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Green Futures Business Developer/ Project Manager

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation

Location South Africa - Africa
Town/City Pretoria
Salary Range 200,000+
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 08/12/2008
Company Name South Africa National Biodiversity Insitute
Contact Name
Email recruitmentpta@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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An experienced Business Developer/Project Manager is required to develop and implement the Green Futures Colleges Project, which will establish indigenous landscaping and life skills colleges that place previously unemployed youth into jobs through a one-year integrated learnership. This includes practical experience through an income-generating nursery and landscaping business linked to each college. The project will be piloted at two priority biodiversity sites on the Cape Flats (see www.capeflatsnature.org), and another in Nelson Mandela Bay, with a view to expand nationally.

SANBI’s Urban Conservation Programme is developing the project in partnership with the Grootbos Foundation (see www.greenfutures.co.za), Working for Water and Working for Wetlands, the City of Cape Town and Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

The successful candidate must be in possession of an appropriate tertiary qualification with at least five years’ experience in project and/or small business development and management, preferably including grassroots practice. Excellent business development, project and financial management skills, as well as a passion for facilitating community development through urban conservation, are essential. Candidates will also need to demonstrate effective fund-raising skills, excellent communicative ability (spoken and written) in English and another official language, and strong computer skills (MS Word & Excel). A valid Code B driver’s licence with one year’s practical driving experience and willingness to travel, are prerequisite.

Responsibilities will include:
• developing and implementing the
Green Futures project • raising funds required for this purpose • building and maintaining the partnerships required to achieve the aforementioned.

SANBI offers an all-inclusive annual salary package of R297 950,34.

This contract position can be renewed depending 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 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 workdays of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Contact Ms Glynnis Oosthuizen on 021 799 8635/8647 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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