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Centre for Environmental Rights - Advancing Environmental Rights in South Africa

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Vacancies

Ref No. CER 2/2016: Researcher

This position has now been filled.

Advertised on our website on 17 February 2016.

Closing date for applications: 7 March 2016.

The Centre for Environmental Rights is recruiting for a researcher for our Corporate Accountability & Transparency programme. This position is for a researcher with a passion for environmental rights and justice, with a particular interest in holding South African corporates accountable for their impact on the environment and environmental rights.

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • An LLB and/or other relevant post-graduate qualification
  • Knowledge of the legal requirements of corporate governance, disclosure and reporting
  • Knowledge of sustainable and responsible investment initiatives and associated environmental, social and governance factors
  • A commitment to high quality client service, and a passion for social and environmental justice

Key responsibilities

  • conducting legal and other research in support of our work on corporate accountability and environmental justice in the business sector, aimed at compelling greater disclosure of and accountability for environmental impacts by the business sector through both incentives and enforcement;
  • supporting engagement with the investor community and other market role players like the JSE and industry associations, and with leading corporates;
  • assisting with the recording and sharing of learning for systemic change.

The CER is based in Cape Town.

The salary offered will be dependent on the level of experience of the successful candidate.

The Centre for Environmental Rights strives to reflect South Africa’s racial, cultural and gender diversity within its staff complement. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Section 24 of 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.

Report a Violation

National Environmental Crimes & Incidents Hotline (24 hours): 0800 205 005

In addition, there are a number of national and provincial hotlines that may be useful.

Contact us

  • Address:Cape Town: Second Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town - View map
  • Address:Johannesburg: Ninth Floor, Southpoint Corner, 87 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, 2001, Johannesburg - View map