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Groen Sebenza (GS) Phase II Internship Programme for Degree and Diploma graduates at SANBI

GROEN SEBENZA PHASE II INTERNSHIPS

Closes: Friday, 23 February 2024

Location: South Africa


Call for Internships

The Groen Sebenza (GS) Phase II Programme is a bridging into work programme for the next ten months. GS Phase II aims to recruit 1050 unemployed graduates (Diploma – Doctoral level) and place them nationally in different organisations (government and non-governmental) where they will be incubated (trained and mentored) to further develop their competence and confidence in the management of environment/biodiversity.

The programme goals:

  1. Enable workplace-based learning for graduates aimed at building and strengthening their capacity at various levels.

  2. Creation of job opportunities and possible permanent placement beyond phase II.

  3. Transformation and organisational strengthening - strengthen different organizational development aspects including transformation in its totality, mentoring, proactive skills, and planning to better respond to organisational mandates and other national priorities.

  4. Research informed - through research, develop a ‘live’ skills intelligence system that will enable the sector to proactively plan for skills development and track and trace the utilisation of the developed skills.

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce a call for applications for incubation in any of the following fields:


1. Directorate/Division/ Programme: Biodiversity Research, Assessment and Monitoring, Directorate on Biodiversity Evidence              

1.1 Field: Early Detection and Rapid response Research 

a) Location: East London (Vincent offices)

Qualification: BSc Honours in Natural sciences/ Botany/ Ecological sciences/ Nature Conservation

 

b) Location: Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Qualification: ND or B-Tech in Nature Conservation/ BSc or related in Environmental Management / Biodiversity related field.

 

c) Location: Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Qualification: MSc in Natural sciences/ Botany/ Ecological sciences

 

d) Location: Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden

 Qualification: MSc in Zoology/ Ecology

 

 

2. Directorate/Division/ Programme: Biodiversity Education & Public Engagement              

2.1 Field: Environmental Education       

a) Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

Qualification: National Diploma in the Environmental / Conservation field

 

b) Location: Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Qualification: National Diploma in the Environmental / Conservation field

 

3. Directorate/Division/ Programme: National Infrastructure Programme

3.1 Field: Built Environment     

a) Location: KZN Herbarium; Kwelera National Botanical Garden and Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Qualification: National Diploma in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Building Science

 

 

4. Directorate/Division/ Programme: National Botanical Garden  

4.1 Field: National Botanical Garden     

a) Location: Kwelera National Botanical Garden            

Qualification: Diploma Nature Conservation   

 

5. Directorate/Division/ Programme: Foundational Biodiversity Science

5.1 Field: Plant taxonomy          

a) Location: Compton Herbarium, Cape town 

Qualification: BSc in Biological Sciences

 

b) Location: Walter Sisulu University   

Qualification: BSc Honours in Natural/ Biological sciences (plants)

 

6. Directorate/Division/ Programme: National Zoological Garden

6.1 Field: Ecotourism

a) Location: Pretoria National Zoological Garden

Qualification: Diploma/Advanced Diploma (Degree) in Ecotourism/ Tourism/ Tourism Management

 

6.2 Field: Animal Hospital         

a) Location: Pretoria National Zoological Garden

Qualification: National Diploma in Veterinary Technology/ BHSc in Veterinary Technology              

 

6.3 Field: Environmental Education

a) Location: Pretoria National Zoological Garden

Qualification: BSc Environmental Management/ Life Sciences/ Zoology/ Biology

 

b) Location: Mokopane Biodiversity Conservation Centre          

Qualification: BSc Botany and or Zoology/ BEd (Life Sciences), or BSc with a Higher Diploma in Education

 

7. Directorate/Division/ Programme: Human Resource    

7.1 Field: Capacity Development Support

a) Location: Pretoria National Botanical Garden            

Qualification: National Diploma/Bachelor’s or Honours or PGD in Human Resources Development / Management/ Training and Development

National Diploma / B-Tech / Degree / Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Relations/ LLB Degree

 

b) Location: Kirstenbosch NBG             

Qualification: Honours or PGD in Human Resources Development / Management/Training and Development

 

8. Directorate/Division/ Programme: Strategic Coordination and Oversight            

8.1 Field: Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

a) Location: Pretoria National Botanical Garden            

Qualification: National Diploma / Degree/ Honours in Public Administration/ Business Administration/ Management studies

 

9. Directorate/Division/ Programme: Groen Sebenza Project Management Unit

9.1 Field: Project Coordination 

a) Location: Pretoria National Botanical Garden and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden 

Qualification: National Diploma or Degree in Environmental Management/Sciences/ Project Management Modules/certificates in Project Management will be an added advantage          

National Diploma / Bachelor’s in Public Administration/ Business Administration/ Management studies



Requirements:

  • Must be a SA citizen.

  • Young unemployed and *underemployed professionals between the ages of 18 and 35

  • Innovative, dynamic, and creative

  • A commitment to career development in the environmental/biodiversity sector

  • Must hold qualifications mentioned in table above.

  • People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

* Underemployed refers to youth employed in any sector than the one they studied for as per the above listed fields.

Internship monthly stipend values (no other benefits apply as these are internship positions)

Qualification

 Stipend

Diploma

R6 082

Bachelor’s

R7 359

Honours

R8 697

Master’s

R10 035

Candidates holding higher qualifications than the ones stated in the ’Required Qualification’ column may apply, however, only remuneration stated per field will be applied.

Application procedure:

Each application is to be accompanied by a standard online application using this link to the form

The following documentation should accompany your submission:

  • One page letter of interest – this is not a reference letter (your letter of interest must indicate why you should be considered for the internship)

  • Full CV/ resume

  • Valid certified copies of highest qualification/academic record/transcript (certified copies should not be older than six months)

  • ID (certified as a true copy and should not be older than six months)

Candidates are requested to upload the required documentation online when completing the standard application form.

SANBI reserves the right not to fill these internships. If no response has been received within 40 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Contact details: Ms Viwe Balfour:E-mail: Balfour@sanbi.org.za



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