Closing date 26 February 2005
This position requires an individual who demonstrates the ability to conduct research, manage and develop key living collections of Proteaceae and Restionaceae, with the emphasis on their horticulture, suitability, display, education, interpretation and promotion in the Garden. The incumbent will manage large selections of the display garden, specifically with regard to the quality displays and adherence to Botanical Garden principles.
The ideal candidate is in possession of a National Diploma in Horticulture, enhanced by three to five years appropriate post qualification experience. A valid, unendorsed Code EB driver's licence is essential, as the successful candidate will be required to go on plant collecting trips in mountain areas.
Key responsibilities will be:
" Manage and supervise the Protea and Restio garden teams and the nursery staff member(s) dedicated to propagation of these collections. Assist with student and staff training.
" To develop and maintain representative plant collections
" Ensure genetic purity of the collections through proper plant recording and labelling
" Undertake field trips to collect seed and vegetative material to enhance and refresh the collections
" Develop appropriate and educational interpretation with the interpretative officer to display with the collections
" To promote the use of indigenous plants with particular reference to Proteaceae and Restionaceae through talks, articles and provision of plant material for sales
" Attend to correspondence and horticultural queries relating to Proteaceae and Restionaceae.
" Doing weekend, public holiday duties when required
" Ensuring Occupational Health and Safety compliance
It addition to the afore-mentioned, candidates must be computer literate and demonstrate the ability to maintain sound interpersonal relations, as well as communicate effectively in English, both in speaking and writing.
The application must be accompanied by a letter of motivation as to why the applicant should be favourable considered for the position.
We offer an annual salary of R111 528.00 and additional fringe benefits, which include attractive medical and pension schemes.
All applications will be considered, with the understanding that, in terms of SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups.
SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position.
Contact Glynnis Oosthuizen on (021) 799 8635 or preferably, forward an abbreviated CV by e-mail to or fax (021) 762 3229. Postal applications are to be addressed to The Personnel Manager, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag x7, Claremont , 7735.
Closing Date: 26 February 2005
Should a candidate not have received any feedback within 21 days after closing date, please assume that the application was unsuccessful.
Regional Co-ordinator : Working for Wetlands Programme
Call for expression of interest
Research leader: molecular systematics/ conservation genetics
Kirstenbosch Research Centre
The Leslie Hill Molecular Systematics Laboratory at Kirstenbosch is one of the foremost facilities of its kind in Africa and includes a DNA bank for the South African flora. SANBI is seeking a dynamic individual to direct the laboratory and to provide leadership for research. The current research programme, which can be expanded, uses DNA sequencing and AFLP markers to better understand phylogenetic relationships and population/conservation genetics of the South African flora. The successful candidate will be expected to identify key research questions and make links to other projects within SANBI and outside institutions, manage the research programme and DNA bank, contribute to mentoring and capacity building, and source additional funds for research. A PhD with appropriate research experience as well as the ability to lead a research programme are prerequisites for the position.
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The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, as well as sound oral and written command of English. Command of one other official language would be an advantage. A valid, unendorsed Code B driver's licence is essential.
SANBI offers a salary package of R 193 920.00 per annum, plus additional fringe benefits that include attractive medical and pension schemes.
Please note that applications must be accompanied by a letter of motivation as to why the applicant should be favourably considered for the position.
SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position.
All applications will be considered, with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups.
Contact Glynnis Oosthuizen on (021) 799 8635 or preferably, forward an abbreviated CV by e-mail to or fax (021) 762 3229. Postal applications are to be addressed to The Deputy Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag x7, Claremont , 7735.
Closing date: 25 February 2005
If no response has been received within 21 days after closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.
PRETORIA NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
Tender closing 25 February 2005
The Pretoria National Botanical Garden has built a new thatch-roof restaurant on the outskirts of the Garden, close to the main car park. This restaurant has spectacular views of the Garden and can seat 120 people inside and about the same number of people outside on the deck overlooking the newly created wetland system. Operating hours and style of operation are flexible. A five-year lease (renewable for a further five years by mutual agreement) is being offered in return for capital investment. Potential exists for Garden functions, picnic hampers and special event catering
A detailed Specification and Forms of Tender are available from the Pretoria National Botanical Garden in return for a non-refundable deposit of R350. For more information please phone (012) 843 5194/843 5079 or 072 305 0234. Completed documents are to be returned to the Pretoria National Botanical Garden offices in a sealed envelope no later than 16:00 on Friday 25 February 2005
The letting of this establishment will be in accordance with the South African National Biodiversity Institute's Employment Equity Policy.
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