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Operations Manager

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location South Africa - Africa
Town/City Langebaan
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 03/10/2016
Company Name Cape Town Research and Conservation Initiative
Contact Name Alice Baker
Email alice@ctrci.com
Website Further Details / Applications
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Cape Town Research and Conservation Initiative (CTRCI) is undertaking a wide range of research relating to the unique, fragile ecosystems of the Western Cape with the help of local partnerships. The organisation is based in Langebaan, just north of Cape Town. From there we work on marine, biosphere, coastal and environmental education projects. We are looking for an Operations Manager to lead the research and volunteers in Cape Town.

The primary roles of the Operations Manager are to coordinate day-to-day volunteer projects and the running of the research house. Further responsibilities include:

  • Managing volunteers and other CTRCI staff
  • Coordinating volunteer placements
  • Supervising volunteers in the field
  • Ensuring the collection of accurate, meaningful research
  • Liaising with our partner organisations identifying future possible collaborations and areas of research

The successful applicant will have:

  • A bachelors degree in a relevant field
  • Experience working with and managing volunteers
  • Experience leading data collection in the field
  • Strong administration and management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Confidence training and leading groups
  • A full, clean driving license


This is not a 9-5 job, the successful applicant will live at the research house with the volunteers therefore you must be flexible and easy going with great interpersonal skills. Preferably a non-smoker.

There is a minimum commitment of 1-year starting end of October 2016. Remuneration of 6000 ZAR is offered in addition to approximately 5 USD commission per volunteer per week. Accommodation and all meals are provided at the research house.

Please send your CV and covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to alice@ctrci.com by 3rd October 2016.

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