Endangered Wildlife Trust
The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is a nonprofit organisation that works to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa to the benefit of all people.
EWT seeks to appoint a Senior Manager for Species Conservation, based in Modderfontein, Johannesburg.
The Senior Manager for Species Conservation will be responsible for directing, overseeing and providing leadership to the range of EWT Programmes that focus predominantly on the conservation of threatened species and will report to the EWT Head of Conservation.
- Assist in developing strategy and determining measureable targets for the relevant programmes as well as ensuring synergy with the EWT Conservation Strategy as a whole
- Conduct regular horizon scanning on emerging threats to species
- Develop effective, measurable plans of action and support the programmes to achieve these goals; assist in generating funds for the programmes
- Contribute towards producing peer-reviewed publications on the EWT’s work
- Contribute towards developing EWT position statements on matters relating to species conservation
- Undertake a portfolio work which addresses threatened species conservation and research
- Develop networks and disseminate relevant information to scientific, policy and broader audiences
Qualifications and experience required:
- Minimum M.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline, a PhD is preferable
- At least five years’ work experience in a senior management position
- National, regional and/or international policy and advocacy experience including high-level negotiations, preferably within a southern African context
- Knowledge about the threats facing wildlife in the region, and how these may be mitigated
- A proven track record in applied conservation research, field work and project implementation, as well as the challenges and opportunities to conserve threatened species
- Experience of working with a diversity of role-players in the conservation arena, including intergovernmental agencies, government officials, conservation/environmental organisations, the private sector, communities, staff and volunteers
- Demonstrated ability in conceiving and developing new areas of work
- A high degree of self-motivation and pro-activity, excellent administrative skills, excellent organisation skills, and the proven ability to work under pressure
- Report-writing skills for a variety of audiences including the general public, conservation practitioners and the scientific community
- Demonstrable research and publication experience
- Fundraising and proposal writing experience, and the ability to develop a broad funding support base
- Experience in writing for the popular environment, as well as public speaking
- Experience working in the NGO sector will be an advantage
- Experience in developing and implementing strategies and project plans
- English (written and spoken) and editing skills
- Flawless spelling and grammar
- Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programmes, competency in GIS software packages will be a significant advantage
- A wide ranging network in the conservation sector
- High degree of self-motivation and pro-activity
- Administrative skills and good organisation skills
- Ability to work as a team member and independently
- Knowledge of a second South African language would be beneficial
- Valid SA driver’s license, and suitable driving experience
- Must be in possession of own vehicle (preferable)
- Disciplined, innovative and energetic
- Staff management skills
- Communication and networking skills
- Fluency in at least English and Afrikaans
- Ability to work both independently and as part of team
- Self-motivated, disciplined and energetic
- Strong people skills and an approachable manner
- A passion for conservation and our natural heritage
To apply, submit a CV and a detailed motivation letter as to how and why you are the best candidate for this position to Alison Janicke, the Human Resource Manager firstname.lastname@example.org or Private Bag X11, Modderfontein, 1645 or fax to +27 086 636 5823.
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The Endangered Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunity employer.
The EWT reserves the right not to make an appointment.
For more about the Endangered Wildlife Trust, refer to www.ewt.org.za.
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