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Senior Livestock Expert Needed

The FAO Investment Center has urgent need for a (senior) Livestock expert to assist with a technical support mission to Tanzania/Kenya/Uganda under the World Bank Lake Victoria Environmental Management project.

Specialist Advisor:Environmental Management

GEF funded ‘Mainstreaming biodiversity into land use regulation and management at the municipal scale’ Project (Land Use Project) (Salary level 12) (Contract Position ending 31 January 2020) Cape Town or Pretoria


Leadership is a phenomenon that spans all levels in societies, organisations and sectors. Leading for Biodiversity and the Environment requires a special blend of skills, competencies and experiences. As part of implementing the National Biodiversity Human Capital Development Strategy (BHCDS), GreenMatter thorugh its Fellowship Programme has created a special Professional Development Award category focused on Leadership.

Celebrating 50 Years!

This year, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa. Keep an eye out for announcements of the up-coming Congress.

Scholarship Opportunity

TRECCAfrica addresses one of the world’s greatest environmental challenges: food security in the face of climate change, resource depletion and loss of forests, wildlife and environmental services. Applications from African citizens (including Diaspora) are now invited for the following categories: Full degree Master’s degree scholarships Short term Masters and doctoral exchange scholarships (for applicants currently enrolled in a Master’s or doctoral programme in their home university) Staff exchange awards (only for TRECCAfrica partner university academic and administrative staff)

Job Opportunity - Environmental Consultant

Job Title: Environmental Consultant Location: Hilton, KZN An opportunity exists for an Environmental Consultant to provide support on SLR projects. Responsibilities will include assistance to senior consultants with environmental impact assessment processes and reporting, public participation, authority consultation and project administration. The person should have the ability to carry out instructions, problem solve where appropriate, work as part of a team and independently.

EU Inspire Project

The INSPIRE project is a comprehensive scholarship program funded by the European Union under the auspice of promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.

EUROSA Scholarship opportunity

EUROSA is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnerships scholarship programme, funded by the European Commission. It is coordinated by the University of Antwerp and it promotes mobility for South African and European students, researchers, academic and administrative staff.

Writing for Development

"Bringing creativity and discipline to thinking and writing" Facilitators: Doug Reeler and Marianne Brittijn Durban 20 April to 24 April 2015

2016 International Rangeland Congress

The 10th International Rangeland Congress will be held in Saskatoon, Canada in 2016. This is the first time the IRC has been held in North America in 20 years, and is an excellent opportunity to interact with rangeland ecologists from around the world.

International Rangeland Congress in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan CANADA

The Call for Papers is now open - we invite you submit a paper for oral or poster presentation in one of thirty-one categories. The online submission system will be live starting February 1st. Additional information on the website includes Paper Submission Guidelines, maps for the Pre-Congress tour stops and details on Delegate Sponsors


COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE SENIOR LECTURER/LECTURER (GRASSLAND SCIENCE AND RANGELAND ECOLOGY)SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES PIETERMARITZBURG CAMPUS REFERENCE NO.: LS04/2015 The University of KwaZulu-Natal is one of the top Universities in South Africa and in the top 500 Universities globally. The School of Life Sciences has a long-standing tradition in research and teaching in Biodiversity. The incumbent will provide added strength to the School’s research and teaching programmes. S/he will be expected to contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as contribute towards administration within the school. S/he will also be expected to contribute to research in Grassland Science/Rangeland Management.

Project Solaris Recruitment

An innovative agricultural venture supported by aviation sector has started around Marble Hall. If you have either excellent administrative/coordination/networking skills or are an experienced agronomist you invited to apply for 2 positions available with this project. Local language skills and knowledge of smallholder farming are advantageous. Submit CV and motivation letter indicating position you applying for by 30 January 2015 to


The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) is a research platform funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF). SAEON is mandated to establish and manage long-term environmental observatories; maintain reliable long-term environmental data sets; promote access to data for research and/or informed decision making; and contribute to capacity building. The mandate is executed through six geographically distributed nodes that are coordinated by the SAEON National Office in Pretoria. SAEON invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of:

SAEON - PHD Funding for long-term research project to quantify key hydrological processes in semi-arid savanna ecosystems

SAEON is currently implementing a long-term research project to quantify key hydrological processes in semi-arid savanna ecosystems, in order to understand and model the impacts of global climate change and land use on these systems. Through partnership with the Water Research Commission, funding is available for a PhD student to work on one component of this project, from 2015 to 2017.

Bursaries for research on bush encroachment: 2015 – 2017

Funding is available for one PhD and three MSc projects, which fit into a bigger research programme on the effects of bush encroachment on the herbaceous layer: mechanisms, feedbacks and thresholds. The project team comprises Susi Vetter and Brad Ripley (Botany Department, Rhodes University) and Sally Archibald (School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences, Wits).

Project Manager

Biowatch South Africa seeks to appoint a Project Manager based in our Durban office. The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the Seed and Knowledge Initiative (SKI) which Biowatch is implementing with communities in KwaZulu-Natal and with partner organisations in southern Africa. SKI is a partnership between Biowatch, the University of Cape Town and the Mupo Foundation. The goal of SKI is to support small-holder farmers in southern Africa, in particular women and the communities in which they reside, to become more seed, food and nutritionally secure through improved seed and food diversity and the application of local knowledge systems.

Rangeland Ecology

A tenure-track position is open in The Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes of Desert Research of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

ICT for Agriculture Conference

Kigali, Rwanda 4 - 8 November 2013 Co-hosted by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) CTA and the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), the international conference ICT4ag offers participants the opportunity to discover opportunities and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the field of agriculture.
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