Addo to Amathole Node Coordinator Park Planning Unit in Gqeberha

Job Detail
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Offered Salary
R 559 848 - R 917 885
Tourism and travel
Addo Elephant National Park
Where to submit application
Job Description
Description: A vacancy exists for the position of Node Coordinator to lead the implementation of the Greater Addo to Amathole Node activities for the project “Catalyzing Financing and Capacity for the Biodiversity Economy around Protected Areas”. This project is supported by the World Bank and financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project aims “to leverage financial resources and improve capacity to implement the Biodiversity Economy and increase benefits from selected Protected Area landscapes to local communities”. The project will help to transform South Africa`s wildlife economy to become inclusive and sustainable, supporting land reform beneficiaries and other communities in the project landscapes. The position will be stationed in Gqeberha and will report to the SANParks Park Expansion Manager. Requirements: A recognised four year post graduate tertiary qualification in environmental / natural resource management or similar. Minimum of 7 years experience in the biodiversity economy, land use planning, protected area management and biodiversity stewardship, rural development, capacity building in the environmental context, socio-economic models pertaining to protected areas. Minimum of 5 years experience in multi stakeholder project coordination. Knowledge of all relevant conservation and environmental legislation and statutory processes (IDP, SDF, spatial planning). Clearly list the legislation and statutory processes you have knowledge of in your CV. Process facilitation skills and experience; Conflict management; Relationship management; Financial management. (Clearly indicate your experience in your CV) Ability to speak fluently in isiXhosa is an advantage Computer literacy in MS Office Good report writing and presentation skills The successful candidate should be an excellent communicator, should be able to facilitate the identification of stakeholder needs and develop effective responses. A background in dealing with rural and agricultural farming communities would be advantageous. A valid driver`s license (Code EB) accompanied by a willingness and ability to travel (note: own vehicle required). Responsibilities: Establish a coordination structure for the Greater Addo-Amathole Node Create a shared vision that can then be translated into identifying investment opportunities specific for the node Facilitate the Master Plan process, guided by the coordination structure, and with support from a project spatial planning advisor Share the content of the Master Plan with municipalities in the node – aiming to integrate relevant goals and actions into processes for updating municipal Integrated Development Plans (IDP), Spatial Development Frameworks (SDF) and Local Economic Development (LED) plans and Conservation Development Frameworks (CDF) Ensure that goals and actions of the Master Plan are integrated into the new Coordinated District Service Delivery Model Adapt the Biodiversity Economy Node Master Plans into investment frameworks, including identifying potential anchor investments suitable to each node Supervise the biodiversity stewardship activities to support communities to participate in biodiversity stewardship agreements and expand land under conservation in the nodes Oversee SANParks buffer zone implementation around Addo National Park including the facilitation of contractual national park agreements, protected environments and commenting on relevant Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and land use planning applications Maintain an effective monitoring, evaluation and learning system to ensure adequate knowledge transfer. This also includes to share lessons learned from the three GEF 7 project nodes, at national level, and internationally through the Global Wildlife Program – for replication and scale-up. Manage the node level project team including the Project Administrator, Communications and Knowledge Manager, Wildlife Economy Manager, Stewardship Facilitator a
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Pretoria, GT, ZA