[MARMAM] Job posting, South Africa

Shanan Atkins shanan at dolphins.org.za
Mon Oct 17 21:51:46 PDT 2005

Marine and Coastal Conservation Group Coordinator
Endangered Wildlife Trust

The Endangered Wildlife Trust, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, has
grown over the past thirty-two years into one of the major non-governmental
conservation organisations operating throughout southern Africa.

The Endangered Wildlife Trust seeks to appoint a Marine and Coastal
Conservation Group Coordinator (MCCG). This challenging position requires a
dedicated and organised individual who is able to develop the group and
oversee implement various projects relating to marine and coastal
conservation and research in southern Africa.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and implement a strategic
plan which will address gaps in marine and coastal conservation throughout
the sub-continent. Strong communication and negotiation abilities are
required to develop and nurture effective partnerships with the private
sector, conservation/environmental organisations and governmental agencies.

The successful candidate is also expected to develop, guide, oversee and
implement MCCG research projects producing regular peer-reviewed
publications on MCCG projects and ensuring timely delivery of effective
conservation outcomes from all projects.

Strong fundraising skills/abilities are required to ensure the financial
stability of the MCCG and effective administration skills to ensure the
smooth running of the group. Strong communication skills are required and
bilingualism is an advantage. The successful candidate will have a minimum
of a Masters degree in Zoology, Conservation Biology or a related, relevant
field and a proven track record in applied research and field work as well
as in producing peer-reviewed publications. Management experience is also

Applicants must demonstrate a passion for conservation and the environment,
a sound knowledge of the threats facing the marine and coastal environment
throughout the region, a proven scientific track record and an understanding
of and/or willingness to work in a non-governmental organisation.

This is a contract appointment.

The remuneration package is negotiable based on experience.

The Endangered Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunity employer.

Successful applicants will be required to attend interviews in Johannesburg.
MCCG office base negotiable.

Applicants are to submit a comprehensive CV, as well as a motivation as to
how they see their role in this post.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Candidates who have not been contacted within 14 days of the closing date,
must please assume that their applications were not successful. The EWT
reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Closing date: Friday, 21 October 2005

To apply please e-mail your CV to alisond at ewt.org.za
Or post to "Administration Manager", Private Bag X11, Parkview, 2122. Or fax
to +27 (11) 485 1506
Alison de Smidt
Endangered Wildlife Trust
NPO 015502

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