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ICLEI Africa invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the position below, to join our African and CBC teams of dynamic urban sustainability professionals.

 

Professional Officer: Urban Nature
(2-year fixed term contract position with the potential of renewal)

The successful candidate must have a strong scientific / technical background in conservation / natural resource ecology at the landscape and systems level, and a keen interest in urban development, and working at the city and city-region level. Proven experience in the following areas is required:


(a) Development, implementation and mainstreaming of biodiversity and nature-based solutions into urban sustainability and development policy, strategy and action plans, and land use and spatial planning at subnational (city and regional) government level, with specialised skills and experience in one or more of the following fields:• nature-based solutions • ecosystems assessment • landscape and systems level conservation • green/blue (ecological) infrastructure • ecosystem-based adaptation • urban nature systems, including food systems • integrated coastal management • urban transitions and sustainable development

(b) Planning, implementation and management of projects with proven experience of working in, and managing multi-disciplinary project teams, and undertaking applied research; and

(c) Stakeholder engagement, strategic partnerships, business development and acquisition, resource mobilisation and partnership development.
Candidates should demonstrate a keen interest for, and proven experience in, business development and in building strategic partnerships; be delivery and results-orientated; as well as have a strong city/local government orientation and focus.

 

Requirements:

  • Relevant Master’s or PhD degree or equivalent qualification; a post-graduate qualification specifically in conservation ecology or associated field will be an added advantage;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience preferably within, or closely with, a local or other subnational government in Africa in one or more of the fields listed above; international experience will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to produce technical reports, popular articles, promotional and social media material, and to promote, enhance and expand the projects and partnerships he/she is involved in – a record of peer reviewed publications will be an added advantage; and
  • Innovative individual with a ‘çan do’ attitude who can think on his/her feet and harness well-established networks to further build ICLEI’s good reputation and networks across sub-Saharan Africa and internationally.

 

Further Requirements:

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in multiple and multi-disciplinary teams in a highly dynamic and creative environment, often engaging directly with high level political leadership, academic and technical experts, the United Nations and other international organisations and the private sector on behalf of ICLEI;
  • Ability to be flexible about work responsibilities and thrive under pressure;
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills, well-organised, attention to detail and quality, and a structured and pro-active working style;
  • Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills;
  • Valid code B driving license, with at least one year’s driving experience;
  • South African resident/valid work or critical skills permit;
  • Must have a passion for, and willingness to, travel extensively, locally and internationally;
  • Knowledge of the African and global geo-political context; and
  • Proficiency in another global language, especially French or Portuguese will be a strong added advantage.

Please forward a comprehensive CV and covering (motivating) letter, including a certified copy of your ID, available starting date and three references to Stephanie Babef (stephanie.babef@iclei.org) by 17h00 on 17 August 2018. No late 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.


Applicants who have not been contacted within 60 working days after the closing date of this advertisement should regard their applications as unsuccessful.

ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of over 1 500 cities and other subnational governments committed to building a sustainable future. ICLEI provides technical services, capacity building, networking opportunities and cutting-edge urban solutions to its member cities and their communities. ICLEI’s African Head Office, which serves ICLEI’s member cities from across Africa, is based in Cape Town (www.africa.iclei.org). ICLEI Africa also proudly hosts ICLEI’s global Cities Biodiversity Center (CBC) which works with cities and partners across the world (www.cbc.iclei.org).

 


Events Co-ordinator

(2-year fixed term contract position with the potential of renewal)

Location: Cape Town, Century City
Education level: Diploma/Degree
Job level: Mid-senior
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional

JOB DESCRIPTION

ICLEI Africa seeks to appoint an exceptional, dynamic Events Co-ordinator in this exciting new post. The incumbent will be responsible for planning and co-ordinating all events for the organisation, from local to pan-African to international events. These events may range from small city tours for dignitaries, to high level roundtables, to large conferences and expos.

The work will include project managing all aspects of events, such as:

• Working with a team to conceptualise and plan events
• Writing and co-ordinating host city bids
• Marketing the event and securing partnerships and sponsorships
• Holding progress meetings
• Ongoing communication and feedback to line manager
• Budgeting and managing budgets
• Co-ordinating technical inputs from a range of staff and partners
• Drafting event programmes and liaising with speakers
• Advising on protocol
• Sending invites and managing RSVPs
• Maintaining an event database
• Managing online and onsite registration and fee payment
• Liaising with suppliers and sourcing quotes (venue, caterers etc.)
• Procuring goods and services
• Writing web content related to events
• Drafting content for promotional materials
• Producing and distributing event reports

Requirements:

• A relevant diploma or degree
• Minimum of 5 year’s events co-ordination experience
• Experience in working in/with the NGO sector and/or private sector
• Excellent references
• Highly computer literate and excellent communications experience
• Valid code B driving license and own transport
• South African resident/valid work or critical skills permit

The following would be advantageous:

• Experience in working with/in different levels and structures of government
• A demonstrated understanding of/experience in the environmental field
• Experience in working in Africa and at global level
• Fluency in another global language, preferably French and/or Portuguese

Personal skills/attributes:

• High level of diplomacy
• Strong work ethic
• Team player
• Quick thinker
• Ability to be flexible and adjust to changing requirements
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Willingness to work overtime when required
• Attention to detail
• Great organisational skills
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal (in English)
• Creative and innovative
• Good time management skills
• 'Can do' attitude

Please forward a comprehensive CV and covering (motivating) letter, including a certified copy of your ID, available starting date and three references to Michelle Preen (michelle.preen@iclei.org) by 17h00 on 17 August 2018. No late applications will be considered.

A market-related and competitive annual remuneration package (TCOE based) will be offered to successful candidates, taking into consideration qualifications, experience and skills.

Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 working days after the closing date of this advertisement should regard their applications as unsuccessful.

ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of over 1 500 cities and other subnational governments committed to building a sustainable future. ICLEI provides technical services, capacity building, networking opportunities and cutting-edge urban solutions to its member cities and their communities. ICLEI’s African Head Office, which serves ICLEI’s member cities from across Africa, is based in Cape Town (www.africa.iclei.org). ICLEI Africa also proudly hosts ICLEI’s global Cities Biodiversity Center (CBC) which works with cities and partners across the world (www.cbc.iclei.org).

 
 
 
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