Application deadline: Tuesday, 10 April 2012
The SADC region is particularly vulnerable to regional changes and variability of the climate system, compounded by key gaps in knowledge and understanding of regional system dynamics, projected impacts, and adaptation options and mitigation. Collectively, these issues severely limit effective decision making and the implementation of value response actions by society, and leave stakeholders with a potentially high risk exposure to climate change.
SECODE seeks to develop a model for enabling the urban poor to play a significant role in urban development processes with the primary focus on the environment. Working in teams and reporting to the Project Manager, the ideal candidate should be a focused team player with the passion to work in, with and for community groups - women, youth groups, children and men.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the above position in the Communications Division at Groenkloof National Park. The incumbent will be responsible for 3 National Parks (Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site, Marakele National Park in Limpopo & Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State).
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is an initiative designed to support developing countries to tackle the challenges posed by climate change. We operate at the interface of climate and development, and science and policy-making to support climate compatible development. Our interventions provide three types of services to support policy processes: demand-led research, applied technical assistance and knowledge products. Our African programme is hosted by SouthSouthNorth, based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Application deadline: Sunday, 01 July 2012
Turtle Foundation runs a sea turtle conservation project on Boavista island, since 2008, working on different project sites to protect and monitor the population of the Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta); there are currently 5 nesting beaches that are fully protected and monitored by our teams. We also focus on youth and community education, ecotourism and work to find alternative sources of income for the community.
The CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people's lives.
The post holder will mentor, train and lead a local team of young wardens to effectively manage this very small land and marine protected area for Nature Seychelles, the management authority. The post holder will work with local counterparts to enable effective management in the future. The salary is USD 2,500.00/month, return international airfare, housing, paid annual leave, local insurance, uniform and other related items. Offer closes 10th April. The. One or two year fixed term contract is available.
BirdLife International Global Seabird Programme in partnership with the Namibian Nature Foundation and the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has an Advocacy position with the Albatross Task Force (ATF) to offer to a suitably qualified Namibian citizen. The post is based in Walvis Bay / Swakopmund.
This is a voluntary position with all expenses paid (including flights, mainland accommodation, internet, food etc) from the 8th of April until the 4th of May (dates not negotiable). Candidate will assist in data collection during coral recruitment study at D'Arros Island and St. Joseph Atoll in the Amirantes group, Seychelles.
A French and English speaking Financial Controller is required to join the team at the incredible 500,000 hectare Zakouma National Park in Chad. The FC will have responsibility for all aspects of the project's accounting, cash flow management, reporting, auditing, payroll, and donor relations (the European Union in particular). The candidate must be a qualified accountant with at least 5 years of experience in a hands-on accounting role. The Financial Controller will report into the Park Manager and will have one accounts assistant and the park and one in the Ndjamena office. The annual budget for Zakouma is approximately $1.8 million.
Volunteer expedition to the Lebialem Highland rainforests of South West Cameroon saving Cross River Gorillas and Chimpanzees.
The Cross River gorilla could become extinct within 10 years, unless we act now. South West Cameroon harbours two of the most threatened African great apes: the critically endangered Cross River gorilla - the rarest of the gorilla sub-species with 250-300 individuals left in the wild - and the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee - also the most endangered chimpanzee subspecies in Africa. They are both keystone species in the montane forest ecosystems of the border region of Nigeria and Cameroon.
This opportunity is offered by the Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE), Faculty of Science, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies (VFM) of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden. ACE is a centre of academic excellence in African conservation ecology and comprises staff and postgraduate students of the Botany, Geography and Zoology departments of NMMU. It currently hosts 10 doctoral students and > 10 masters students. VFM is internationally recognized for its high quality research in wildlife ecology and plant-herbivore interactions and hosts 70 scientists, including ~15 doctoral students. ACE and VFM are offering R100 000 yr -1 for a 3 year fulltime PhD to be based at NMMU.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) wishes to hire a consultant on a 5 months fixed term contract to coordinate the development of a REDD project in Sierra Leone and develop PRA exercises with forest communities. The work will be based in Kenema, Sierra Leone and will include writing reports and sections of the project design document.
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund seeks high-caliber PhD applicants for a Fossey Fellowship. The Fellowship provides an exciting and unique opportunity to contribute to the Fund's continuing scientific growth and to use the Fund's long-term databases on the Karisoke gorillas to explore hypothesis-driven questions about gorilla social behavior, reproductive strategies and life history decisions.