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Position Title Energy & Climate Justice coordinator

(fixed-term contract post – 12 months renewable contingent on funding)

Start date  As soon as possible



The purpose of this role is as follows:

  • To coordinate an effective climate and energy justice campaign that asserts the nuclear build programme is inappropriate for South Africa’s energy future especially in the context of climate change.
  • To monitor government decision-making in terms of climate change and energy.
  • To grow an understanding of energy, climate and specifically nuclear energy amongst faith-based communities and members of civil society; 
  • To actively support energy and climate justice and activism; 
  • To help build energy resilience in faith communities 
  • To advocate for the implementation of an ethical, and socio-economic and ecologically just transition and sustainable future.



  • Administrative and logistics tasks associated with energy and climate-related project activities.  
  • Monitoring policy both climate and energy policies, with a focus on nuclear energy and translate this into accessible language and materials.
  • Oversee coordination of research, campaigns and outreach, as well as attendance of relevant meetings / conferences / think tanks related to climate change and energy, in particular nuclear.
  • Build awareness and capacity of faith communities and ‘champions’ on energy and climate justice as it relates to their faith and action.
  • Build climate justice related networks and represent SAFCEI in local, regional and global fora on climate and energy issues.
  • Coordinate faith community and affected communities’ learning and mobilising events to support other strategic activities on the anti-nuclear campaign.


Essential work experience

  • Strategic experience running campaigns. 
  • Project coordination and report writing.
  • In-depth knowledge of climate and energy issues. 
  • Policy and research experience on energy and climate issues.  
  • Presenting complex policy information- data and reports to affected communities.  
  • Community engagement through relationship building.
  • Working with a wide range of stakeholders 


Personal attributes

  • Committed and hardworking, with attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and organising skills. 
  • Ability to problem solve and think strategically.
  • Be a representative of SAFCEI and the values that we represent.
  • Care for people, the environment and all beings.



Key Performance Areas Activities / Objectives / Tasks
Research  Research, compile and disseminate accurate & accessible climate and energy justice information for faith leaders
Produce briefings and commission research as required
Policy  Attend parliament meetings and other policy discussions on climate and energy including the energy portfolio committee with a focus on nuclear energy developments
Research climate and energy developments, and nuclear energy issues in particular.
Attending conferences and meetings.
Campaigns Developing campaign plans that are consistent with the ‘no nuclear’ campaign strategy and objectives and making sure that these are clear and accessible 
Actively engage in external meetings and online fora on SAFCEI’s behalf to build collaborative approaches.
Coordinate campaign plans, identifying activities and responsibilities and delivery
  • Conduct workshops with faith communities on climate change and energy justice focusing on nuclear energy
Project Coordination Regular project report writing and a monitoring and evaluation plan for project implementation.
Keep detailed project records, metrics, data and documentation for all events. 
Monitor the project budget and undertake such administrative tasks as may be required for the effective functioning of the project.
  • Coordinate among other actors and work inclusively on shared concerns
Build new faith networks in affected communities to expand the campaign
Identifying new partners and collaboration potential for the organisation as a whole 
Communications and Resources Develop easy to read and digest resources for faith communities on energy and climate issues in particular the nuclear energy campaign 
Support faith leader’s to develop their voices to speak out on the campaign objectives 

  • Representing SAFCEI
  • Understand SAFCEI’s history, campaigns, and theory of change. 
Responding to partner requests for information and collaboration in trainings, presentations and other event.


To apply, email with a letter of motivation, detailing your experience and expertise, including your CV, and the names and contact details (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three references.

A skills test will be administered as part of the selection process.

All applicants must have a valid SA work visa and be staying in the country. This job requires you to be based in Cape Town.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. SAFCEI is committed to the pursuit of diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets and building the best possible team. 

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