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Join our team! Communication Graduate Trainee position open for applications

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

GreenCape is hiring! We are looking for a Communication Graduate Trainee to join the communications team.

To access the full job advertisement, click here.

About us

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.

Our ambition

GreenCape’s five-year strategy aims to be globally relevant in driving the uptake of green economy infrastructure solutions in the developing world context. As such, GreenCape is expecting to double in size in the next five years.

Core tasks and responsibilities of the role

We are looking to hire a versatile Communications Graduate Trainee to join our growing Communications team (reporting to the Communications & Publications Manager).

Qualification and education

  • Degree in Communications, Brand Communication or Marketing Management (with digital marketing, events management and information systems as subjects, preferable).
  • Will also consider degrees in Environmental Sustainability / BSc or BSocSci Environmental Sciences if the candidate can demonstrate relevant practical experience, competence and skills in communication management (though volunteering or personal projects).

Knowledge and experience

  • 1-year relevant work experience beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Exposure to using online content management tools (social media platforms, WordPress etc.).
  • Exposure to digital marketing campaign management (Google AdWords, digital content campaigns etc.)
  • Exposure to hybrid events management (in-person and online Zoom / MS Teams, Google Meet).
  • A demonstrable understanding or interest in the green economy / sustainability / environment / social development.

Competencies and skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a versatile team.
  • Capable of independent work, taking initiative and self-motivated.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – comfortable with developing relationships with stakeholders.
  • Purpose-driven and aligned to our organisations values (Empathy, Integrity & Trust, Ambition & Pragmatism).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Multi-tasking.
  • Planning and organising skills.
  • High levels of professionalism.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Deadline driven (effective time management).
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Flexibility and the willingness to contribute to other organisational needs when required.
  • Adept with MS Office software and the Google environment.
  • Able to use open source design software e.g. Canva (optional)
  • Adept with facilitating online events on platforms like Zoom. MS Teams and Google Meets.
  • Comfortable with supporting the team with in-person event coordination (catering liaison, venue set up, tech set up) etc.

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.