Group Biodiversity Coordinator

Client Wilderness Safaris
Reference # GBC
Published 18/07/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
Founded in Botswana in 1983, Wilderness Safaris is widely acclaimed as the continent’s foremost ecotourism operator. We give our guests life-changing journeys in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa and in so doing help conserve Africa’s spectacular biodiversity and share ecotourism’s benefits with rural people.
Job Functions Administration,Coordinator,Data Management,Research
Industries Travel / Tourism
Specification
Work with country sustainability teams and operations leadership to develop and implement the Group Biodiversity Strategy
Develop partnerships with relevant academic institutions, governments, NGOs, other private sector operators, etc.
Implement and support regional research and other biodiversity projects in conjunction with regional coordinators
Update and manage biodiversity inventories
Run and/or contribute to ad hoc projects affecting your area of responsibility
Requirements
REQUIRED MIN.EDUCATION / TRAINING
Post-graduate degree in conservation or environmental management
Computer Literate (Microsoft Office, email, Internet, GiS knowledge would be a bonus)
Practical field research experience
Excellent English writing and speaking skills

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Work experience in different southern African countries (regional biodiversity knowledge and understanding)

REQUIRED MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE
Minimum 3 years in conservation, environmental management, or biodiversity research.
Implementation of field research projects, including data collection, analysis and reporting

PERSONAL ABILITIES
Lifelong passion for biodiversity conservation
Detail orientated, organised, methodical and good communication skills
Ability to work under pressure without loss of accuracy
Ability to pace oneself and prioritise demands
Strong sense for attention to detail
Strong team worker and ability to interface with various stakeholders
Job Closing Date 31/07/2017
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