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Multiple vacancies open at ICLEI Africa: Apply now

Application Deadline: Friday 19 August 2022

ICLEI is a global network of over 2 500 cities and other subnational governments and their
associations committed to building a sustainable future. ICLEI provides technical services,
capacity building, networking and global representation opportunities, as well as cutting-edge solutions to its member and network cities and regions and their communities.

ICLEI’s African Head Office, which serves ICLEI’s network cities from across Africa, is based in
Cape Town ( and is also home to ICLEI’s Global Cities Biodiversity Center
, a center of excellence in the field of urban biodiversity and nature-based solutions for
urban development (

The ICLEI Africa and ICLEI CBC teams: Our work is conducted by a dynamic and passionate team of well qualified and highly skilled professionals that work with cities and regions to ensure a more sustainable future. As an office that deeply cares for the constituency it works with, the team adheres to a strong set of values. There is a culture and ethos of openness and sharing, where staff are always willing to support each other where they can.

There is a diversity of skills and experiences in our team of well over 60 staff that spans from those that work internationally at the highest of advocacy, diplomatic and technical levels, carrying Masters and Doctorate degrees, to those that are experienced practitioners in the fields of urban planning, economics, sustainability, social & environmental science and engineering.

Given the number of languages spoken across the African continent and globally, ICLEI Africa has many bilingual and multilingual staff, and also supports staff development in adding more languages and sustainability skills to their repertoire. ICLEI Africa has the pleasure to invite leading and suitably qualified individuals to apply for the positions below, to join our African and / or Cities Biodiversity Center global teams of dynamic sustainability professionals.
All applicants for the below positions must be aware that these are full-time, preferably Cape
Town-based positions, but that there is a level of flexibility to be located elsewhere in
exceptional cases or for periods of time, depending on individual and/or project locations.
Candidates should also have a fully Internet-connected, functional, dedicated workspace at
home for times when they may be required to work remotely (a company laptop will be

ICLEI Africa is hiring for the following positions:

  • Senior Professional Officer: Urban Food Systems
  • Professional Officer: Urban Food Systems
  • Professional Officer: Climate Change, Energy & Resilience
  • French-speaking Communications Coordinator: Energy & Climate Change
  • Communications Officer: Energy & Climate Change

Deadline: 17h00 (GMT+2), Friday 19 August 2022

Download the job descriptions

Please forward all of the following:

● covering/motivating letter

● comprehensive CV

● copy of SA identity document, Visa documents to work in South Africa, or in the case of

non-South African applicants, a passport or equivalent identification papers

● available starting date

● current and expected salary

● three contactable references

to by 17h00 (GMT+2) on Friday 19 August 2022. Note that all these

documents will be treated as strictly confidential and only be used internally in ICLEI for this

recruitment process.

Please include the correct reference (REF) in your email subject line and covering letter, to clearly

indicate which position you are applying for.

No late or incomplete applications will be considered.


A market-related and competitive annual remuneration package (TCOE based) will be offered to

successful candidates, taking into consideration qualifications and experience and the current

salary scales of ICLEI Africa.

Good team fit within the ICLEI team will be a consideration for all posts.

ICLEI Africa is open to applications for internships and volunteering in fields relevant to sustainability on an ongoing basis. Please email your CV with a covering letter at any time to the same email address as indicated above at any time.

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