Monday , February 26 2024

Vacancies at SANParks – Senior Manager

Website South African National Parks - SANParks

Job Description:

SANParks currently offers this challenging career opportunity to an appropriately qualified and experienced person. This position will be based at Groenkloof National Park, Pretoria.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Attend to the declaration of land as part of a national park and/or establishment of new national parks.
  • To draft letters and submissions to the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment on environmental, conservation, land (property) and legislation issues.
  • Provide environmental and conservation legislative and regulatory services to the organisation.
  • Advise on alternative dispute resolution.
  • Ensure that Environmental Management Inspectors involved in poaching cases are legally represented at all times.
  • Develop, review, vet and negotiate contracts and agreements relating to environmental and legislative matters as well as international instruments.
  • Provide support to the Unit responsible for PAIA by collating information relating to environment and conservation PAIA Requests.
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies and processes in the land acquisition process.
  • Manage land acquisition process for the organisation.
  • Manage litigation matters in compliance with and adherence to the Rules of the Court in respect of environmental and legislative issues.
  • Provide legal support to the SANParks Law Enforcement Unit.
  • To resolve potential legal disputes and negotiate settlement terms.

Job Requirements:

  • Good communication and negotiation skills.
  • Presentation and Facilitation skills.
  • Policy development skills.
  • Strategic skills.
  • Change management skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Conflict management skills.
  • Advanced computer literacy (Microsoft Suite).

Qualification & Experience:

  • 10 years in the legal field of which 5 years should be in a managerial role.
  • Be in possession of a Legal degree (B Juris, B Proc, LLB) and an Admitted Attorney.
  • Five years of experience in Environmental and Conservation law, Property law and the conveyancing process, Planning law, Administrative law (PAIA and PAJA), and interpretation of statutes.

Job Details:

Company: South African National Parks – SANParks

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Groenkloof, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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