Calling All Nature Enthusiasts: DWNP Ranger Grade 11 Vacancies 2024

DWNP Ranger Grade 11 Vacancies

Embark on a Conservation Adventure: DWNP Ranger Grade 11 Vacancies 2024

Windhoek, August 2, 2023 – The Directorate of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) is offering an extraordinary opportunity for passionate individuals to become stewards of Namibia’s natural treasures. With nine (9) Ranger Grade 11 positions open, the DWNP invites dedicated conservationists to play a pivotal role in safeguarding the country’s iconic wildlife and habitats.

Guardians of Nature

The DWNP is seeking individuals with a strong commitment to wildlife conservation and park management. These positions are strategically distributed across some of Namibia’s most renowned national parks and conservation areas:

  • 2 x Etosha National Park (Namutoni)
  • 1 x Etosha National Park (Okaukuejo)
  • 1 x Walvis Bay (Wildlife Management, CBNRM & EE)
  • 1 x Waterberg Plateau Park (Law Enforcement School)
  • 1 x Namib Naukluft Park (Ganab)
  • 1 x Namib Naukluft Park (Sesriem)
  • 1 x Grootfontein (Wildlife Management)
  • 1 x Okakarara (Wildlife Management)

Rewards and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will not only be rewarded with a competitive salary scale ranging from N$126,654 to N$151,910 but also with the satisfaction of contributing to the conservation of Namibia’s unique biodiversity. Additional benefits include a transport allowance of N$8,760 per annum and a housing allowance of N$11,616 per annum.

Qualifications and Role

Applicants should possess a Grade 12 certificate (NQA level 3) or equivalent, with a minimum of 20 points in six subjects and an E symbol in English. While an educational qualification in Nature Conservation or related fields is beneficial, all applicants must hold a valid Code B Driver’s License.

As a Ranger Grade 11, responsibilities encompass a wide range of critical tasks:

  • Managing tourism activities and enforcing park regulations.
  • Conducting law enforcement and preventing wildlife crimes.
  • Providing technical support to other law enforcement agencies.
  • Overseeing wildlife management and monitoring.
  • Ensuring water provision for game within the park.
  • Managing human-wildlife conflicts and implementing mitigation measures.
  • Safeguarding protected areas and their management.
  • Maintaining and repairing park fences.
  • Controlling invasive alien species.
  • Supervising, administering, coordinating, and managing staff.
  • Maintaining equipment records and submitting quarterly reports.
  • Drafting and submitting weekly and monthly reports.
  • Coordinating Community-Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) activities.
  • Engaging with local communities on CBNRM and conducting environmental education initiatives.

Application and Contact

To apply for these rewarding positions, aspiring candidates should take note of the following:

  • Applicants must be Namibian citizens.
  • Wildlife Protection Services (WPS) applicants who pass the interview will need to present their latest Certificate of Conduct.
  • Proof of confirmation of probation is required for applicants within the Public Service.
  • Testimonials and proof of working experience must be attached for applicants outside the Public Service.
  • Foreign qualifications require proof of evaluation from the Namibia Qualification Authority (NQA).
  • Complete the employment application form thoroughly.
  • Applications without complete forms, letters of confirmation of probation, or partial signatures will not be considered.
  • Applications (Form 156043) along with a comprehensive CV and certified copies of educational qualifications should be submitted to the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism at either the provided address or in person.

For inquiries, feel free to contact Mr. Jose Kaumba at Tel: 061 2842086 or Ms. Frieda Mbabi-Kayoo at Tel: 061 284 2202.

The deadline for applications is August 28, 2023. Take this remarkable opportunity to embark on a journey that serves both nature and the nation. Join the ranks of the DWNP as a Ranger Grade 11 and make a lasting impact on Namibia’s wildlife conservation efforts.

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