Component Manager: Climate and Biodiversity Action and Sustainable Finance

Reports to: Team Leader Climate Support Programme (CSP4)

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) 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.

The advertised position is oriented at the phase IV of the Climate Support Programme until 30 June 2024. The focus of the position will lie within the areas project pipeline creation and sustainable/green up-scalability approaches. In addition to that sustainable finance and private sector engagement will be considered.



The Component Manager is responsible for the technical, administrative, and organisational implementation of Output 2 of the Climate Support Programme (CSP4).

In addition, the component manager is responsible for the local implementation of service packages of several global projects, i.e. CitiesAdapt, Growing Greener, Nitric Acid Action Group (NACAG) and others.

The Component Manager ensures the planning, organisation, and monitoring of the CSP component as well as the service packages, is responsible for drawing up operational plans, managing the budget, managing the contractors deployed and providing consulting and support services to the partners. She/he is responsible for the conceptual design of the components and ensures the quality of implementation as well as knowledge management. She/he represents the project towards partners and relevant stakeholders, as well as within the GIZ structures.

The Component Manager is, inter alia, responsible for output 2 (“Means of implementation for climate change and biodiversity policies and responses are strengthened.”), as well as for the achievement of the indicators 0.2, II.1, II.2 and II.3 of the CSP results matrix. 

Outcome indicator 0.2: Four (4) NDC actions have been implemented.

Output Indicator II.1: DFFE established a Carbon Budgets (CBs) System for the first mandatory carbon budget cycle from 2023-2027 to GHG emitters as per the Climate Change Act.

Output Indicator II.2:  One bankable project for key policy implementation is developed for (inter) national funding.

Output Indicator II.3:  One opportunity-driven intervention in support of the low carbon transition of the private sector is conceptualised.


Suitable candidates should apply by submitting:

A motivation letter (max. 1 page) detailing why they should be the preferred candidate and the value they will bring to the work of CSP.

A detailed CV, applications should be submitted to: with subject line “Application for Component Manager: Climate and Biodiversity Action and Sustainable Finance” for the attention of Head of HR.

Closing date for applications: 18 October 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!