Executive Director Job Placement – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:     Executive Director
Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Executive
Director will provide leadership and maximise the authority’s contribution
towards its desired growth and profitability targets in line with policies set
by the Board. The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer and is
responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of the Authority.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure
    the development, review and implementation of the Authority’s strategic
    plans and identify opportunities for its commercial strengthening in line
    with the Authority’s vision,
  • Initiate
    the preparation of annual budgets and operational plans for timely
    approval by the Board and monitor their implementation in line with the
    Authority’s strategic objectives.
  • Initiate
    the development and review of policies for the organization’s physical,
    human and financial resources
  • Ensure
    the proper management of the funds, property and other resources of the
  • Keenly
    monitor the overall authority’s performance and compliance with financial
    accounting systems in line with Parliament and Government requirements.
  • Develop
    advocacy strategies for networking with the private sector, NGOs,
    forest-adjacent communities, investors, local councils and other
    stakeholders in the management of forest resources
  • Implement
    the Performance Contract agreement between NFA and the Government, and
    develop entrepreneurial strategies for the Authority’s self-financing.
  • Formulate
    strategies for enforcing NFA’s compliance with the relevant legislation,
    forestry and environmental laws, Government’s poverty eradication plans
    and other relevant policies, regulations

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the National Forestry Authority (NFA) Executive Director job
    vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s (Honours) Degree in a natural
    resources-related field from a recognised institution.
  • Master’s
    Degree and relevant experience in Administration, Economics, Finance, Law,
    Management, Environment, or technical knowledge relating to Forestry.
  • At
    least ten (10) years proven working experience in management of relevant
    natural resources at Senior Management Level, five (5) of which should
    have been served as Head of Department and above in a reputable
  • Proven
    and thorough knowledge of investment philosophies in a dynamic and
    successful concern.
  • Excellent
    knowledge of Uganda’s forestry and environmental sectors.
  • Excellent
    communication skills.
  • Ability
    to initiate and manage change in an organisation.
  • Proven
    excellent skills in administration, fundraising and lobbying.
  • Entrepreneurial
    competences and output-oriented work habits.
  • Resilient
    and reliable under pressure.
  • Strong
    interpersonal, team-building, negotiation and organisational skills.
  • High
    level of integrity.
  • Age: 40 – 55 years
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;
The Chairperson, Board of
Plot 10/20 Spring Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 12th February 2018
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