Biodiversity Conservation Jobs South Africa – Assistant Director

Website South African National Biodiversity Institute - SANBI

Job Description:

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for a creative, self-disciplined and self-motivated individual to manage the design, layout and production of high-quality publications of an international standard (Strelitzia, Suricata, Flowering Plants of Africa, Biodiversity Series and ad hoc publications) as well as SANBI Marketing and corporate materials, and must lead, manage and execute computer generated print and electronic forms of visual science-based communication utilizing devoted PC software (MS software package, Indesign, Photoshop, CorelDraw, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, Director, Flipbook Pro, LiveCycle) and hardware (e.g. Personal Computer workstation, scanners, tablet and printers), all within set deadlines to all staff within SANBI as well as external researchers/scientists, enhancing the image and promoting the vision/mission of SANBI.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform office management and administration duties; and
  • SANBI brand custodianship
  • Manage Design Projects;
  • Create and manage layout and design;

Job Requirements:

This position requires a degree in Graphic Design or equivalent qualification at NQF 7.  Honours or equivalent degree at NQF 8 will be an added advantage. Additional knowledge and skills on corporate communications will be an added advantage. This position also requires 6 years’ experience, 3 years of which should be in supervisory position. The following competencies are required for the candidate to be successful in this position: advanced project management knowledge and skills; proven ability to work in a team, as well as independently with minimal supervision; in-depth knowledge of the printing process and requirements including repro experience; proven ability to provide self-training on new design software; in-depth knowledge and experience of using image editing techniques; comprehensive knowledge and understanding of copyright restrictions; must have an up to date knowledge of design trends and software developments, photography; quick at putting content together and reading; must have detail consciousness, and be a disciplined person;  must be able to take initiative; must be collaborative;  must be able to meet deadlines, multitasking, and have an ability to communicate clearly and accurately (verbally and in writing); must be adaptable, and be passionate about Biodiversity; excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, report writing skills, people management skills, and excellent computer literacy and experience in the application of software tools are essential. The possession of a valid driver’s licence with at least one-year practical driving experience and a willingness to travel is essential.

Job Details:

Company: South African National Biodiversity Institute – SANBI

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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