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Conservation Manager in Greater Kruger

Job Title: Conservation Manager
Location: Game Lodge
Region: Greater Kruger
Required Qualifications:

CONSERVATION MANAGER – 5* Game Lodge (KNP)

  • A minimum of 5 year’s work experience in guiding, security or environmental field.
  • Hardworking, well organised with efficient time management capabilities. 
  • Excellent people management and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Co-operative yet assertive manner.
  • High standards of service excellence and a passion for the hospitality industry, environmental management and wildlife preservation.
  • Exceptional English and a second language, Shangaan, would be preferable.
  • Good computer literacy.
  • A clear understanding of basic labour law and disciplinary procedures.
  • A good understanding of Health & Safety and responsible conservation ethics
  • Thorough technical knowledge and understanding of vehicles, operations and equipment

Responsibilties

  • Key liaison between the Lodge and the Kruger Park Section Ranger.
  • To minimize contact between guests and security forces on the concession.
  • To ensure that the various security related teams and anti poaching units provide the Lodge with the necessary attention to maintain guests and staff safety at all times.
  • Monitor and engage military and other deployments on the concession.
  • To assist and advise on any security issues that may arise at the lodges.
  • Coordinate problem animal control between the Lodge and the Kruger Park Section Ranger.
  • To monitor and ensure that the digital radio system remains in working order, which will ensure that communication is maintained with the various role players.
  • Perform non-combatant security function.
  • Represent the lodges environmental interests with SANParks.

 

Ensure ongoing effective and responsible environmental management across the concession by:

  • Assisting the Environmental Consultant with duties when not on site.
  • Overseeing environmental teams when working on site.
  • Overseeing the maintenance of water and road infrastructure.
  • Acting as Fire Protection Officer for the concession under KNP-FPA in collaboration with TSM & Head Guide.
  • Keeping an up to date data base of all environmental issues.
  • Coordinating EIA/ROD inputs with the Environmental Consultants and Head Guide.
  • Sustainability initiatives (One Planet) and occasional support for conservation research or monitoring.
  • Assisting GM with concession related duties.

 

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