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Horticulture: Kwelera needed at South African National Biodiversity Institute

Job title : Horticulture: Kwelera

Job Location : Eastern Cape, East London

Deadline : April 07, 2024

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Reference Number: GKWE/2024/001

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for a self-motivated individuals to provide horticultural and conservation services to Kwelera National Botanical Garden.

This position requires a national or advanced diploma or degree in Horticulture or equivalent and relevant qualification with NQF 6 or 7. A degree or postgraduate qualification or equivalent and relevant qualification at NQF 7 or 8 will be an added advantage. This position also requires 2-3 years’ experience in relevant field.

The following competencies are required for the candidate to be successful in this position:

excellent knowledge and understanding of horticulture and conservation are essential; extensive knowledge of legislation, policies, procedures, processes, practices, systems, and frameworks related to horticultural and conservation services is essential; advanced planning, organizing, and problem solving skills; ability to work under pressure whilst being safety conscious; excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills; excellent computer literacy and experience in the application of software tools including (Ms Word, MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet and Outlook) will be advantageous.

The possession of a valid driver’s licence with at least one-year practical driving experience.

Key Performance Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct garden planning and development;
  • Coordinate the curation of living collections;
  • Promote and conduct horticultural research and development; and
  • Participate and promote plant conservation and to work in collaboration with other role players.

How to Apply for this Offer

Application procedure:

  • An application form must accompany the CV together with a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably considered for this position, and certified qualifications confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of meeting minimum qualifications and relevant experience will not be considered).
  • A competency test will be conducted as part of the selection process.
  • Applicants must also provide the full names, addresses and telephone numbers and if possible e-mail addresses of at least three referees.
  • Failure to submit the requested information and reference number shall result in your application not being considered.

Contact Ms. Glynnis Webb on Tel: +27 (0)21 799 8635/8800 for any queries for purposes of clarity. Applications consisting of the completed application form, motivation letter, a concise CV, and certified qualifications are to be submitted via an e-mail 

Postal applications are to be addressed to:

Deputy Director: Human Resources South African National Biodiversity Institute Private Bag X7 Claremont 7735

Send your application to [email protected]

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