Groen Sebenza Programme: Junior Biodiversity Monitoring Officer

By on November 3, 2013

What is this programme about?

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), in partnership with 32 environment/biodiversity organisations has embarked on a major skills development and job creation pilot programme, Groen Sebenza, a Jobs Fund Partnership Project. Groen Sebenza is aimed at developing priority skills in the biodiversity sector to create sustainable job opportunities for 800 unemployed graduates and matriculants. The partnership is made up of organizations from all tiers of government, NGO’s and the private sector. The programme is based on an “incubator model” giving 800 unemployed youth the opportunity to gain meaningful workplace experience through a structured mentoring programme, together with skills development and training opportunities for a period of two-and-a-half (2½) years.

SANBI Harold Porter has a vacancy for a Junior Biodiversity Monitoring Officer


Applications from rural unemployed youth from previously disadvantaged backgrounds are invited for the above positions.

Applicants need to have the following:

  • A national diploma or first B-degree in Nature Conservation.
  • SA citizenship.
  • A demonstrated and clearly articulated commitment to the environment.
  • A commitment to career development in the environmental sector.
  • Good leadership potential.

How to apply

Applicants are required to fill in an application form (Download here). Applicants are also required to provide recently certified copies of the following documents:

  • A certified copy of your ID.
  • Matric Certificate and or degree/diploma certificate.
  • An abridged CV of no more than 3 pages.

Applications are to be emailed, posted and or delivered to the contact details below by the closing date of Friday 8th November 2013 at 16h00.

For post enquiries contact:
Ms Jane Forrester
Tel: (028-272 9311)

For all submissions and enquires contact:

Ms Grace Selolo on (012) 846 5339 or (preferably) forward the completed application documentation via e-mail to or fax (012) 843 5222. Postal applications are to be addressed to the Assistant Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0001.


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