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Environmental Education Officer

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location South Africa - Africa
Town/City Betty’s Bay and Worcester
Salary Additional Information R117 501
Salary Range 80,000 - 120,999
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 14/07/2008
Company Name South Africa National Biodiversity Insitute
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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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An enthusiastic and responsible individual is required to assist in the development and implementation of the Environmental Education Programmes for learners and teachers in order to promote the applicable National Botanical Gardens as educational resources, as well as to contribute to the integration of Environmental Education into the school curriculum.
The incumbent will be based at the Harold Porter NBG in Betty’s Bay, but will be required to work at the Karoo Desert NBG in Worcester on an ad hoc basis.

Prospective applicants must be in possession of a tertiary qualification in Environmental Education and/or Horticulture, enhanced by at least 2 – 5 years’ relevant experience. A working understanding of the National Curriculum Statement would be advantageous.

The appointee’s key responsibilities will involve: • facilitating lessons in the Garden-based Environmental Education Programme • assisting with the planning, development and assessment of lessons and resource materials in the Garden-based Programme and Outreach Greening Programme • facilitating the development of indigenous water-wise gardens in schools and communities • assisting with the development and facilitation of training and teacher professional development workshops • effectively networking with relevant stakeholders (schools, communities, educators, funders, etc.).

To succeed in this role, good analytical, report-writing and problem-solving abilities are essential, as are excellent interpersonal, planning and organising skills. Candidates must also have oral and written communicative skills in English and one other official language, be computer literate in MS Office and in possession of a valid Code B driver’s licence with one year’s driving experience.

SANBI offers an annual salary of R117 501, 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 may 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. Visit www.sanbi.org for more information on the South African National Biodiversity Institute. If no response has been received within 21 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Contact Ms Glynnis Oosthuizen on 021 799 8635 or, preferably, forward a letter and concise CV to recruitmentct@sanbi.org or fax 021 762 3229.
Postal applications are to be addressed to the Deputy Director:
HR, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X7, Claremont 7735.

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