The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is one of the largest and most respected biodiversity conservation NGOs in southern Africa, with an excess of 100 projects and has been in operation for over 40 years. If you’d like to be a part of our ‘Conservation in Action team 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 exhausting and demotivating at times; and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for considering the EWT. Remember “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.” - Joel Osteen

The Endangered Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are requested to submit a CV and a brief motivation as to why and how they would see themselves in 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 e-mail your CV to the Human Resources Manager.

  • Include a detailed motivation letter as to how and why you are the best candidate for this position
  • Photo of yourself.

Alison Jänicke - email
Attention: Human Resources and Office Manager
Postal: Private Bag X 11, Modderfontein, 1645 or
Physical: Building K2, Pinelands Office Park, Modderfontein, 1609
Fax: 086 636 5823


African Crane Conservation Programme Southern Africa Regional Manager: Zambia Vacancy

Purpose of the Position: The African Crane Conservation Programme (ACCP), a partnership between the International Crane Foundation (ICF) and Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), aims to secure the four threatened crane species resident to sub-Saharan Africa (Wattled, Blue, Grey Crowned, and Black Crowned Cranes) and the vital wetlands, grasslands, and agricultural systems they depend on. Our work focuses on key strategies of importance to biodiversity conservation across Africa, including water security, clean energy, land stewardship, sustainable agriculture, climate change adaptation, and community livelihoods, in adherence with the Sustainable Development Goals, Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and other global mandates. The Southern Africa Regional Manager is one of four regional leaders spearheading this work across Africa (along with East Africa, West & Central Africa, and South Africa Regional Managers). This position will be based in Zambia, with particular focus on the Kafue Flats, Liuwa Plain, Bangweulu Swamps, and other major floodplain systems.
We are looking for a dynamic, committed and confident person to lead the strategic planning, management and implementation of the ICF/EWT Partnership’s strategy in southcentral Africa, encompassing primarily Zambia, but also including close networking with Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, and other neighboring countries. The person will be responsible for the operational management and the fulfillment of the strategy for the Southern Africa region, working on behalf of the Wattled and Grey Crowned Cranes occurring in the region and the grasslands, wetlands, floodplains and catchments on which they depend. This Southern Africa Regional Manager will engage in fund raising to support work in the region, together with the ICF/EWT Development team, including grant writing, private donor cultivation, and corporate relations. The Manager will drive an approach that integrates science with conservation action; secures cranes in the region; improves the protected status of key sites; improves the ecological integrity of key sites and their catchments; addresses and incorporates community needs and livelihoods at relevant key crane sites; and provides education opportunities to achieve the ACCP objectives. The person will also work strategically both within in Zambia and regionally, exploring opportunities for collaboration and the development of partnerships and strong networks that contribute to the ACCP objectives......READ MORE

Qualifications, experience and competencies required:
The minimum requirements for this position will include:

  • A minimum of a four year degree in the natural sciences or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a relevant field and a proven track record in management.

Wildlife in Trade Programme Project Officer Vacancy

Purpose of the Position: The Endangered Wildlife Trust is one of the largest biodiversity conservation NGOs in southern Africa has a vacancy for a Project Officer in its Wildlife in Trade Programme. Illegal and/or unsustainable trade in wildlife is one of the most significant global threats to biodiversity. Wildlife trade is escalating in southern Africa, as elsewhere, and the mission of the EWT’s Wildlife in Trade Programme is to reduce trade related threats which impact on the survival of animals and plants.....READ MORE

Qualifications, experience and competencies required:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (political science, social science, international relations, law, economics, commerce or journalism), with an interest or experience in the conservation sector.


Landscape Conservation Specialist Vacancy

Purpose of the Postion: The Endangered Wildlife Trust, one of the largest biodiversity conservation NGOs in southern Africa, is seeking to employ a highly motivated, professional individual as a Landscape Conservation Specialist, with a specific focus on the Mpumalanga Highveld in South Africa, for the African Crane Conservation Programme (a partnership between the International Crane Foundation (ICF) and Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)).

The Landscape Conservation Specialist will focus their efforts on the Chrissiesmeer Lakes District and the Steenkampsberg on the Mpumalanga Highveld, each area home to a large Protected Environment, declared through South Africa’s Biodiversity Stewardship Programme. This newly created position will develop and demonstrate sustainable, landscape-level conservation within working agricultural landscapes that integrates long term conservation impact, improved human wellbeing and associated sustainable economic growth. This will include understanding the Socio-ecological system within the regions in order to coordinate and manage projects in these two areas and empowering landowners and users under this new paradigm; connecting with the private and public sector and with relevant funders to develop partnerships that further the conservation importance and socio-economic sustainability of the areas; and fully integrating community wellbeing and socio-economic growth into the protected area and agricultural landscape, through identifying and implementing feasible economic opportunities that support or are supported by sustainable land management; and exploring options to expand the current protected areas within private and communal land tenure.

The project is based to be determined within Mpumalanga.

30 June 2018

Qualifications, experience and competencies required:

The minimum requirements for this position will include:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Management or Natural Resource Economics, or relevant field; with an interest or experience in the conservation sector;
  • Five years’ proven experience in the sector, which includes significant experience in landscape level integrated management of natural resources (sustainable land management);
  • At least 3 years’ experience in mentoring and managing staff;