Conservation Officer

at CapeNature
Location Cape Town, Ladismith, South Africa
Date Posted
Category General
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



Job Description




KPA 1- Leadership and management to enhance biodiversity resilience through targeted ecosystem conservation and restoration initiatives.


Targeted conservation and restoration initiatives and interventions informed by knowledge and management best practice (ICM; IWP and IAPO) are implemented

Protected Areas are managed by an approved PAMP and prioritised action plans

Priority landscapes and seascapes are protected, restored and conserved

Conservation operations are optimised through planned METT interventions

Priority ecological infrastructure and strategic water source areas are restored and protected.



KPA 2 - Leadership and management to lead landscape conservation and stewardship in ways that address biodiversity loss.


Protected area expansion planning priorities informed by the WPAES and BSP and associated conservation intelligence are implemented

Actions to improve the conservation status of priority species and ecosystems are implemented

Functional partnerships addressing biodiversity loss are developed and maintained

Biodiversity legal mandate is implemented through compliance and enforcement actions

Landscape ecological and human well-being is promoted through a landscape environmental interpretation and awareness plan



KPA 3- Leadership and management to promote the biodiversity economy, and enhance biodiversity access and sustainable use.


Job opportunities are created through implementation of the NRM programme

Contractor development and work opportunities are enhanced through environmental programmes implemented (ICM)

Biodiversity economy activities are implemented in identified nodes

Livelihood support is established for local communities

Sustainable harvesting of natural products for traditional purposes is facilitated



KPA 4 - Leadership and management to advocate for behavioural change and promote voluntary compliance.


Local community involvement in Protected Area management is established

Stakeholder engagement is enhanced through targeted interventions

Compliance with biodiversity legislation is promoted

Biodiversity permits are issued within legislated time frames

Compliance plans for all On and Off Reserve components are in place



KPA 5 - Assume overall accountability for ensuring performance, governance and risk management.


An enabling environment is created for formal partnerships to mitigate risks to biodiversity

Management structures are in place and infrastructure is fit for purpose

All relevant Occupational Health & Safety legislation, policies and standards are in place and adhered to.

Landscape governance is enhanced by adherence to corporate policies and standards

Landscape performance is enhanced through effective and efficient staff performance.







National Diploma in Nature Conservation

At least three years appropriate experience

Project Management experience

Bilingualism in two of the three official languages of the Western Cape

A valid driver’s licence and ability to drive on 4x4 terrain





Fire suppression

Willingness to work irregular hours, after hours and perform stand by duties

Thorough working knowledge of MS Office

Good written, verbal, interpersonal and communication skills in English

Peace Officer or EMI certification

Fire arm competency

Appropriate ICS 200/300 training

QGIS (or equivalent)


GENERAL: (official accommodation available on the reserve)


Interested candidates can send their CV