The NFVF is committed to creating an enriching work environment where individuals, through their ability and application, can develop rewarding careers at all levels, regardless of their background, race or gender.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture that was created to ensure the equitable growth of South Africa's film and video industry. We do this by providing funding for the development, production, marketing and distribution of films and the training and development of filmmakers.  In addition, the NFVF commissions research and produces industry statistics that provide both the public and stakeholders with valuable insights into the South African film & video industry. 


Position:                      Environment, Health & Safety Officer 

Duration:                     5-month contract (based on the project period)

Remuneration:            Market Related

Reporting to:              Project Manager 

Location:                     Eastern Cape Local Content Hub, 33 Church Street, Quigney, East London  

Job Ref:                       ECFH/0001 

The NFVF in partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation and the Cortex Hub have established an Eastern Cape Film Hub with the strategic goal to increase access to production facilities and to create sustainable platforms for the production of film and television.

The Health & Safety Officer will develop and oversee the implementation of all health and safety documents, and processes, as well as ensuring effective Health & Safety operations on the construction site of the Film Hub.


  • Have experience of working as a Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator or Officer
  • Basic knowledge in Healthcare issues
  • Basic knowledge of Environment issues
  • Be in possession of a driver’s license 
  • Be open to work unfixed hours as and when required
  • To be based on construction site on a full-time basis


Key Responsibilities: 

The incumbent will be required to undertake the following duties and activities:

  • Prepare and document a health and safety specification for the construction work, and provide the contractor with the same
  • Promptly provide the principal contractor and his or her agent with any information which might affect the health and safety of any person at work carrying out construction work
  • Ensure that each principal contractor is appointed in writing for the project or part thereof on a construction site
  • Take reasonable steps to ensure that each principal contractor’s health and safety plan as determined in sub regulation 5(1) is implemented and maintained on the construction site: Provided that the steps taken, shall include periodic audits at intervals mutually agreed upon between the client and principal contractor, but at least once every month
  • Stop any contractor from executing construction work which is not in accordance with the principal contractor’s health and safety plan contemplated in sub regulation 5(1) for the site or which poses to be a threat to the health and safety of persons
  • Ensure that where changes are brought about, sufficient health and safety information and appropriate resources are made available to the principal contractor to execute the work safely
  • Ensure that every principal contractor is registered and in good standing with the compensation fund or with a licensed compensation insurer prior to work commencing on site
  • Ensure that the principal contractor has made provision for the cost of health and safety measures during the construction process
  • Ensure that the client discusses and negotiates with the principal contractor the contents of the health and safety plan contemplated in sub regulation 5(1) and thereafter finally approve the health and safety plan for implementation
  • Make sure that a copy of the principal contractor’s health and safety plan is available on request to an employee, inspector or other contractor
  • Ensure that the principal contractor has the necessary competencies and resources to carry out the work safely
  • Ensure that as agent the client has appointed him/her to act as his or her representative and where such an appointment is made, the responsibilities as are imposed by the regulations upon a client, shall as far as reasonably practicable apply to the appointment
  • The Health and safety officer shall have the necessary competencies and resources to perform the duties imposed on a client by the regulations
  • Monitor that the contractor’s health and safety representatives perform their duties, which include:
    • Review the effectiveness of the health and safety measures, identify potential hazards and major incidents, examine causes of incidents (in collaboration with his employer, the Contractor), investigate complaints by employees relating to health and safety at work,  make representations to the employer (Contractor) or inspector on general matters affecting the health and safety of employees, inspect the workplace, plant, machinery etc. on a regular base, to participate in consultations with inspectors and to attend meetings of the health and safety committee.
    • Provide reports on regular basis
    • Carry out task assigned by the Project Manager or delegated person
    • Coordinate activities on Site with regards to Heath, Safety and Environment, Accident and incident inquiries;
    • Monitor of environment management plan implementation and compliance
    • Training of small contractors / labour in respect to Environment, Health and Safety in the Work Environment, if required
    • Advising the Project Manager on any issues, claims and do follow-ups on cases opened
    • Liaise with the Project Manager on Health and Safety and Environment issues.


Suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to submit their abridged curriculum vitae via email to or fax on 086 519 7585 no later than 13 September 2019 at 12h00 quoting a relevant reference number.

Interview Date:      17 September 2019 in East London

Enquiries:         Thobela Mayinje – 011 483 0880 /



Position:                     Chief Financial Officer

Duration:                    5 year fixed term contract

Reporting to:              Chief Executive Officer

Job Ref:                      RECR/CFO 001

The Chief Financial Officer will develop and oversee the implementation of the financial processes and systems, ensuring effective financial management of the National Film and Video Foundation in line with PMFA and Treasury Regulations.


  • Bcom Hons with articles or CA(SA)
  • Membership to a professional association desirable
  • 10 years’ experience at senior management

Key Responsibilities:

Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the following:

  • Conduct annual strategic planning of finance according to the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF)
  • Develop financial strategy and give input into the organisational strategy
  • Oversee and lead in the development and monitoring of the implementation of finance policies and procedures in line with PFMA and Treasury Regulations to ensure compliance
  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy to raise additional funding together with the Marketing and Production departments
  • Develop, implement and maintain the financial systems of the organisation
  • Prepare all aspects of the annual operating budget and Annul Financial Statements in accordance with Generally Recognised Accounting Principle (GRAP)
  • Manage internal controls and establish and maintain a risk management system
  • Manage the submission of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
  • Manage annual external audits and dealing with the Auditor Genereal (AG)
  • Manage the Supply Chain Management of the organisation to comply with Treasury Regulations
  • Provide reports to the CEO, Audit Committee and NFVF Council
  • Provide support to internal stakeholders i.e. NFVF Employees; Audit Committee; NFVF Council and Internal Auditors
  • Provide support to key external stakeholders i.e. Department of Arts and Culture (DAC); Auditor General (AG) and the South African Film Industry
  • Manage staff and administer performance management for all direct reports


  • Must have sound financial management, strategic leadership, budget and treasury experience
  • Must have good knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA), National Treasury guidelines as well as other relevant prescripts within the public sector 
  • Indepth knowledge of risk management practice 
  • Practical knowledge of the auditing environment will be an added advantage 
  • Knowledge and experience the film industry would be an added advantage 
  • Demonstrate high intergrity and honesty 
  • Ability to strategize and solve problems 
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills 
  • Exceptional communication and people skills 
  • Results-oriented, strategic thinker and planner

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to submit their abridged curriculum vitae via email to or fax on 086 519 7585 no later than 15 September 2019 quoting a relevant reference number.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).



Head of Operations & Company Secretariat

Compliance and Research Manager

(Job Ref: RECR/CRM 001) 

Reporting to:     Head of Operations

Job Purpose:

To manage research, policy development and implementation, as well as legal compliance within the NFVF and the SA Film Industry.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Verifiable Degree / Post Graduate Degree in Law;
  • 5 – 8 years relevant experience on managerial level;
  • Experience in project management an added advantage;
  • Admission as an Attorney or Advocate;
  • Experience in creative/cultural industries advantageous; 
  • Knowledge of Government Regulatory Framework advantageous e.g. PFMA, BBBEE, Preferential Procurement, POPI, PAIA. 



Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following:

  • Drafting legal contracts;
  • Implement policy and compliance strategy;
  • Implement research strategy;
  • Manage stakeholder relations;
  • Manage the legal affairs of the NFVF;
  • Manage staff;
  • Manage departmental budget;
  • A developed understanding of the business of film.


  • Compliance management;
  • People management skills;
  • Strong leadership ability;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Problem solving skills.


Supply Chain Officer

(Job Ref: RECR/SCO 001)

Reporting to:     Supply Chain Manager

Job Purpose:

To provide an accurate supply chain management (procurement) service for the NFVF in line with legislation and Treasury Regulations.

Qualification & Experience:

  • National Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain or equivalent;
  • 2 – 3 years experience in Procurement and Supply Chain administration;
  • Knowledge of government regulatory framework advantageous e.g. PFMA, PPPFA, BBBEE, Preferential Procurement, POPI and PAIA;
  • Experience in government supply chain processes an added advantage.


Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following:

  • Procure goods and services to provide NFVF staff with resources to perform day to day duties inline with SCM policy, PFMA, PPPFA, Legislations and National Treasury;
  • Maintain supplier database to ensure that NFVF departments comply with all regulation as per SCM policy;
  • Produce monthly SCM reports for the Line Manager to monitor NFVF spending;
  • Monitor Supply Chain compliance to ensure that procurement is aligned with National Treasury regulations.


  • Compliance management;
  • Knowledge of organisational legislation, policy and procedures;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Financial awareness;

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to submit their abridged curriculum vitae via email to or fax on 0865197585 by no later than 21 May 2019.

Note: Correspondence will be made only to the shortlisted candidates and no late applications will be considered.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

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