[MARMAM] Advert for Marine and Coastal Coordinator in South Africa

Shanan Atkins shanan at dolphins.org.za
Thu Apr 20 01:34:01 PDT 2006

Marine and Coastal Conservation Group Coordinator 

                       NPO 015502  PBO 93000177



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 (MCCG) Coordinator. This challenging position requires a dedicated and organised individual who is able to develop the group and oversee and implement various projects relating to marine and coastal conservation and research in southern Africa.  


The successful candidate must have relevant experience in project management, strategic planning and research and field-based programme coordination. Strong communication and negotiation abilities are required to develop and nurture effective partnerships with various stakeholders, including the private sector, conservation/environmental organisations and governmental agencies. 


The successful candidate is 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 and experience 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 scientific track record in applied research and field work as well as in producing peer-reviewed publications. 


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, with a good understanding of international marine and coastal issues, and an understanding of and/or willingness to work in a non-profit 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. This position will be based in Johannesburg. 


Applicants are to submit a comprehensive CV, as well as a short 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: 2 May 2006


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
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