Local recruitment: Technical Advisor/Jnr Project Manager

OneWorld Sustainable Investments

Cape Town, South Africa 🇿🇦

Job Summary

OneWorld Sustainable Investments (OneWorld) operates across Africa and is based in South Africa. OneWorld currently seeks to employ a technical advisor (with a minimum of 5 years’ experience) and/or a Jnr Project Manager (with a minimum of 3 years experience) to manage and coordinate projects, interface with funders, manage client and partner relationships, and contribute to the growth of the business.

African owned and registered, with a head office in Cape Town. OneWorld Europe is the Brussels-based, independent arm of, and is supported by OneWorld. Both organisations provide sustainable development-consulting and advisory services, focusing on adaptive development and resilience building within the context of changing climate and resource constraints (see www.oneworldgroup.co.za).

OneWorld’s four inter-related work programmes are: i) Valuing Resources – Advancing governance and sustainable financing for water, land-use, and biodiversity resource development; ii) Climate Change – Building and applying evidence of climate impacts for development, people and economies to inform inclusive policy strategies and financing solutions; iii) Green Transitions – Envisioning just transitions and transformational pathways for mobilising green and low carbon societies where all benefit from the gains, and; iv) Urban Resilience – Facilitating sustainable urban densification, mobility and municipal governance reform for inclusive cities that secure development gains and enhance the lives of all citizens.

Our clients and beneficiaries include Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), Climate Funds, International Cooperation Partners (ICPs) and Governments in donor countries, as well as private sector organisations. We work at global, continental, regional, national and sub-national levels, working with transboundary institutions such as River Basin Organisations, global, continental, and regional and national DFIs, as well as political, economic and trade communities and climate negotiation blocs in developing countries. We work at a science-policy-development interface and provide technical and policy advisory services to our clients and beneficiaries.

Job Purpose

The technical advisor/jnr project manager will primarily manage and co-ordinate projects, conduct research, compile reports, engage with stakeholders as well as assist in proposal development.

Reporting and Management Structure

The technical advisor will report to the OneWorld management team, working with multi-disciplinary teams, researchers, external associates, project managers/coordinators, and junior technical advisors.

Primary Responsibilities

The technical advisor will be required to:

  • Co-manage and contribute to the development of OneWorld projects
  • Contribute to OneWorld’s business development processes including client and partner relationships, proposal development and project finance planning
  • Interface with government policymakers, funding agencies, and partner consulting firms
  • Undertake research, analyse findings, write reports, and provide policy recommendations
  • Regularly facilitate or co-facilitate project workshops
  • Lead/manage stakeholder engagement and participatory analysis processes
  • Support decision-makers in applying project research and policy outcomes
  • Present at meetings, conferences, and publish research outputs
  • Provide thought leadership to OneWorld’s thematic activities


This position is office-based, in Cape Town.

The following minimum qualifications and skills set requirements apply:

  • A Masters qualification in Development Studies/Economic Development, Environmental Science, Sustainable Development, Natural Resources Management, Climate Change, Renewable Energy/Energy Transitions or a related discipline.
  • Proven track record in some of the following areas – development, climate change and resilience, climate/sustainable finance, renewable energy, nature-based solutions, water resource security and management, institutional development, gender and youth mainstreaming, policy/policy review, and governance
  • Proven experience in delivery of projects
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills with ability to relay technical concepts and research in an easily understandable and relevant manner

Key behavioural requirements include:

  • Proactive and solutions-orientated, with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Proven interpersonal/relationship-building skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Team player with ability to coordinate and work within complex, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Well-organized with the ability to effectively plan and prioritise tasks to achieve project deadlines

Remuneration for this position will be market-based and calculated on a cost-to-company basis.

To apply, please send a CV and motivation letter that responds directly to the requirements set out in this advert, a transcript of your university grades, to recruitment@oneworldgroup.co.za. A sample of the applicant’s written work will be advantageous. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.





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