May 16, 2023 | General News


Job title:                      
Project Manager: GCBR Spekboomveld / Thicket Restoration Project

1-year fixed term contract, effective 1 August 2023 – 31 July 2024. A further 5-year extension will be upon review against project deliverables (performance-based contract)

Riversdale, Western Cape (the successful candidate must be flexible and willing to relocate to the Eastern Cape from 2024 – 2028, if necessary)

Reports to:                  
Chief Executive Officer

R80 000 TCTC per month

Purpose of position:    
To establish and manage the first phase (1 year) and second phase (5 years) of a 40-year project restoring 16 000 ha of subtropical thicket ecosystems, with a deliverable of producing Verified Carbon Units for a multinational energy company.

A formal project management certificate or equivalent is required.  A recognised tertiary qualification in nature conservation and/or biological sciences will be an advantage.

English (fluent), Afrikaans (fluent) and IsiXhosa (basic)

Key performance areas (Phase 1/ Year 1: Planning)

  • Compile a land lease benchmarking study and develop landowner agreement templates
  • Craft a comprehensive project implementation plan with schedules, budgets and SOP’s
  • Define the project scope, goals and deliverables in collaboration with landowners and other relevant stakeholders
  • Contract, negotiate and engage with landowners on a regular basis
  • Manage and coordinate inputs from service providers to develop a project design document (PDD)
  • Contract a validation and verification body (VVB) to ratify the PDD for approval
  • Develop a framework in support of the Social Development Fund to create sustainable community practices
  • Lead and manage field teams to deliver against projects goals in the planning phase
  • Ensure all project activities complies to relevant laws and regulations

Experience, skills and attributes:          

  • At least 10 years’ experience in managing and overseeing complex projects with a high level of stakeholder engagement, of which 5 years must have been at a senior level
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Skillful negotiator
  • Excellent leadership, organisational and communication skills, able to establish networks and connect with a diverse group of people
  • Excellent people manager
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite coupled with experience in project management software and GIS
  • Adaptable with strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) management
  • Must have a passion for ecosystem restoration and a desire to make a positive impact in the community
  • Must live the GCBR values of integrity, innovation, collaboration and sustainability
  • Horticultural experience will be advantageous
  • Operational management of ecosystem restoration teams will be advantageous

Application closing date: 9 June 2023

Email: talent@campoconsulting.co.za

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