General Manager

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C4 EcoSolutions is seeking an experienced General Manager (GM) to join our dynamic team in Cape Town, South Africa. The GM will be responsible for the day to day management of general operations, developing staff capacity and growing the company’s project portfolio. Given that this is a new position in the company, we are seeking a proactive individual who thinks outside the box; that will bring a dynamic perspective to optimise efficiency across the C4 company.

The successful candidate will need to understand the complex dynamics of managing a team of highly skilled professionals, in addition to possessing strong communication skills and a meticulous approach to planning and record keeping. C4 is committed to fostering an inclusive working environment and is therefore seeking a candidate who shares our values and will actively support our endeavours to promote inclusivity, diversity, autonomy and well-being across the company.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to


Since its establishment in 2006, C4 has striven to remain at the forefront of the world’s climate change and biodiversity challenges. This success can be attributed in no small part to the diverse and passionate team of consultants who work together to tackle one of the greatest challenges facing the world today: climate change. To continue on the company’s mission to bring about large-scale changes in response to the challenges of climate change and environmental degradation, we are constantly looking for ways to expand and diversify our skill set. This includes maintaining an open door to skilled and passionate people who want to join our dynamic team of consultants.


C4 EcoSolutions is expanding as a result of inter alia Green Climate Fund projects

  • The international community has recently committed billions of dollars to climate change initiatives through the Green Climate Fund ( There is, however, a scarcity of experts who have the skills to design and implement innovative projects that restore ecosystems as well as develop new livelihoods for poor, rural communities.

  • C4 has developed such experience in Global Environment Facility projects across Africa, Asia, Pacific Islands, Latin America and the Caribbean over the past eleven years through work conducted with UNEP, UNDP, IFAD, FAO, GIZ, IFC, the South African Government’s Natural Resource Management Programme, and numerous other international private sector clients.

  • C4 is increasingly being asked to design Green Climate Fund projects and is consequently expanding its team of consultants. Consultants with expertise in environmental science,  sustainable development, climate finance, environmental economics, and/or social and environmental safeguards are invited to submit applications to join the C4 team based in Tokai, Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Positions would entail working closely with experienced consultants who are designing and implementing projects on climate change adaptation, livelihood development and ecosystem restoration for a wide range of United Nations agencies across Africa and Asia.

  • Ongoing training is provided by the company on how to: i) develop and implement projects funded by the Green Climate Fund, Global Environment Facility and Adaptation Fund; ii) write in an appropriate style for C4’s international clients.


  • An Honours or Master’s degree in one or more of the following disciplines: ecology, agriculture, climatology, botany, zoology, geography, environmental science, sustainable development and environmental economics.

  • Outstanding English writing skills. Proficiency in specialised analytical techniques – particularly statistics, R, GIS and remote sensing – is an advantage.

  • An ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • An interest in and enthusiasm for frequent and extensive travel to countries across Africa and Asia.

  • Fluency in French, Spanish or Portuguese would be extremely valuable for many of the C4 projects and is therefore a considerable advantage.

If you would like to join the C4 team, please submit your applications via email to

Applications should include:

  • a one page motivation letter;

  • a short CV; and

  • three contactable references.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to undertake a writing and/or technical competency test.