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Hospitality Jobs – Eco-Tourism Specialist at National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:    Eco-Tourism Specialist  
Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director
Natural Forests
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 Eco-Tourism Specialist should ensure the
development and effective management of ecotourism sites and business in
selected Central Forest Reserves.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Prepare and manage the implementation of NFA
Ecotourism Development Plan and guidelines.
·        
Coordinate the development of public private
partnerships for management of ecotourism businesses in CFR’s.
·        
Develop market and promote ecotourism sites under
the management of NFA.
·        
The job holder will implement unit plans, budgets and
ensure regular progress reports.
·        
Actively monitor environmental impacts associated
with development of infrastructure and ecotourism services by private sector.
·        
Identify unique sites and attractions for ecotourism
development in CFR’s.
·        
Develop and implement partnerships for community
participation in Ecotourism activities in CFR’s.
·        
Ensure efficient revenue collection from both
private and NFA Ecotourism sites.
·        
Implement and monitor licenses and MOU’s with the
private sector, NGOs and Local Communities for ecotourism business in CFRs.
·        
Perform any other related duties as approved by the Director
Natural Forests.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold an Honours degree in
Tourism or a related field. Postgraduate training in tourism is an added
advantage
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in business
management working with Private or public sector tourism entity.
·        
Skills in developing and implementing Tourism
Business Plans as well as net working and marketing.
·        
Knowledgeable of Forest Environment and Nature based
Tourism.
·        
Capacity to work with private sector to ensure
environmentally responsible development of Tourism infrastructure.
·        
Capacity to develop cost effective and practical ICT
programs to facilitate tourist booking, maintenance of visitor records and
Monitoring of revenue inflows.
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: Friday, 15th November 2015
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