Posted on :
5 Feb, 2020
5 Feb, 2020
ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of over 1 750 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).
We are looking for a suitably qualified individual who is passionate about cities and nature, and has internet research, digital media and communications skills. He/she needs to be a conscientious individual with a ‘can do’ attitude who is self-motivated, can adapt quickly, work well under pressure and think on his/her feet.
Job Title: Communications and Knowledge Officer – Cities and Nature
Location: Cape Town
Duration: (2-year fixed term contract position with the potential of renewal)
ICLEI’s flagship global partnership programme on nature and cities, CitiesWithNature, is growing, and we are looking for a candidate to support expansion into new thematic areas and offerings. This will iclude the recruitment of cities to CitiesWithNature, as well as assisting the team with communications and knowledge management tasks.
Our successful candidate must be diplomatic, sensible, enjoy a challenge and be comfortable engaging with people at different levels. He/she must have strong organisational skills and attention to detail, be creative and innovative, and have proven experience in the following areas:
The following would be advantageous:
Candidates should be delivery and results-orientated; have a strong city / local government orientation and focus and a well-developed awareness of the role cities and regions play in biodiversity conservation, and the overall resilience of cities.
Please forward the following documents to Sonya Smith – [email protected]
Application Deadline: 11h00 SAST on 14 February 2020