Job Details
Employer: SANBI

The Biodiversity and Land-Use Project is a multi-faceted and multi-stakeholder project being implemented at the municipal scale. The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility through the UNDP and is implemented by SANBI and its project partners. 

The SANBI is seeking to appoint an Assistant Director: Spatial Development Advisor who will provide spatial development planning and policy advice to the Planning and Land Use Management component of the Biodiversity and Land Use Project.

(Salary Level 10) – Biodiversity and Land-Use  Project

(Contract position until 31 January 2020)

Based in Pretoria 

  • Provide spatial development planning and policy advice to the development of environmental and land-use planning tools being developed by DEA and other government entities
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of legislation and policy to support the mainstreaming of biodiversity
  • Capacity development among national, provincial and municipal officials –regarding planning and land use management
  • Project Management Support of the Planning and Land Use Management Component of Biodiversity and Land Use Project

Candidate Requirements
  • Appointment requires a relevant postgraduate qualification in town planning with a minimum of three years of relevant experience as well as project management experience.
  • Knowledge of planning and environmental legislation,
  • Spatial Development Frameworks,
  • Land Use Schemes;
  • Experience in working in a local government context,
  • knowledge of biodiversity spatial plans and experience with training and capacity development is also required.
  • The suitable candidate must be in possession of a valid Code B driver’s license, as well as be willing to travel.
  • The ability to maintain sound interpersonal relationships and highly effective verbal and written communication capabilities are essential.
  • Proficiency in MS Office is also a specific requirement for this post.

Please Note:

1) An application form (obtainable from SANBI website www.sanbi.org/jobsor apply online) must accompany the CV together with a letter motivating why the applicant should be favorably considered for the position and confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of relevant experience will not be considered).

2) A skills test will be conducted as part of the selection process.

3) Applicants must also provide the full names, addresses and telephone numbers and if possible e-mail addresses of at least three referees.

4) Failure to submit the requested information may result in your application not being considered.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position. All applications will be considered with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups.


Contact Mr Stephen Mahlangu on XXX-XXXX or preferably, apply on line via the website (www.sanbi.org/jobs) or forward the completed application form, a letter, certified copies of qualifications and concise CV via e-mail to recruitmentpta@sanbi.org.za. Postal applications are to be addressed to the Assistant Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0001.

 Closing Date: 29 September 2017

 Candidates are expected to be available for selection interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI.

 If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Required Skills
project management : 3 to 4 years
environmental legislation : 3 to 4 years
biodiversity spatial plans : 3 to 4 years
Land Use Schemes : 3 to 4 years
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