Community Projects Lead South Africa

Company WWF-SA
Reference # #Khetha
Published 25/06/2019
Contract Type Contract
36 Months
Salary Market Related
Location White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Environmental Programmes Unit
(3 year contractual position based in WWF White River Office, Mpumalanga)

WWF is the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisation, with over 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

WWF South Africa is a national office that is part of the WWF network. We are a local NGO that has worked for 50 years with the aim of inspiring all South Africans to live in harmony with nature, for the benefit of our country and the wellbeing of all our people. WWFs work is for nature, for you.

Our work is challenging and exciting and we love what we do. To join our team you need to be brilliant at what you do, passionate, results-orientated and have a positive attitude.
Job Functions Environmental Services,Project Management
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit
Key Responsibilities:

•Co-develop and implement node strategies and pilot site implementation plans in close cooperation with SANParks Community Liaison Officers and Coordinator.
•Oversee the implementation and monitoring of community-wildlife safety strategies/plans in Nodes where these are developed. Work closely with government counterparts in doing so.
•Support the logistics, implementation and monitoring of the Wayfinder process and other methodologies used within Khetha.
•Participate in and contribute to the stakeholder profiling of conservation-related programs (for example, those being implemented by conservation agencies in South Africa and Mozambique, such as Greater Kruger Strategic Integrated Development Framework (GKSIDF) and other participating communities/partners.
•Participate in the implementation of the GKSIDF in areas that focus on community governance.
•Participate in Community Park Forums, People and Park and land claimant fora (as relevant to Conservation, Youth, Environmental Education, Wildlife Security matters, including possible institutional review/support to the implementation clusters) and identify opportunities for Khetha to strengthen the functioning of these fora.
•Explore community-engagement and socio-economic development partnership opportunities with provincial conservation agencies, biosphere organisations, NGOs, CBOs and other partners.
•Participate in routine data collection, reporting and learning activities as part of Khetha’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system.
•Support and contribute to the work of Khetha’s Communication team.
•Assist with a wide range of internal program administration – and management processes.

•A post-graduate degree or diploma in conservation management, social and environmental studies, rural development, development studies or related field.
•At least 2 years of experience in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary setting (in southern Africa).
•Demonstrated project management skills, including administrative skills and an attention to detail.
•Experience working with communities, municipalities and traditional councils.
•A good understanding of the practical aspects of biodiversity conservation and the complexities of rural and community development.
•Ability to handle pressure and work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary setting (in southern Africa).
•A people-centred outlook on biodiversity, wildlife conservation management, natural resource management.
•Understanding of stewardship models /community based natural resource management.
•Knowledge of People and Parks structures.
•Knowledge of community governance and land claim processes
•Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, in both English and Shangaan/Sepedi/Swati.
•Excellent coordination and people-management skills.
•Experience in MS Office programmes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
•Experience in submitting detailed quantitative and qualitative reports.
•Valid driver’s license.

Further information:

To apply please click here fill out the application form, and provide a detailed CV and covering letter (attach under “Documents”) fully motivating why you should be appointed, together with the names, current e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three relevant references. Applications close on 14th July 2019.

Applications sent via email will not be considered.

WWF seeks to promote diversity among its staff. Candidates who have not received a response within three weeks of the closing date are kindly requested to assume that their application has not been successful in this instance. WWF-SA reserves the right not to fill this position.
Job Closing Date 14/07/2019
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