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Senior Divestment Campaigner

Fossil Free SA
Cape Town, South Africa (remote working)
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Closing Date:
Tuesday, 26 March 2024
Closed

About the Organisation

Fossil Free SA is a campaign working for an end to the fossil fuel industry in South Africa, particularly through fossil fuel divestment and challenging greenwashing in all its forms. Our core campaigns are for divestment by individuals and institutions, an end to greenwashing by the creative industries, and for bans on fossil fuel advertising.

About the Job

The senior divestment campaigner will lead the following established campaigns:

1) Defossilising universities: For divestment by other SA universities and pension funds
2) #InvestFossilFree: Lobbying for fossil fuel investment options from SA’s top asset managers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the director, senior adviser and junior divestment campaigner to devise and implement campaign strategies.

  • Organising events, actions and activities in line with the strategic goals of the campaign.

  • Engaging in face-to-face meetings with key stakeholders and campaign targets.

  • Keeping abreast of developments in ethical finance and ESG.

  • Writing and sending letters and emails to key stakeholders and campaign targets.

  • Overseeing the website divestment sections.

  • Overseeing the creation of a team of part-time campaign fieldworkers (student interns).

  • Oversee the maintenance of internal tracking systems.

Requirements

  • A clear knowledge and passion for climate, environment and human rights issues (5–10 years experience).

  • An interest in and some knowledge of finance, and a well-organised, patient and systematic temperament.

  • A good writer, and be comfortable with organising and participating in protests.

To apply

This is a part-time, flexi-time position, remote working with occasional in-person meetings with team members and stakeholders. Must have own reliable computer and Internet connection and be able to travel locally to occasional in-person meetings and events.


Annual total cost to company package is R200 000.


This is a 1-year contract with a possibility of renewal subject to funding and performance.


In order to apply, email your application by Tuesday 26th March 2024 to melissa@actionappointments.co.za - send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).

About the Organisation

Fossil Free SA is a campaign working for an end to the fossil fuel industry in South Africa, particularly through fossil fuel divestment and challenging greenwashing in all its forms. Our core campaigns are for divestment by individuals and institutions, an end to greenwashing by the creative industries, and for bans on fossil fuel advertising.

About the Job

The senior divestment campaigner will lead the following established campaigns:

1) Defossilising universities: For divestment by other SA universities and pension funds
2) #InvestFossilFree: Lobbying for fossil fuel investment options from SA’s top asset managers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the director, senior adviser and junior divestment campaigner to devise and implement campaign strategies.

  • Organising events, actions and activities in line with the strategic goals of the campaign.

  • Engaging in face-to-face meetings with key stakeholders and campaign targets.

  • Keeping abreast of developments in ethical finance and ESG.

  • Writing and sending letters and emails to key stakeholders and campaign targets.

  • Overseeing the website divestment sections.

  • Overseeing the creation of a team of part-time campaign fieldworkers (student interns).

  • Oversee the maintenance of internal tracking systems.

Requirements

  • A clear knowledge and passion for climate, environment and human rights issues (5–10 years experience).

  • An interest in and some knowledge of finance, and a well-organised, patient and systematic temperament.

  • A good writer, and be comfortable with organising and participating in protests.

To apply

This is a part-time, flexi-time position, remote working with occasional in-person meetings with team members and stakeholders. Must have own reliable computer and Internet connection and be able to travel locally to occasional in-person meetings and events.


Annual total cost to company package is R200 000.


This is a 1-year contract with a possibility of renewal subject to funding and performance.


In order to apply, email your application by Tuesday 26th March 2024 to melissa@actionappointments.co.za - send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).

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