WILDOCEANS Programme: WILDTRUST (https://wildtrust.co.za/) is a South African not-for-profit, public benefit, nongovernmental organisation, with a vision of “a thriving and resilient world” and implements its work through two programmes: WILDLANDS (focused on terrestrial systems) and WILDOCEANS (focused on coastal and marine systems). The primary interlinked goals of WILDOCEANS to deliver impact towards a thriving resilient world are: 1) To protect and restore marine biodiversity, and 2) To build resilience for coastal communities. Strategic cross-cutting elements, to enhance sustainability and impact, underpin our work: future leader development, science and knowledge generation, support to decision-makers and management authorities, coastal community support, ocean awareness and communication, and advocacy and campaigning.
Project: uThukela Marine Protected Area Ecosystem-based Adaptation Project: This 5-year project aims to build socio-ecological resilience to climate change for the people and biodiversity of the uThukela MPA, and its associated coastal climate-relevant ecosystems and vulnerable communities. The project aims to build conservation capacity and infrastructure, conduct ecosystem surveys and monitoring, restore, and protect climate-relevant ecosystems, support effective management of the MPA, deliver benefits and improved livelihoods for communities living adjacent to the MPA, and improve resilience to climate change through nature-based solutions. (Project end date: March 2027).
Project Technician & Conservation Liaison Co-ordinator
Senior Project Manager
Key responsibilities/ Duties:
Reporting to the relevant Senior Project Manager, this incumbent’s duties and responsibilities will include:
Qualifications, Experience and requirements
Based at: Durban
Duration: Fixed-term contract – 3.4 years
Start date: 1 December 2023
TO APPLY: Submit a covering motivation letter with a 3-page CV including a minimum of 3 references by email to Nosipho@wildtrust.co.za by 15 November 2023. Late applications may be disregarded. WILDTRUST reserves the right to vary the requirements and not to fill this position. Should you not receive an invitation to an interview by 17 November 2023, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.