Professional Officer (Urban Development)

ICLEI Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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ICLEI Africa seeks to hire several urban development experts to join our dynamic team of professionals in the fields of urban sustainability. Successful incumbents must have a strong technical background and keen interest in sustainable urban development and its practical implementation in Africa and /or internationally, coupled with proven experience in the following areas:
(a) Development, implementation and mainstreaming of sustainable urban development policy, strategy and action plans related, with specialized skills and experience in one or more of the following fields:
Integrated urban water management and sanitation • planning • nature-based urban solutions • urban risk management and resilience • green and blue urban infrastructure • energy and climate change • financing mechanisms for urban development • resource economics • sustainable development

(b) Project design, implementation and management with proven experience of working in, and leading, multi-disciplinary project teams

(c) Business development, promotion and development of strategic partnerships

Position specific requirements
• A Relevant Master’s degree, or equivalent recognized qualification
• Minimum of 5 years relevant post-graduate working experience, at least 3 of which at project management level