Natural Justice: Climate Change Programme Manager

Natural Justice
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 11 February, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Natural Justice is a young and fast-paced nonprofit organisation specialising in human rights and environmental law in pursuit of social and environmental justice.
 
Natural Justice seeks to appoint a Climate Change Programme Manager to be based in south Africa.
 
Responsibilities:

Strategic planning and project implementation

  • Work with the Executive Director and Hub Directors to further develop, maximise the impact of and expand the programmes across Africa
  • Assist in the development of the programmes’ strategies, and manage the planning and implementation of programmes including deliverables, timelines and budgeting

Technical Advice

  • Provide technical and legal advice to partners, affected communities and other relevant stakeholders
  • Provide comments and training on environmental impact assessments, climate change assessments and other relevant permitting processes
  • Respond to inquiries of partners or relevant stakeholders
  • Support the litigation of relevant cases
  • Deliver presentations, organise and conduct workshops / meetings

Policy and Legal Reform

  • Identify and engage with key policy issues and key collaborators
  • Provide comments and make submissions on relevant law and policy

Legal Empowerment

  • Develop and deliver community trainings on laws and legal empowerment methodologies
  • Develop, improve and implement legal empowerment approaches

Research

  • Develop research assignments with the programme directors or hub director and researcher
  • Write research reports, concept documents, academic papers, organisational reports
  • Share research findings with stakeholders and at relevant national and international for a.

Partnerships and Networks

  • Identify, build and maintain networks and/or partnerships with relevant stakeholders: government, civil society groups, the private sector and academics
  • Represent Natural Justice at key national, regional and global fora and processes on behalf of the organisation

Finance and Administration

  • Manage the financial, administrative and procurement processes of the projects within the programme

Oversight and Fundraising

  • Provide oversight and support to programme officers and paralegals in relation to programme activities and deliverables
  • Assist the country and/or programme directors to identify funding sources, prepare grant applications, report to, develop and manage relationships with funders

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of laws with at least five years of demonstrated work expertise in environmental law, including natural resource and/or land law, and administrative law
  • A post-graduate degree in law, political science or other relevant social science discipline is desirable
  • Experience in conducting field work and working with marginalised communities
  • Experience communicating complex legal issues in an accessible way to communities
  • Experience relating to research or project experience related to policy advocacy
  • Experience with conducting primary and/or desktop research and preparing clear and analytical reports (with proof of published work)
  • Experience writing applications and reporting to donors
  • Programme management experience, including budgeting, project planning, contract drafting, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in managing and supervising teams
  • An understanding of and experience in the socio-political and civil society work in the countries we work in
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English and a local language
  • Demonstrated experience advocating for environmental justice
  • Motivated, pro-active individual able to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritise, act on initiative and meet deadlines
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Reliability and attention to detail
  • Ability to travel frequently
  • Ability to work with teams and to develop and maintain good relationships with community-based or other grassroots groups and partners
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations

To apply, submit a submit email to pooven@naturaljustice.org with ‘Application for position of Programme Manager: Climate Change’ in the subject line.
 
For more about Natural Justice, refer to www.naturaljustice.org
 
For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
South Africa

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