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BGIS Project Manager - Bioregional Programmmmes & Policy Directorate

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location South Africa - Africa
Town/City Kirstenbosch Research Centre in Cape Town
Salary Additional Information R217 482
Salary Range 200,000+
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 05/12/2008
Company Name South Africa National Biodiversity Insitute
Contact Name Ms Zena Wrenn
Telephone 021 799 8647
Email recruitmentct@sanbi.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Conservation and Ecology Jobs in South Africa with...The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) leads and coordinates research, and monitors and reports on the state of biodiversity in South Africa. The institute provides knowledge and information, gives planning and policy advice and pilots best-practice management models in partnership with stakeholders. SANBI engages in ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation, leads the human capital development strategy of the sector and manages the National Botanical Gardens as 'windows' to South Africa's biodiversity for enjoyment and education.
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The Project Manager, who will assist in implementing the Biodiversity GIS project objectives, must be in possession of a relevant degree or postgraduate qualification, and demonstrate an excellent understanding of project management, GIS as well as information management practices. The ideal candidate will be proficient in ArcView, ArcInfo and ArcEdit, as well as the Microsoft Office Suite. Fluency in English and either Afrikaans or isiXhosa is required, plus good writing and presentation skills.

Responsibilities will more specifically include:
• managing the BGIS website by ensuring that available data is published • ensuring that the BGIS lab is operational and functions as a corporate resource • providing strategic guidance in implementing a corporate GIS solution • providing support for GIS users within SANBI • managing projects and partnerships, producing progress reports and providing training.

SANBI offers an annual salary of R217 482, supplemented by additional fringe benefits that include attractive medical aid and pension schemes.

Please Note: 1) Applications must be accompanied by a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably considered for the position and confirming that the minimum qualifications are met. 2) A competency test will be conducted as part of the selection process.

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. Applications submitted by employment agencies will not be considered.
SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position.

Candidates are expected to be available for selection interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI. If no response has been received within 21 working days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Contact Ms Zena Wrenn on 021 799 8647 for further information or, preferably, forward a letter and concise CV via e-mail to recruitmentct@sanbi.org  or fax 021 762 3229. Postal applications are to be addressed to the Deputy Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X7, Claremont 7735.

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