Design Support Coordinator Opportunity

Remuneration: Cost to company
Location: Cape Town
Education level: Degree
Job level: Mid
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Contract 1 year
Reference: #DSPC2506


Job description

We are looking for a passionate, driven individual to join our design support team. You will work with the programme manager to implement a range of design-related projects:

  • Engage with companies to understand how design can be used to improve what they do, and build design teams to carry out design interventions.
  • Work with the public sector to demonstrate how design can be used to create better services.
  • Convene various fora – bringing together stakeholders to strengthen the design ecosystem.
  • Host talks, seminars and other events.
  • Implement projects related to design education, from primary and high school through to tertiary level.
  • Work on the creation of relevant materials, case studies and research.
  • Assist the programme manager with project administration.



  • You have a relevant tertiary degree, preferably in design (or social science, social innovation and project management) with at least five years professional experience.
  • You have a good knowledge of the local design industry.
  • You have experience in design thinking and user-centered design, and have a thorough understanding of the design process.
  • You work well in a team and have great interpersonal skills.
  • You have excellent time and project management skills.
  • You are able to work independently and in a team, in a diverse & challenging environment.


Personal Skills/Attributes

  • You are a creative, resourceful and entrepreneurial professional
  • You are thorough and pay attention to detail.
  • You are a strategic, analytical and creative thinker.
  • You are able to engage across all sectors – from non-profit to business and government.
  • You are down-to-earth and passionate about making a difference in South Africa.

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