A temporary Ecologist position is available in the ecology section of SNTC. The successful candidate will be based at SNTC headquaters, Lobamba, in Ezulwini between the two main towns Mbabane and Manzini. The position will have an office base, but will involve frequent field work in SNTC’s three Nature Reserves, Malolotja, Mlawula and Mangenga.
Nature of Work
The work entails co-ordinating and implementing SNTC’s research and monitoring programme while training up a local ecologist. The monitoring and research programme is centered around providing information about the ecosystem which is of importance for conservation management. For example threatened species of fauna and flora are monitored to identify whether the threats to their survival are increasing or not and to suggest management intervention if necessary. Certain priority research and monitoring for biodiversity conservation is also done outside of the mentioned reserves.
Applications should be received by 27TH AUGUST 2001 and should be made out to
Director of Parks
Fax: (+268) 4161875
Applicants should have a Masters degree in Ecology or a related subject and 2 years experience in conservation related research. Applicants with experience of terrestrial ecology in Swaziland or southern Africa would be at an advantage.
The position will be for 12 months with a possible 6 month extension aiming to start on 1st October 2001.
The salary will be approximately E50,000-E60,000 per annum, with an accommodation allowance of 12,5% of the salary, a gratuity of 25% of the salary and a 50% contribution to medical aid. The position comes with an office, with computer and equipment, and a vehicle for work purposes.
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