GreenCape Green Finance Graduate Programme 2024 in Cape Town

Job Summary

GreenCape is hiring! GreenCape are looking for a Graduate Trainee to join our Green Finance team as part of Green Economy Graduate Programme.

Closing date: 12 February 2024

Title: Graduate Trainee
Contract Duration: 12 months from date of appointment

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

This is a full-time contract positio, until 31 March 2025. This contract may be renewed to a longer duration subject to GreenCape’s standard contracting conditions. Contract renewal will depend on performance and the organizational 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 conditions).

About the GreenCape Graduate Programme

GreenCape is looking to grow the next generation of talent in the green economy. This is an exciting opportunity to gain practical work experience and work with experts in the field.

Successful graduates will be selected to join a sector where they will be able to gain experience and skills working with project teams. GreenCape’s sectors include Green Finance, Water, Energy, Sustainable Agriculture and Circular Economy.

The Green Finance Programme

GreenCape seeks to a graduate trainee in the Green Finance Programme. The Green Finance Programme primarily acts as a facilitator in the financing of green projects and green business.

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The programme works across all sector desks at GreenCape and its objectives include developing a network of financial institutions (private and public) with green finance interests, developing an understanding of the main green projects requiring investment/financing, and breaking down any barriers that exist between green finance and green projects.

Furthermore, the programme facilitates the implementation/adoption of innovative financing solutions for green economy business models, and provides ad hoc support to programmes and initiatives
requiring a financial/investment viewpoint.


While developing skills in the sector, the graduate’s primary role is to support the programme in delivering key project deliverables and supporting its obligations with strategic partners.

The graduate’s core responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
 Participating in weekly team meetings
 Support team with meeting project deliverables
 Conduct market research and data collection as required’
 Report writing
 Assisting with reports (data, analysis etc.)
 Working on the CRM system, Zoho

 Stakeholder engagement
 Supporting event coordination where required
 Managing databases
 Assisting with updating weekly insights
 Reviewing documents or assisting with preparing documents for funders
 Assisting with programme admin

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  • No prior work experience is required
  • Postgraduate degree preferred
  • Interest in a career in the green economy
  • Computer literate- MS Office with a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel
  • Proven Troubleshooting and problem solving ability
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • A record of publications in the sector (advantageous)
  • An existing network in the sector of interest (advantageous)

How to Apply

Applications must include:

  • A video clip (under 2 minutes) introducing yourself, why you are interested in the green economy and why you are a good candidate for this opportunity;
  • A letter of motivation;
  • A detailed CV;
  • Copies of academic transcripts;
  • Proof of eligibility to work in South Africa (copy of SA ID or work permit)
  • Names of two referees, the relationship to the applicant, and contact details (telephone and
  • All applicants must complete the GreenCape online application form (Access here)

Queries can be submitted via email to Human Resources at

The closing date for applications is 12 February 2024.

  • To access the full job advertisement, click here.
  • For more information on this role, and how to apply, click here
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Please note, GreenCape reserves the right not to appoint this position. Furthermore, it also reserves the right 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.

About GreenCape

GreenCape is a non-profit organisation that supports the development of the green economy – one that is low carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive.

We assist green technology businesses and investors focusing on green technologies and services to remove barriers to investment and growth.

GreenCape’s five-year strategy aims to be globally relevant in driving the uptake of green economy infrastructure solutions in the developing world context.

As such, GreenCape is expecting to double in size in the next five years.


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