Small Grants Administrator


Small Grants Administrator


Full-time position


Claremont, Cape Town

Vacancy application deadline:

November 24, 2023


The DGMT is a public innovator committed to developing South Africa’s potential by helping to create an ethical and enabling environment where human needs and aspirations are met; and where every person is given the opportunity to fulfil their potential, for both personal benefit and for that of the wider community. We commission projects that can seize the opportunities for success; communicate those opportunities in ways that inspire leadership and action; and connect people of like and unlike mind, who are committed to the same goal.

We are looking for a full-time small grants administrator to support the uMncedi project team with the administration of grants to early learning programmes in South Africa.

South Africa has over 42 000 early learning programmes, which are independent organisations that care for and support the development of young children, who are usually between the ages of 0-6. The DG Murray Trust and uMncedi are committed to supporting these organisations to deliver quality care for young children, and to ensure that they can do so sustainably. For this reason, we provide 400 small grants annually to early learning programmes across the country.

We are seeking a dedicated Small Grants Administrator to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the grant process for early learning programmes in South Africa.

Minimum requirements

  • National Diploma or Degree
  • Demonstrated ability to provide telephonic and e-mail support (experience in call centre or client relations is advantageous).
  • Experience in administration managing e-mail and compiling information on Excel.

Additional qualifications or experience that will be an added advantage

  • Ability to speak one or more African languages
  • Knowledge of early childhood development centres/early learning programmes.
  • Experience in call centre or with client relations
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience managing communication


  • Supporting communication with applicants,
  • Reviewing applications and compiling applications for approval,
  • Reviewing submitted documentation and gathering reports from applicants.

This role involves collaboration with the uMncedi team which is committed to helping early learning programmes deliver quality programmes to young children.

How to apply

Interested applicants must submit a CV and cover letter including contactable references and qualifications, to by 24 November 2023 with the subject line ”Small Grants Administrator”.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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