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THE FGASA JOB MARKET

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FIELD GUIDE - JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE (201407/23)

The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa is looking for a guide for our Chimp Eden Sanctuary in Nelspruit area, Mpumalanga.

Requirements:
Male or female, mid twenties or older
Matric Grade 12
University qualification in Zoology, Nature Conservation etc. will be an strong advantage

Qualified FGASA Level 1 or higher
DEAT/THETA Registered
A rifle competency certificate
Valid driver’s license
PDP preferred
First Aid certification
Fluent in English, both read and write. Other languages will be an advantage
Experience as a guide, animal field work, will be an advantage
Salary to be confirmed

Please ensure that the following information is on your submitted CV:
Dates of employment if relevant
A list of duties you were responsible for
The reason you left / want to leave (for each position)
Which province/s you are registered in
Your up-to-date qualifications (FGASA levels, first aid etc) 
Your last salary (basic, and if you earned tips or commission, and if you are living-in)
Your expected Salary
Photograph of yourself
Written References if you have any / OR contactable references

Please send CV's to margi@janegoodall.co.za


 


GUIDES - ECHOAFRICASAFARIS (2014/07/12)

Currently looking for guides that are wanting to start out in guiding or guides looking for work in the Kruger. Please send your CV to marketing@echoafricasafaris.com or contact Heinrich directly on 061 478 4265.


 


PRESENTER - 50/50 (2014/07/04)

50|50 is taking on a new look and feel and looking for 3 new continuity presenters for Season 6 (due to start filming in August 2014-TBC). We are specifically looking for 2 new male presenters and 1 new female presenter. 

Candidates should be eloquent in English and any other South African language.  

VENUE:           Clive Morris Productions-Studio
                        8, Grove Street, Randburg
TIME:               TBC

CRITERIA:        Good looking. South African. Interested in the environment/knowledgeable on the environment. 

AGE:                25-35 years old

Please can you email through headshots and brief bio of potential candidates for consideration to marilee@cmproductions.co.za AND tarryn@5050.co.za.

We will contact you on Tuesday the 17th of June to confirm who we would like to see, with specific times. 


 


GUIDE - ASKARI WILDERNESS CONSERVATION PROGRAMME (2014/06/10)

Askari is seeking to recruit a passionate, hard-working, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide to join the programme management team on a private reserve in Limpopo province. 
Background
Askari Wilderness Conservation Programme is based on the 14,500 Ha Pidwa Wilderness Reserve near Gravelotte and recruits international volunteers to assist with Reserve management and wildlife monitoring and research projects. Pidwa has no commercial entities and is managed purely as a wilderness area and benchmark reserve. We are looking for a new guide to join the existing team on this well-established and successful programme. This role gives the opportunity to become involved in ALL aspects of the reserve management including on-going habitat improvement, game release and capture, veterinary dartings and wildlife monitoring and research.

Principal responsibilities of the role:
•    Programme planning and volunteer coordination 
•    Manage Sable and Nyala breeding programme
•    Safety and well-being of volunteers
•    Lead reserve management activities (alien plant eradication, erosion control, anti-poaching patrols).
•    Lead wildlife monitoring and research activities
•    Guiding and teaching international volunteers
•    Basic house, garden and vehicle maintenance 
•    Management of staff

Minimum requirements:
•    Full FGASA Level 2 (Theory and Practical)
•    Full drivers licence
•    Minimum 1 year guiding experience in a Dangerous game area
•    SASSETA rifle competency certificate
•    Fluent in speaking and writing English
•    Basic maintenance skills
•    Solid knowledge of the flora & fauna of the Lowveld 
•    South African national or ability/willingness to gain work permit

Advantageous qualifications:
•    Trails guide qualifications
•    Wildlife conservation related diploma/B tech

Essential qualities:
•    Ability to work in a team with excellent people skills
•    Strong leadership skills 
•    Extremely high standard of professionalism when dealing with volunteers, often from diverse cultural backgrounds
•    Good communication skills
•    Flexibility, patience, accommodating and welcoming

Benefits
•    Permanent employment
•    Starting salary R7800/month
•    13th cheque
•    Live-in furnished accommodation (with electricity)
•    Food
•    21 days annual leave over Christmas + 21 days mid-year
•    50% medical aid contribution (After 6 month probation period)
•    Uniform 

Dates
•    Closing date for applications 3rd July 2014
•    Notification of interview (for successful applicants only) by 7th July 2014
•    Interview mid-July
•    Training and start mid-August

Please forward CV (including 2 references) and covering letter detailing suitability for the position to Katie Rooke at askariconservation@gmail.com. Askari reserve the right not to fill this position should a suitable candidate not be found.


 


LION AND BLACK RHINO VOLUNTEER MONITORING PROGRAMME (2014/06/03)

We are looking for a dedicated, committed, hard working, passionate Junior Guide for a work opportunity in our lion and rhino conservation monitoring programme in the Selati Game Reserve. It is a very good opportunity as the guide will not only guide, but will develop research, organization and analysis skills. The guide will have the objective to monitor and track the Selati lions, rhinos, elephants, leopards and collect data on other species, with the help of the volunteers that join our project. The role involves:
 
• Game Drives to specifically monitor our lions but also elephant, leopards and white rhinos
• Specifically monitor the black rhinos and help in granting their security
• Farm management activities
• Koppie climbing with the volunteers
• Bush walks with the volunteers
• Data insert and analysis
• Writing weekly, monthly and annual reports for the reserve
• Creation of ID kits on lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and spotted hyenas
• House works 
• Give FGASA talks to our volunteers once a week on a rotary basis with the other staff members
• Marketing


Requirements:
• FGASA Level 1 (Theory and Practical completed)
• SASSETA rifle competency certificate and government certificate
• Valid DEAT registration
• Valid PDP license
• Valid First Aid certificate
• Previous experience as Field Guide or in similar research and monitoring environment will be an advantage
• Computer literacy skills including Excel, Word, Power point, Mapping programme
• Fluent in English, spoken and written
• Positive, passionate attitude and sense of responsibility.
 
Other skills/experience required: - 4x4 and off-road driving experience. - Ability to work in a team where both team and own responsibilities must be carried out. - Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds. - Excellent organization skills, punctuality, commitment and precision - Pro-activity, self-motivation, flexibility
 
Start date: Possibly immediately
Duration: 1 year with the possibility (and serious intention) of renewal - we are looking for a long term position
Trial period: 3 months
30 working days - 5 days of leave
Contact: suschir85@hotmail.com Phone Number: Sabrina +27 79 877 2717 


 


LEAD TRAILS GUIDES/SENIOR BACK UP TRAILS GUIDES/ASSISTANT HEAD RANGERS (2014/05/29)

A 4* Game Lodge situated near Hoedspruit, Big 5 Reserve. (Mpumalanga) 
Salary: R5000-R7500 
Qualifications: FGASA level 1 Minimum. FGASA Level 2 or 3 preferred. Must be a fully qualified LEAD or BACK UP trails Guide who is very close to completion of walking hours, Encounters and assessment. Trails Theory must be completed. PDP. Advanced Rifle Handling. All Shooting Evaluations, etc.
Skills: Experienced in Walking Trails. Strong Interpersonal and Communication skills. Hands On. Pro-Active. Must have a love of Nature and imparting knowledge to guests and other staff. Responsible, reliable and of sober working habits.
Duties: Guided Walks, Game Drives, Hosting of Guests. Previous experience within similar position essential. 
Benefits: Single Accommodation, Meals on Duty. Tips.

Send CV’s for these positions to: angelacv@pcs-sa.co.za


 


FIELD GUIDE/GAME RANGER (2014/05/29)

A beautiful 5* Lodge comprising of 3 Camps based in the Mluwati Concession  of the Kruger National Park. (Mpumalanga) 
Salary: R5500 Negotiable depending on Experience 
Qualifications: FGASA level 1/2. Preferably Full trails, if not  backup, PDP. First Aid. DEAT / THETA registered. Advanced Rifle Handling.
Skills: Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills. Big 5 Guiding/Walking experience required. Well presented and neatly groomed. Pro-Active and Reliable. Sober working habits.
Duties: General Ranger duties will apply. Previous experience within similar position required.
Benefits: They offer housing, full provident fund, three meals and a 21/7 cycle. 

Send CV’s for these positions to: angelacv@pcs-sa.co.za
 


 

 
 


GAME RANGER OR RANGER COUPLES (2014/05/29)

FGASA level 1 Minimum. Level 2 or 3 an advantage. CODE 10 Drivers License Essential! PDP. 
Salary: R4500-R6500 
Qualifications: FGASA level 1 Minimum. Level 2 or 3 an advantage. CODE 10 Drivers License Essential! PDP. 
Skills: Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills. Big 5 Guiding Experience. 
Duties: Game Drives. Hosting of Guests. Guest Transfers. Previous experience within similar position essential. A Ranger Couple will be considered.
Benefits: Accommodation, meals, Uniform. Medical Aid/Provident Fund Contributions. 

Send  CV’s for these positions to: angelacv@pcs-sa.co.za


 

 


ASSISTANT HEAD RANGER (2014/05/29)

A 5* Game Lodge situated in the Madikwe Game Reserve. (North West Province) 
Salary: R5500 Negotiable. 
Qualifications: FGASA Level 2. Valid PDP. Certified ARH Certificate (Advanced Rifle Handling), First Aid Level 1. TFGASA Trails Guide Certificate - Theory and Practical. DEAT Registered. Worked with a  level 2 Qualification for 1 Year.
Skills: Minimum 3 Years working experience in a Big 5 Game Reserve. 6-9 Months working exposure as an assistant Head Ranger or Equivalent. Exceptional leadership and Guest and Staff Interpersonal and Communication skills.
Duties: Game Drives. Game Walks. Hosting of Guests. Management of a Team of Rangers. Assisting the Head Ranger with general Head Ranger duties.
Benefits: Single Accommodation on the Premises. 3 Meals per day. 50% Medical Aid (After 3 Month Probation), 7% Provident Fund. 13th Cheque (Pro Rata according to number of months worked)

Send their CV’s for these positions to: angelacv@pcs-sa.co.za


 


GAME RANGERS/TRAILS GUIDES (OR COUPLES 2X GUIDES OR GUIDE/LODGE ANCHOR) (2014/05/29)

A 9 Chalet 4* Game lodge situated in Northern KZN on a Big 5 Game Reserve.
Salary: R4000-R8500 Negotiable. 
Qualifications: FGASA level 1 minimum. Level 2 or 3 an advantage. Trails Guide Qualification a strong advantage. PDP.
Skills: Minimum of a years’ experience in a Big 5 reserve with similar Lodge experience. Spontaneous, friendly personality, and a strong character. 
Geared up and hardworking. Skilled in hosting international guests and mature enough to deal with up-market guests.
Duties: Prime Objective of the Job: The Guide is responsible for the wellbeing and comfort of guests at the lodge and during activities, as well as supplying guests with information as required. To ensure guests receive excellent customer service. Core Competencies of the Job:
Taking guests on activities, giving guest’s information on the lodge, the reserve and any wildlife that may be seen. Waitering and Bar Tending. Assisting with Maintenance, including Vehicle, Reserve and Lodge maintenance. Entertaining/Hosting of guests, while at the lodge and arranging for days activities and meals.
Benefits: Accommodation, Meals, Tips, Uniform.

Send their CV’s for these positions to: angelacv@pcs-sa.co.za


 

 


BEE/AA FGASA 2 RANGER (2014/05/29)

A 5* Game Lodge situated near Patterson in the Eastern Cape.
Salary: R4000-R7000 Negotiable
Qualifications: FGASA level 2 Minimum. DEAT/THETA. PDP. Back Up Trails/Or Lead Trails a strong advantage.
Skills: Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills. Self Motivated and Driven. Well Presented. Punctual. Reliable.
Duties: Game Drives. Assist with walks. Hosting of Guests. General Ranger duties will apply. Previous experience within Big 5 Reserve essential.
Benefits: Single accommodation, meals on duty, Uniforms, tips. 

Send CV’s for these positions to: angelacv@pcs-sa.co.za


 

 


GAME RANGER (SPANISH AND/OR PORTUGUESE SPEAKING) (2014/05/29)

A 5* Game Lodge situated in the Eastern Cape.
Salary: R8500
Qualifications: FGASA level 2 preferred but will consider FGASA level 1 Minimum. Must be able to speak Spanish and/or Portuguese. PDP. DEAT/THETA. Shooting evaluations and qualifications required. SASETA.
Skills: Candidate must be fluent in Spanish ideally. Knowledge of Portuguese Language is also a strong advantage.
Duties: Game Drives, Hosting of Guests, Communicating with South American Guests in Spanish. Assisting with Basic Maintenance and Care of Ranging Equipment. Previous Big 5 Guiding experience essential.
Benefits: Accommodation, Meals on Duty, Uniforms, Tips, Medical and Provident Fund Contributions. 

Send CV’s for these positions to: angelacv@pcs-sa.co.za

 


 

 
 

 

 


HEAD RANGER (COUPLE IF PARTNER IS F&B OPS MANAGER OR FRONT OFFICE MANAGER) (2014/05/29)

A large Busy 5* Game Lodge situated in Mpumalanga. 
Salary: R8000 (Couple up to R25000) 
Qualifications: Grade 12 or equivalent. Valid First Aid Certificate. Valid PDP (public drivers permit)
Skills: A good general knowledge and understanding of fauna and flora in Southern Africa and Mpumalanga.
Bird identification and knowledge of Southern African bird species. General knowledge of worldly events and cultures. General Knowledge of South Africa, including history, cultures and events. HR and labour laws. Administration of a ranger team. Game drive allocations. Vehicle service scheduling and inspections. Ordering of operational equipment. Stock takes of operational equipment and fuel. Microsoft Office. Implementation  and maintaining high standard of service delivery. Previous work experience of at least 1 years in as a head ranger / mentor or assistant head ranger in a Big Five Reserve. 
Work experience of at least 3 years in a lodge environment. Guiding international guests in a Big Five Reserve or  National Park in a lodge environment. Must have been in a management position for at least a year. Stock taking of operational equipment. Overseeing of lodge vehicle fleet maintenance and workshop. 
Mentoring ranger and tracker teams. Managing as a head of department. Stock takes on operational equipment.
Duties: You will be responsible for a growing team of rangers and trackers. You will need to implement high standards of guiding within the department and mentor staff to attain these levels.  System implementation and maintaining of administration duties for the ranger department and workshop.  Allocation of all guests to rangers for game drives.  Participating and evaluating rangers on game drives.  As head ranger you will need to train and motivate a passionate team who are eager to learn and grow.  All administration of the department will be your responsibility.  HR functions within the department will managed by yourself with the assistance of the general manager. Maintaining operational equipment, stock counts and ordering of fuel and operational equipment will be managed by you.  Assisting the workshop in ordering vehicle maintenance items.  You will be responsible for the training and mentoring and motivation of all rangers and trackers to obtain and exceed high levels of service to international guests.  You will need to oversee the workshop with the workshop assistants for all vehicle requirements and service schedules.  You will be required to maintain vehicle service and fuel records. You will need to lead and manager the safari department in a professional, friendly and organised manner. You will be also be required  to take guests on game drive. You will be responsible for all guest allocated to you on game drive.  Game drives are done on 8000 hectors twice daily.  Bush walks and rock art excursions are offered to guests.  It will be your responsibility to showcase the Game Reserve in the all aspects of nature during these games drive and impasse your knowledge of the flora and fauna onto guests when conducting these drives in a safe and professional and friendly manner.  You will be required to ensure that each guest’s expectations are met on drive as much as possible and in your control.    You will be required to host guests in a warm, friendly, safe and professional manner during  game drive, drink stops, walks and meals.  To ensure that and that all equipment in the field department allocated to you is in a good working condition.  You will also be required to assist in field projects and social media for the lodge capturing images on game drive.  We will be required to meet guests on arrival and assist in their hosting until their departure.  

Benefits: Accommodation, Meals on duty, Uniforms, Provident Fund Contributions, Tips.
 

Send  CV’s for these positions to: angelacv@pcs-sa.co.za
 


 
 
 


TRAILS GUIDES (2014/05/29)

A 5* Game Lodge situated in the Eastern Cape within Big 5 Reserve. If the Trails Guide has a Partner who is a strong 4/5* Sous Chef or Assistant Lodge manager, Couples will be considered.
Salary: R5000-R10000 Negotiable. 
Qualifications: FGASA level 2 Minimum. Level 3/SKS preferred. Trails Guide Theory, Trails Guide Practical Assessments fully or mostly complete. Lead Trails Guide preferred but if pending 10 sightings or less, the qualification can be completed at the reserve. PDP. SASSETA. Advanced Rifle Handling, etc. DEAT/THETA.
Skills: Excellent Interpersonal and Communication skills required. Hands On. Pro-Active. Well presented. Lead Trails or Experienced Back up Trails Guide experienced.
Duties: Game Drives. Trails/Game Walks within big 5 Territory. Hosting of Guests. Vehicle care and basic maintenance. Equipment care and basic maintenance. Previous trails guide experience is essential. 

Benefits: Single Accommodation and meals provided. Tips and Uniform.

Send CV’s for these positions to: angelacv@pcs-sa.co.za
 


 

 
 


SAFARI GUIDE / TOUR LEADER - MASK EXPEDITIONS (2014/05/29)

Mask Expeditions is an adventure travel company specializing in small group safaris.
We are currently looking to hire guides/translators who are able to lead a variety of tours throughout Southern Africa.  Candidates need to be confident and dynamic individuals, with good communication skills passionate about guiding and South Africa.

We will consider both experienced tour leaders and newly qualified guides.

Minimum requirements are the following:

•    Candidate must be at least 21 years old
•    FGASA level 1
•    Valid 1st Aid certificate
•    Ability to work under pressure of demanding clients
•    Able to communicate in German (written and oral)
•    Genuinely fit individuals who are able to hike and cycle if required
•    Be in possession of a valid passport
•    Willing to travel and able to prepare meals for groups
•    Candidate must have a valid 1st aid certificate
 

Please contact Peter Albert at Mask Expeditions on 083 4048412  or e mail to mask.exp@mweb.co.za   


 



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