ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER

Full-time

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL PARKS VACANCY: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Paterson Grading: D4

14 May 2021

Park:

Kruger National Park

Camp:

Skukuza Rest Camp

Description:

A Challenging vacancy currently exists for an Environmental Manager at Kruger National Park (KNP) based at Skukuza. The position requires specialist knowledge, appropriate experience of governance, environmental ethics, legislation, risk management and technical aspects of environmental management systems.

Key Performance Areas:

The role of the Environmental manager is to develop, implement and monitor environmental strategies that promote sustainable development and practices in the Kruger National Park.

Specific key roles and responsibilities include:

* Developing an integrated and adaptive environmental management system (EMS) for

KNP;

* Instilling Environmental Ethics through a Sustainable Environmental Development

* Framework, in support of KNP’s Climate Change and Green Recovery strategies;

* Review current and develop new KNP environmental standards, operational policies,

SOPs, and guidelines;

* Devising strategies, best tools and systems to monitor performance and encourage

best environmental practice;

* Oversee compliance, enforcement and monitoring with environmental legislation

including NEMA, NEM:BA, NEM:PAA;

* Oversee Environmental auditing of development and activities in the KNP;

* Stakeholder management, communication; advisory and liaising with internal/external

departments, partners and regulatory bodies;

* Assessing, analysing, collating and communicating environmental performance data

and reporting information to internal staff, clients and regulatory bodies;

* Perform general staff, administration and finance management.

NB. The position will be filled in line with the Employment Equity Targets for

KNP.

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should forward their applications

(letter) accompanied by detailed CVs as well as recently certified copies of all qualifications

to the following address:

Human Capital Management

Att: Mr Simon Marutha

Private Bag X402

Skukuza, 1350

Tel: (013) 735 4175

E-mail: Smarutha@sanparks.org

Applications that have not been responded within 14 days should be regarded as

unsuccessful.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualification and Experience

* Masters or a post graduate degree in Environmental Management or related disciplines

such as Conservation/Environmental Science/Environmental Health/SHEQ;

* Registration with the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA South

Africa);

* Ten (10) years’ project management experience in the Environmental Management

Field, with specific experience in water and waste management, renewable energy,

green-building design and carbon auditing assessments. Preference would be for

candidates with demonstrable experience in all four of these areas but as a minimum

requirement in two of the four fields.

Recommended

* Designated Environmental Management Inspector (EMI) in terms of NEMA and

NEM:PAA,

* ISO 14001 accreditation,

* Exposure to work in protected areas.

Skills

* A genuine interest in and understanding of environmental issues, relevant legislation

and international best practice within a Protected Area;

* Good leadership, organization and time management;

* Proven experience with compliance; monitoring, auditing and reporting, including

conducting EIAs;

* Excellent communication (verbal and written) (English);

* Good working knowledge of various IT packages required for the post;

* Good team-working; networking and influencing skills;

* Valid Code 08 (B) drivers licence.

Responsibilities:

* Developing an integrated and adaptive environmental management system (EMS) for

KNP;

* Instilling Environmental Ethics through a Sustainable Environmental Development

* Framework, in support of KNP’s Climate Change and Green Recovery strategies;

* Review current and develop new KNP environmental standards, operational policies,

SOPs, and guidelines;

* Devising strategies, best tools and systems to monitor performance and encourage

best environmental practice;

* Oversee compliance, enforcement and monitoring with environmental legislation

including NEMA, NEM:BA, NEM:PAA;

* Oversee Environmental auditing of development and activities in the KNP;

* Stakeholder management, communication; advisory and liaising with internal/external

departments, partners and regulatory bodies;

* Assessing, analysing, collating and communicating environmental performance data

and reporting information to internal staff, clients and regulatory bodies;

* Perform general staff, administration and finance management.