Animal Conservation Worker – Seals And Penguins needed at South African National Biodiversity Institute

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Job title : Animal Conservation Worker – Seals And Penguins

Job Location : Gauteng, Pretoria

Deadline : 18-May-24

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The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for self-motivated individual to care for the National Zoological Garden animals according to the required global standards of animal husbandry and welfare, as well as maintenance and management of their enclosures in which they live.

This position requires a Grade 10, job specific qualification, or equivalent qualification with NQF 2 with 5 years of work experience in the relevant field, or a Grade 12, job specific qualification, or equivalent qualification with NQF 4 with 4 years of work experience in the relevant field. Higher certificate in Nature Conservation or equivalent qualification at NQF 5 will be an added advantage.

The following competencies are required for the candidate to be successful in this position: a passion for animals and knowledge of captive animal husbandry; be able to operate and function under pressure and after hours whilst being quality, cost, and safety conscious; proven ability to work with a diverse team and independently; be able to operate within the framework of the approved standard operating procedures; good planning, organizing, interpersonal, time management, and problem solving skills; excellent communication skills (both verbal and written); computer literacy and experience in the application of software tools including (Ms Word, Internet and Outlook) will be advantageous. This position requires the applicant to conduct physical labour and work outdoors in inclement weather. Applicants must be in possession of a valid driver’s licence.

Key Performance Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with animal display, breeding and capture;
  • Perform general animal care, cleaning, & feeding;
  • Implement environmental enrichment and animal conditioning training plans;
  • Perform pest control and enclosure infrastructure maintenance;
  • Perform tool and equipment care; and
  • Perform administration, human resources, and stakeholder relations responsibilities.

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