Position title
Conservation Officer On Reserve (Level8), Anysberg Nature Reserve
Description

Our client is currently looking for a Conservation Officer with the required qualifications.

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Responsibilities

KPA 1- Leadership and management to enhance biodiversity resilience through targeted ecosystem conservation and restoration initiatives.

  • Targeted conservation and restoration initiatives and interventions informed by knowledge and management best practice (ICM; IWP and IAPO) are implemented
  • Protected Areas are managed by an approved PAMP and prioritised action plans
  • Priority landscapes and seascapes are protected, restored and conserved
  • Conservation operations are optimised through planned METT interventions
  • Priority ecological infrastructure and strategic water source areas are restored and protected.

 

KPA 2 - Leadership and management to lead landscape conservation and stewardship in ways that address biodiversity loss.

  • Protected area expansion planning priorities informed by the WPAES and BSP and associated conservation intelligence are implemented
  • Actions to improve the conservation status of priority species and ecosystems are implemented
  • Functional partnerships addressing biodiversity loss are developed and maintained
  • Biodiversity legal mandate is implemented through compliance and enforcement actions
  • Landscape ecological and human well-being is promoted through a landscape environmental interpretation and awareness plan

 

KPA 3- Leadership and management to promote the biodiversity economy, and enhance biodiversity access and sustainable use.

  • Job opportunities are created through implementation of the NRM programme
  • Contractor development and work opportunities are enhanced through environmental programmes implemented (ICM)
  • Biodiversity economy activities are implemented in identified nodes
  • Livelihood support is established for local communities
  • Sustainable harvesting of natural products for traditional purposes is facilitated

 

KPA 4 - Leadership and management to advocate for behavioural change and promote voluntary compliance.

  • Local community involvement in Protected Area management is established
  • Stakeholder engagement is enhanced through targeted interventions
  • Compliance with biodiversity legislation is promoted
  • Biodiversity permits are issued within legislated time frames
  • Compliance plans for all On and Off Reserve components are in place

 

KPA 5 - Assume overall accountability for ensuring performance, governance and risk management.

  • An enabling environment is created for formal partnerships to mitigate risks to biodiversity
  • Management structures are in place and infrastructure is fit for purpose
  • All relevant Occupational Health & Safety legislation, policies and standards are in place and adhered to.
  • Landscape governance is enhanced by adherence to corporate policies and standards
  • Landscape performance is enhanced through effective and efficient staff performance.
Qualifications
  • National Diploma in Nature Conservation
  • At least three years appropriate experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Bilingualism in two of the three official languages of the Western Cape
  • A valid driver’s licence and ability to drive on 4x4 terrain

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Fire suppression
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, after hours and perform stand by duties
  • Thorough working knowledge of MS Office
  • Good written, verbal, interpersonal and communication skills in English
  • Peace Officer or EMI certification
  • Fire arm competency
  • Appropriate ICS 200/300 training
  • QGIS (or equivalent)

 

  • GENERAL: (official accommodation available on the reserve)
Employment Type
Full-time
Duration of employment
Permanent
Job Location
Ladismith, Western Cape
Date posted
July 5, 2021
Valid through
January 21, 2022
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Position: Conservation Officer On Reserve (Level8), Anysberg Nature Reserve

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