Assistant Ecologist, South Africa

Not specified, Full Time Deadline: Aug 21, 2023

Job Description:
The successful candidate will be required to provide advice and assistance in the facilitating and providing specialist inputs for the compilation of reports, such as Biodiversity Assessments, Action plans, and EMPs specifically within (but not limited to) an African context.

Study and identify the different plant and animal species on a specific site
Conduct field surveys to collect data on selected Species of Conservation Concern
Competent in identifying the organisms according to their species and characteristics (taxonomy).
Apply sampling strategies and employ habitat survey techniques using GPS, aerial photography, sonar images, and maps etc.
Conduct and manage assessments as part of larger integrated projects, such as botanical, faunal and other ecological assessments.)
Compile reports for submission to client and/or legal authorities.
Project, client and public management

Qualifications, experience and requirements:

B.Sc. Hons degree (M.Sc. preferred) in related ecological fields or practice.
SACNASP-registered in appropriate field of practice

Work Experience

1-2 years of experience in an ecological consulting role.


Specialists knowledge of terrestrial fauna and flora, particularly faunal experience (e.g. herpetology, small mammals, etc.);
Experience with faunal and/or ecology-based research methodologies;
Willing and able to travel within remote parts of Africa Plant species identification skills would be advantageous;
FGASA training and supporting tracking skills would be advantageous;
Detailed understanding of applicable environmental legislation would be beneficial;
Holistic thinker in application of conservation and sustainable land management would be advantageous;
Project management experience would an advantage.