South Africa Campaigner

  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Feb 10, 2019
Full time Advocacy and Policy Business Development Climate Change/ Resiliency Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Protection

Job Description

About the South Africa Campaigner

This role is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The South Africa Campaigner works on all campaigns run in South Africa. This includes developing the campaign strategy and objectives, and implementing the campaign, with the support of the South African team (Field organiser, Communications and Digital staff). A successful campaigner will ensure is running high profile campaigns in South Africa that are receiving attention from targets, the media and interest from our supporters and regional groups, and ultimately achieving our organisational goals. The South Africa Campaigner reports to the South African Team leader, is part of the Africa Regional Team, and’s Global Programme Team.

Required skills and experience

  • Understanding and experience of campaigning for social change
  • Research and writing skills for a variety of audiences
  • Public speaking and presentation
  • Demonstrable commitment to justice and equity
  • Organised and strong ability to prioritise between competing obligations
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least two years of experience in advocacy or campaigning

Desired (but not required) skills and experiences

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong understanding of climate change and energy policy in South Africa
  • Previous experience in a climate change or environment related role
  • Demonstrable interest and passion for environmental justice
  • Proficiency in Google Drive, Slack and Zoom
  • Drivers licence

We are looking for someone who is comfortable working both independently and in teams, highly responsive, and able to lead initiatives as well as take direction from others.

Position Type: Temporary (6 Month) full time position

Application Deadline: Although we hope to begin interviews during the week of the 25th of February, this job is open until filled, or the hiring manager determines that they can no longer accept applications.

Start Date: 11th March (flexible)

Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience

Location: The successful candidate will be based in our Johannesburg office. Some travel will be required

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