Programme Officer-EDIP


The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is an independent, non-governmental, development and foreign policy think tank, focusing on South Africa and Africa’s international relations. Its goal is to contribute to the achievement of a well-governed, peaceful, economically sustainable, and globally engaged Africa. It has been consistently ranked among the top think tanks in Africa.

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)
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 ([email protected])

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be called in for an interview.  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.

For more information on SAIIA and its research agenda please visit