SAFCEI seeks two young research volunteers

The opportunity:

Two young graduates are required: people of faith who are interested and active in issues of social justice and keen to become involved in environmental advocacy, particularly in the Parliamentary space.

These one year part-time volunteer research positions are Cape Town-based, and come with a stipend of up to R3,000 per month.


SAFCEI is an institute of people of many faiths, united in our diversity through a common commitment to creating sustainable and resilient human communities, who live in balance and harmony with the Earth.

A key focus of our work is our anti-nuclear campaign, in which we encourage public debate and robust, meaningful public participation around energy choices for South Africa. We are calling for democratic and ethical governance against a backdrop of secretive and corrupt deals that promote narrow financial and political interests.

We are looking for:

  • Graduates (exceptional candidates in 3rd year may be considered);
  • Youth (preferably under 26);
  • Persons embedded in a faith community.


Duties will include the following:

  • Desktop research;
  • Fieldwork;
  • Advocacy in Parliament;
  • Public education.


Application process:

If you want to make a difference and help to build a just, democratic society, please send your CV, including 3 references, and a letter of motivation to .

Timeline for applying:

The closing date for applications is 5 January 2018, and the successful candidate(s) will start on 15 January 2018.

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