The African Climate Reality Project is looking for a Communications Manager, starting January 2018

You are an experienced communication wizard passionate about tackling climate change and building a sustainable and just Africa? This might just be the job for you! The African Climate Reality Project is looking for a Communications Manager, starting in January 2018, to support the movement and its mobilisation efforts on the continent. Let us know if you think you are the right fit!

The African Climate Reality Project works with African Climate Leaders, governments, NGOs and scientists across the African continent to create tools and resources to support a network of leaders who mobilise communities from Algeria to Zimbabwe to find solutions to climate change.

ACRP is the continental branch of the Climate Reality Project, a global movement more than 5 million strong and a grassroots network of trained Climate Reality Leaders dedicated to spreading the truth of the climate crisis to communities everywhere and creating cultural momentum to solve it.

Job description

Reporting to the African Climate Reality Project Branch Manager, this position’s primary responsibility is to effectively support and maintain internal and external communications with stakeholders including Climate Reality Leaders, volunteers, civil society organisations, media, project collaborators, donors, implementing partners and service providers. The Communications Manager will develop and execute the communications strategy, especially campaigns.
As part of a small team, the Communications Manager will also conduct some administrative work, help prepare fundraising proposals and represent the organisation at various meetings and events.

Scope of the position:

1. Development of internal and external communication strategy

2. Communications management across various media

3. Monitoring and reporting on communication and visibility work

4. Support fundraising work


Candidates need to have the following skills:

1. At least 3 years of professional work experience in designing and executing communicationactivities, preferably in development programmes

2. Knowledge of and experience with media production, communication, and disseminationtechniques and methods. Experience with communication/ creative agencies/ vendors will beadded advantage

3. Excellent communication, written and verbal; fluency in English, knowledge of other languages (French, Swahili, Portuguese) preferable

4. Ability to write effectively to communicate information to a variety of audiences and in different formats (press releases, website and social media content, etc.)

5. Ability to edit documents in English, with meticulous attention to detail

6. Proficient in MS Office application

7. Proficient in posting and updating websites, using Word Press

8. Proficient in MailChimp and other online communication tools

9. Proficient in social media channels

10. Familiarity with editing and design softwares (InDesign, Photoshop)

11. Have professional and ethical standards

12. Creative mind: ability to create new ideas, relationships, systems, or products

13. Excellent time and task management14. Solid organisational skills, including multi-tasking

15. Operate efficiently and maintain a strong degree of accuracy

16. Self-motivated, disciplined, deadline-orientated, robust; ability to work under pressure


Education level: Diploma/Degree

Own transport required: Yes

City: Wendywood, Sandton

Type: Part-time position (60%); fixed term contract (1 year, with possibility of extension depending on funding)

Job level: Mid-level

To apply:

Submit your CV and one page letter of motivation to

Deadline: 31st December 2017