The Goethe-Institut South Africa is looking for an Administrator as a parental leave replacement in the Language Department. Full-time employment is offered from the 15th of January 2022 until 31 August 2022. Applications close on the 22 October 2021.

The Goethe-Institut e.V. is a federal intermediary organization whose goals are to promote knowledge of the German language abroad, to foster international cultural cooperation and to convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information on cultural, social and political life.


– Coordination and controlling of the scholarship program in South Africa and the sub-Saharan region

– Advising prospective language course and training applicants (scholarship holders, German teachers and students)

– Processing of all scholarship applications and special scholarship programs

– Budget monitoring of regional scholarship funds; maintenance of the digital workspace

– Coordination of projects, seminars and events of the language department/assistance in the organization, implementation and accounting of measures

– Reporting

– Travel arrangements: ordering airline tickets, obtaining visas, accommodations, transfers

– Ordering and distribution of teaching materials for teaching resource centers and educational cooperation partners


– Completed university degree (BA)

– Sound IT user skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, Zoom, Miro and other online tools.

– Willingness to familiarize yourself with the Goethe-Institut’s planning and management tools

– German language skills at native level, very good English skills

– Very good social and intercultural skills

– Flexibility and ability to work under pressure, willingness to travel

– Work permit for South Africa.

Deadline: 22 October 2021

See the job listing for more information and application procedure:

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