ICLEI Africa is hiring a Senior Professional Officer

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ICLEI is a global network of over 2500 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 (CBC), 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 this position, to join our African and global teams of dynamic sustainability professionals.

All applicants for the below positions must be aware that these are full-time positions, with a
preference for officers to be based in Cape Town. However, there is flexibility to be located elsewhere
on a full-time or part-time basis.
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 provided).
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 [email protected] by 17h00 (GMT+2) on Sunday, 24 November 2023. Note that all these
documents will be treated 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. See below. 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 significant consideration for all posts.

Applicants who have not been contacted within 90 working days after the closing date of this
advertisement should regard their applications as unsuccessful. ICLEI Africa reserves the right not to
appoint an individual in relation to this job advert.

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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