Organization: National Forestry Authority (NFA)
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary Scale: NFA 2
The National Forestry Authority (NFA) is a body corporate established by the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 to manage Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) on a sustainable basis and supply high quality forestry-related products and services to Government, local communities and the private sector.
Job Summary: The Director Plantations will ensure that Forest plantation development and community tree growing are geared towards self sufficiency taking into consideration the conservation, socio-economic and biodiversity issues in afforestation operations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan, lead and control all plantation activities with the help of a team of plantation staff, contractors, forest adjacent communities and other technical experts.
Initiate and pursue the development of strategies and identification of opportunities to strengthen commercial aspects in line with the Authority’s vision.
Assist in implementation of the National Tree Planting Strategy through awareness creation, integration into NFA operations and expanding partnerships.
Draft Action Plans and supervise the raising of sufficient tree seedlings for NFA plantation establishment, community tree planting programmes and sale to other interested tree growers.
Determine quantities and provide advice on sourcing tree growing materials and maintenance of tree seed stands
Manage Forest Plantation development/Afforestation/tree growing and related projects.
Promote and popularize energy reduction and efficient wood fuel production technologies.
Expansion of multiple use tree varieties in view of climate change, reduction of emissions, deforestation and degradation in addition to promotion of non-wood forestry products.
Develop strategies for networking with government, private sector and other stakeholders in the establishment and management of forest resources.
Monitor relationships with communities and other internal and external stakeholders to ensure the Authority image is upheld, risks are mitigated and relationships enhanced.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should possess an Honour’s degree in Forestry, Environment or Natural Resources
Postgraduate training in relevant field is an added advantage
At least 10 years work experience in plantation forestry of which at least 5 years should be at a managerial or senior supervisory level.
Proven ability to manage the comprehensive supply chain for silviculture, harvesting operations and logistics
Excellent ability to plan and execute operations according to budget, and timelines.
Proven knowledge of forest plantation investment in a complex, dynamic and successful concern
Excellent communication skills both oral and written
High level of integrity, resilience and reliability.
Managerial skills, result oriented with proven experience in networking, resource mobilization and fund raising.
Strong Interpersonal, self-confidence, team building and organizational skills.
Age: At least 35 years
How to Apply:
All interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should submit their applications, copies of academic certificates & transcripts and curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants education, qualifications, experience (with evidence), present salary, three professional referees, provide postal, email and telephone contacts to the address below;
The Executive Director,
Plot 10/20 Spring Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: 031 – 264035/6; 041 – 230365/9
Fax: 0414 230369
N.B: Those who had responded to earlier advertisements and are still interested should reapply.
Deadline: 15th October 2013 by 17:00 hrs