Management, growth and development of well-established research and conservation projects based in the Greater Kruger area of South Africa. We are growing our scientific research capabilities, and this is the opportunity to be at the forefront of that development and wildlife conservation. We have a wealth of data and access to field areas and we need the right individual to help us deepen the impact we make through conducting scientific analysis and powerful contributions toward wildlife and environmental conservation studies.
This role requires management of our flagship research projects based in the Kruger National park area and surrounding reserves. Working as part of a greater management team you will run the research department and full field and lab research teams. It is imperative that high standards are maintained and were possible, improved upon.
Management experience is important as you will mentor and manage a diverse team of enthusiastic and passionate individuals. Time management, attention to detail, passion for conservation, solid understanding of scientific research in the realm of wildlife and/or ecosystems essential.
Ideally you will have a publish record, and either an MSc or preferably PhD in a related conservation field (i.e.: Zoology, Biology, Nature Conservation, Biodiversity, Environmental Sustainability, Ecology, etc). Planning, people skills (team management, Volunteer and intern support, partnership relations, etc.), commitment all very important.
Some of the fellow team members that you will manage and work with daily include, Researcher, Internship Supervisor, Research Coordinator and Research Assistants.
This is an excellent, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the right candidate spearheading research at the forefront of conservation in Africa with a strong and very well-established support team. You will enjoy a comfortable living situation at our project base, Dumela Lodge (www.dumelasafaris.com), situated in the bush surrounded by big 5 reserves.