Junior Coordinator Consultant

at The Constitutionalism Fund
Published July 21, 2022
Location Pretoria, South Africa
Category Consultancy  
Job Type Full-Time  



About the Organisation

The Constitutionalism Fund (CF) was established in 2015 by Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies (now administered by Social Change Initiative - an assignee of the Atlantic Philanthropies). The purpose of the CF is to support the constitutional vision of a transformed South Africa by exploring how transformative justice and redistributive justice can be used as tools to ensure equality and dignity for all with a focus on those who are most marginalized. These tools should be committed to transformed ways of understanding, knowing and doing; be responsive and inclusive of and actively advance indigenous modes of praxis; and supportive of courageous, diverse and alternate endeavours’ which have the potential to contribute to achieving social, economic and other forms of justice.


About the Job

The consultant carries out activities to advance constitutionalism. The consultant will conduct assessments; represent the CF and provide administrative support to the Constitutionalism Fund Committee (CFC) and Snr Consultant.


Key Responsibilities

Programme work


Contribute to improvement and management of the CF’s systems.


Build relationships with potential and current grantees.


Carry out the field scoping and due diligence that will enable the CFC to make informed decisions on grantees.


Monitor the extent to which the CF is achieving its primary goals of contributing towards advancing and promoting constitutionalism and strengthening both institutional transformation and sustainability of key organisations in the field.


Ensure the day-to-day operations of the Fund consistent with the overall grant-making strategy and programming priorities determined by the CFC. This includes all stages of grant-making: application and review, grant award, grant monitoring, and grant closeout.


Program review, analysis, and report compilation for CFC consumption.


Stakeholder engagement


Attend individual and group meetings with donors funding in the sector as part of donor coordination and collaboration.




Provide general administrative support and management to the Fund.


Electronic document filing and management.


Organize meetings including travel and accommodation logistics.


Organize workshops and convenings.


Scheduling, collate and distribute CFC meeting documents.


Schedule and manage grantee monitoring meetings.


Draft meeting minutes and follow-up on matters arising (post-meeting consolidation).


CF website management including updates and maintenance.


Support the preparation of the operational and program budget.


Coordinate processes that require payment, acquisition of electronic & other assets.


Support the Snr Coordinator/ consultant in designing grantee peer engagement and learning processes where needed and attend sector level civil society meetings as part of field learning.


Assist in the management of systems and templates for enquiry management and ensure effective communication with funding partners, grantees, and key stakeholders.



Five years’ related experience in grant-making in relation to constitutionalism and / or social justice will be an advantage. A critical understanding and deep commitment to social justice issues in the country


Post / Undergraduate degree or equivalent in law, human rights, political science, development studies, humanities, or relevant discipline.


Excellent organizational skills and attention to details. The ability to prioritize work effectively and adjust to multiple demand within set deadlines. The ability to design and implement effective grants management processes and procedures. Excellent time management, analytical skills, and creative thinking.


Strong leadership skills. The ability to represent the Secretariat at CFC meetings as necessary. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team that works remote. The ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.


Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Superior customer service skills to external and internal constituents. Excellent listening skills, follow through and problem-solving abilities. Proficiency in English and other African language.


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