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Vacancies

Ref No. CER4/2017: Senior Administrator

This position has now been filled.

Advertised on our website on 12 May 2017.

Based in Cape Town. Closing date for applications: 5 June 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Centre for Environmental Rights is looking for a senior administrator to join our team. This person will provide general administrative and events organisation support for our office, as well as assisting with the establishment of FairShareSA, a new activist organisation aimed at promoting good corporate citizenship by driving responsible investment in South Africa. We need an energetic, sociable, reliable person with a strong commitment to social and environmental justice, good record-keeping skills and practice, an eye for detail and a sense of responsibility.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Relevant degree or qualification, and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in an administrative or programmatic support role.
  • Experience in the administration of grants, as well the establishment of new non-profit organisations, would be an advantage.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, as well as the ability to multi task in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and commitment to high accuracy levels in all aspects of the job are essential.
  • Computer literacy, with specific competence in Microsoft Office including Excel, and standard accounting packages (we use Pastel).
  • A commitment to high quality client service, and a passion for social and environmental justice.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing administrative support to the FairShareSA Project Coordinator in establishment and early roll-out of this new non-profit organisation.
  • Providing general administrative support to the Centre, including ensuring compliance with donor grant contracts; assist with screening of phone calls, enquiries and requests; events organisation; maintaining organisational records; providing general bookkeeping assistance; preparation of files for litigation.
  • Generally supporting the effective operation of the Centre’s office, programmes and events, and our objective of promoting environmental justice for all.

The Centre for Environmental Rights benchmarks its salaries for the public interest law sector. The salary offered will be dependent on the qualifications, skills and level of experience of the successful candidate, but will fall within the range R180 000-R220 000 per annum (total cost to company).

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