SouthSouthNorth (SSN) Latest job Opportunity

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23 May, 2019

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Management Jobs in South Africa

SouthSouthNorth is a nonprofit organisation working on projects that promote sustainable development and address climate change.

Job Title: Knowledge Manager

Job Location: Cape Town

The purpose of Knowledge Manager is to support the KM hub in knowledge management and communications related responsibilities for SSN programmes and SSN more broadly.


  • Production of knowledge products
  • Conceptualisation and implementation of communication and knowledge management strategies
  • Writing blogs/stories
  • Format, edit and proof reading documents
  • Website updates (via a WordPress or similar back-end)
  • Social media planning (via Hoot suite or similar)
  • Liaise with service providers
  • Tend to media organisation requests, writing and disseminating press releases


  • Minimum of three to four years relevant working experience (communications, journalism, public relations, marketing), preferably on policy or climate / environment related issues
  • A thorough understanding of online media and social media
  • Attention to detail, and planning, administration and organisational skills
  • Willingness to learn, be flexible and take on new tasks
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Experience in engaging confidently with the media
  • A high level of interest and sound knowledge of climate change and development issues
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, Database and Website software, and technology and social media friendly
  • Willingness to travel within Africa and internationally
  • Strong interest in administration and communications
  • Willingness to travel we would also require three writing samples form applicants
  • Professional experience in climate change, environment and/or international development
  • Work knowledge of French and / or Spanish/ Portuguese
  • A thorough understanding of delivering communications campaigns within a non-profit as well as within the international development / climate change arenas is an advantage
  • Photography skills, video skills, proficiency in desktop publishing and / or graphic design highly advantageous
  • Relationships with both global and regional (Africa) media outlets
  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • Experience in visual storytelling and graphic design

To apply

Complete the Google Form, upload your C.V. and Cover Letter via the following link:

Application Deadline: Friday, 24 May, 2019

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