Internships: Environmental Assessment Practitioners

Posted on :

14 Apr, 2015

Category :

Environmental Jobs in South Africa, Internships in South Africa

CSIR Implementation Unit has two vacancies for Interns in the Environmental Management Service competence area.

The purpose of the job is to work closely with experienced Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAP) in applying a range of environmental assessment and management skills, including environmental impact assessment;

environmental management plans;

strategic environmental assessment;

as well as related skills such as environmental audits and due diligence;

monitoring and evaluation;

sustainability frameworks;

and sustainability reporting.

These positions are based in Stellenbosch.

Key responsibilities:

Work together with colleagues to develop our environmental assessment and management capabilities, through developing networks, growing our business and building new competencies;

Coordinate and manage environmental studies, from the proposal and negotiation phases through to public consultation, information collation, report writing and communication of findings, under supervision of a senior EAP;

Conduct independent investigations as well as integrate information from across disciplines;

Travel regularly both within South Africa and possibly to other African countries.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

An Honours degree in environmental science or any field related to sustainable development such as geography, conservation ecology, planning or environmental engineering. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage;

A keen and critical grasp of national and international developments regarding development and sustainability issues, for example, pertaining to agriculture, infrastructure development, renewable energy and climate change;

Knowledge of environmental legislation, institutional structures, and environmental assessment and management practice in South Africa and possibly also other developing countries;

Experience in application of scientific analytical research methodology, as verified through for example, publication of papers, conference proceedings or book chapters;

Capability in conducting independent investigations as well as integrating information across disciplines;

A valid South African Code B driver’s licence.

Closing date: 30 April 2015


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