11 Jun '21
Project Officer (Rural Project Support)

Admin / Secretarial, Western Cape Stellenbosch

negotiable - negotiable

My client, in the Agriculture industry is seeking to employ a Project Officer for a 6 month contract to be based in Stellenbosch Technopark. The successful candidate will provide administrative support to their Rural Projects division and have experience in the agricultural industry.


  • Tertiary qualification in Social sciences or Development or Law
  • Track record in rural project support work
  • Highly skilled in project administration with a strong Microsoft Office skills and is confident in using digital platforms and tools such as Dropbox, Survey Money, Google Docs etc.
  • Someone with an excellent eye for detail experienced in data capturing and management
  • A great organiser, with the ability to set and meet demanding targets and deadlines,  manage competing priorities, and implement HR and OHS administration and company standard systems  
  • An excellent communicator in English and Afrikaans – IsiXhosa would be advantageous too
  • Someone with experience of organising training events or workshops online or face-to-face
  • Someone who has worked with or within the agri business or rural sector on ethical trade/ labour law/ or in a human resource or legal or para legal or rights based environment or who is very motivated to do so
  • A motivated and enthusiastic worker, able to work independently and with remote colleagues/stakeholders, delivering day-to-day workload with minimal supervision
  • A good problem solver with the ability to think on their feet
  • Able to commute to work in Stellenbosch (primary place of work) and able to manage working from home when necessary (i.e., where lockdown restrictions are in effect) 
  • Must have a reliable vehicle and be able to travel to various regions in the Western Cape to support small producers.
  • Must be able to work away from home occasionally


  • Experience of providing administrative support to innovative projects  
  • Experience working in or with/knowledge of the agricultural sector

Ad Visible Until: 27 June 2021
Ref: SW002796/JM

Vacancy Type: Temporary