The Centre for Environmental Rights Recent Job Opportunity

Posted on :

12 Jul, 2019

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Executive Jobs in South Africa

The Centre for Environmental Rights is a non-profit organisation and law clinic based in Cape Town, South Africa. They are activist lawyers who help communities and civil society organisations in South Africa realise our Constitutional right to a healthy environment by advocating and litigating for environmental justice.


Job Title: Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Deputy Director
Job Location: Cape Town


The Executive Assistant will provide assistance and administrative support to the Executive Director and Deputy Director and manage the Executive Director’s and Deputy Director’s programmes and administration. Key responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:


  • Coordinating and supporting the Executive Director’s and Deputy Director’s speaking, conferencing and media engagements
  • Managing the Executive Director’s and Deputy Director’s email by prioritising those needing responses, drafting responses rescheduling and delegation to colleagues
  • Assisting the Executive Director and Deputy Director with preparation for board, management and internal meetings
  • Drafting documents and communication as needed
  • Liaising with stakeholders, including partners, clients, board members and the media
  • Driving all travel preparation requirements for the Executive Director and Deputy Director
  • Providing ad-hoc support for personal administration where required
  • The Executive Assistant must meet the following criteria:
  • Relevant degree/diploma
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in the legal profession and/or NGO sector will be an advantage
  • Highly organised, self-reliant, good problem-solving, results-oriented, multi-tasker with superior administration skills and excellent judgment
  • Excellent networking skills and strong capabilities in building support amongst a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with both external stakeholders (partners, funders, government and industry representatives) and team members
  • Advanced computer literacy skills
  • Analytic and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritise
  • Excellent track record in planning, project management and meeting deadlines
  • A commitment to high quality client service
  • A passion for social and environmental justice
  • A sensitivity to social issues and the needs of communities impact by environmental degradation and injustice

A commitment to diversity, inclusion and transformation

Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) strives to reflect South Africa’s racial, cultural and gender diversity within its staff complement. Candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this post.

The salary range is R300 000 to R400 000 (total cost to company) and the salary offered will be dependent on factors that include the qualifications, level of expertise and experience of the successful candidate.

To apply

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at and email your application  to [email protected]

Application Deadline: Friday 2nd August 2019


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