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Job Opportunity: Circular Economy Analyst

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

GreenCape is hiring! We are looking for a Analyst: Circular Economy to join our Circular Economy Programme.

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About GreenCape

GreenCape is a non-profit organisation that supports the development of the green economy – one that is low carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive. We assist green technology businesses and investors focusing on green technologies and services to remove barriers to investment and growth.

Circular Economy Programme

Broadly speaking a circular economy is an economic system that seeks to eliminate waste and pollution, keep products and materials in circulation, and regenerate natural systems. GreenCape recognises the traction circularity economy gained as a concept. As a leading organisation supporting the development of the green economy, GreenCape is adding to its capacity to deliver on circular economy projects.

The South African Plastics Pact

The South African Plastics Pact is led by GreenCape’s circular economy team to drive progress towards a circular economy for plastics in South Africa.

The South African (SA) Plastics Pact is a pre-competitive collaboration of organisations across the plastics value chain, as well as supporting members with national influence in policy, legislation, certain industry sectors, academia and civil society. The role of the SA Plastics Pact team is to facilitate member engagements to drive progress towards the four ambitious 2025 targets, to support members in their decision-making progress through technical guidance and strategic information to highlight the need for a circular economy for plastics.

Purpose of the job

An inclusive approach to developing a circular economy is a key need in South Africa’s economic development trajectory. The Analyst will facilitate conversations between diverse role players to drive inclusivity in the design and implementation of our circular economy in (largely) packaging materials. The role players the Analyst will engage with include the private sector (brand owners, retailers, and waste management companies among others), local and national government officials, producer responsibility organisations, and the informal sector.

The Analyst will be responsible for data analysis and reporting for the SA Plastics Pact, as well as supporting a group of business members to implement actions needed to improve circularity in their organisations, and be instrumental in guiding the action groups as teams of members collaboratively problem-solving and defining specific actions to drive progress towards targets.

Job details

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:


  • Post-graduate degree, masters preferred and equivalent work experience in relevant field (circular economy, engineering, waste management ,environmental management, sustainability or economics)

Knowledge and Experience

  • 2-3 years’ relevant experience
  • Experience in the circular economy/green economy preferred
  • Project management training and experience advantageous
  • Experience with the informal economy and community engagement advantageous

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Market research and data collection
  • Stakeholder Identification, engagements and mapping
  • Report writing
  • Support circular economy projects as a sector expert

Contract length and remuneration

This is a contract position. Contract renewal will depend on performance and the organisation’s requirements at the time. There will be a three-month probation period for this position.

Remuneration will be market-related, with the recognition that GreenCape is a not-for-profit organisation. Medical aid is offered as an employee benefit (subject to some conditions).

Offers made will take qualifications, experience and level of responsibility into account.

Application details

Applications must include:

  • A letter of motivation;
  • A detailed CV;
  • Copies of academic transcripts and proof of qualification;
  • Proof of eligibility to work in South Africa (copy of SA ID or work permit)

All applicants must complete the GreenCape online application form.

Queries can be submitted via email to Human Resources at

Only candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. The closing date for applications is 04 September 2023. Should you not hear back from the company by 22 September 2023, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

To download the full job advertisement, click here.

Note that GreenCape reserves the right to not appoint to positions or to change the role in response to applicant abilities and interests. Preference will be given to designated groups and people with disabilities. All appointments will be done in accordance with our Employment Equity Plan.