Director Plantations – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
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 Plantations will ensure that the 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.
  • Render
    support in the implementation of the National Tree Planting Strategy
    through awareness creation, integration into NFA operations and expanding
    partnerships.
  • Draw
    Action Plans and supervise the raising of sufficient tree seedlings for
    NFA plantation establishment, community tree planting programs and sale to
    other interested tree growers.
  • Determine
    quantities and provide advice on sourcing of tree growing materials and
    maintenance of tree seed stands
  • Manage
    Forest Plantation development/Afforestation/tree growing and related
    projects.
  • Actively
    promote and popularize energy reduction and efficient wood fuel production
    technologies.
  • In
    charge of the 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.
  • Actively
    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
    ideal candidate for the aforementioned NFA career placement should an
    Honours degree in Forestry, Environment 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 plantation forestry of
    which at least five 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.
  • 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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