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Vacancies

Landscape Practitioner (x2)

 

Job Level: Senior (1 vacancy), Medior / Junior (1 vacancy)

Based: Baviaanskloof, Somerset East or Joubertina (Eastern Cape)

Duration: 12 months, with possibility of permanent position

Duties

Landscape Practitioners undertake a range of duties, dependent on the seniority of the position, the skills of the applicant, and the fit within the team. Indicative duties include:

  • Project management including planning and scheduling

  • Geospatial data (GIS) mapping & analysis

  • Development of farm management/ecological rehabilitation/veld management plans

  • Report writing

  • Proposal writing/project development

  • Meeting/workshop facilitation

  • Contract management

  • Trial/pilot design & data analysis

  • Site scoping

  • Fieldwork including data collection, site set-up and trial implementation.

  • Workshop/meeting organization

  • Writing meeting reports and taking minutes 

  • Ongoing stakeholder engagement (predominantly in Afrikaans)

 

Requirements

Senior Landscape Practitioners require considerable work experience plus a technical background and are expected to take ownership with a high level of responsibility, as well as manage junior staff. Medior/Junior levels should have tertiary education; practical experience (e.g., 1-2 years) (medior) or limited work experience (junior).

 

  • MSc, BSc (Hons) or Advanced Diploma in Agricultural Management/Conservation Ecology/Game Management/Geography/Geoinformatics or similar discipline.

  • Demonstrated computer literacy in MS Office, such as Excel and Word with excellent writing skills. 

  • Reliable, flexible, with ‘can-do’ attitude (not looking for a standard 9-to-5: works well both in a team and independently).

  • Driver’s license.

  • Practical experience of Thicket/Karroid/Fynbos ecosystems.

  • Willing to relocate and live in rural, agricultural regions.

  • Fluent in Afrikaans: spoken and written.

 

Recommendations

Please highlight in your application if you have any of the following:

  • GIS and spatial data production and management and/or AI (particularly those interested in innovative tech solutions)

  • Prior experience in project management

  • Data analysis, data processing and data management

  • Local knowledge of Baviaanskloof/Langkloof/Somerset West/Karoo

  • Practical experience of ecological rehabilitation, fire management, agronomy, livestock management and/or farm management

  • Experience of soil testing and laboratory work

  • Agricultural research design and practical research & development

  • Commercial awareness and business development in the agriculture and/or non-profit sector

  • An entrepreneurial spirit

  • Are practically-orientated

  • Have your own vehicle

 

To apply

Those interested should send the following to info@livinglands.co.za

  1. Covering letter and CV as a single PDF document.

  2. One-page summary CV as a JPEG.

 

Closing date: Rolling deadline

Enquiries regarding this post: Liz Metcalfe, cell: 073 462 4458, email: info@livinglands.co.za

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