Project Manager - Environmental Sector : The Wild Law Institute
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.
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
recent Salary to Pat Stewart of Anchor Executive Recruitment on firstname.lastname@example.org