Conservation Manager for a 5000ha Game reserve located near the Kruger National Park.

We are currently in search for a very well experienced Conservation Manager for a 5000ha Game reserve located near the Kruger National Park. The Conservation Manager to assume responsibility for delivering on the conservation, biodiversity monitoring, and environmental compliance components of the Management Plan.

Email your CV to daylin@broadhorizons.co.za

KEY FUNCTIONS:

• Oversee and monitor the habitat and fire management programmes. 


Coordinate or undertake seasonal and annual monitoring projects
including game census, veld condition assessments, invasive alien plant
monitoring, and monitoring of species of conservation interest.

• Implement habitat improvement projects including erosion and invasive alien plant management.  

• Coordinate response to wildfire, floods and damage causing animals. 


Ensure or facilitate the compliance of the  safari operations with
relevant environmental laws and regulations, and internal rules and
procedures.

• Seek and secure permits required for wildlife and fire management.  

• Undertake mapping required on the reserve and manage the GIS environment

• Procure specialist ecological advice when required.

• Supervise and lead conservation staff.

• Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures required by the Management Plan.

• Undertake necessary administration and logistics required by the position.

• Report to the Board and/or the Reserve Manager. 
 

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

• Strong and applicable tertiary qualification in environmental sciences, ecology or conservation management.

• A minimum of 8 years successful working experience in a similar roles. 

• Excellent understanding of protected area and environmental legislation, and protected areas management plans.

• Competent with GIS

• Proven experience in a Big 5 Game Reserve with excellent applicable knowledge of ecological processes.

• Proficient in handling of firearms.

• Ability to lead by example with excellent inter-personal skills.

• In possession of valid police clearance and driver’s license.


Capable of coordinating with strategic partners (e.g. KNP, MTPA) and
neighbours to deliver on common management needs and requirements.      

PERSONAL QUALITIES  

• Excellent communication and leadership skills, professional and trustworthy.

• Committed and enthusiastic with strong organizational and time management skills. 

• Demonstrable analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 

• Passionate about conservation and knowledgeable about the region, communities and local conservation programmes. 


Willing and able to work effectively under pressure for long periods
with irregular hours, under potentially adverse conditions. 

• Good managerial skills

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