Programme Officer: Cape Action for People and the Environment and Natural Resource Management (Contract position)

29 September 2017 - 4:00pm


Salary Level: 8

Division: Biodiversity Information and Policy Advice 

SANBI is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, responsible team player to provide internal support on contract for a period of 3 years as a Programme Officer.


The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) requires an enthusiastic, responsible team player to provide internal support to SANBI, to promote and enable the co-ordination of key partnerships, and the monitoring and evaluation of key partnership processes.


The appointment requires a Bachelor`s degree in Environmental Management, Natural Sciences or Social Sciences enhanced by a minimum of 2 years’ relevant working experience. Preference will be given to candidates with strong project management and administrative abilities, and an orientation towards process facilitation, partnership co-ordination and ongoing learning. An understanding of the biodiversity sector and/or natural resource management is an advantage. Possession of a valid (unendorsed) Code B driver’s license with one year’s practical driving experience is essential.

Furthermore the suitable candidate must have the ability to maintain sound interpersonal relations and highly effective verbal and written communication capabilities. Proficiency in MS Office is also a specific requirement for this post.

Key responsibilities

The appointee will be responsible for:

  • Promote and enable the coordination of key partnerships such as Cape Action for People and the Environment, including monitoring and evaluation functions;
  • Promote and enable the co-ordination of key partnerships such as the Natural Resource Management Programme;
  • Provide strategic learning network support to priority programmes in the Biodiversity Information and Policy Advice division;
  • Provide strategic support to other communities of practice to enable cross-organisational sharing of lessons on biodiversity management.


SANBI offers an all-inclusive annual salary package of R 385 542.66. 

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Please Note:

  1. An application form (obtainable from our Offices or SANBI website must accompany the CV together with a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably considered for  the position and confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of relevant experience will not be considered).
  2. A competency test will be conducted as part of the selection process.
  3. Applicants must also provide the full names, address and telephone number and if possible e-mail address of at least three referees.
  4. An application form must accompany the CV and motivational letter. Download Application Form.
  5. Failure to submit the requested information may result in your application not being considered.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position.

All applications will be considered with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups.

Contact Ms Glynnis Webb on (021) 7998635/8800 or preferably, forward the completed application form, a letter and concise CV via e-mail to or fax 0865899569. Postal applications are to be addressed to the Deputy Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X7, Claremont, 7735.

Candidates are expected to be available for interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI. If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Please note that any emails sent to SANBI must be under 10MB in size.

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29 September 2017 - 4:00pm
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