Ref: 1175310Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: MSc Environmental Hydrology, BSc Forestry, Pr.Sci.Nat
Annual Package Range: South African Rand (ZAR) 551 000 - 650 000
Total years experience: 6-10 Years
Current / most recent job title?
Project Manager – Forestry Water Stewardship
1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
Spearhead, at a national scale, the organisation’s engagements with the forestry sector in South Africa’s 22 strategic water source areas. Represent the organisation on policy issues related to forestry and freshwater conservation. Mobilises public-private-partnerships to improve environmental sustainability and water resource management.
2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
Create highly strategic relationships in the forestry sector to enable integrated water resource management, stewardship and environmental management systems, in line with legislation, policy and certification standards. Instigated and managed multi-stakeholder partnerships and projects and support communication at all levels (written and verbal). Facilitate technical knowledge transfer to build capacity in the sector.
3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
Passionate about sustainable development. A seasoned environmental sustainability professional, dedicated to assisting businesses to sustainably achieve growth and development. Experienced in working through business strategy, governance frameworks and risk management, drawing links between the environment, society and economics. Keen interest in an opportunity to help an organisation with the development of business responses to environmental risks in the areas of climate change, water and natural resource management.
4. Ideal business title:
Environmental Manager / Sustainability Manager / Environmental Specialist / Certification Manager / Technical Manager / Programme Manager
5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
Responsible for the entire development and implementation of environmental management system under international standards.
Management of certification processes.
Responsible for developing environmental programmes that further sustainability in the business
Provide technical and business development support
Resource management studies and sustainability reporting
Company-wide environmental management strategies and footprinting;
Participate in (in)formal networking opportunities to represent the organization
Be the key point of contact for stakeholders, both internally and externally
Management of environmental/technical team and contractors
6. Skill area of competence:
Sustainable development is my passion! I am a registered (Pr.Sci.Nat) environmental sustainability professional with 8 years of experience in environmental management in the forestry sector. I am dedicated to assisting businesses to achieve sustainable growth and development. My greatest strength lies in my grasp of the environmental policy and legislation landscape, understanding of international certification standards and the ability to develop environmental strategies that ensure corporate sustainable development. Working through business strategy, governance frameworks and risk management, I draw the links between the environment, society and economics.
My key interest is in helping organizations with the development of business responses to environmental risks in the areas of forest resources, climate change, water and the green economy. My top skills include,
– Environmental Management
– Forest Certification
– Sustainable Development
– Integrated Water Resources Management
– Water Stewardship
– Green Economy
– Strategy and Project Development
– Network/Relationship Building and communication
7. Career summary:
9 years forestry/environmental sector: environmental management – 6 years, project (environmental) management – 3 years
– Created highly strategic relationships with at least 4 large corporate forestry organizations
– Hosted the 1st ever forestry industry water stewardship workshop
– Instigated and managed multi-stakeholder water stewardship (resource management) projects in 2 key catchments funded by forestry companies to the value of R4mill
– Established and implemented a 3 cycle per annum internal audit process for environmental management
– Achieved a clean 3rd party certification audit for the KZN region
9. What do you absolutely love doing?
Activities that involve strategic thinking and playing a role in shaping an organisation for the future.
Conceptualising and developing environmental programs and projects. Leading a team of innovative people, developing relationship building and coaching.
Developing solutions to complex problems.
10. Ideal company (culture and values):
A national/international industry leader with a real commitment to sustainability and innovation. A company with lateral and vertical integration of dynamic teams with passionate people. A structured yet flexible organisation with the agility to adapt to a changing business environment and work culture.
If you are looking for a seasoned (9+ years) environmental sustainability professional with extensive knowledge of environmental policy and legislation, international certification standards and the creation of strategies that ensure corporate sustainable development; experienced in developing highly strategic relationships, projects and engaging stakeholders and dedicated to assisting businesses to achieve sustainable growth and development; keen to leverage her technical, leadership and managerial expertise as a specialist in the development of strategic responses to risks in the areas of climate change, water and natural resource management, then do get in touch. Click to email our Agent or call us: Head Office – Gauteng, SA. + 27 10 597 0862.
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