Job Location
- South Africa -- City of Cape Town Metro -- Cape Town -- Woodstock

Job Type

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Closing date
08 Jun 2023 23:59




The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) is a registered non-profit organisation focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa. 

We have fantastic job opportunities across our businesses for talented people wanting to realize their full potential. Could that be you? If so, we invite you to explore the possibility of joining us to play your part in Desmond Tutu Health Foundations’ exciting future.

The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation is currently recruiting for an experienced Grants Finance Officer to ensure smooth financial administration and end-to-end management of projects and grants, and provide financial administration support to Project Leaders and on-site clinical research staff. The ideal candidate should be professional, organised and capable of dealing with all aspects of grants, finance and procurement within a diverse multi-disciplinary research team. The position is based at the DTHF Head Quarters in Woodstock, however the successful candidate would be required to work across all DTHF Sites in line with their portfolio.

Minimum Requirements:

  • National Diploma in finance and/or related field of study
  • Minimum of five years hands on financial management/accounting experience, management accounts and income and expenditure statements
  • Minimum of five years hands on experience in compiling donor financial reports
  • Computer literacy in Ms Office Excel (Advanced)
  • Minimum 3 years working knowledge of SAP or similar financial package
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; proficiency in English
  • Ability to work methodically, efficiently and meticulously
  • Strong planning and organizing skills and deadline driven
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and accurately with minimal supervision
  • Excellent work standards
  • Client focused


  • Grant administration experience within the academic research environment or donor funder environment 
  • Valid code 08 driver’s license


  • Day-to-day financial administration and management of all grants assigned
  • Preparation of financial reports in line with funder requirements
  • Resource planning and management
  • Communication of financial and purchasing policies and procedures to site staff
  • Analysis of financial reports
  • Manage projects assets by informing Asset Coordinator of purchase and movement
  • Monitor monthly expenditure allocations in SAP
  • Prepare monthly project budget vs expense reports for internal review
  • Salary allocation management – project current month allocations for assigned projects
  • Co-ordinate and manage site petty cash requests (daily/weekly/ monthly)
  • Interpret internal policies
  • Understand and interpret donor/funder contracts and grant policy guidelines
  • Any other tasks and duties that may be appropriate to this position

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a competency test.

Remuneration, depending on qualification and experience, is R43, 126.41per month.

Values fit:  Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect Excellence

Submit CV, motivation letter with certified copy of highest qualification and details of three (3) current contactable referees in a single PDF file by 8 June 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Visit the DTHF Career page to view the advert (Reference number: DTHF-046) and apply:  DTHF Career Page

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We are committed to equity in our employment practices. It is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our equity objectives. We reserve the right not to appoint if no suitable candidates are identified.


 I understand and accept that by applying for this position, I authorized DTHF to process my personal information in accordance with its internal operational requirements.


I further understand that the personal information I disclose to DTHF will be processed in accordance with the requirements set out in the Protection of Personal Information Act and may include the transferring thereof to third parties for the purposes of verification.


This job may be removed before it expires.


If you have not heard from us within two weeks after the closing date please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Desmond Tutu Health Foundation is a child-friendly organisation committed to the protection of children.

For more information about the organization please visit our website.

Contact information

Stacey Arendse