People & Parks Officer

at CapeNature
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary 411838
Salary Units YEAR
Currency ZAR
Street Address Cape Town


Job Description

The Stakeholder Engagement Component aims to support landscapes to implement programmes that promotes access to protected areas.  In addition, we create opportunities for socio economic development, the sustainable use of natural resources and creates inclusive community participatory platforms. This is in line with the legislative framework of NEMPAA (2004) and NEMBA (2004) and supports the aim of the NDP. The component seeks to appoint a People and Parks Officer







Support Job creation programmes

Guide and support landscapes to ensure compliance to national guidelines with regards to EPWP projects and other job opportunities.




Strengthening of stakeholder engagement platforms


Guide the mainstreaming of access and stakeholder engagement into regional strategies and action plans – this include guidance on Protected Area Advisory Committees which is a legislative requirement, also support and guide any other landscape liaison platforms.


Develop and sustain key provincial and national stakeholder partnerships that will enhance access and stakeholder inputs and actions across the landscapes.




Biodiversity Economy awareness and capacity building


Guide landscapes with regards to opportunities which exist in the biodiversity economy field which speaks to the entity’s stance to support local economic development and creating opportunities for communities on and around nature reserves.




NRUGs groups and collaborative cultural heritage management interventions


Foster relations with NRUGs (natural resource user groups) for collaborative cultural heritage management interventions across the landscapes




Provincial People and Parks Steering Committee and Youth in Conservation Forum Programmes


Coordinating the Provincial People and Parks Steering Committee and Youth in Conservation Forum Programmes of action and ensure that the communities of the Western Cape and the entity is represented on the national platform


Corporate coordination of the People and Parks Programme within CapeNature and ensuring implementation and integration of the programme across landscapes





Relevant tertiary qualification in Natural/Social Sciences or Economic Management Sciences

At least 5 years’ experience in community liaison and project development

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a team

Knowledge and experience of the Biodiversity Economy and the National People and Parks programme

At least 5 years’ experience in youth development, stakeholder engagement processes and community dynamics and networking

Excellent understanding of broader government priorities and policies on EPWP, environment and economic development

Excellent report writing and presentation skills

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

Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Power Point)

A valid driver’s license with proven driving experience





Experience in community development / stakeholder engagement field

Background knowledge of People and Parks Programme and Community Based Natural Resource Management


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