Head: Socio-Economic Transformation

Park: Groenkloof (Head Office)


SANParks requires the services of a Head: Socio-Economic Transformation. This position will be based in Groenkloof National Park, Pretoria and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Interested persons who meet the above-stated qualifications should forward their applications which should consist of a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of qualification(s) and Identity Document (certified within 3 month period) to the following address:
Human Capital Division
SA National Parks
PO Box 787
Email: Reginah.Visser@sanparks.org

Applicants in possession of foreign qualifications are to submit evaluated results by the South African Qualification Authority.
If you have not been responded to within 21 days of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful.
Appointment will be made in line with SANParks employment equity.


  • Be in possession of a postgraduate qualification in Social Sciences, Development Economics, Community and Social Development, Project and Programme Management or a related field.
  • Have 6 – 10 years relevant work experience at senior management level.
  • Demonstrated experience in project / programme management experience.
  • Financial Management, Economic Development and Commercial skills
  • Advanced knowledge of strategic planning and social development principles.

Qualifications and Experience which will provide an added advantage:

  • Conflict resolution and People Management skills. Interpersonal and communication skills. Adaptive Leadership skills. Must have the ability to operate and manage in a matrix management environment. Knowledge of and experience in Conservation, Tourism and Environmental Education


  • Provide leadership towards the effective implementation of socio-economic transformation strategy and programmes/li>
  • Lead and guide the development of policies relevant to SET programmes/li>
  • Lead and manage the implementation of the Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme/li>
  • Lead and manage the implementation of the Corporate Social Investment programme./li>
  • Lead and manage the implementation of the Biodiversity Economy programme/li>
  • Lead and manage the implementation of the Land claims programme /li>
  • Manage the effective implementation of Social Legacy and Donation Funds;/li>
  • Provide strategic guidance on effective implementation of the stakeholder engagement programme; /li>
  • Lead and manage the implementation of skills development, capacity building and environmental awareness programmes;/li>
  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships to support SET programmes/li>
  • Lead and manage the implementation of the Youth Development programme/li>
  • Ensure sound financial management and corporate governance in the implementation of SET programmes./li>
  • Manage the human capital of the socio-economic transformation division.

Salary: R 1 137 969 – R 1 865 721

All the best with your applications

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