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THE FGASA JOB MARKET

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MLILWANE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY - CHUBEKA TRAILS MANAGER (REF: BGP2015/001) (2015/02/18)

The Kingdom of Swaziland’s conservation pioneers, Big Game Parks, have the following exiting vacancy available. This position is situated at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Malkerns, Swaziland. Applicants that meet the requirements are invited to apply in the manner prescribed below. Successful candidates will be required to reside in Swaziland.

Reports to: Operations Manager, Head of Tourism
 

Qualification:

Grade 12 certificate or equivalent
Advanced computer literacy essential
Adventure Guide or related qualification necessary, FGASA preferable
Equine Management, Training and/or Behaviour qualification or good experience essential
Valid Driver’s License & Driving competence essential
Hospitality / tourism related qualification advantageous

Experience:

Fluency in English essential, siSwati advantageous
Equine proficiency, management, training, medical and nutrition experience essential
Trail Management and maintenance experience including hiking, horse trials and mountain biking
Sound conservation ethics and eco-tourism guiding experience essential, organization and management of multi-day trails 
Staff management and training
Proven track record in people and project management
Ability to work unsupervised – initiative and duty prioritization 
Report writing, time keeping, record management, statistics collection
Experience in dealing with international clientele

Main Roles:

Operational management of Chubeka Trails
Stable Management & Horse Training - including nutrition and medical – 35+ horses and staff
Trail maintenance and development
Standards maintenance and improvement
Administration and Record maintenance 
Maintenance of department assets – equipment, trails & horses
Ensuring compliance with company policies and regulations, provide recommendations on product development
Budget and procurement management and development
Relationship within the organization and with clients where appropriate
Staff training and management

PLEASE NOTE:
A detailed CV is to accompany your application letter. Only short listed candidates will be contacted within 30 days of the deadline. All applications are to be addressed to the Operations Manager and sent via email to operations@biggameparks.org  No faxed or posted applications will be accepted. CLEARLY state the position you are applying for and include the reference number of the post as indicated next to the position. Remuneration will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Successful applicants will be subject to police vetting and medical clearance. 


 


FIELD GUIDE - PILANESBERG PRIVATE LODGE (2015/02/18)

We have a position available for a male field guide between 21 and 25 of age.

It is a live in position. 

Requirements:
FGASA level 1
Valid first aid 
DEAT registration
Valid PDP 

CV's can be addressed to Jacome Nothnagel 
Email: bookings.ppl@gmail.com
Cell nr. 072 442 1330 calls will be taken from 9:00 AM until 17:00


 


JUNIOR RANGER - IVORY TREE LODGE, PILANESBERG (2015/02/13)

Salary: Negotiable

Meals whilst on duty and furnished single accommodation provided. 
Uniform provided.
Leave: 3 weeks on, 1 week off. 

Employer Overview: 
Five Star Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park catering to domestic and international guests and promise a great safari experience to our guests.   

What are the key responsibilities of the position?
-              Give guests a complete experience and a perfect stay by ensuring guest are experiencing the highest standard game viewing
-              Ensure that guests  are at all-times safe and secure and that the ranger is in control
-              Host guests when required
-              Assist other departments
-              Take full responsibility for the game vehicles, equipment

Position Reports to: Head Ranger

Skills/Requirements:
Minimum of a qualification or course completed with a recognised training provider in a big game environment 

Which qualifications will secure this position?
FGASA Level 1
Valid First Aid Certificate
Valid driver’s license with valid public drivers’ license
Fire arm proficiency certificate (with SASSETA)

What skills / behaviours are required?
Organized and motivated
Honest, trustworthy and reliable 
Able to use initiative and lead by example in all respects
Practice excellent client care, guest service and attention to all detail
Excellent communication in Afrikaans and English – Read, write, speak
Ability to multi-task
High-Energy, able to work in fast-paced environment
Must be in great physical condition and perfect health to perform duties in a timely and accurate manner.

Please send your CV to headranger@ivorytree.co.za


 


GUIDES - THE ANN VAN DYK CHEETAH CENTRE DE WILDT (2015/02/13)

Guides needed at The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre – DE WILDT
 

Requirement:

Code 10
PDP
FGASA level 1
DEAT registration
Guiding with other general duties – (MUST BE ABLE TO WORK WITH ANIMALS & PEOPLE!)

Please send cv to cheetah@dewildt.co.za if you have ALL the requirements
 


 
 


SAFARI GUIDES - SUNWAY SAFARIS (2015/02/11)

Sunway Safaris operates small group mobile overland safaris throughout Southern Africa. With 21 years in overland operations we have offices in Johannesburg and Maun (Botswana).

Sunway guides have a wide range of opportunities, from leading bush walks in the Okavango to open 4WD game drives in the Botswana national parks, from exploring the Namib desert to dhow sailing off Mozambique coast, from Drakensberg hikes to Lower Zambezi canoeing – we offer the best safari guiding opportunity!

We are currently looking for young, dynamic qualified individuals with strong personalities and the ability to work under the pressure of client demands. We will consider both experienced qualified tour leaders and newly qualified guides. Gain guiding experience with “on the road” training provided. Join our dynamic company and work as part of a team of two guides on each truck. German language skill an advantage but not essential but good English communication skills a must.

Application Requirements:
*FGASA Level 1 & DEAT registered
*First Aid certificate
*C1 or EC1 licence with PrDP
*Valid Passport 
*South African Citizens or individuals that have a valid South African Work permit. 

Please also see employment section on our website www.sunway-safaris.com email a brief CV to hr@sunway-Safaris.com


 


PRINCIPLE TRAINER - DINOKENG NATURE RESERVE (2015/02/11)

A newly established Nature and Field Guide training provider is currently looking for a Senior or Principle trainer to lead their training programs at their training camp in the Dinokeng Nature reserve.

Responsibilities
•    The head trainer's main responsibilities is the mentoring, training and the assessing of all students and assisting in the planning and execution of all student related activities. 
•    The training is based on Professional nature guide development and requires a highly experienced passionate and knowledgeable person that is able and willing to provide specialist training, supervision and training support on all the training provider's programs. 
•    The ability and willingness to interpret all the FGASA based conservation and nature related subjects and material in an enthusiastic, well informed and a highly interactive manner. 
•    To provide quality support to students and other trainers and assist them in all the aspects of course and program content. 
•    The Senior trainer will have strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills. 
•    He/She will demonstrate the ability to work under pressure and be flexible and adaptable in a changing environment. 
•    Liaise with the Operations manager and other parties to ensure effective management of the learning environment. 

The training programs consist of both a practical and theoretical component. The lectures and presentations are both formal and informal and is conducted on foot, on open vehicles and in the lecture room. The training is done in the free roaming Big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve in the Gauteng Province.

Requirements
•    FGASA level 3 with a minimum of 2 years experience 
•    Full Trails guide qualification 
•    Valid First Aid 
•    Valid PDP 
•    Firearm competency certificate 
•    Advance Rifle handling 

Previous training experience will be highly beneficial, and experience in a Big 5 environment will be a great advantage. 

Working Cycle
The employment is contract based- 55 day courses with 14 days of between courses. 
During the 55 day courses the trainer will have weekends of.

Salary
•    R10 000-R15 000 depending on experience 
•    Uniform 
•    All meals 
•    Accommodation 

Candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send an up to date resume to:
•    marilisem@cgic.co.za or to 
•    christiesch777@gmail.com 

Closing date  
12 March 2014
 



 
 


OVERLAND GUIDES - PEAK SA (2015/02/10)

PEAK SA, one of the leading adventure travel companies, are currently looking for experienced Overland Guides to join our dynamic and professional team. A minimum requirement of FGASA Level 1 and a PrDP with a code C1 licence is required.  Should you be interested please forward your CV to our Operations Manager at joop.bezuidenhoudt@peakadventuretravel.com

Join our team of professionals within the adventure travel market!


 


GUIDE - CHIMP EDEN (2015/02/02)

Chimp Eden looking for a guide interested in conservation and primate rehabilitation
We are looking for a (Junior) Guide with a passion for conservation and an interest in primate rehabilitation. We have an opportunity at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Sanctuary to work as a site guide while participating in and learning about the running of an animal sanctuary.  
Requirements:
• FGASA Level 1
• Valid DEAT registration
• Valid Driver’s license
• Valid First Aid certificate
• Fluent in English
The following would be an advantage.: 
• Previous experience as Field Guide
• Previous experience with education, marketing, restaurant management
• Computer literacy skills including Excel, Word, Power point. 
• Other languages 
• Positive, passionate attitude and sense of responsibility.

Start date: Immediately
Duration: 1 year with intention of renewal
30 working days - 6 days of leave
Salary range between R48 000 to R65 000 per annum - depending on experience, qualifications and housing situation. Housing can be provided, sharing a great house just outside the reserve with currently two housemates.
Contacts: Anne Verkade, chimpeden@thejanegoodallinstitute.com. 0797771514
 


 
 


FIELD GUIDE JOB EASTERN CAPE - 5* GAME RESERVE (2015/01/30)

Field Guide Job EASTERN CAPE became available at this amazing Private Game Reserve in Grahamstown area. The Reserve is spread over 22000 hectares of pristine nature and hosts the Big 5 as well as many birds and other species. The Reserve has 22 luxury villas where each of them is spread throughout the reserve, to give guests an ultimate privacy during their stay.
We are looking for an experienced Guides to join the team of mature and dedicated professionals.
Profile requirements:
•    FGASA level 1
•    First Aid
•    ARH
•    Back up Trails
•    excellent English 
•    outstanding communication skills
•    impressive knowledge
•    pride on excellence
Start: ASAP
Salary: R 5000 - 10000 depending on experience, live in + tips 
To apply for Field Guide Job EASTERN CAPE - 5* Game Reserve, send your CV with recent photo and all required qualifications TO NATALIA@LODGEJOBSAFRICA.COM
ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED AND SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.


 


GUIDE JOB NORTH WEST PROVINCE LUXURY SAFARI LODGE (2015/01/30)

Guide Job NORTH WEST PROVINCE became available at the amazing area of Madikwe Nature Reserve. I am looking for an experienced candidate, who is keen, personable and dedicated to conservation and education, as well as being able to turn their hand to maintenance, some admin and hosting duties.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
o    FGASA Certification and CATHSSETA certificate.
o    Public Drivers Permit
o    Valid First Aid Certificate
o    Firearm Competency Certificate
o    Advanced Rifle Handling Certificate
o    Trails Guide Qualification
o    THETA NQF 2 or above and VPDA  (TG16)
o    DEAT Registration
o    WALK QUALIFIED (or in last stages of qualification)
JOB DESCRIPTION:
o    Game drives, game walks, all game and environmental activities,
o    General lodge maintenance and veld management.
o    Basic vehicle maintenance and after hours emergency standby duties.
o    Assistance with various managerial duties, hosting duties and general liaison with guests.
o    Knowledge of blogging, Facebook and Twitter would also be advantageous
Working cycle: 1 week off after every 4 weeks + 21 days of annual leave
Salary: R 6000 – 9000 negotiable + accommodation, equipment and uniforms.
Start: ASAP
To apply for Guide Job NORTH WEST PROVINCE – Luxury Safari Lodge, send your CV with recent photo and all relevant qualifications to Natalia@lodgejobsafrica.com
ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED AND SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.


 


FIELD GUIDE JOB LIMPOPO PRIVATE GAME FARM (2015/01/30)

Field Guide Job LIMPOPO became available at this beautiful game farm, situated 300km north of Johannesburg in the Limpopo area
It specializes in providing unique opportunities for photo safaris on the 4000 hectares farm, and also provide guest with facilities to go hunting.
I am looking for FIELD / TOUR GUIDE to join the team ASAP
As ideal candidate you will have:
o    FGASA LEVEL 1
o    At least 2 years experience as guide
o    Fluent in English
o    DEAT
o    PDP
Starting date ASAP!
Salary: R 5000 + commission + accommodation
To apply for Field Guide Job LIMPOPO – Private Game Farm, send CV with recent photo and all suitable qualifications to Natalia@lodgejobsafrica.com
ONLY CANDIDATES WITH ALL RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE CONTACTED.


 


FIELD GUIDE - MARKEN (2015/01/20)

Looking for a young guide who wants to further his/her career in the industry.

A small (16 bed) game lodge close to Marken in the western bushveldt. 600ha, non dangerous game.

Requirements
Fgasa or Theta registered
Good communication skills( fluent in English)
Cleanliness / Work under pressure
Code 10 /C1 , PDP, First aid

Duties include
Game drives, Bushwalk, Outside tours, Transfers, Hosting, General work around the lodge.

Live in position, two meals a day, Startup salary R3500 negotiable
Email your CV to: francois.temba@gmail.com


 
 


GENERAL ASSISTANT MOKOLO RIVER PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE, VAALWATER, LIMPOPO PROVINCE (2015/01/20)

Mokolo River Private Nature Reserve (MRPNR) is a medium size reserve some 7000 hectares in extent situated between Vaalwater and Thabazimbi on the Mokolo River.  It is a private nature reserve and has recently been awarded protected area status.

MRPNR requires the services of an enthusiastic person to assist with the practical aspects of the running of a nature reserve.
A FGASA qualification is an advantage but most important is that the person should be self-motivated and able to work in a team environment.  The person should have a “can do” attitude and be prepared to tackle any of the multitude of issues that arise on a nature reserve. A mechanical and practical aptitude is consequently a prerequisite.
Responsibilities will include all basic infrastructure maintenance (vehicles, road and fences), water reticulation and infrastructure maintenance, basic building and structures maintenance, clearing of invasive and alien plants, upkeep and integrity of waterholes and a primary focus on bush work in conjunction with a team of experienced and knowledgeable field staff. Candidates must be in possession of an unendorsed Code 08 driver’s licence, however candidates with a Code 10 drivers licence will be given preference.
It should be noted that MRPNR does not cater for commercial guests and it is run as a private conservation operation only. The position is therefore not a traditional guiding role and contact on the reserve is with the management team only.  The applicant should therefore be comfortable living on a nature reserve for extended periods of up to eight (8) weeks at a time while on duty.  Living quarters are offered for a single person.  
The position offers the successful applicant hands on experience with the practical side of conservation. Salary is between SEVEN THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED RAND (ZAR 7,200.00) and EIGHT THOUSAND RAND (ZAR 8,000) per month negotiable depending on experience. An initial probationary period of three (3) months will apply. 
Interviews will be conducted in Modimolle (Nylstroom) or Vaalwater for short-listed candidates.
Please send your CV to mokoloriverpnr@telkomsa.net and a copy to adamgunn@vodamail.co.za


 


FIELD GUIDE - THABANA SAFARI LODGE (2015/01/20)

Thabana Safari Lodge is a 10 000 Ha game farm and has got a vacancy for a Game Ranger.  Thabana Is situated 50km north of Zeerust on the way to Gaborone, (40km before Madikwe Game Reserve).
 
Requirements:
Fgasa Level 1
PDP
First Aid Level 1
Own vehicle
Own furniture (an unfurnished two bedroom house with water and electricity is included in package)
SINGLE (NO COUPLES)
 
Duties:
Game drives
Maintenance of game viewer
Hosting of clients
Bar duties
Stock taking
Checking of rooms
General ranger duties on the ranch
 
5 rest days per month (11 months)
21 days annual leave
Meals included when on duty with clients at the lodge.
Salary:  R5000.00-R6000.00 per month
 
CV's can be send to thabana@netactive.co.za or 0866 520 278



 

 



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