Project Manager: Biodiversity Information and Policy Advice - SANBI, Pretoria

Vacancy Details

Employer: SANBI

Project Manager: Biodiversity Information and Policy Advice (Salary level 12)

Biodiversity Information and Planning Directorate 

Kirstenbosch or Pretoria National Botanical Garden (Contract position – 3 years)

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and self-driven professional to develop, manage, coordinate and facilitate projects involving SANBI and other partners as part of the network of partner’s model, specifically projects to enhance biodiversity information management and policy advice.

SANBI offers an all-inclusive annual salary package ranging from R707 557.00 to R990 581.00.

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 competency 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 R707 557.00 to R990 581.00.

Contact Ms Kaashiefa Bassier 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

This position requires a Masters in Environmental Management or Environmental Sciences enhanced by 10 (ten) years’ relevant work experience as well as experience in project and financial management. Management level experience in government, exposure to the PFMA requirements and Professional Project Management certification (Prince2/PMP/CAPM or equivalent) would be an added advantage.

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to demonstrate the implementation of partnership projects. The candidate must have excellent computer literacy, and experience in the use of project management applications. Possession of a valid (unendorsed) Code B/EB driver’s license, with at least one year’s driving experience, is a further requirement.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project content and reporting: consolidate and/or write-up project content; write and/or manage project reporting;
  • General project management; manage, coordination and strategically support inter-divisional projects (project planning, management of deliverables, meeting, travel, governance, partnership and equipment);
  • Financial management: manage and coordinate project finances;
  • Human resource management: manage and coordinate people resources for project (staff, consultations etc);
  • Project research and development: Developing project proposals, securing funding, engaging and securing project partnerships;
  • Human Capital Development and transformation: Implement and drive change.
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