Directorate of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) Announces Exciting Warden Grade 9 Vacancies for 2024

Directorate of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) Announces Exciting Warden Grade 9 Vacancies

Warden Grade 9 Vacancies at Directorate of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) 

Windhoek, August 2, 2023 – The Directorate of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) is pleased to unveil a rare opportunity for dedicated individuals with a passion for wildlife conservation and management. With the goal of protecting Namibia’s precious natural heritage, DWNP is now accepting applications for the position of Warden Grade 9. This remarkable opportunity comes with responsibilities that encompass the safeguarding of national parks and the enforcement of conservation laws.

Position Details

The DWNP is looking to fill two (2) Warden Grade 9 positions, with one stationed at Dorob National Park in Walvis Bay, and the other at Bwabwata National Park, situated in Buffalo, Support Kyaramacan Association. Successful candidates will receive a competitive salary scale ranging from N$185,920 to N$222,994. Additionally, the role offers a transport allowance of N$8,760 per annum and a housing allowance of N$11,616 per annum.

Qualifications and Requirements

Applicants interested in this significant role should possess an appropriate National Diploma or its equivalent (NQA level 6) in fields such as Nature Conservation, wildlife management, conservation biology, environmental management, and law enforcement related disciplines. A valid Code B Driver’s License is a mandatory requirement to fulfill the duties of this position effectively.

Job Responsibilities

The selected candidates will shoulder crucial responsibilities aimed at preserving Namibia’s diverse wildlife and enhancing the nation’s conservation efforts. The job description includes:

  • Providing day-to-day administrative support, coordination, and supervision of staff.
  • Assisting the head of the sub-division in the overall administration, coordination, and management of wildlife.
  • Ensuring on-the-ground leadership and protection of wildlife from illegal hunting.
  • Developing proactive and adaptive management strategies for law enforcement and wildlife protection.
  • Managing tourism activities and enforcing regulations related to Nature Conservation.
  • Conducting law enforcement and wildlife crime prevention patrols.
  • Facilitating water provision for game to ensure their well-being.
  • Conducting farm inspections to maintain the balance between human activities and wildlife conservation.
  • Ensuring the timely submission of weekly and monthly reports.
  • Managing human-wildlife conflicts and implementing mitigation and preventive measures.
  • Conducting wildlife monitoring to assess population trends and health.
  • Overseeing protected area management and implementing Park management plans.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications for these prestigious positions is August 28, 2023. Aspiring candidates are encouraged to apply promptly to seize this remarkable opportunity to contribute to the conservation and protection of Namibia’s rich biodiversity.

How to Apply 

Applicants should note the following:
● Applicants must be a Namibian,
● Applicants for Wildlife Protection Services (WPS) who will pass the interview will be
required to produce their latest Certificate of Conduct,
● Applicants within the Public Service must attach proof of confirmation of probation to
their application for employment.
● Applicants outside the Public Service must attach testimonials and proof of their
working experience;
● Applicants with foreign obtained qualifications must attach proof of evaluation from
Namibia qualification Authority (NQA);
● Employment application form must be completed fully;
● Applicants who only partially complete and / or do not sign application forms, or who
do not attach letters of confirmation of their probation in their current positions, will
not be considered;
● No applications and personal documents will be returned.
● Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications (Form 156043 obtainable at all Government offices), together with a comprehensive curriculum vitae and certified copies of educational qualifications must be submitted to:
Address: The Executive Director, Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Private Bag 13306, Windhoek
Or Hand delivers to the Division, Human Resource Management, Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Troskie Building, Corner of Robert Mugabe and Dr. Kenneth Kaunda Street, Windhoek

For Enquiries: Mr Jose Kaumba, Tel: 061 2842086 and Human Resources Ms Frieda Mbabi – Kayoo, Tell. 061284 2202.

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The DWNP is committed to selecting individuals who share their vision for a sustainable and vibrant natural environment. As Namibia continues to uphold its reputation as a global leader in conservation efforts, these vacancies stand as an invitation for passionate conservationists to become an integral part of the nation’s journey towards a greener and more harmonious future.