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Learning Network Officer: C.A.P.E./Fynbos Bioregional Programme

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location South Africa - Africa
Town/City Kirstenbosch Research Centre, Cape Town
Salary Additional Information R160 976,37 per annum
Salary Range 121,000 - 199,999
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 02/09/2008
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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SANBI requires a highly committed, self-motivated person to provide support with the implementation of a learning network in the C.A.P.E programme, as well as with other bioregional programmes of SANBI. This will involve assisting with C.A.P.E learning events, exchanges and publications that capture and disseminate lessons learnt across the partnership, as well as playing a communications role.

Appointment requires a diploma or degree in Communications, Journalism, Conservation or Environmental Management. Ideally, this qualification should be enhanced by 2 – 3 years’ relevant working experience. Candidates must further be equipped with excellent writing, creative thinking and organisational skills, the ability to take initiative and work in a team, as well as proficiency in MS Office.

Key performance areas will entail: • providing logistical support for learning events and exchange visits • assisting in development of case studies and papers on lessons learnt • gathering news and drafting articles and press releases • updating website content and maintaining relevant databases.

In addition to the aforementioned requirements, applicants must have the ability to maintain sound interpersonal relations and to communicate effectively (writing and speaking) in English and one other official language predominantly used in the Western and Eastern Cape. As the appointee will be required to travel, a valid Code B driver’s licence with one year’s practical driving experience is essential.

SANBI offers an all-inclusive salary package of R160 976,37 per annum. The contract has the potential to be renewed, based on funding and performance of the candidate.
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 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 Oosthuizen on 021 799 8897/8647 or, preferably, forward a letter and concise CV, as well as three referee reports, 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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