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H2 Project Coordinator [Full time, Cape Town]

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBF)
Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Monday, 15 January 2024
Closed

About the Organisation

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBF) is the German Green Political Foundation, affiliated to the "Alliance '90/The Greens" political party. As part of a global green network, HBF works with more than 100 project partners in over 60 countries and currently maintain 33 international offices. In Southern Africa, HBF has been actively promoting the consolidation of democracy and human rights, advancing gender equality, and taking action to prevent the destruction of the environment since 1989.

About the Job

The suitable candidate will lead the implementation of the office’s programme on Green Hydrogen in South Africa, in close collaboration and in conjunction to the programme’s Strategic Lead.

The office’s H2 programme is focused on supporting civil society engagement in green hydrogen related processes and policies from a just transition lens. Work to date has been developed in partnership with civil society organisations from across the country under the rubric of the ‘H2 Watch’ network. Affiliates include both national and grassroots civil society who support communities to tackle issues of climate change, mining, energy and development issues. An approach rooted in collaboration and partnership is the basis of work to date and that going forward.

The appointed individual will have passion for realizing a Just Transition and climate justice, and will lead the programme’s coordination and communications in conjunction to the Strategic Lead. We will value dynamism, reliability and the ability to build respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate as a member of the HBF Cape Town team in realizing our common vision of a social-ecological transformation guided by feminist principles.

  • Work closely with the Strategic Lead to conceptualise and implement programme of action. This will include:

o Drafting TORs and concept notes;

o Managing procurement processes;

o Reviewing research and other outputs commissioned for the project

o Where required, support research, writing and translation of complex technical information.

o Co-facilitating workshops

  • Work closely with the project accountant to control the budget and utilise it in line with donor guidelines, direction from Strategic Lead and partner needs.

  • Manage the internal communications of the project and H2 watch network (meeting minutes, meeting reminders, calendar management).

  • Media engagement: Manage social media accounts and liaise with journalists. Compile Media list and maintain media relationships.

  • Lead liaison with donors, draft activity reports and ensure reporting deadlines are met.

  • Lead logistics management for all activities.

Requirements

  • A relevant university degree or equivalent qualifications/ experience.

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills, with second South African language skills highly advantageous.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to build, foster, and maintain positive professional relationships.

  • Reliability and attention to detail.

  • Experience in programme and project management, including event organising and logistics.

  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment.

  • Social media savvy, and experience creating content for digital platforms.

  • Computer literacy and familiarity with digital platforms and applications (zoom, google apps, social media and content creation).

  • An understanding of just energy transition and climate justice debates, preferably from feminist decolonial perspectives.

  • A sense of humour

  • If non-South African: a RSA work permit valid until end of 2025.

To apply

HBF is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates from disadvantaged groups are especially encouraged to apply.


In order to apply, email your application by Monday 15th January 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

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBF) is the German Green Political Foundation, affiliated to the "Alliance '90/The Greens" political party. As part of a global green network, HBF works with more than 100 project partners in over 60 countries and currently maintain 33 international offices. In Southern Africa, HBF has been actively promoting the consolidation of democracy and human rights, advancing gender equality, and taking action to prevent the destruction of the environment since 1989.

About the Job

The suitable candidate will lead the implementation of the office’s programme on Green Hydrogen in South Africa, in close collaboration and in conjunction to the programme’s Strategic Lead.

The office’s H2 programme is focused on supporting civil society engagement in green hydrogen related processes and policies from a just transition lens. Work to date has been developed in partnership with civil society organisations from across the country under the rubric of the ‘H2 Watch’ network. Affiliates include both national and grassroots civil society who support communities to tackle issues of climate change, mining, energy and development issues. An approach rooted in collaboration and partnership is the basis of work to date and that going forward.

The appointed individual will have passion for realizing a Just Transition and climate justice, and will lead the programme’s coordination and communications in conjunction to the Strategic Lead. We will value dynamism, reliability and the ability to build respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate as a member of the HBF Cape Town team in realizing our common vision of a social-ecological transformation guided by feminist principles.

  • Work closely with the Strategic Lead to conceptualise and implement programme of action. This will include:

o Drafting TORs and concept notes;

o Managing procurement processes;

o Reviewing research and other outputs commissioned for the project

o Where required, support research, writing and translation of complex technical information.

o Co-facilitating workshops

  • Work closely with the project accountant to control the budget and utilise it in line with donor guidelines, direction from Strategic Lead and partner needs.

  • Manage the internal communications of the project and H2 watch network (meeting minutes, meeting reminders, calendar management).

  • Media engagement: Manage social media accounts and liaise with journalists. Compile Media list and maintain media relationships.

  • Lead liaison with donors, draft activity reports and ensure reporting deadlines are met.

  • Lead logistics management for all activities.

Requirements

  • A relevant university degree or equivalent qualifications/ experience.

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills, with second South African language skills highly advantageous.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to build, foster, and maintain positive professional relationships.

  • Reliability and attention to detail.

  • Experience in programme and project management, including event organising and logistics.

  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment.

  • Social media savvy, and experience creating content for digital platforms.

  • Computer literacy and familiarity with digital platforms and applications (zoom, google apps, social media and content creation).

  • An understanding of just energy transition and climate justice debates, preferably from feminist decolonial perspectives.

  • A sense of humour

  • If non-South African: a RSA work permit valid until end of 2025.

To apply

HBF is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates from disadvantaged groups are especially encouraged to apply.


In order to apply, email your application by Monday 15th January 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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