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Another post available: Green Growth SA Project Coordinator, WWF, Joburg

(I feel like a recruiter…)




Based in Johannesburg

WWF South Africa requires the services of an experienced project manager and events convenor, for a short-term Project Coordinator contract (9 monthsstarting no later than 1 July) to implement the Green Growth South Africa (GGSA) project of the Living Planet Unit (LPU), under the Prosperity Fund of the British High Commission.


·      Project Management skills,with documented experience;

·      Strong networking and communication and logistics management skills;

·      Own transport, motivation and availability beyond normal working hours;

·      Knowledge of relevant developments, particularly the national Climate Change Response policy process and energy planning initiatives, perspectives on green jobs  and emerging opportunities and challenges for the international UNFCCC negotiations and emerging climate regime;

·      Understanding of the challenges of a just transition to a low carbon economy in South Africa.


Duties will include:

·      Ensure full implementation and reporting of the project, including:

·      Contracting and quality control of briefing papers, incl. support for securing interviews;

·      Convening stakeholder events, with high-level and expert participation;

·      Producing coherent and strategically focused reports and policy positions/proposals;

·      Managing development of a high-profile publication for and dissemination during the COP17 climate negotiations in Durban, incl. participation in COP 17 activities in December;

·      Reciprocal support to other WWF-SA staff and participation in LPU team planning and coordination;


The GGSA project document can be requested by interested parties at

Remuneration will be based on skills, experience and availability over the full project period – strong candidates with modest existing/on-going work commitments will be considered.

Qualified candidates should click here to complete our application form and email a 3-page CV and detailed motivation letter explaining why you are interested in the position and an account of any constraints on availability to end March 2012, together with the names and current contact details of three relevant references to the email address provided on the form.


WWF seeks to promote diversity among its staff. Candidates who have not received a response within four weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. WWF-SA reserves the right not to fill one or more of these positions. Closing date for applications: 5 June 2011