Eco-tourism Specialist Job Placement – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:     Eco-tourism Specialist
Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director Natural
Forests
About US:
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 will primarily ensure the development and effective management of
ecotourism sites and business in selected Central Forest Reserves in order to
raise revenue and contribute to the self-sustainability of NFA in line with the
NFA business strategy.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Develop
    and monitor the implementation of NFA ecotourism development
    programs and development plans in line with NFA forest utilization
    guidelines and procedures.
  • Actively
    facilitate the development and implementation of productive community and
    private sector partnerships for participation and management of
    ecotourism businesses in CFR’s in line with NFA ecotourism business
    objectives.
  • Market
    and promote ecotourism sites under the management of NFA through various
    marketing campaigns
  • The
    jobholder will ensure efficient revenue collection from both
    concessionaires/ licenses and NFA Ecotourism sites monitoring
    licenses and MOUs and fees collection in line with Finance Policies and
    procedures
  • Implement
    unit programs, plans, and budgets and prepare regular progress reports.
  • Regularly
    monitor, document and report on environmental impacts associated
    with the development of infrastructure and ecotourism services by the
    private sector.
  • Identify
    unique sites and attractions for ecotourism development in CFR’s.
  • Formulate
    and disseminate guidelines for directing and controlling visitors to ecologically
    significant areas in a safe and professional manner.
  • Develop
    and manage partnerships with the promoters of Tourism.
  • Mentor
    and train NFA staff on ecotourism and also develop and maintain a database
    for indigenous flora, fauna, site plants, wildlife and cultures for
    access by staff in the ecotourism unit to support and develop the
    marketing of ecotourism.
  • Perform
    any other duty as assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the National Forestry
    Authority (NFA) Eco-tourism Specialist job vacancy should hold an Honours degree in Tourism or
    its equivalent.
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience in Tourism business management working
    with Private sector tourism entity.
  • Skills
    in Tourism promotion, networking and marketing including developing
    Information and communication materials.
  • Skills
    in developing and implementing Tourism Business Plans.
  • Knowledgeable
    on Forest Environment and Nature based Tourism.
  • Capacity
    to work with private sector operators to ensure environmentally
    responsible development of Tourism infrastructure.
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 (with evidence), present salary and naming three
referees, plus their postal, email and telephone contacts to the address below;
Executive Director,
Plot 10/20 Spring Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 3rd
February 2017
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