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Ecological Monitoring Technician NMMU (Saasveld), George - Addo Elephant 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 Mid Level
Deadline 28/02/2017
Company Name South African National Parks
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This Position is a fixed term contract position up to 31 March 2018, renewable upon mutual agreement and performance. Remuneration: is on C4 Paterson salary scale,basic salary of R20 147.69 per month.(Total Cost to Company)


  • Tertiary qualification in Nature Conservation or Equivalent
  • 3 years working knowledge of EPWP programme and the Implemenatation of environmental projects
  • 3 years GIS experience including GPS mapping 
  • Experience working with ESRI Software e.g. Arcview, Arcpad 
  • ESRI I, II course completed will be added advantage
  • Fully computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages such as Word, Excel, Power Point 
  • Knowledge of relevant environmental legislation such as National Water and National Environmental Acts
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Code EB drivers license


Key responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the following:

  • Facilitate collection of baseline information to assist in compilation of Park MUCP and APO across all programmes as well as providing technical assistance to projects during BSP’s annual planning 
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement monitoring projects in BSP 
  • Integration of all biophysical data (vegetation, soil, degradation, rehabilitation etc) and assistance with prioritization of key areas in need of conservation attention
  • Manage the human resources as well as logistical resources within the projects
  • Manage the administration of the project according to requirements of different funding organizations
  • Communicating and liaising with all stakeholders and partners
  • Assist with data capturing, analysis and reporting on key findings from monitoring and research in Biodiversity Social Projects 
  • Support of Planning and Research Manager as well as BSP projects with desktop mapping and ad-hoc GIS tasks

Candidates who meet the above requirements should forward their applications; detailed CV’s and copies of qualifications to:

Attention: Nicholas Cole
By Hand: Sanparks Office, Admin Building, NMMU Campus (Saasveld), George
E-mail: gis_wfw@sanparks.org
Enquiries: Mr. Nicholas Cole, Tel: (044) 871-0058

Please Note: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews and will be required to complete a GIS practical task.

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