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Job opportunity! We are looking for an Analyst: Green Finance

IT, Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

GreenCape is hiring! We are looking for an Analyst: Green Finance.

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The GreenCape Finance Programme

The GreenCape Sustainable (Green) Finance Programme is an exciting emerging programme at GreenCape, with a cross-sector support function to support the established programmes at GreenCape (Energy, Circular Economy, Water & Agriculture programmes). This also includes implementing dedicated sustainable finance projects (understanding the financing landscape in South Africa, developing investment strategies, creating innovative financial instruments, supporting direct and indirect investments into the green economy). Overall, the program aims to increase job creation and investment into green technologies and services. This is achieved through developing networks, and building capacity on the finance supply side (financial institutions and investors) and the finance demand side (green technology businesses, projects or users).

GreenCape would like to appoint an Analyst (Green Finance) to the team, within our wider mandate to support the growth of the green economy as well as specifically funded green finance projects. The Analyst can expect to work on understanding and building the knowledge base within GreenCape of the green finance landscape in South Africa. This includes sharing and expanding that knowledge base within green economy businesses and investment opportunities, increasing and connecting the supply of green finance as well as the demand for green finance, facilitating green economy and sustainable finance investment, thereby growing and developing the green economy in South Africa.

Core tasks and responsibilities of the role

The successful candidate must have a passion for the sustainable development of South Africa and a willingness to travel around South Africa.


  • Relevant degree, preferably at a postgraduate level in economics, finance or environmental sciences or Investments

Knowledge and Experience

  • At least three years of relevant working experience.
  • Be able to confidently initiate and foster productive, professional relationships with many stakeholders, including business, funders and government.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and dissemination
  • Effective Report Writing and Presentations

Competencies and Skills

  • Proactivity and confidence in own initiatives.
  • Have the ability to work as an individual as well as in a team.
  • Have strong communication skills (written and verbal), with confidence in both formal and informal public speaking engagements.
  • Possess problem-solving skills and an ability to identify, understand and define interventions to drive and grow markets.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and dissemination
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and the willingness to contribute to other organisational needs when required.

Contract length and remuneration

This is a contract position. Contract renewal will depend on performance and the HR requirements of the organisation at the time. Contract renewal will depend on performance and the project requirements of the organisation 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 well-written letter of motivation indicating what motivates the candidate to apply for the role: What the candidate feels he/she brings to the role that would make him/her a preferred candidate; An indication of current salary and salary expectations; An indication of when the candidate would be available to commence work; Please also note how the candidate became aware of the job opportunity;
  • A detailed CV;
  • Copies of academic transcripts;
  • 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 16 July 2023. Should you not hear back from the company by end 13 August 2023, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

To access 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.