Biological Invasions Risk Analysis Coordinator - SANBI, Pretoria

  • Pretoria
  • Salary: R35 321.00 - R49 450.00 Per Month
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Posted by SANBI on Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • Reference: copy-BID/2019/008
  • Employment Equity Position
  • Apply before Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 17 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: SANBI

Biological Invasions Risk Analysis Coordinator (Post level 10)

Biological Invasions Directorate (Contract position – ending on 31 March 2022)

Position based either in Cape Town or Pretoria.

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for a highly motivated and reliable individual to manage the development of formal risk analyses for importing and listing of alien taxa under the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (NEMBA, Act 10 of 2004) and its Alien and Invasives Species (A&IS) Regulations.

Please Note:

1) An application form (obtainable from our Offices or SANBI website must accompany the CV together with a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably 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 and reference number 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.


SANBI offers an all-inclusive annual salary package ranging from R423 857.00 – R593 400.00.

Contact Ms Glynnis Webb or preferably, or forward the completed application form, a letter and concise CV via e-mail to or fax.

Postal applications are to be addressed to the Deputy Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X7, Claremont, 7735.

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.


Candidate Requirements

The envisaged candidate should hold at least a Master’s level degree or equivalent in environmental sciences or a relevant field to biological invasions with a minimum of five years’ working experience, two of which relevant to invasive alien species.

The incumbent must have excellent skills in strategic planning, data management, project management, and presentation. Strong analytical and coordination skills and high attention to detail are desirable. A Ph.D. in biological invasions will be an added advantage. The incumbent should have an excellent command of spoken and written English, have experience in MS Office, and a code B driver’s license with at least one-year driving experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and chair the Alien Species Risk Analysis Review Panel (ASRARP) processes;
  • Manage contracts, partnerships and agreements with key organisations for risk analyses;
  • Coordinate the production and management of data and information related to risk analyses;
  • Provide general support to the strategic management of the Directorate;
  • Manage staff, students and interns working on risk analysis and other evidence, including related training.
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