Manager: Climate Change Resilience

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Job title
Manager: Climate Change Resilience
ICLEI Africa
Cape Town
  • South Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Type of job
permanent contract

Climate Change
Language of description
Job description
ICLEI Africa is looking for a highly-skilled candidate to work with us in creating an enabling environment to

improve climate change resilience on the African continent, and to work closely with all ICLEI regional offices in progressing ICLEI’s climate resilience and climate change adaptation portfolio of work. The position is suitable for someone with strong and proven leadership skills, extensive programme and people management expertise, and a passion for making a difference in African cities, towns and regions. Candidates, via their applications, should provide evidence of the following experience: ● Leadership roles played in the climate change adaptation and climate resilience field ● Strategic thinking and programme management experience leading multi-year and multi-million-rand projects on the continent ● Proven experience in managing diverse teams ● Proven experience demonstrating ability to work with multi-sectoral stakeholders in Africa, and globally, to develop policies and practices that promote climate change adaptation, increased resilience to climate change, and harnessing people and nature-based solutions to reduce climate change vulnerabilities ● Unlocking finance at the subnational level for climate change adaptation actions, and the multi-level governance processes necessary to do so ● Leading, curating, facilitating and delivering in-person and remote capacity development activities with the public and private sector ● Leading stakeholder engagement, development of strategic partnerships, business development, project acquisition, and resource mobilisation ● Extensive knowledge of government processes, procedures and mandates on the African continent Requirements of this position: ● Relevant Masters or PhD degree in climate change or related field ● At least 7 years of relevant work experience, preferably in strategic, leadership and/ or managerial roles ● Ability to handle all aspects of programme management, including budgeting, financial and narrative reporting, and people management ● Excellent analytical and succinct writing skills ● Excellent public speaking and facilitation skills ● Ability to think strategically and pioneer innovative solutions relevant to the context of multiple African cities ● Ability to multi-task and practise agility and flexibility in the delivery of projects and programmes 3 ● Ability to produce cutting-edge technical reports, academic papers, popular articles, promotional and social media material, and to promote, enhance and expand the projects and partnerships he/ she leads at ICLEI Africa ● Innovative individual with a ‘can do’ attitude who can think on her/ his feet and harness wellestablished networks to further build ICLEI’s good reputation and networks across Africa and internationally ● Experience working in multiple African countries and cities ● High levels of diplomacy and engagement expertise, especially with high-level government stakeholders such as Mayors, Ministers, City Managers and leaders in the relevant private, particularly climate finance sectors ● Knowledge of/ experience with climate finance for adaptation, development of policies and plans to enhance climate resilience, as well as target setting and monitoring, and reporting and verification processes for climate change adaptation ● Experience with leading the development and delivery of in-person and online training, webinars and/ or virtual events ● Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programmes ● Aptitude for working with numbers, and strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel ● Exceptional English language skills – writing and speaking

● Proficiency in French and/ or Portuguese over and above English will be a strong added advantage
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