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Manager: Terrestrial Biodiversity

Job Information
SalaryR1mil – R800k
Job TypePermanent
EducationM.Sc. degree in Zoology or similar field of study.
ExperienceSix or more years’ experience in the relevant field, preferably within the consulting environment would be beneficial.

Job Description

A medium sized Consulting company with international offices is looking to hire a Manager: Terrestrial Biodiversity.

Minimum requirements:

• M.Sc. degree in Zoology or similar field of study.

• Six or more years’ experience in the relevant field, preferably within the consulting environment would be beneficial.

• At least five years conducting specialist studies.

• At least five years working in the resources industry.

• International experience would be beneficial for endemic species identification and determination of ecological condition (or functional integrity).

• Two or more years’ experience managing a small team would be beneficial.

• Strong technical expertise faunal assessments e.g., herpetofauna, mammals, avifauna, etc.

• Professional registration would be beneficial. (e.g., Pr.Sci.Nat. with SACNASP).

• Willing to travel throughout Africa and elsewhere, as the need arises.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Undertake ecological assessments to inform development planning and to meet environmental authorisation requirements.

• Undertake vegetation assessments including veld condition assessments and alien plant surveys to inform planning.

• Familiarity with biodiversity offset principles, both within the local context and global best-practice.

• Provide technical expertise and support to the team and our clients in recognising potential offset entities and appropriate metrics to measure success.

• Compile and review specialist reports as well as project proposals.

• Maintain an awareness of country-specific legislation and the potential impact to the various projects.

• Work in close collaboration with specialists from other disciplines.

• Co-ordinate and carry out field work under strenuous conditions.

• Liaise with clients and authorities.

• Compile and write reports for submission to the client and necessary authorities.

• Ensure the team maintains a high-quality standard in the services provided and produces defensible deliverables.

• Continuously improve and develop the services offered within the Department, including species specific monitoring programmes.

• Department Management

Should you meet the above requirements, please send a detailed CV to or call Roxanne/Hannah/Stella on 021 555 0432.

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