Work for Wildlife ACT

We’re looking for inspiring South African conservation professionals with a passion for saving some of our most threatened and iconic wildlife species.

Our wildlife monitors are not scared to get their hands dirty in the field, dust them off, enter the data they’ve recorded, and inspire and share their knowledge with the conservation volunteers who join their Teams.

Wildlife ACT, a leading endangered species conservation and monitoring organisation, is seeking passionate professional conservationists to join its team of monitors based in the field, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

We have a company policy that we only employ South African Nationals for our wildlife monitoring positions. This is largely due to the nature of the work and the fact that we believe we should be offering jobs to members within our job-poor economy in Africa, before looking to offer employment to foreign nationals. We thank you for your understanding in this regard.

Unfortunately, the facilities in our camps and the nature of the work necessitates that we can only offer single quarters, so it is not a suitable position for a couple or someone with dependents (partner, children, pets etc.).

A Wildlife ACT Priority Species Monitor should:

  • Be a South African Citizen
  • Be willing and able to work outside of “normal” work hours
  • Possess a relevant tertiary qualification in Conservation Biology or similar (National Diploma Nature Conservation/BSc. Conservation Ecology or equivalent)
  • Be in possession of a valid drivers licence and PrDP
  • Have a minimum of a Level 1 First Aid certificate
  • Have demonstrated experience working in a Big Five game reserve. A field guiding qualification would be an added advantage
  • Be passionate about conservation, dedicated and energetic, with a strong work ethic
  • Have demonstrated excellent computer literacy, report-writing, data management, social media content and communication skills

Interested parties should please contact to submit applications. Please include your CV, detailed cover/motivational letter and a copy of your ID. We understand that career search is a daunting and difficult task and we will take every effort to review your CV. However, we cannot communicate with every applicant individually, so if you do not hear from us in a timeous manner, please assume that your application was not successful.