Conservation South Africa: Namaqualand Field Ecologist

Conservation South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 20 April, 2012
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Conservation International (CI) is a nonprofit that builds upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration. CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.

Conservation South Africa (CSA) seeks to appoint an ecologist as Namaqualand Field Ecologist, based in Springbok, Northern Cape.

S/he will lead ecological researches, data management and extension support in diverse range of off-reserve conservation projects related to climate change response and the planning and implementation of biodiversity stewardship in Namaqualand.

This is a one-year contract position.


  • Biodiversity assessments;
  • Site mapping;
  • Restorate and monitor rangelands and wetlands;
  • Work with communal and private land-users to build their capacity to improve land management;
  • Assist research partners and field staff with data collection and analysis, and will be responsible for maintaining a database.
  • Historically disadvantaged individuals and residents of Namaqualand are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • Postgraduate degree with a major ecological component;
  • Minimum of two years work experience in a relevant field;
  • Minimum of a code 08 driver’s licence;
  • GIS, mapping, and data management skills (Quantum GIS);
  • Ability to design and implement a field ecology research project focused on conservation action;
  • Oral and written English and Afrikaans skills;
  • Written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience in conservation planning and working with local government will be an advantage;
  • Understanding of restoration ecology or the ecology of semi-arid areas particularly the Succulent Karoo/Namaqualand will be an advantage.

Salary: A remuneration commensurate with experience will be offered.

To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three referees and motivation letter with ‘Namaqualand Field Ecologist’ in the subject line to the HR Manager, Merle van Wyk at Alternatively, post to 2 Tantaliet Straat, Springbok Industrial 8240, Northern Cape.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Enquiries: 027 718 1566.

Interviews will be held in Springbok from 2-4 May 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CSA reserves the right not to fill this contract.  

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