Manager of Wildlife Protection Unit, National Council of SPCA 's

Management Position
Alberton, Johannesburg

The National Council of SPCAs based in  Gauteng, is looking to appoint a well-experienced  Senior Manager for the Wildlife Protection Unit.   It is required that you will have successfully completed the National Inspector’s and/or Seniors examination and it is preferable to have a suitable qualification such as a Degree or Diploma in Nature Conservation, Wildlife Management  or related fields.

The successful candidate will have sound   experience in a management position with appropriate expertise in the field of  animal welfare.  The main aim of the role is to develop and grow the Wildlife Protection Unit to benefit all wildlife in  captivity or semi-extensive and extensive managed wildlife reserves.  This will include setting goals and   objectives for the NSPCA Wildlife Protection Unit, in line with the overall  targets of the organisation  and  to ensure that all are completed in order to  achieve the annual unit and organisational objectives.    This will include identifying trends in   trades as well as direction where the Department of Environment, Forestry and   Fisheries  (DEFF) and/or the Departmentof Agriculture, Land reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) may be heading, that will impact animal welfare in any way, shape or form.

The emphasis is also on adherence to company  policies, standards and procedures relating to all administrative and   operational functions including social media contributions of the Unit.    



§  Monitorand inspect, where necessary, captive wildlife facilities and fulfil  Inspectorate   functions within this capacity including processes for prosecution.

§  Compile  dockets for prosecution where necessary.

§  Check and  comment on docket, Warnings and notices issued by the staff in order to  ensure wording and validity is correct.

§  Assist in   any disaster or emergency situations no matter the day or hour as the situation   arises.

§  Investigate  trades, legal and illegal and through the course of regular  investigations,  find parallels and give a  summary to the Unit Manager.


§  Create  monthly reports on the activities of the Unit.

§  Create  trimester reports and presentations (where necessary) for feedback to the NSPCA Board.

§  Documentation  control and filing.

§  Drive (record keeping) maintenance.

§  Ensure  staff acquire reasonably priced accommodation which is safe and secure when on trips

Meetings :

§  Duties  will include attending  internal and   external meetings which impact on the desired outcome of the NSPCA Wildlife  Protection Unit. ·

§  Development, improvement and implementation of strategies, policies and standards related to   wild animal welfare.

§  Serve on  disaster and other committees of local, provincial and others of importance.


§  Assist the Training Unit with lecturing for Field Officers, Trainee and Senior  Inspector courses.

§  Assist  with training and staff not excluding Committee members where necessary on   in-field practical learning.

§  Assist  with training for lectures to UNISA and other educational facilities including   NGO and Governmental institutions


Requirements   and Competencies:

The following   are the required competencies and essential requirements to be able to fulfil   the duties of the position to best ability:

§ Valid SA driver’s   license

§ SAPS   clearance certificate

§ A passion  for animal welfare  and an ability to  deal with incidents that can be negative in nature.

§ Good  command of English (written and spoken)

§ Proficiency  in all Microsoft Office programmes

§ High  degree of self-motivation, energy  and pro-activity

§ Strong  administrative and  organisational   skills, with a the proven ability to work under pressure

§ Teamwork and  an approachable manner is essential in the organisation, but also an ability to  work independently to meet the required level of performance to meet

the standards and output.

§ Good   public speaking and strong networking abilities to create a strong image of the   organisation, so as to have an impact on relevant parties in the public arena.

§ A sound  record of people management will provide a tool for teamwork and successful  buy-in from all parties in the organisation.

§ Willingness to work after hours and on weekends  when necessary.

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