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Social Performance (Economic Development) Manager l Konkoonsies II & Aggeneys, Northern Cape (Ref no: KK/A NC)

BTE Renewables

This permanent role will be responsible for project specific stakeholder engagement and community investment functions to ensure that all processes are developed and implemented in a proactive and strategic manner, so that community risks are avoided and managed and relationships with beneficiary communities are constantly improved The candidate must have strong stakeholder engagement skills, as well as a passion for, and experience in implementing, impactful strategic investment The candidate must have strong skills and exposure to engagement with NGO’s, community structures, government departments in the region and industry players in the renewable energy sector This position is based in Koonkonsies II and Aggeneys Projects Pofadder Town), Northern Cape

Candidates should:
– Have a Matric certificate
– Have a National Diploma/Degree in the Community Development/Environmental Science/Development Studies or Social Work
– Have 5 years’ experience in engaging and consulting with communities and implementing community development projects
– Have leadership and management skills and experienceHave strong administrative and/or project management skillsHave passion for community developmentHave exposure to renewable energy or mining            sector is preferredHave monitoring and evaluation experience will be an added advantageMust be proficient in Microsoft Office packagesPossess a valid driver’s license is requiredApplicants must clearly state          the position and reference number they are applying for, and submit their applications tocareers@bterenewables.com

Closing date for applications:

Friday, 20 August 2021

www.bterenewables.com

RENEWABLE ENERGY WORKSHOP

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, IMBEWU is offering an online training workshop on the environmental legal processes applicable to renewable energy projects.

The workshop will cover the following key issues:

  • Key required environmental licences, permits and authorisations.
  • Applications for amendments to existing licences, permits and authorsiations.
  • Managing appeals and judicial reviews against the issuing of environmental authorisations and key appeal and judicial review decisions.
  • Operational environmental legal compliance.
  • Environmental aspects of due diligence investigations.

Please see the course programme for further information.

IMBEWU will present the course online along with video recordings, power point slides and resource materials. Course participants will also be given the opportunity to, via email, direct any questions relating specifically to the content of the workshop to the course presenter, who will respond via return email within 24 hours of receipt of the query.

The course material will be available for subscription in May 2020. Once full payment of R2 250.00 (excluding VAT) has been made, the course participant will be provided with a weblink, username and password to access the course material for a limited period of time, as well as detailed instructions on how to access the material. It will be the responsibility of the course participant to ensure that they have a strong and reliable internet connection.

Alistair Young, IMBEWU’s Senior Sustainability Legal Consultant, will be presenting the workshop. Alistair has run a number of workshops on various aspects of environmental law and has many years of experience in providing environmental legal advice on renewable energy projects. For a copy of Alistair’s CV, please go to http://imbewu.co.za/meet-the-team/

Please  email the booking form to lulu@imbewu.co.za or call us on 011 214 0660 for more information

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Vacancy announcement: Programme Officer, SA Wind Energy Association

Vacancy announcement: Programme Officer, SA Wind Energy Association

For appointment: as soon as possible, no later than 1 April 2017

Application deadline: 5pm on February 17th, 2017

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is the trade body for the country’s wind industry. It represents its members on all issues relating to the development of wind energy in South Africa. Please see the website for more details www.sawea.co.za. Seeking to strengthen its core team, SAWEA wishes to appoint a Programme Officer with sound general knowledge of the SA Wind industry, to be based in its National office in Johannesburg. Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply.

Vacancy announcement: Programme Officer, SA Wind Energy Association

For appointment: as soon as possible, no later than 1 April 2017

Application deadline: 5pm on February 17th, 2017

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is the trade body for the country’s wind industry. It represents its members on all issues relating to the development of wind energy in South Africa. Please see the website for more details www.sawea.co.za. Seeking to strengthen its core team, SAWEA wishes to appoint a Programme Officer with sound general knowledge of the SA Wind industry, to be based in its National office in Johannesburg. Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply.

Role Overview: Drawing on a sound general understanding of the SA wind industry, and an interest in issues of energy access and emergent power supply shifts, the Programme Officer will expand the capacity of the national office to provide unique value to SAWEA members. This will include research, writing and public liaison. Operating within an environment of mutual trust and autonomy, the ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated and have a strong work ethic.

Key performance areas: desk-based research· writing· member liaison· public enquiries · support to SAWEA working groups · support to SAWEA CEO· lobbying and advocacy.

Requirements: Wind power or renewable energy at Honours-level· 3-5 years’ working experience at mid-management level· Proven understanding of issues relevant to the wind sector · General knowledge of SA RE Industry · Strong written and spoken communication skills · Strong analytical and influencing skills · Strong IT skills

Contract terms: 12-month fixed term contract· full-time appointment · Industry-comparable cost of employment @mid-management level· Location at SAWEA office in Rosebank, Johannesburg · occasional work-related travel.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their written application consisting of:

  1. A cover letter motivating suitability for consideration
  2. A 2-page CV with two contactable professional references
  3. A 1-page sample of recent published writing

Please submit your application to:

Marilize Stoltz via email at admin@sawea.co.za; Application deadline: 5pm on February 17th, 2017. Late applications will not be considered. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by no later than 5pm on February 24th. Detailed job specifications will be shared with shortlisted candidates.

SAWEA is committed to the achievement of employment equity and diversity and will prioritise appointments accordingly. SAWEA reserves the right not to make an appointment should a suitable candidate not be found.

Job Specifications (to be shared with shortlisted candidates only)

  • Research, writing & member liaison
    • Conduct desk-based research on contemporary wind-related topics
    • Produce written resources in plain language format for online & print publication. Topics to cover the spectrum of technology, policy and investment.
    • Support SAWEA’s work to influence SA Wind and RE policy development
    • Commission external services as needed.

KPI: SAWEA is recognised as a trustworthy source of information on all matters relating to the Wind Industry in SA.

  • Support to SAWEA working groups
    • Undertaking minor research on themes aligned with SAWEA’s objectives
    • Provide practical programmatic assistance e.g. data management, high-level event logistics

KPI: SAWEA working groups are supported to achieve their identified objectives.

  • Support to the CEO
    • Respond to routine member, public and partner enquiries
    • Assist with fundraising, reporting and service provider liaison
    • Strategic government and RE Industry liaison
    • Contribute to building SAWEA’s profile within the South African Wind and RE sectors
    • Promote public understanding of the value chain benefits of Wind power supply

Education/Skills/Experience/Expertise

  • Tertiary education relating to wind power or renewable energy; or substantial knowledge of/experience in the industry e.g. 3-5 years’ working experience at mid-management level
  • Insight into issues relevant to the wind sector in particular; the SA RE Industry generally
  • Strong written and spoken communication
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Good influencing skills

Contract Structure

  • Full-time
  • 12-month fixed term contract
  • Gross salary: R500,000
  • Location: The Renewable Energy Hub, Rosebank Johannesburg, with occasional travel as required.
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