Job Opportunity! Senior Circular Economy Analyst
  Jun 21, 2022     News, Careers, waste, opportunity, waste sector desk, Circular Economy, job opportunity

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

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Circular Economy

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.

Purpose of the job

An inclusive approach to developing a circular economy is a key need in South Africa’s economic development trajectory. The Senior 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 Senior Analyst will engage with include the informal sector, local and national government officials, producer responsibility organisations, and the private sector (brand owners, retailers, and waste management companies among others). The role will include site visits and surveys to assess current challenges and opportunities of both the informal and formal sectors, in order to facilitate the breaking down of barriers to inclusivity and to realise the opportunities in a circular economy in South Africa.

Job details

A successful candidate for the position will have the following skills:

  1. Must have a passion for the inclusive sustainable development of South Africa and a willingness to travel around South Africa.
  2. Must enjoy connecting with diverse stakeholders, listening and engaging to understand their context, barriers and opportunities, and ability to translate learnings and insights across diverse sectors to facilitate buy-in to a common vision and plan.

Contract length and remuneration

This is a contract position. Contract renewal will depend on performance and the organizations 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 permitt

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 4 July 2022. Should you not hear back from the company by 15 July 2022, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

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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.