DIRECTOR: DRYLAND AND WETLANDS CONSERVATION – The National Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

REF NO:
BC10/2019
SALARY :
R1 057 326 per annum (all-inclusive salary package)
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
A Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences/Environmental Management or an
equivalent relevant qualification (NQF level 7) plus five years’ experience at middle
management in an environmental management field Experience in Biodiversity
Management Experience in development and implementation of environmental and
related legislation particularly relating to sustainable land management and wetland
conservation Understanding of sustainable development and service delivery
imperatives Experience in the management of Multilateral Environmental
Agreements Understanding of social issues Strategic Capability and Leadership
Programme and Project Management Knowledge of general government
administrative procedures Organisational, Planning, Communication (written and
spoken) and diplomacy skills Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act
(PFMA) and Treasury Regulations Ability to work under pressure and long hours
Willingness to travel nationally and internationally.

DUTIES :
Manage and coordinate development and implementation of sustainable land
management policies and programmes Manage the national implementation of the
Drought Initiative under the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Manage the development and implementation of policies, legislation, strategies and
plans relating wetlands Manage the National Coordination Committees relating to
wetlands and drylands conservation Ensure mainstreaming of Wetlands into
relevant national strategies and plans Provide specialist support for development
and implementation of sustainable land management projects including resource
mobilisation, advocacy and awareness Serve as a focal point for national coordination of sub-regional, regional and international programmes relating to the
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Ramsar Convention on
Wetlands.

ENQUIRIES :
Ms S Ntshanga Tel No: (012) 399 9514

APPLICATIONS :
Director-General, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Private Bag
X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia
Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria.

FOR ATTENTION :
Human Resource Management

CLOSING DATE :
21 October 2019
NOTE : Applications must be submitted on a Z83 form with a copy of a comprehensive CV,
certified copies of qualifications and ID document as well as a Driver’s License in
order to be considered The National Department of Environmental Affairs is an
equal opportunity; affirmative action employer it is our intention to promote
representivity (race, gender and disability) in the department through the filling of
posts and candidates appointment/transfer will promote representivity will receive
preference it is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated
by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) Correspondence will be limited
to successful candidates only If you have not been contacted within three 3 months
after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was
unsuccessful Short-listed candidates will be subjected to the following: a technical
exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, screening and
security vetting to determine their suitability for employment, including but not
limited to: Criminal records; Citizen Status; Credit worthiness; Previous
employment (reference checks); and Qualification verification The person
appointed to this position will be subjected to a security clearance SMS candidates
will be subjected to a competency assessment test and the signing of a
performance agreement and an employment contract (once appointed) The
Department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
ERRATUM: Kindly note that the post of Control Environmental Officer Grade A with
Ref No: COO14/2019 advertised in the Public Service Vacancy Circular 34 dated
20 September 2019, has been amended as follows: Centre: ZF Mgcawu District
Municipality (Northern Cape) and closing date extended to 21 October 2019.