Grants Administrator

Fixed-Term Contract


We are a passionate philanthropic organization dedicated to investing in Africa’s human capital in order to build thriving individuals, communities and sustainable livelihoods.

This full-time, on-site position is based in Johannesburg/Harare. The Grants Administrator will be instrumental in enhancing the organization’s grant-making processes, ensuring the efficient allocation of resources, and maintaining compliance with legal and financial requirements. Additionally, the role involves comprehensive reporting on grant-making activities. The Grants Administrator will collaborate closely with the program’s implementation team, coordinating with potential grantees, managing the application process, and ensuring compliance with funding requirements. The role also includes working in partnership with the

Head of Programs Implementation and the Monitoring & Evaluation Head on grant-funded initiatives



  • Bachelor’s degree and/or work experience in grants administration, accounting, or related field.
  • Certificate or other training in grant writing and/or administration and a minimum of five (5) years increasingly responsible experience in grant development, management and administration.
  • Experience with non-profit organizations preferred.
  • Advanced systems skills, especially experience with donor and grant making software

Specific Skills Requirements

  • Strong understanding of the grant-making process, including proposal evaluation, fund disbursement, and project monitoring.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess project proposals and monitor outcomes effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present information clearly and persuasively.
  • Experience with database management and reporting tools.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and compliance requirements related to grant-making.

How to apply

Please sent your applications to [email protected]  clearly indicating the position.

Closing date for all applications is 31 July 2024.

 Please note only short-listed applicants will be responded to. 

Higherlife Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any job applicant on the basis of race, political affiliation, religion, tribe, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, health status or age. Higherlife Foundation does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, technical test, oral interviews, processing, training or any other fees). While Higherlife Foundation may from time to time engage external consultants for the facilitation of the recruitment process, only Higherlife Foundation has the right to offer employment to candidates. No third parties have been authorized to offer employment on behalf of

Higherlife Foundation