We’re re-advertising the post for a Natural Resource Management Administrator.
Flower Valley Conservation Trust is a not-for profit and public benefit organisation situated in the Overberg region with a key focus on improving natural resource management for the conservation of Fynbos and those livelihoods that depend on it. The Natural Resource Management Programme includes an Overberg-wide Alien Clearing Programme implemented across nine conservancy groups and a Sustainable Harvesting Programme that supports the fynbos cut flower industry. A wonderful opportunity is available for an Administrator to contribute towards conservation within the Overberg. You will be based at Flower Valley Farm near Gansbaai.
- Implement and monitor all administrative standards and procedures;
- Human Resource management – Participants list updated and maintained on monthly basis;
- Monthly management of attendance/leave register updated;
- Administration according to requirements of different funding organisations, specifically meeting government funding and policy requirements;
- Planning of daily activities;
- Adhere to pre-determined deadlines;
- General office duties relating to the above activities.
- Qualification in Administration, or diploma in a similar field;
- Computer literacy – Working experience in Excel, Power Point and Microsoft Word;
- Excellent organisation skills;
- Experience in Human Resource Management;
- Driver’s licence compulsory;
- Report writing skills;
- Speak at least two of South Africa’s official languages;
- Confident to engage with stakeholders;
- Pro-active and self-motivated individual;
- Candidates with 3 -5 years relevant experience are preferred.
Salary package will be discussed based on an individual’s experience. A job competency test may be done before an individual is appointed. This a one-year contract, with potential for renewal depending on performance. Start date is as soon as possible.
Apply by submitting your CV and a motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 September 2019.
Flower Valley Conservation Trust (FVCT) is a registered Public Benefit Organisation, based on Flower Valley Farm, outside Gansbaai in the Overstrand. The Trust runs an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme in the Overstrand Municipal District, as well as a Fynbos Conservation Programme across the Cape Floral Kingdom.
The Trust is now advertising for the following part-time position:
To carry out all administrative functions in support of the ECD Programme.
- Coordinate diary management of the ECD team and relevant stakeholders
- Support effective financial management of the ECD Programme
- Manage, organise and coordinate logistics for ECD projects
- Human resource and professional development administration for ECD staff and relevant programme beneficiaries
- Office management and filing.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Problem solving, creative thinking and ability to work in a team
- Ability to think independently and self-motivated
- Efficient, good planning and co-ordination skills
- Good communication and people skills (minimum of English and Afrikaans, Xhosa a benefit);
- Experience in office and financial administration
- Detail orientated
- MS Word computer skills including Excel
- Driver’s licence and own transport
- Must be based in or around Gansbaai and Stanford.
A market-related salary will be negotiated, dependent on working hours, qualifications and experience.
Deadline: 16 August 2019
For more information, contact Faye Graham during office hours.: 028 388 0713. Please send your CV, a cover letter, and two contactable references to Faye Graham: email@example.com.
Flower Valley News
For the last 16 years, I’ve been part of the Flower Valley Conservation Trust team. But last week, for the first time, I addressed our Flower Valley Trustees and staff as Acting Executive Director.
Yes, I was a little nervous at the thought (and grateful for the opportunity at the same time). But then this happened, which really changed everything for me.
As I prepared for my presentation, I reflected on the workings of
Flower Valley as a non-profit organisation over the last 16 years. It was a truly inspiring moment. Here’s what I found:
- Our total conservation footprint stretches over 80,000 hectares of natural Fynbos landscapes in the Cape Floral Kingdom. (Our indicators include cleared hectares of invasive species and verified hectares of good practices for wild fynbos harvesting.)
- This was made possible through the participation of 480 local people working as part of independent small enterprises.
- And in our Early Childhood Development Programme, our home-based and centre-based work offers ECD support to local communities that in total reach 922 children and 60 practitioners.
These stats really showed me something: First, we have focused programmes that are able to deliver on their objectives through a dedicated and hardworking team, who I’m fortunate to work with. Also, our partnerships are VITAL to our continued success.
And finally, now in our 20th year, we’re stronger and even more resilient. We therefore remain committed to our pursuit towards a Fynbos-filled future for life and livelihoods.
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Executive Director: Flower Valley Conservation Trust