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Biodiversity and Social Projects (BSP) Coordinator - Kruger National Park

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location South Africa - Africa
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 09/12/2018
Company Name South Africa National Biodiversity Insitute
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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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Applications are invited from suitable and qualified candidates for the position of BSP Coordinator within Kruger National Park, and will be stationed at Phalaborwa Offices. The Successful candidate will be reporting directly to the BSP Implementation Managers and indirectly to the Senior Manager: Conservation Management.


  • A Master’s Degree in either Conservation or Project Management field
  • Minimum 8-10 years relevant operational experience in EPWP Projects (invasive alien clearing projects rehabilitation projects, contract management, community development projects.)
  • 5 years project management experience. 
  • Financial management (budgets exceeding 5 million ZAR) experience.
  • Knowledge of the Public Financial Management Act.
  • To have a working knowledge of relevant Environmental legislation such as the, CARA, NEMA, NEMPA, and National Water Act
  • Be fully computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages such as Word, Excel, Access and Power Point;
  • Be in possession of a valid code EC (old code 8) drivers’ licence 
  • Excellent communications skills, both written (papers or articles) and verbal (conferences)  
  • Management and Leadership Skills
  • Be able to prepare well-presented management, motivational and operational reports.
  • Working knowledge and experience of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and COIDA.


Key performance areas would include the following: 

  • Planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all BSP projects within KNP.
  • Manage human resources, training, mentoring and social activities within the projects.
  • Manage administration, finance and procurement required.
  • Auditing (financial and ecological) and technical advice for all projects in the cluster.
  • Management of human and logistical resources.
  • Reporting to Senior Manager: Conservation Management and BSP Implementation Managers. 
  • Communicate and liaise with all internal and external stakeholders and partners.
  • Community development and capacity building linked to training centre management.
  • Monitoring of all project deliverables according to APOs, business plans and KPA’s.
  • Analysing and compiling of progress reports.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of projects and deliverables

NB. First preference will be allocated to female applicants and people with disabilities.


Total Cost to Company package is: R512, 681.53 per annum (Negotiable). The amount include housing allowance.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to send the detailed updated CV with a cover letter and certified copies of qualifications to the following address:

Kruger National Park
Human Resources Division
Att: Jabulani Malongete
Private Bag X402
Tel 013 735 4389
Email: jabulani.malongete@sanparks.org

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