|Reference #||Project Officer: CSO Engagement 1#|
|Location||Braamfontein, Gauteng, South Africa|
(2-year contract position with a possibility of extension Based in Braamfontein, Johannesburg)
WWF is the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisation, with over 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
WWF South Africa (WWF-SA) is a national office that is part of the WWF network. We are a local NGO that has worked for 50 years with the aim of inspiring all South Africans to live in harmony with nature, for the benefit of our country and the wellbeing of all our people. Our work is challenging and exciting and we love what we do. To join our team you need to be brilliant at what you do, passionate, results-orientated and have a positive attitude.
The objective of this role is to enhance capacity and collaboration amongst South African Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for effectively participating in climate change governance for enhancing climate policy ambition, action and accountability and ensuring that South Africa’s contribution is consistent with the requirements of the Paris Agreement. The position will take on the specific role of the Secretariat and Activities Coordinator in a European Commission funded project and will report directly to Senior Policy Analyst, Climate and Plastics.
|Job Functions||Environmental Services,Other Research Development, Science and Scientific Research|
|Industries||Environmental / Horticulture / Agriculture,Ngo / Non-Profit|
•Provide strategic and tactical leadership in capacitating and coordinating South African CSOs (including labour), as key actors in climate change governance
•Facilitate the creation and functioning of innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships
•Coordinating with CSOs and existing networks, particularly with the South African Climate Action Network (SACAN)
•Capacitating the next generation of climate activists and climate policy advocates by supporting the functioning of Youth Climate Champions (YCC) Programme for facilitating strong youth engagement in climate policy processes
•Building strategic alliances with CSOs, youth and gender-based organisations.
•Responsible for organising project activities.
Build a strong cross-cutting civil society community, including social partners (labour)
Support the capacitation of a cohort of Youth Climate Champions
Mainstream the cross-cutting issues into national climate policy
•Post-graduate level qualification in Environmental Science, Environmental Politics, Development Studies, African Studies or equivalent
•5 – 7 years of professional work experience in climate advocacy or climate activism, with at least 4 years of experience working with CSOs
•Knowledge of institutional landscape, domestic politics, and climate policy in South Africa
•Prior experience of civil society and labour engagement
•Familiarity with international climate policy landscape
•Ability to build, nurture, and maintain strategic relationships with a number of organisations
•Prior experience of setting up organisational systems would be an advantage
•Articulate and a confident communicator in English (Verbal and written), fluency in any other South African language would be considered an advantage
•Ability to efficiently and effectively manage budgets would be considered an advantage
•Soft skills: Team player, Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills, self-starter, systematic in approach, attention to detail, ability to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders in crunch situations and comfortable with presenting and public speaking.
|Job Closing Date||09/05/2021|