Applications are invited for a short-term (3 month) post of Assistant Coordinator – Education Portfolio, for the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI). ACDI is a UCT institute that coordinates and enhances research and teaching on climate and development across departments and faculties.
This is a 3-month contract to cover a capacity gap between mid-May to mid-August. The Assistant Coordinator will work as part of the Education Portfolio – a unit that operationalizes ACDI’s education and capacity development strategy through coordination, fundraising, and relationship development. The role is largely administrative, although there may be opportunities for the Assistant Coordinator to engage in facilitation and research.
Honors’ Degree in climate change, development, environment, monitoring and evaluation, or a related field
1 year of work experience in a similar field
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail
Proficient in MS Office (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Facilitation and problem-solving skills
Strong ability to work autonomously
Advantageous experience includes:
Applied and academic knowledge in climate change; development; environmental science; education;
Work experience in fundraising, database management, monitoring and evaluation, and inter- and trans-disciplinary teaching or research.
The main responsibilities of the Assistant Coordinator will be to assist with the coordination of three ACDI Education Portfolio projects, including
Supporting logistics (booking flights and accommodation) and note-taking of workshops;
Communicating project activities to dispersed project team members, and consolidating their contributions;
Coordinating and promoting seminars and webinars;
Coordinating student exchanges.
Salary: Between R15 000-R22 000 per month for 3 months, depending on skills and experience.
To apply, please e-mail a Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in a single pdf file to Leigh Cobban (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please ensure the job title is indicated in the subject line. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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