Conservation Services Officer (Stewardship Facilitator)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by Linda Petersen

Cape Nature seeks to appoint a Conservation Services Officer (Stewardship Facilitator) on a 2 year contract to be based in Vanryhnsdorp with a salary of R 389 629 per annum (TCoE) – Level 8


  • To provide information to key landowners and managers in respect of relevant conservation stewardship options and facilitate and provide support for the negotiations and development of subsequent stewardship agreements in order to secure priority Succulent Karoo habitats
  • Preparation and compilation of stewardship site assessments for potential stewardship sites
  • Attend and participate in the stewardship site review process
  • The compilation of Management Plans for stewardship sites
  • Assist with the completion of the administrative process of declaring areas as stewardship sites (Contract Nature Reserves, Biodiversity Agreements and Voluntary Agreements)
  • Identify and implement appropriate technical assistance projects for landowners in recognition of stewardship agreements
  • Carry out audits for stewardship sites
  • Attend and participate in relevant Conservation Management and Stewardship meetings
  • Attend the Stewardship and Protected Area Expansion Reference Group and peer learning knowledge exchanges
  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies and legislation
  • Financial and asset management
  • Manage information systems and relevant databases


  • A formal three year qualification in the field of Natural Resource Management or Biodiversity Conservation
  • At least two years appropriate experience
  • A valid 08 driver’s license and a willingness to travel extensively in the region
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communicative skills in English and Afrikaans, isiXhosa will be an added advantage
  • Advanced computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Power Point and GIS)
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Highly motivated and service oriented with the ability to work efficiently while unsupervised as well as the ability to build and maintain partnerships
  • High levels of personal responsibility and accountability
  • Physically fit
  • Project management at a local scale
  • Proven ability to prioritise actions and manage time efficiently
  • Added advantage will be knowledge of Succulent Karoo ecology

ENQUIRIES: Mr Johan Burger – Tel: (022) 931 2900

Applications to Human Resources Manager, Private bag X29, Gatesville 7766 or fax 086 210 5242 or e-mail  before 16 November 2018

  • Preference will be given to candidates from the previously disadvantaged population groups
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within 21 days after closing date must please assume that their applications were not successful
  • CapeNature reserves the right not to make an appointment
  • Incomplete and or late applications will not be considered

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