Aug 19, 2021
WE ARE HIRING!
ICLEI is a global network of over 2500 cities and other subnational governments and their associations committed to building a sustainable future. ICLEI provides technical services, capacity building, networking & global representation opportunities as well as cutting-edge solutions to its member and network cities & regions and their communities. ICLEI’s African Head Office, which serves ICLEI’s network cities from across Africa, is based in Cape Town and is also home to ICLEI’s Global Cities Biodiversity Center (CBC), a center of excellence in the field of urban biodiversity and nature-based solutions for urban development The ICLEI Africa and ICLEI CBC teams: Our work is conducted by a dynamic and passionate team of well qualified and highly skilled professionals that work with cities and regions to ensure a more sustainable future. As an office that deeply cares for the constituency it works with, the team adheres to a strong set of values. There is a culture and ethos of openness and sharing, where staff are always willing to support each other where they can. There is a diversity of skills and experiences in our team of well over 60 staff that spans from those that work internationally at the highest of advocacy, diplomatic and technical levels, carrying Masters and Doctorate degrees, to those that are experienced practitioners in the fields of urban planning, economics, sustainability, social & environmental science and engineering. Given the number of languages spoken across the African continent and globally, ICLEI Africa has many bilingual and multilingual staff, and also supports staff development in adding more languages and sustainability skills to their repertoire. ICLEI Africa has the pleasure to invite leading and suitably qualified individuals to apply for the positions below, to join our African and / or Cities Biodiversity Center global teams of dynamic sustainability professionals.
All applicants for the below positions must be aware that these are full-time, preferably Cape Town-based positions, but that there is a level of flexibility to be located elsewhere in exceptional cases or for periods of time, depending on individual and /or project locations.
Candidates should also have a fully Internet-connected, functional, dedicated workspace at home for times when they may be required to work remotely (a company laptop will be provided).
Please forward all of the following:
covering/motivating letter comprehensive CV copy of SA identity document, Visa documents to work in South Africa, or in the case of non-South African applicants, a passport or equivalent identification papers available starting date current and expected salary three contactable references
Note that all these documents will be treated strictly confidential and only be used internally in ICLEI for this recruitment process.
Please include the correct reference (REF) in your email subject line and covering letter, to clearly indicate which position you are applying for. See below.
No late or incomplete applications will be considered.
A market-related and competitive annual remuneration package (TCOE based) will be offered to successful candidates, taking into consideration qualifications and experience and the current salary scales of ICLEI Africa.
Applicants who have not been contacted within 90 working days after the closing date of this advertisement should regard their applications as unsuccessful. ICLEI Africa reserves the right not to appoint an individual in relation to this job advert.
ICLEI Africa is open to applications for internships and volunteering in fields relevant to sustainability on an ongoing basis. Please email your CV with a covering letter at any time to the same email address as indicated above at any time.
Senior Professional Officer/ Professional Officer: Energy and Low Emission Development (24-month fixed term contract position with the potential of renewal)
REF – SPO / PO: Energy & LED ICLEI Africa is looking for a highly-skilled candidate to work with us in creating a conducive environment for improving energy security and climate resilience in African cities, and utilising climate finance and market-led interventions to do so. An important area of work to be tackled by the successful candidate, will be to contribute to the creation of suitable conditions for local governments to engage with the private sector in planning and delivering sustainable energy and climate resilient services. The position is suitable for someone with a strong technical background related to climate finance, climate change mitigation, energy access and energy poverty. We are looking for someone to join our team to contribute strongly to the progression of our energy and climate change work on the continent; working with subnational and national stakeholders to enable a reduction in future urban emissions and increased access to sustainable energy in African cities. Candidates, via their applications, should provide evidence of the following experience:
Having worked with stakeholders in Africa to develop policies and practices that promote climate change mitigation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy access. It will be advantageous if this experience is related to work with the public sector and at the subnational level. Worked with stakeholders to unlock climate finance at the local level Conducted planning, management and implementation of projects, with proven experience of working in multi-disciplinary project teams Trained stakeholders in-person and remotely on topics of energy access, climate change mitigation and/ or climate finance, having experience with workshop design and facilitation Stakeholder engagement, development of strategic partnerships, business development, project acquisition, and resource mobilisation
Requirements of this position:
Relevant postgraduate in energy, engineering, economics, science, or a qualification from an equivalent numerate discipline At least 5 years’ experience for a Senior Professional Officer application, and at least 2 years’ experience for a Professional Officer application Proven experience in project management, delivering outputs with high quality and significant benefit to stakeholders Proven experience in managing teams, to ensure project delivery and success, is necessary for Senior Professional Officer applicants Aptitude for working with numbers, and proficiency in Microsoft Excel Exceptional English writing and speaking ability Good public speaking and facilitation skills Proficiency in Microsoft Office programme, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint Ability to engage professionally and diplomatically with politically and technical officials in African subnational and national governments Knowledge of/ experience with climate finance applications and processes/ greenhouse gas inventory development/ energy related scenario building/ energy target setting and monitoring/ climate change reporting and verifications processes Experience with developing and conducting in-person and online training, webinars and/ or virtual events Ability to produce high quality technical reports, academic papers, popular articles, promotional and social media material Ability to promote, enhance and expand the projects and partnerships he/ she is involved in Innovative and agile individual with a ‘can do’ attitude who can think on her/ his feet and harness well-established networks to further build ICLEI’s good reputation and networks across Africa and internationally Proficiency in French and/ or Portuguese will be a strong added advantage.
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa