iSimangaliso – northern KwaZulu-Natal (Fixed Term Contract)
Key Performance areas: Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Site Community Manager will be responsible for: Co-ordinating and implementing the aspects of the Oceans Alive project in iSimangaliso and surrounding communities, related to the aspects of the project aimed at delivering benefits to local communities living in and around the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and creating awareness about the ocean and the need for conservation to underpin benefits from natural resources. The role includes the establishment and running of community hubs, supporting local community involvement in monitoring and survey activities, planning, and facilitating learning workshops & community awareness days, facilitation of community monitoring activities, providing skills training and mentorship in development of small enterprises, and mentoring youth to be active custodians of the environment. The incumbent will also be required to engage with the community leadership structures and park authorities manage staff, keep accurate and up to date records and provide regular (weekly, monthly, and annual) reports as required by the Project Manager.
Requirements: The successful candidate will ideally have a Masters’ Degree or equivalent level Diploma in a field relevant to marine ecology/conservation, environmental management/education, community development or small business development. A minimum of 5 years’ experience working with communities, implementing field-based conservation or development projects or a similar role will be required, as well as experience with staff supervision and management of implementation of activities according to a Work-Plan. The candidate must be a team-player, passionate about working with youth, empowering communities, and about the custodianship of the natural environment. Proficiency in MS office, outstanding communication and people skills, proficiency in IsiZulu, ability to work under pressure meeting deadlines and able to respond effectively to changing priorities, excellent organizational and multitasking ability. The candidate must be willing to work away from home regularly, travel on rough roads, into remote areas and to stay in basic accommodation, that requires self-sufficiency and self-catering. A driver’s license is imperative with experience in driving a 4×4 an advantage.
Submit a CV (maximum 3 pages), including a minimum of 3 references, and certified copies of certificates by email to NatashaR@wildtrust.co.za by 26 January 2022.
Late applications will be disregarded. WILDTRUST reserves the right to vary the requirements and not to fill this position. Should you not receive a response within a month kindly consider your application unsuccessful