The Centre for Environmental Rights is a non-profit organisation and law clinic based in Cape Town, South Africa. They are activist lawyers who help communities and civil society organisations in South Africa realise our Constitutional right to a healthy environment by advocating and litigating for environmental justice.
Based in Cape Town, CER seeks to fill the following vacancy:
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR
The Executive Assistant will provide assistance and administrative support to the Executive Director and Deputy Director and manage the Executive Director’s and Deputy Director’s programmes and administration.
Key responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
Coordinating and supporting the Executive Director’s and Deputy Director’s speaking, conferencing and media engagements
Managing the Executive Director’s and Deputy Director’s email by prioritising those needing responses, drafting responses re scheduling and delegation to colleagues
Assisting the Executive Director and Deputy Director with preparation for board, management and internal meetings
Drafting documents and communication as needed
Liaising with stakeholders, including partners, clients, board members and the media
Driving all travel preparation requirements for the Executive Director and Deputy Director
Providing ad-hoc support for personal administration where required
The Executive Assistant must meet the following criteria:
At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role
Experience in the legal profession and/or NGO sector will be an advantage
Highly organised, self-reliant, good problem-solving, results-oriented, multi-tasker with superior administration skills and excellent judgment
Excellent networking skills and strong capabilities in building support amongst a wide range of stakeholders
Ability to remain calm under pressure
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with both external stakeholders (partners, funders, government and industry representatives) and team members
Advanced computer literacy skills
Analytic and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritise
Excellent track record in planning, project management and meeting deadlines
A commitment to high quality client service
A passion for social and environmental justice
A sensitivity to social issues and the needs of communities impact by environmental degradation and injustice
A commitment to diversity, inclusion and transformation
Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) strives to reflect South Africa’s racial, cultural and gender diversity within its staff complement. Candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this post.
The salary range is R300 000 to R400 000 (total cost to company) and the salary offered will be dependent on factors that include the qualifications, level of expertise and experience of the successful candidate.