Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) New Recruitment

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20 Aug, 2018

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Management Jobs in South Africa

WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is a South African environmental organisation which aims to initiate and support high impact environmental and conservation projects to promote participation in caring for the Earth. For over 90 years we have proactively engaged with the challenges and opportunities presented by our country’s unique natural heritage and the social and economic systems that depend on it.

Job Title: Project Manager
Salary: To be discussed
Report to: The Programme Manager

This is a two years’ fixed term contract


    • Manage relationships with partners (CHDM and associated partners) and implement the project in line with contract and budget.
    • Secure new funding in the region with respect to growing the Water/Energy Nexus section of the Water and Energy Pillar.
    • Maintain strong relationships with District Officials and further afield and elevate the project within this sector.
    • Manage and support the Schools and Youth Programme in the area, specifically Eco-Schools, Entrepreneurship and Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE)


  • Minimum of five years’ experience, directly related to experience working with District Municipalities and rural communities
  • Experience working with renewable energy installations
  • Three years’ tertiary qualification in environmental science or similar
  • Previous work experience in capacity building and skills training
  • Strong facilitation and organisational skills
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Key personal skills of initiative, self-motivation and self-management
  • Ability to interact confidently with external stakeholders
  • Computer literacy, Microsoft Office Skills
  • Fluency in English and at least one other South African language
  • Competent driving skills, valid driver’s license and own car is essential

To apply, Submit your applications to Chanelle Ramphaul, Human Resources Officer, via email to [email protected] ‘Project Manager – CHDM’ in the subject line.

WESSA is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity.

In accordance with the employment equity plan of WESSA and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

WESSA reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.

Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.

Application Deadline: 31st August, 2018

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