Table Mountain Water Source Partnership Project Manager
This is a 2 year contract position based in Cape Town
WWF is the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisation, with over 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. WWF South Africa (WWF-SA) is a national office that is part of the WWF network. We are a local NGO that has worked for 50 years with the aim of inspiring all South Africans to live in harmony with nature, for the benefit of our country and the well-being of all our people. Our work is challenging and exciting and we love what we do. To join our team you need to be brilliant at what you do, passionate, results-orientated and have a positive attitude.
1. Stakeholder engagement and relationship building with project partners and the interested public such as municipal and government representatives from the City of Cape Town, Water Affairs, Agriculture and Environment, a wide variety of community representatives from Cape Town, academics, business representatives etc.
2. Helping to convene groups of stakeholders around the Table Mountain Water Source Partnership.
3. Contract and project team management ranging from geohydrologists, database developers, IT specialists, academics, NGO staff etc.
4. Project management and quality assurance of all projects including a monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) programme of work.
5. Contracting, reporting and project oversight of operational activities such as planning & implementation of annual plan of operation and financial record keeping.
6. Both written and oral communication and promotion of the project to the public and the media.
· A postgraduate degree in Geohydrology (MSc or higher) and/or environmental science and at least 3 years of work experience in a groundwater related field.
· Experience in geohydrological monitoring and data management a must, as well as a sound understanding of the relevant policy environment.
· Strong project management skills, including contract management and project reporting.
· Good technical report writing skills.
· Ability to oversee, manage and direct a multi-disciplinary set of contractors while working to tight timelines
· Professionalism, strong work ethic and a very strong team player.
· Excellent relationship management skills and ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders
· Feeling comfortable to work under tight deadlines and deliver against project outcomes
· Proficiency in working in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
· Ability to represent the project and present on behalf of the project partners at variety of different forums. · Fluency in English
Applications close on Sunday, 15 November 2020.