)
  • logistics (flight, shuttle and hotel bookings, car rentals and assist with travel claims finalisation)
  • providing secretarial services for the programmes ABioSA, BIA, E4D and NatuRes,
  • ABioSA and BIA receivables
  • General office administrative duties
  • keep online filing systems and DMS up to date.


Suitable candidates should apply by submitting:

  • A motivation letter (max. 1 page) stating why they should be the preferred candidate, the value added they will bring to the project and their desired salary range.
  • This should be accompanied by a detailed CV and indicating their nationality.

Applications should be submitted to:, with the email subject line “Application for Project Administrator” for the attention of Head of Human Resource.

Closing date for applications: 24 July 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!

See full job description download below.