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Project Manager, African Cities for Clean Air needed at C40 Cities

Job title : Project Manager, African Cities for Clean Air

Job Location : Gauteng,

Deadline : May 23, 2024

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Position Description

The Project Manager will play a key part in the African Cities for Clean Air Programme, working closely with the Regional Technical Advisors, the Technical Head for Breathe Cities, Africa and the Head of Air Quality and Health Technical Programmes, supporting on regional management, delivery and covening functions of the programme. The post holder will provide coordination and administrative support, manage the delivery of workshops and events, support on reporting and public dissemination of project learnings.

The African Cities for Clean Air Project Manager will be passionate about addressing climate change and improving public health and be excited by the opportunity to work with pioneering cities in Africa through in-person and virtual workshops and events to foster collaboration and learning and creating platforms for African leaders to tell their stories to inspire global action. The post-holder will have meticulous attention to detail, supporting on the ground technical assistance and bringing together high quality workshops.


  • Manage planning, operations and logistics for technical workshops, including all event logistics, travel, delegate engagement, and interpretation support activities. 
  • Manage all operational aspects, scheduling and logistics for virtual convenings of AC4CA such as webinars, peer to peer learning sessions webinars and other engagement activities.
  • Support the development of agendas for AC4CA workshops, webinars and events drawing from best practices and lessons learned across the Air Quality Programme and C40 strategic priorities.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other relevant C40 teams in the development of AC4CA events as needed.
  • Provide administrative and coordination support across the programme, including procurement, budget tracking and team coordination needs such as scheduling, agenda development and follow up on agreed action points.
  • Support project management and work tracking activities, ensuring all project management materials are organised, easy to access, and up to date.
  • Centralise and update relevant information on work done in technical assistance cities that can be used to prepare reports, shared with the Air Quality Network and/or communicated to other C40 programs.
  • Support communication and advocacy efforts associated with AC4CA and liaise with relevant C40 teams as needed.
  • Prepare program presentations, summary documents, and other materials for communication with stakeholders, funders, cities, and other partners. Seek and coordinate input from relevant technical staff.
  • Coordinate with regional and global staff reporting of workshop highlights and other C40-led events (virtual and in-person).

Person Specification:

  • Demonstrable project management skills, including excellent organisation skills with the ability to meet a variety of deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving, interpersonal and strategic thinking capabilities coupled with an outcome, delivery-oriented approach required.
  • Knowledge of city policy making approaches and air quality desirable.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Fluent in English essential; fluent in French is a plus.
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently and be part of a team.
  • Strong coordination and event management (logistics) experience
  • Problem-solving and strategic thinking capabilities, attention to detail and a delivery-oriented approach.
  • Relevant prior events management qualification will be an advantage.

Other Requirements:

Applicants must already have the right to work in the country where they apply. Some travel may be required as part of the role. 

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