SANBI Vacancies – Animal Conservation Worker

Website South African National Biodiversity Institute - SANBI

Job Description:

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) requires an enthusiastic, dedicated, professional and responsible person to care for the National Zoological Garden animals according to the required global standards of animal husbandry and welfare, as well as maintenance and management of the enclosures in which they live.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform pest control and enclosure maintenance;
  • Ensure environmental enrichment and animal conditioning training;
  • Attend to animal display, and tool and equipment care; and
  • Perform administration, human resources (HR) responsibilities, and stakeholder relations.
  • Assist with breeding and game capture;
  • Perform general animal care, cleaning, & feeding;

Job Requirements:

The following competencies are required for the candidate to be successful in this position: must have a passion for animals and knowledge of captive animal husbandry; must be able to operate and function under pressure and after hours whilst being quality and safety conscious; proven ability to work with a team and independently; must also be able to operate within the framework of the approved standard operating procedures; good planning, organizing, interpersonal, time management, and problem solving skills; excellent communication skills

Qualification & Experience:

This position requires a Grade 12, or equivalent at NQF 4 and a valid driver’s licence. A qualification in Nature Conservation or equivalent qualification at NQF 5 will be added advantage. The position also requires 2 years’ work experience in the captive animal or intensive wildlife management field.

Job Details:

Company: South African National Biodiversity Institute – SANBI

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: N/A

Job Location: Mokopane, Limpopo, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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