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Are you interested in a Career in Biodiversity/Ecosystem Management? The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), in partnership with 32 environment/biodiversity organisations, has embarked on a major skills development and job creation pilot programme called the Groen Sebenza (Jobs Fund) Programme at South African National Parks (SANParks). As one of the partners in this programme, SANParks is looking for a total of 44 graduates and 7 matriculants to participate in the Programme.
What is this programme about?
The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), in partnership with 32 environment/biodiversity organisations has embarked on a major skills development and job creation pilot programme, Groen Sebenza, a Jobs Fund Partnership Project.
Groen Sebenza is aimed at developing priority skills in the biodiversity sector to create sustainable job opportunities for 800 unemployed graduates and matriculants.
The partnership is made up of organisations from all tiers of government, NGO’s and the private sector.
The programme is based on an “incubator model” giving 800 unemployed youth the opportunity to gain meaningful workplace experience through a structured mentoring programme, together with skills development and training opportunities for a period of two-and-a-half (2½) years.
South African National Parks (SANParks) as one of the partners in this programme is looking for a total of 44 (number of graduates) and 7 (number of matriculants) interested and or qualified in the following occupations to participate in the Groen Sebenza Programme:
- 1. 3x number of Geographical Information System (GIS) Specialists;
- 2. 7x Matriculants (with interest in the below fields); and
- 3. 41x Graduates in the following:
- Nature Conservation Management
- Botanical Management
- Marine Biology Management
- Veterinarian Science Management
- Eco-Tourism Management
- Environmental Education Management
- Environmental Management
- Horticultural Management.
Applications from rural, distressed and peri-urban unemployed youth from previously disadvantaged backgrounds are invited for the above positions. Applicants need to have the following:
- For the School leaver placement: a national matriculation certificate.
- For the Graduate placement: a national diploma or first B-degree.
- SA citizenship.
- A demonstrated and clearly articulated commitment to the environment.
- A commitment to career development in the environmental sector.
- Good leadership potential.
How to apply:
Applicants are required to fill in this Application form. Applicants are also required to provide recently certified copies of the following documents:
- A certified copy of your ID.
- Matric Certificate and or degree/diploma certificate.
- An abridged CV of no more than 3 pages.
Applications are to be emailed, posted and or delivered to the contact details below by the closing date of Thursday, 31 January 2013 at 16:00.
Contact details: Mr Brain Mashishi on 012 426 5302.
The programme offers a stipend of R7 100.00 to graduates and R4 500.00 to school-leavers (matriculants) per month. Successful candidates will commit to a contract of two-and-a-half (2½) years with their host employer.
Candidates are expected to be available for interviews on a date and time as determined by South African National Parks (SANParks). If no response has been received within 21 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications are unsuccessful.
For all submissions and enquiries contact: South African National Parks (SANParks)
Human Resources Division:
Western Cape RegionAtt: Hawa Khan
PO Box 37
Tel: 021 6894441
Garden Route National ParkWilderness Division
PO Box 35
Tel: 044 8770046
Kruger National ParkAtt: Catherine Msibi / Queeneth Mashigo
Private Bag X402
Tel no: 013 735 4115/ 4204
Fax no: 013 735 4052
Northern Cluster (Marakele, Mapungubwe, Golden Gate Highlands National Parks)
Arid Cluster (Mokala, Kgalagadi, Augrabies Falls, Richtersveld, Namaqua National Parks)
Frontier Cluster (Addo Elephant, Mountain Zebra, Camdeboo National Parks)
Att: Jacqueline Jacobus or Veronica van WykPO Box 787
Tel: 012 426 5049 / 5048
Fax: 012 426 5588