Available position: Apprentice Landscape Mobiliser position with Living Lands

The vision of Living Lands is ‘Collaborations working on living landscapes’, which encapsulates the building of relationships amongst landscape stakeholders, through a process of social learning, that ultimately leads to collective action towards a healthy and resilient landscape. This is done by means of employing a social change approach as a way to engage stakeholders. Research and trial experimentation form part of the knowledge created for supporting stakeholders’ decision making. They are currently a team of 20, with offices in the Baviaanskloof, Langkloof and Cape Town. They are a young and dynamic bunch who like to do things differently, driven by change, passionate about our work and enjoy a flat working structure.

Living Lands work with a positive, creative, committed, honest, and transparent approach.

*A ‘living landscape’ comprises a variety of healthy ecosystems and land uses and is home to ecological, agricultural and social systems which are managed to function sustainably.

Project Description: Living Lands has partnered with Talmar (www.talmar.co.za) with the aim to initiate a new project around the Roodeplaat dam. The goal of the project is to develop a “Roodeplaat Dam Rehabilitation Strategy” and Living Lands is responsible for the following:

  • Engaging with stakeholders who reside around the dam and in the catchment area.
  • Conducting a biophysical assessment of the dam and its inflows.
  • Assessing opportunities and constraints with regard to the rehabilitation of the dam

This will be Living Lands’ first project implemented in Gauteng. Therefore they are looking to employ an energetic, self-motivated individual, who will work on the ground and drive the project. This individual will work alone in the field, engaging with relevant stakeholders, and will be supported by the Cape Town office and the Talmar office in Johannesburg.

Role Description: As an Apprentice Landscape Mobiliser on this project, you will;

  • Form and maintain stakeholder relationships around the Roodeplaat Dam.
  • Represent Living Lands in the field and at stakeholder meetings.
  • Be responsible for the bottom-based stakeholder engagement process based on the Living Landscape Approach.

Key Responsibilities and accountabilities:

  1. Facilitate the co-initiation stakeholder process for the ‘Roodeplaat Dam Rehabilitation Strategy’.
  2. Conduct a bio-physical assessment of the landscape.
  3. Identify opportunities and constraints for implementation.


At least a Diploma in Nature Conservation, Bsc Ecology or similar; Experience in or interest in learning stakeholder management processes; Excellent communication and networking skills, on all levels; Team player; Ability to listen and have empathy with stakeholder experiences; Ability to connect with stakeholders of varying backgrounds and income levels; Driver’s license and own vehicle; IT proficiency to a self-supporting standard in Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications; Fluency in English is essential. Afrikaans and isiZulu is a bonus; South African citizen or permanent resident; Willingness to travel; Resides in Pretoria and able to work from home


Closing Date: 21 September 2018

Contact Person: Steve Berry

Email: steve@livinglands.co.za – pleaseQuote Ref: LLA12018 in the subject line

For more information see document:

Living Lands Job advert_Apprentice Landscape Mobiliser_Pretoria

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