Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities Network
  • Africa has 9% of global freshwater resources, but 15% of the global population.
  • Almost 20% of Sub-Saharan Africa relies on a water source that is more than 30 minutes away from the household.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for over a third of the world's 884 million people who still do not get their drinking water from improved sources.
  • 26% of Africa's population (244 million) has a piped water connection on their premises.

ICLEI Africa is hiring!

ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability is a global association of over 1000 cities and other sub-national government members who are committed to sustainable development. We provide technical services, capacity building and cutting- edge urban solutions to our member cities. ICLEI’s African Head Office is based in Cape Town, serving Members across Sub-Saharan Africa. (

ICLEI Africa invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the position below, for appointment as soon as possible, for appointment by 1 June 2016:

Professional Officer: Urban Development - Policy and Governance (initial 2-year contract position)
ICLEI Africa seeks to hire an urban development expert to join our dynamic team of professionals in the fields of urban sustainability. The individual must have a strong background and keen interest in urban policy development and implementation in Africa coupled with proven relevant experience in:

(a) Development, implementation and mainstreaming of urban sustainability policy, strategy and action plans related to one or more of the following fields:

water and sanitation • planning • biodiversity and ecosystem services • transport • inclusive economic development • sustainable urban infrastructure • energy and climate change • financing for development • resource economics

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

(c) Business development, finance mechanisms and strategic partnerships

  • 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
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, writing, presentation & analytical skills
  • Valid code B driver’s license
  • South African resident/ valid work permit
  • Must have a passion for, and willingness to, travel extensively locally and internationally
  • Knowledge of the African geo-political context
  • Proficiency in French, Swahili or another African language will be an added advantage

Please forward a comprehensive CV and covering (motivating) letter, including a certified copy of your ID to Peter Tyldesley ( by 16h00 on the 21st of April 2016. Please provide proof of current employment, remuneration package, available starting date and three references in your application. No late applications will be considered. 

A market-related and competitive annual remuneration package (TCOE based) will be offered to successful candidates, taking into consideration qualifications and experience.

Kindly note: Applicants who have not been contacted within 60 working days after the closing date this advertisement, should regard their applications as unsuccessful.