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Two exciting opportunities to work at CER

19 October 2020 at 12:04 pm

We have extended the application deadlines for two vacancies at CER to 1 November 2020.

The first position is for an attorney in our Pollution & Climate Change programme. We are looking for an attorney with at least 3 years’ post-qualification litigation experience who has a passion for environmental justice. This is your chance to get involved in litigation and legal advocacy around climate change, air pollution and energy policy. Although experience in environmental law is an advantage, we are mainly interested in your litigation and advocacy skills, and your commitment to social, environmental and climate justice.

The second position is for a Communications and Digital Officer in our Communications team. We are looking for junior communications professionals who want to use their writing, media relations, social media and digital design skills to advance environmental and climate justice.

Both positions can be based in either Cape Town or Johannesburg. All new staff join our medical aid group scheme with Discovery Health, and the competitive salary package includes a medical aid subsidy.

CER is committed to diversity, inclusion and transformation and strives to reflect South Africa’s racial, cultural, sex and gender diversity within its staff complement. Candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this post, and will be preferred.

Visit our Vacancies page to read more about these exciting positions, and about working for the Centre for Environmental Rights.


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  • Johannesburg

    First Floor, DJ du Plessis Building, West Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein, 2001 - View Map

Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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Contact the National Environmental Crimes & Incidents Hotline (24 hours) or one of the national and provincial hotlines.