Ecological Infrastructure Coordinator wanted – APPLY HERE
Ecological Infrastructure Coordinator: Berg- Breede Catchments (based in Worcester at the Breede – Gouritz CMA)
Ecological Infrastructure for Water Security Project
Level 11 (contract posts ending 31 March 2023)
The South African National Biodiversity Institute requires enthusiastic, responsible team players to provide effective, strategic leadership, management and coordination for the implementation of the Ecological Infrastructure for Water Security (EIWS) project in the demonstration catchments. The Project is a multi-faceted and multi-stakeholder project being implemented over five (5) years nationally and in selected catchments in two provinces. The project is funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) through the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).
PLEASE NOTE THAT CANDIDATES WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED, NEED NOT TO RE-APPLY.
1) An application form (obtainable from our Offices or SANBI website www.sanbi.org must accompany the CV together with a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably considered for the position and confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of relevant experience will not be considered).
2) A skills and competency test will be conducted as part of the selection process.
3) Applicants must also provide the full names, addresses and telephone numbers and if possible e-mail addresses of at least three referees.
4) Failure to submit the requested information may result in your application not being considered.
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position
All applications will be considered with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups.
SANBI offers an all-inclusive annual salary package of R733 257.00
Contact Mr. Stephen Mahlangu or, preferably, forward the completed application form (available from www.sanbi.org/jobs) a letter and concise CV via e-mail to [email protected] or fax.
Postal applications are to be addressed to the Assistant Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0001.
Candidates are expected to be available for interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI.
If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications unsuccessful.
The appointment requires a relevant post-graduate degree or equivalent qualification in the Natural, Social or Environmental Sciences enhanced by 8 years’ relevant experience, of which at least 2 years’ should be in a managerial capacity, in working with partnerships, managing the implementation of large donor funded projects and communication with a range of stakeholders. The incumbent must have experience in working in the fields of ecological infrastructure and/or natural resource management and/or conservation. Experience in project management, including budgeting and procurement, monitoring and evaluation. General understanding and working knowledge of the current water sector policy and legislative environment. Understanding of how to work with and into communities of practice especially at a catchment scale. The successful candidate must have the ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, analytical thinking & ability to work independently and in a team, motivational and negotiation skills, accuracy, strategic thinking and communication and the ability to work with limited supervision.
Furthermore the suitable candidate must be in possession of a valid Code B driver’s license, as well as being willing and available to travel. The ability to maintain sound interpersonal relations and highly effective verbal and written communication capabilities are essential. Proficiency in MS Office is also a specific requirement for this post.
• Manage the implementation of Ecological Infrastructure for Water Security (EIWS) project activities and partnerships
• Organize and facilitate stakeholder engagements and participate in key strategic engagements in support of project objectives
• Implement planning and monitoring interventions, restoration projects and coordinate costing studies at the catchment level
• Convene and participate in forums and platforms that support learning and capacity building
Apply before Friday, May 17, 2019 – 13 Days left
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If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.