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Founded in 1973, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is one of the largest and most respected biodiversity conservation NGOs in southern Africa. If you’d like to work for the EWT, visit this page regularly for the latest career opportunities.

Each CV received will be reviewed by the EWT Human Resources department. However please note that it is not possible for us to communicate individually with each and every applicant. We acknowledge that the task of seeking employment can be exhuasting and demotivationg at times and we would like to thank you for considering the EWT.

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The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are requested to submit a CV and a motivation as to why and how they would be well suited to the advertised position. Applicants who have not been contacted within 14 days of the closing date must please assume that their applications were not successful. The EWT reserves the right not to make an appointment.

To apply, please read through the appropriate job specification PDF below. If you are confident that you meet the requirements, please fill in the application form on the PDF and send required documents via email to Human Resources. Please include a detailed motivation as to why you are the best candidate for this position as well as a photo of yourself.


Birds of Prey (BOP) and Carnivore Conservation Programme (CCP)

Field Officer

To manage and coordinate the ongoing real-time monitoring of tracked vulture subjects using BOPP’s Eye in the sky system; Assist in the monitoring, capture, sampling and tracking of vultures in the Greater Kruger region, as well as the response, treatment, and management of animals affected by wildlife poisoning events; assist with and coordinate snare removals and data.

International Crane foundation (ICF) and Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) – Supporting the African Crane conservation programme (ACCP) South africa

Senior Grants Officer – Africa

We are looking for a talented, experienced Senior Grants Officer for our Africa Programs. The right candidate will have a successful track record in planning, securing, and writing large grants from diverse sources. The candidate will have great writing skills and experience in conservation or natural resources, with a strong understanding of the technical language required by agencies involved in conservation and sustainable development funding. International experience, preferably in Africa, is important. The candidate may work from home or base at one of our regional offices in the US or Africa and will travel regularly to accompany our regional hub leaders for meetings with agencies, embassies, and other prospective in-country donors in support of our priority programs and projects.

Conservation planning and science unit (CPSU)

Strategic Water Source Areas (SWSA) Senior Field Officer

This position will have a specific focus on protected area expansion across three Strategic Water Source Areas (SWSA) in South Africa, namely the Waterberg, Wolkberg and Southern Drakensberg SWSAs.

This position aims to build ecological resilience within these SWSAs for the benefit of people and biodiversity. This will be achieved through ground truthing and implementing the landscape-level priority plans for expanding the protected area network in the regions.

National Biodiversity and business network

Biodiversity disclosure project manager

This person will be responsible for general project management linked to NBBN partner needs, communication, and general administration. Ideally, this role would suit a person with excellent administrative skills, strong environmental knowledge and a good understanding of issues relating to biodiversity and business.

Wildlife In Trade (WIT)

Wildlife and Law Project Officer

The Endangered Wildlife Trust is one of the largest biodiversity conservation NGOs in southern Africa and is seeking to employ a Project Officer in the Wildlife and Law Project. The overall goal of the Wildlife and Law Project is: robust legal and governance frameworks

Threatened Amphibian Programme

Project Manager – KZN Communities

This position’s core function is to implement the EWT’s community projects in KZN. This includes delivery on project objectives, management of staff, development of new projects, fundraising, reporting and monitoring and evaluation.

The incumbent will be well versed in working in complex community and environmental settings and will have the expertise and drive to community projects that include conservation, ecological rehabilitation/restoration, education and skills development, population, health and entrepreneurship.