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8 Oct, 2020
8 Oct, 2020
The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is a nonprofit organisation that works to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa to the benefit of all people.
Job Title: National Biodiversity and Business Network (NBBN) Manager
Location: EWT Conservation Campus in Midrand, South Africa.
Purpose of the Position The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is one of the largest biodiversity conservation NGOs in southern Africa and is seeking to employ a National Biodiversity and Business Network (NBBN) Manager. The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) launched the NBBN in 2013 to facilitate a reduction in the impact of business on biodiversity in South Africa by driving broad business action in the area of biodiversity mainstreaming. The NBBN facilitates the integration of biodiversity into business strategies and operations within various sectors, industries and through related stakeholders.
It is an open and inclusive network designed to help raise awareness of biodiversity and sustainability issues within the business community and to encourage dialogue amongst stakeholders, as well as to provide pragmatic and practical support to facilitate the mainstreaming process. In the past 2 years, a key focus of the NBBN has been developing the Biological Diversity Protocol, a biodiversity accounting framework for business that assists businesses to aggregate data from various sites across a company’s value or supply chain and to measure impacts on biodiversity in a standardized way. The NBBN is now poised to oversee the roll-out of this tool and to drive improved performance in South African businesses through the application of this tool and the development of strategic partnerships to reduce biodiversity loss.
The EWT is looking for a dynamic, passionate and confident person to lead the strategic development and management of the day-to-day activities of the NBBN. This person will be responsible for the strategic direction, operational management and project development within the NBBN. This includes updating the existing stagey, promoting and developing the EWT’s Biodiversity Disclosure Project offerings presenting at events, developing and implementing projects with partners and stakeholders, and fundraising for the NBBN. The successful candidate should embody the EWT’s values of passion, integrity and innovation.
Minimum Qualifications, experience and competencies required:
Please email your CV and a detailed letter of motivation of why you are the best candidate for this position to: Emma Chisare, the Human Resource Assistant, [email protected]. Applicants who have not been contacted within 10 working days of the closing date must please assume that their applications were not successful. The EWT reserves the right not to make an appointment. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Application Deadline: Saturday, 17 October, 2020