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Data Capturer (6 posts)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location South Africa - Africa
Town/City Cape Town
Salary Additional Information R129 226,92
Salary Range 121,000 - 199,999
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 19/01/2009
Company Name South Africa National Biodiversity Insitute
Contact Name Ms Glynnis Webb
Telephone 021 799 8878
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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Six highly motivated and dedicated individuals are needed to capture existing plant collection data into a database and, where necessary, georeference the locality information.

The successful candidates must be in possession of a Senior Certificate (Grade 12), be meticulous, have a flair for accuracy, and demonstrate excellent typing skills and proficiency in the MS Office Suite. At least 2 – 5 years’ relevant experience is essential, while Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software knowledge would be advantageous. Excellent interpersonal relations, as well as good command of spoken and written English, are prerequisites. Time management skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines are of the utmost importance.

Key performance areas include:
• capturing plant specimen data into an existing database • georeferencing locality data to the most accurate degree of confidence • generating barcode labels for material databased • performing quality control of data • accurately extracting and re-filing specimens • do accurately physical curation of collections • compiling accurate monthly performance reports.

SANBI offers an all-inclusive annual salary of R129 226,92. Please note the one-year contracts might be renewed for another year, based on performance and available funding.

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 these positions.

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 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Contact Ms Glynnis Webb on 021 799 8635/8878 or, preferably, forward a 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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