The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is one of the largest and most respected biodiversity conservation NGOs in southern Africa, with an excess of 100 projects and has been in operation for over 40 years. If you’d like to be a part of our ‘Conservation in Action team visit this page regularly for the latest career opportunities.’
Each CV received will be reviewed by the EWT Human Resources department; however please note that it is not possible for us to communicate individually with each and every applicant. We acknowledge that the task of seeking employment can be exhausting and demotivating at times; and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for considering the EWT. Remember “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.” - Joel Osteen
The Endangered Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are requested to submit a CV and a brief motivation as to why and how they would see themselves in the advertised position. Applicants who have not been contacted within 14 days of the closing date must please assume that their applications were not successful. The EWT reserves the right not to make an appointment.
To apply please e-mail your CV to the Human Resources Manager.
Alison Jänicke - email
Purpose: The EWT’s Drylands Conservation programme (EWT-DCP) is seeking two volunteers, who will be offered the opportunity to contribute to an all-new, ground-breaking initiative aimed at conserving the Critically Endangered Riverine Rabbit (Bunolagus monticularis).
The initiative entails training a scent detection dog for the purposes of locating the rabbits in the field. The volunteers will be required to carry out fieldwork with the scent detection team and record data, which will complement the current research being carried out by the Drylands Conservation Programme.
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This position is a volunteer position and applicants will be working in the Loxton area (Northern Cape), South Africa. The town of Loxton is remote and situated in a semi-arid environment. Fieldwork will take place during winter months (May-September) and we would require a volunteer to commit to at least a 3-month period.
Volunteers will have the exclusive opportunity to work with specialist EWT-DCP field staff, gain unique innovative knowledge on scent detection work and methodologies, experience the distinct Karoo environment (SA biome) and have the opportunity to see one of the most endangered mammals in the world. This is an unrivalled, once in a lifetime experience!
Volunteers will be required to pay their own travel and food costs, while accommodation will be organized by the EWT-DCP at a discount rate to the volunteer.
Applicants are requested to complete the application form below and submit the completed form and a short CV (two pages), to motivate your selection for this unique experience. Applicants who have not been contacted within 10 days of the closing date must please accept that their applications were unsuccessful. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Closing date: 1st of April 2017. To apply please e-mail your documents for this volunteer position to Esté Matthew (email@example.com) and cc Bonnie Schumann (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Please feel free to contact us if you have additional queries. For more information on the programme visit https://www.ewt.org.za/DCP/dcp.html.
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