Programme Manager - Environmental Sector : The Wild Law Institute

Supervisory level
Kenilworth, Cape Town


The Wild Law  Institute (WildLI) is looking for a Programme Manager to be based in the Cape Town office, to  join the  Executive Director in building an organisation that is a global thought-leader  and pioneer of laws and practices that recognise and uphold the rights of  every member of the community of life, as a foundation for building  ecologically sustainable and just societies.  

The  candidate will play a central role in the organisation, and will be  responsible for project management, campaigning, administration and  communication. The position requires a passion for environmental issues, good  interpersonal skills, the ability to take initiative and a desire to work in  a small team.      WildLI is committed  to diversity, inclusion and transformation. Candidates from historically  disadvantaged or marginalised groups will be given preference in this case as much of the work will be aimed at Black communities and in African countries north of South Africa..

About the Wild Law Institute

The Wild  Law Institute is a registered Non-Profit Company and Public Benefit  Organisation, based in Cape Town, and while working both locally and  internationally,  is active in the Global Alliance for the  Rights of Nature (GARN), a movement dedicated to advancing the  rights of Nature. It seeks to catalyse change by working collaboratively to  develop and implement innovative, eco-centric approaches to law and  governance and social movements capable of driving the transition to  ecologically sustainable, climate-resilient and just societies.

Key responsibilities

The Programme Manager will work closely with, and  report to, the Executive Director. As WildLI is still in the early phases of its  development, the Programme Manager will be responsible for a broad  range of activities, including:

·             designing and implementing  programmes and strategies (including writing, campaigning, and advocacy  work);

·             relationship and movement building,  including with the African Hub  of GARN;

·             profile-raising, including some  communications work;

·             fundraising and developing networks  of donors for the growth and sustainability of the organisation

·             supervision of other junior staff  or interns, where relevant.

Qualifications, skills and  experience:

·             Bachelor/Honours/Masters degree in the fields of  environmental science, law, biology, or other relevant discipline;

·             Commitment to addressing the  ecological crises of our time;

·             Ability to grasp quickly and  accurately, new and complex concepts within the scope of the organisation;

·             At least two years’ work experience  in the Environmental sector post graduate;

·             Excellent communication,  organisational and project management skills;

·             Willingness to occasionally travel  nationally and internationally; and

·             Experience with legal advocacy or  research, and in working with marginalised/Indigenous communities, is advantageous.

If  your qualification, skills and level of experience  meet the above requirements ,  please send your CV,  and current or most

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