Program Coordinator

Location of Job: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
05 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
About the organization: 

The Microfinance Association (UK) is a global body for microfinance practitioners.

About the Job: 

In collaboration with its partner, the Financial Inclusion Advocacy Centre UK , and based on the success of the Financial Inclusion Summit (West Africa), Microfinance Association is organizing an Inclusive Finance summit for Southern Africa in Johannesburg. 

The Program Coordinator is a temporary, five-month assignment. This position will work primarily within a team led by a director. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for organizing the Financial Inclusion Summit. The position requires administrative support work, largely related to events, fundraising and project reporting. The position has to be able to work independently and take action based on his/her initiative. He she is expected to have good communication skills and be able to use most of the Microsoft office packages.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Process all incoming program applications; manage acceptance and payment process.
  • Identify suitable location for the conference.
  • Identify the key stakeholders in the region.
  • Fact-finding and development of a database of key stakeholders with the region.
  • Liaison with UK directors.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders in the region.
  • Maintain all application details in database.
  • Confirm receipt of all applications and manage all program inquiries from applicants.
  • Track program acceptances and fill free spaces as necessary.
  • Track deposits and payments for program.
  • Respond to email enquiries.


  • University graduate.
  • Availability of 35 hours a week from January through the end of May 2019.
  • One year of experience with data and correspondence management is helpful.
  • Experience with Salesforce, Mail Chimp, or equivalent CRM is preferred.
  • Event management experience is a big plus.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills; ability to correspond with applicants in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently.
  • Excellent at multi-tasking with a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Interested in our mission and working globally.
How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should send their resume along with other supporting documents to

South Africa