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Accountability Lab

Accountability Lab

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

The Accountability Lab is building a new generation of active citizens and responsible leaders around the world. We support changemakers to develop and implement positive ideas for integrity in their communities, unleashing positive social and economic change. 

Accountability Lab South Africa (AL SA) seeks to appoint a Program Coordinator to be based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Program Coordinator will primarily focus on coordinating the implementation of our flagship Integrity Icon Campaign and supporting our other projects as assigned. 

Assignment Duration : Starting ASAP 

Reports to : Country Director for South Africa 

Remuneration : R18,000.00 pm 

Location : Johannesburg, South Africa 

Position Description 

The Program Coordinator will be a key member of the Accountability Lab South Africa (AL SA) team, working to ensure that the Lab’s growing portfolio of projects are managed effectively, efficiently and transparently. The Program Coordinator will first and foremost support the Lab’s efforts to deliver on projects against agreed deliverables and timelines, and support design, planning and reporting against grants. The Program Coordinator will also liaise with other key team members to ensure harmonization across the various project-related elements of the Lab’s work, including finances, monitoring, evaluation and learning. The Lab is a learning organization and it is also expected that the Programme Coordinator will understand and appreciate how to support the Lab to include learning and adaptation into everything it does. 

The Program Coordinator will report to the ALSA Country Director who has overall responsibility for internal systems and project implementation. 

Candidate Profile 

We are looking for a curious and ambitious self-starter; a problem solver with a can-do attitude and a learning mindset to support with day-to-day coordination of our Integrity Icon campaign and other projects. You should have some grounding in project coordination, convening dialogues and telling stories that inspire change. You enjoy building networks and relationships and are able to problem solve with and motivate a small but distributed team to achieve their goals. 

Our ideal Program Coordinator is an independent worker with excellent time-management and organisational skills. A strong orientation towards the details is indispensable in this role. You must have a good knowledge of using Microsoft Office and are comfortable with the Google suite of online tools.


Project Coordination (60%) 

  • Work with the Country Director and other AL staff to coordinate and ensure project outputs are delivered on time and within budget; 
  • Support the design, implementation and oversight of Accountability Lab’s projects related to accountability, transparency, youth engagement and citizen participation;
  • Build relationships with key partners and stakeholders in the projects including donors, communities, the media and other civil society organizations;
  • Support the Lab’s ongoing learning efforts through data collection, synthesis and analysis to ensure projects are meeting goals and are adaptive based on the context; and 
  • Coordinate project activities to ensure effective implementation including events, trainings and outreach. 

Learning (20%) 

  • Work with the Country Director to develop results-based frameworks and impact measurement tools for all projects and ensure data; 
  • Integrate a learning mindset and approach into all projects, ensuring that feedback and data is used to improve activities over time; 
  • Gather and analyse project learning data, as assigned, in line with MEL framework; and 
  • Support the Lab’s internal monitoring, evaluation and learning processes including annual impact and learning reporting and ongoing iterative data collection processes. 

Reporting (20%) 

  • Monitor the Lab’s internal project reporting calendars and contribute to project reporting processes to ensure accurate and timely submission of proposals, reports and other outputs; and 
  • Produce internal progress reports and report to the larger team as assigned.

Success Factors: 

Above all, this position requires demonstrable project management skills, attention to detail, interpersonal and organizational skills. Accountability Lab South Africa has the potential to grow very quickly and the successful candidate will need to have the energy, vision and knowledge of the program implementation field to help us deliver on commitments and to improve what we do. The successful candidate will also need to be able to work within a dynamic and culturally diverse team, embodying the organization’s commitment to accountability, transparency and equity. We seek a sound record of professional responsibility and delivering on programmatic goals with integrity and humility. 


  • University Graduate with some experience or Matric with up to 5 years’ experience in implementing programs in South Africa, including project design, coordination and reporting; 
  • Demonstrated competency using Microsoft Office, Google Suite and other relevant computer programs; 
  • A proactive communicator and team player; 
  • Adaptable, resourceful, self-motivated and able to prioritize in a fast-moving environment; 
  • Highly organized and meticulous attention to detail; 
  • Ability to problem-solve both big picture and day-to-day issues;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate with clarity and professionalism to all relevant stakeholders (staff, board, donors); 
  • Commitment to the Accountability Lab’s values of integrity, innovation, humility, practicality, and collaboration.

Application Instructions 

To apply, please send us your comprehensive CV and a motivation letter telling us why you are interested in this role to: [email protected] ASAP using the subject line: Application – Program Coordinator. The Accountability Lab reserves the right to not make an appointment for this role. We regret, we will only consider applications from candidates with the right to live and work in South Africa. 

The application for the Program Coordinator vacancy will close on 14 July 2023. If you do not receive a response by 30 July 2023, please consider your application unsuccessful.