23 Jan 2016

Full-Time Assistant Farm Manager – Limpopo (Kruger Area)

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Job Description

ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER

Unique opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate that is very capable and self-motivated, to manage one of 3 wildlife properties, under the overall guidance of the Farm Manager and the Ecologist

(i) SECURITY & ANTI-POACHING (anticipate 40% of time spent)
• Managing a team of 5 x anti-poaching field rangers
• Daily security patrols (day & night shifts), snare sweeps, fence checks & repairs
• Setting up observation posts (OP’s) and coordinating ambush manoeuvres when necessary
• Collaborating with anti-poaching teams from neighbouring reserves

(ii) HABITAT & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT (anticipate 30% of time spent)
(i) habitat management: erosion control, alien plant control, controlled burning, road grading & maintenence, and game counts
(ii) Filling of water reservoirs and water troughs, maintaining / repairing river crossings, grass slashing / spraying along roads and fence-lines
(iii) Overseeing the bush-thinning team
(iv) Maintaining & repairing electric fences
(v) Overseeing and coordinating of supplementation / feeding (when animals are in veterinary / bonding enclosures)
(vi) Basic vehicle, camp and pump maintenance

(iii) ANIMAL MONITORING / RESEARCH & SPECIALIST GUIDING (anticipate 20% of time spent)
Daily tracking / monitoring of animals (free-roaming and / or in veterinary enclosure / boma, as applicable)
Accompanying volunteers and / or guests on lion tracking sessions
Assisting Ecologist with scientific research
Taking guests and / or volunteers into KNP

(iii) Conservation Volunteering Program (anticipate 5% of time spent)
If and when necessary offering assistance and / or back-up to the Volunteer Coordinator.

(iv) Miscellaneous (anticipate 5% of time spent)
Supply trips to town
Assisting when necessary with Environmental Education Programs at the rural schools
Providing enviro-educational activities for volunteers (such as presentations or workshops), if and when necessary
Washing & cleaning of vehicles
Any other task / activity required by the employer

SALARY:
R6500 / month

ACCOMMODATION: Suitable accommodation is provided in a farmhouse on the conservancy

LEAVE: In accordance with BCEA

Suitably qualified and experienced applicants that satisfy all criteria can send their resume (CV) a letter of motivation, references and a recent head & shoulder picture to steve@facebush.co.za

Job Categories: Assistant Farm Manager. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: Less than 10,000. Job expires in Endless.

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