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Senior Manager: Protected Area Expansion

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POSITION : Senior Manager: Protected Area ExpansionCentre : Head Office (East London)Level : D4Purpose Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Senior Manager: Protected Area Expansion will  ensure efficient and effective biodiversity relevant planning processes, to guide decision making on protected areas and ensure stakeholder engagement and integration. Furthermore, to support and facilitate the expansion of protected areas through stewardship and other agreements.


  • A MSC Degree in Environmental Management/Conservation or relevant equivalent, and a minimum of 5 (five) years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Driver’s license
  • Sound understanding database Management and advanced knowledge of statistical programmes and GIS
  • Key Performance Areas

Strategy development and implementation·: Provide input into provincial and national strategy regarding protected areas.

Declaration of protected areas·: Facilitate the legal rectification of under-protected components of the protected area system managed by ECPTA

Stewardship·: Facilitate and ensure discussions and negotiations are held with land owners in the priority areas.

Planning and advisory services·: Oversee and provide input into the process of technical/systematic conservational planning

Stakeholder Management and Engagement·: Provide support and assist with quality assurance, initiatives, reserve development, and job creation initiatives.

Financial Management and Budget planning: Engage with stakeholders and communities regarding land and claim issues, benefit sharing and access to resource


NB: In line with the Employment Equity Policy of the Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups. (Where applicable)

Closing Date: 26 January 2018 Please forward your application to:

(1) All applications/enquiries can be e-mailed to: recruitment2@ecpta.co.za or faxed to 086 614 8780. (2) Please specify the position you are applying for. (3) Applications must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV. (4) Applications received after the closing date and/or those submitted to an address not listed above will not be considered. (5) If you do not receive a response within 30 days, please consider your application as unsuccessful. (6) The ECPTA reserves the right not to fill any advertised position.


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