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Vacancy #:   6148
Unit:   South Africa Country Office
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   South Africa Country Office, Pretoria, South Africa
Reporting to:   Country Representative, South Africa
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   -
Expected start date:   01 November 2022
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (24 months)
Closing date:   03 October 2022


The Groen Sebenza Phase II Programme is a bridging into work programme funded to the value of R300m for the next three years. GS Phase II aims to recruit 1050 unemployed graduates (diploma – PhD level) and place them nationally in different organisations (government and non-governmental) where they will be incubated (trained and mentored) to further develop their competence and confidence in the management of environment/biodiversity.

Candidates holding higher qualifications than the ones stated in the above fields may apply, however only remuneration stated per field will be applicable.
The programme goals;

Enable workplace-based learning for graduates aimed at building and strengthening their capacity at various levels.
Creation of job opportunities and possible permanent placement beyond funding.
Transformation and organizational strengthening - strengthen different organizational development aspects including transformation in its totality, mentoring, proactive skills and planning to better respond to organizational mandates and other national priorities.
Research informed - through research, develop a ‘live’ skills intelligence system that will enable the sector to proactively plan for skills development and track and trace the utilization of the developed skills.
- Environmental Management
- Environmental Sciences
- Conservation Ecology
- Marine Biology
- Oceanography
  • Requirements
Must be a SA citizen.
Young unemployed and *underemployed professionals between the ages of 18 and 35.
Innovative, dynamic and creative
A commitment to career development in the environmental/biodiversity sector.
Must hold qualifications mentioned in table above
People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

• Qualification;

BSc Hons Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Conservation

BSc Hons Marine Biology

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Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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