Receptionist: Front Desk Officer for the Climate Cluster

Reports to: Cluster Coordinator - Climate Cluster

Duration: Until – 31 December 2024


Germany provides a visible and impactful contribution to support the South African Government in reaching its goals to tackle the challenge of climate change. The Climate Support Programme (CSP 4), funded under the International Climate Initiative (IKI), a financing vehicle by the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is supporting the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, (DFFE) in developing and implementing climate change policy.

Areas of technical and financial support include the topics of adaptation to the adverse effects of climate change, mitigation of greenhouse gases, monitoring and evaluation, Climate Changes Response Support Programmes (Implementation of Climate Action) as well as Climate Policy and Governance.

Against this background the CSP4 is looking for Receptionist for the Climate Cluster.


The Receptionist is responsible for:

  • Liaising with customers in a service-oriented manner on behalf of the Climate Cluster by providing a professional phone service, personally welcoming visitors and maintaining a high standard in the reception area.
  • Dealing with phone calls related to GIZ.
  • Ensuring incoming and outgoing calls are efficient and uninterrupted.
  • Performing reception and secretariat services on a daily basis.


Suitable candidates should apply for this position apply by submitting motivation letter (max. 1 page) detailing why they should be the preferred candidate This should be accompanied by a detailed CV indicating their nationality to:  for the attention of Head of Unit: HR with the Subject Line: “Application for Receptionist, Climate Cluster”.

Closing date for applications: 06 May 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!

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