Director Natural Forests – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About NFA:
The National Forestry Authority
(NFA) is a Government agency established under the National Forestry and Tree
Planting Act, 2003 as a corporate body responsible for sustainable development
and management of Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and provision of technical
support to stakeholders in the forest sub-sector.
Job Summary: The NFA
Director Natural Forests will be responsible for the sustainable management of
natural forests.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for supervising the management of natural forests.
  • In
    charge of the preparation of annual business operational plans;
  • Developing
    guidelines, policies, strategies, systems and working methods to ensure
    sustainable management of the natural forests;
  • Responsible
    for the planning and managing budgets for the Directorate as allocated
    under the annual operating plan;
  • Overseeing
    the community partnership processes by supervising the initiation,
    administration and maintenance of partnerships with other agencies and
    institutions.
  • Developing
    financing and funding strategies for management of Natural Forests in
    accordance with the NFA Business Plan.
  • Mentor,
    supervise and monitor subordinate staff performance.
  • Supervising
    and providing technical advice to private tree farmers on the
    establishment, maintenance and tending of the trees.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the aforementioned NFA career placement should hold an
    Honours degree in Forestry or Natural Resources.
  • Possession
    of a Postgraduate training in management or any other relevant field is
    required.
  • A
    minimum of ten or more years work experience in a natural resources
    management environment five of which should be at a managerial level.
  • Possess
    excellent communication skills in listening as well as oral and written
    communication.
  • High
    level of integrity, resilience and reliability.
  • Result
    oriented with proven experience in networking, resource mobilization and
    fund raising.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal, self-confidence, team building and organizational skills.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letters, copies
of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and curriculum vitae
giving full details of applicants education, qualifications, experience,
present salary and naming three referees, plus their postal, email and
telephone contacts to the address below;
Executive Director,
Plot10/20 Spring Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: 0312 – 264035/6 or 0414 –
230365/9
Deadline: 9th January 2015

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