The African Climate Foundation Chinese-Africa relations researcher Jobs in South Africa

The African Climate Foundation Chinese-Africa relations researcher Jobs in South Africa


  • The African Climate Foundation (ACF) is the first and only African-led climate change re-granting organisation on the continent. Through its grant making and thought leadership, the ACF seeks to support interventions at the nexus of climate change and development that have the greatest potential to deliver long-term socio-economic transformation and inclusive development.


  • Contribute to ACF’s strategy and activities on China-Africa cooperation around low carbon development.


  • Undertake research on China-Africa relations to explore opportunities for greater cooperation around low carbon development.

  • Prepare regular research and policy briefs and training materials for public dissemination.

  • Contribute to growing the network of ACF with African and Chinese actors (across disciplines) to support knowledge sharing and collaboration.

  • Stay abreast of developments and support ACF participation in forums like the FOCAC.


  • A Master’s degree in international relations, economics, politics, development, or related field.

  • At least 5 years’ experience working on China-Africa relations. Preference will be given to applicants with experience working on issues related to low-carbon
    cooperation between China and Africa.

  • Excellent research and analytical skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

  • Established networks in both Africa and China.

  • Working knowledge of Mandarin.

    Personal qualities

  • Critical thinker

  • Ability to process substantial amounts of information and organising it to produce strategic analysis.

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.

  • Ability to understand and meet the requirements of various stakeholders.

  • Attention to detail

  • Flexibility and proven track record of adjusting to a fast-paced and wide-ranging work environment.

    How to Apply

  • Please send your CV and motivational cover letter to


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