Project Officer: Land Programme

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Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted Feb 11, 2021
Category Market & Customer Research Jobs
Job Type Full-time


•Support to the Land Programme Manager with key performance indicators and act for the Land Programme Manager when required.
•Land acquisition: play a supportive role in the land acquisition process which includes all governance & finance related activities.
•Better illustrate details on the price per hectare WWF/NPT has spent on land.
•Administration and coordination of specific offset agreements in the Land Programme.
•Support the expanding Biodiversity Stewardship project work of the programme.
•Assist the FSK Programme Coordinator with the administration and operational requirements of the WWF-associated Land Trusts.
•Lead institutional liaison with land management partners, predominantly statutory conservation agencies.
•Coordinate the signing of management agreements for the management of WWF purchased properties.
•Work with the Land Programme to test and pilot innovative and alternative management models for the programme.
•Oversee the development of a conservation audit system for the WWF property Portfolio.
•Assist with the management and administration of the WWF property portfolio.
•GIS support for the Programme and its projects.
•Work with the FSK Programme Coordinator to provide administrative and logistical support for all public events, site visits and engagements hosted by the Land Programme.
•Relevant 3 year conservation degree/qualification
•Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Protected Area Sector or landscape scale conservation
•Knowledge and understanding of the South African environmental sector, role players and respective mandates; specifically the South Africa’s Protected Areas Network and Stewardship Programmes
•Independent thinking and working capabilities as well as the ability to engage across organisation and hierarchical levels
•Ability to deliver results while managing competing priorities under tight deadlines
•Collaborative spirit and ability to work in team settings across diverse organizational settings
•Strong administrative and project management skills and experience
•Computer literacy in word processing (MS Word), spread sheets (Excel), databases (Access), email & presentations (MS PowerPoint) including working knowledge of GIS
•Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both orally and written;
•Fluency in English and at one other South African language
•Valid driver’s license

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