SANBI Jobs – Conservation Officer

Website South African National Biodiversity Institute - SANBI

Job Description:

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for a self-motivated individual to plan and implement day-to-day care of the animals and the supervision of animal attendants in their sections.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Attend to breeding, game capture, and animal display
  • Ensure environmental enrichment and Animal Conditioning training
  • Maintain tools and equipment and attend to enclosure maintenance and pest control
  • Attend to conservation administration, HR responsibilities, and stakeholder relations.
  • Perform animal care & feeding duties

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to do physical labour and work outdoors in inclement weather is essential
  • Advanced planning, organizing, and problem solving skills
  • Strong passion for animals and knowledge of captive animal husbandry are essential
  • Ability to work with diverse team is essential
  • The possession of a valid driver’s licence with at least one-year practical driving experience and a willingness to travel are essential.

Qualification & Experience:

  • 3 years’ experience in ex situ animal conservation with at least one (1) year in the relevant animal order, and one (1) year in a supervisory role are essential.
  • Postgraduate qualification or equivalent and relevant qualification at NQF 8 will be an added advantage.
  • This position requires an advanced diploma or degree in Zoology, Nature Conservation, Game Ranch Management, Animal Health or equivalent and relevant qualification with NQF 7.

Job Details:

Company: South African National Biodiversity Institute – SANBI

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: N/A

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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