The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) New Job Position – Job Ref: 20

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The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is a nonprofit organisation that works to conserve threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa to the benefit of all people.

Job Title: Ingula Nature Reserve Intern
Job Location: Ladysmith / Van Reenen, KwaZulu-Natal.
Report to: Project Manager and Programme Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Ingula Reserve management with the daily running of the nature reserve:
  • Undertake regular fence patrols and management
  • Water management
  • Road maintenance
  • Alien vegetation clearing
  • Erosion control
  • Vehicle and tool maintenance
  • Firefighting or any other applicable tasks required by the reserve management team
  • Aid in the execution of Environmental Management Plans as required
  • Carry out community capacity building activities in the region surrounding the reserve
  • Periodic road mortality counts and power line surveys to be carried out
  • Be on site five days a week for a period of eight hours per day
  • Work outdoors all day (unless extreme weather prevails)

Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in nature conservation, zoology, ecology or similar
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in working with communities would be favourable
  • Oral and written communication skills and being conversant in English, with isiZulu being advantages
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programmes
  • Possession of a valid South African or international drivers license, and suitable driving experience
  • Ability to undertake tasks that are physically demanding
  • Energetic, innovative thinking
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated, disciplined and driven with strong people skills and an approachable manner

To apply, request, complete the Employment Application Form and submit a CV and a detailed motivation as to how and why they would be the best possible candidate for the post together with the application form to Emma Chisare on emmac@ewt.org.za or mail to Private Bag X11, Modderfontein, 1645 or fax to +27 (0)86 636 5823

The Endangered Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunity employer.

For more about the Endangered Wildlife Trust, refer to www.ewt.org.za

Application Deadline: 7th Feb, 2019

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