Careers & Development

We recruit professionals in the fields of environment, heritage, tourism, and local economic development.  Please study our Areas of Expertise before you send in an application.

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Senior Consultant

We are currently looking for a Senior Consultant for either our Cape Town or Pretoria office. Responsibilities will include inter alia:

  • Providing technical input in the field of natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, heritage, marine and coastal resources, tourism and local economic development.
  • Writing consulting reports of high standard.
  • Managing a small team of consultants.

    Qualifications and experience:
  • A minimum of eight years consulting experience.
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in a natural science-related discipline (e.g. ecology, marine) with cross-cutting expertise being particularly desirable.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent social and communication skills in spoken and written English.
  • A demonstrated ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
  • An ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • A willingness to undertake travel to remote areas.
  • Proficiency in GIS or other technical skills is desirable.

Interns and Assistants

We periodically use interns on projects and prefer to use interns from the areas where we work as our contribution to local capacity building, particularly in areas where such opportunities may be scarce. Ideally should be in the possession of an undergraduate degree that relates to our Areas of Expertise. Such applications should include a cover letter, a short CV and contact details of two references and send to interns@ecoafrica.co.za.


Please send a cover letter, a short CV, and contact details of three references to jobs@ecoafrica.co.za, indicating in the subject line “Application for Senior Consultant”.

The recruitment process for short-listed candidates will entail an interview and a writing test. Deadline for applications is the end of every second month of the year.

We have an ongoing need for permanent staff as well as Associates. Should you meet the minimum requirements specified, please write a motivation letter and attach your CV and send your application with the subject line as specified in the advert. Please do note that we only consider candidates with a proven track record and traceable references.

EcoAfrica receives over a hundred unsolicited job applications each month. In order to receive speedy replies, please take note of the following: All job inquiries should be directed to jobs@ecoafrica.co.za with the appropriate subject line. All applications will be acknowledged.