Programmes Coordinator, Climate Justice and Natural Resource Management

Southern Africa Trust
Opportunity closing date:
Friday, 3 September, 2021

Opportunity type:

The Southern Africa Trust seeks to recruit a Programme Coordinator, Climate Justice and Natural Resource Management to join the Trust and contribute to our mission and ensure we have the capacity and skills as we implement our new strategy for the period 2021-2024.

The purpose of this role is to to drive the implementation of the programme on Climate Justice and Natural Resource Management; coordinate Climate Justice and Natural Resource Management initiatives, tracking policy issues, and facilitating stakeholder engagement. The inucmbent will also coordinate policy research, analyze emerging policy matters in the areas of climate change and natural resource management. In addition, the incumbent will focus on building and manage relationships with key stakeholders for specific project intiatives. Budget management, reporting and tracking of programme outcomes for the Climate Justice and Natural Resource Management stream will be part of the performance areas for the role.

Key Responsibilities

Coordinate research and undertake analysis on policy-related developments in the areas of climate change and/or natural resource management
Support and work with civic, citizens and community groups in southern Africa undertaking advocacy work in climate change and/or natural resource management
Organise and facilitate multi-stakeholder policy dialogue events on key policy issues as relates to the above-mentioned thematic focus areas
Providing support in advocacy campaigns by engaging the media with partners to gain exposure and credibility
Support the organisation grantmaking efforts in the area of climate change and/or natural resource management
Supporting platform building, monitoring outreach interventions carried out in the regional and managing the implementation thereof
Coordinate and develope a sustained practice of multi-stakeholder policy engagement between civil society organizations, businesses, government, donors and other interest groups in Southern Africa
Competency profile

The candidate must hold a relevant Master’s qualification and must also have at least 5 to 8 5 – 8 years experience in the area of climate change or natural resource management.

The candidate must demonstrate the following competencies:

Knowledge of and familiarity with Climate Justice and/or Natural Resource Management,
Experience in programme implementation and policy analysis and knowledge management.
Demonstrated ability in managing stakeholders, developing partnerships and resource mobilisation.
Must have project management, problem solving and analysis skills.
Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills, experience in the NGO sector.
Please forward your curriculum vitae and covering letter explaining of your interest in the work to email Please include the position title you are applying for in the email subject line.

Contract type: Fixed term employment contract ending 31 March 2024

Opportunity Closing Date: 3 September 2021

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The Southern Africa Trust is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants must be in possession of the appropriate and valid rights to work in South Africa.

About the organisation
The Southern Africa Trust was established in 2005 to support civil society organisations in Southern Africa. Our mandate is to work on a non-profit basis, to engage in activities that contribute to the reduction of poverty & inequality. In delivering this mandate, we strive to strengthen the voices of poor people in public policy processes. We believe inclusive economies are critical for reducing poverty and inequality and unlocking the potential of regional integration to generate jobs, drive innovation, protect the environment and generate economic opportunities for all.

The Southern Africa Trust reserves the right to modify this job advert or not to make an appointment.

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