Reference Number – BEE/2018/001

Biodiversity Education and Empowerment Directorate

(Salary Level 07)

Three (03) Year Contract

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) requires the services of an enthusiastic, dedicated, professional and responsible person to develop, facilitate and coordinate the Biodiversity Education and Empowerment Programme, Greening Initiatives and Awareness-Raising Programme for the Biodiversity Education and Empowerment Centre at the Thohoyandou Botanical Garden.

This position requires a National Diploma in Environmental Education, Nature Conservation, or any related studies enhanced by 2 years relevant experience in Environmental Education. The incumbent must be computer literate and must have a working knowledge of MS Office programmes. The candidates must be in possession of a valid unendorsed Code B Driver’s license.

The position requires a confident communicator who is able to relate well with learners, educators and community members and have good interpersonal skills. The candidate should show an understanding of the Department of Education’s National Curriculum Statement (NCS) and the new Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) and have proven experience in working co-operatively as part of a team. The successful candidate must have good spoken and written communication skills in English and other two official languages.


  • develop, implement and coordinate the Biodiversity Education programme,
  • develop, implement and coordinate greening initiatives,
  • develop, implement and coordinate the environmental awareness – raising programme
  • contribute to the development and implementation of Capacity Development Programme
  • identify, develop and strengthen networking structures and partnerships.

SANBI offers an all-inclusive annual salary of R310 457.07

Please Note: 1) An application form (obtainable from our offices) 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 skills test may be conducted as part of the selection process 3) Applicants must also provide the full names, telephone numbers and if possible e-mail addresses of at least three referees. 4) 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 Mr. John Sihlangu on 012 843 5009 or, preferably, forward the completed application form ,a cover letter, certified copies of qualifications, ID, drivers licence and concise CV via e-mail to or fax 012 843 5222.  Postal applications are to be addressed to the Assistant Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0001.

Please do not apply online for this position.

Candidates are expected to be available for selection 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 that their applications are unsuccessful.

Closes: 08 June 2018

Location: Thohoyandou NBG

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