Law Enforcement Officer Job Opportunities – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:     Law Enforcement Officer
Organization: National Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Coordinator Law Enforcement
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 forestry sub-sector. NFA’s vision is “A sufficiently
forested, ecologically stable and economically prosperous Uganda”, while its
Mission is “To manage Central Forest Reserves on a sustainable basis and to
supply high quality forestry- related products and services to Government,
local communities and the private sector”.
Job Summary: The
Law Enforcement Officer will ensure that forest reserves are free from all
forms of illegalities and monitoring the compliance of all persons extracting
forest produce with the rules and regulations regarding the business and the
chain of custody of the all forest produce.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Collect, correlate, collate and disseminate in a
timely manner, all intelligence information, and reports concerning
encroachment, chain of custody of forest produce production and movement and
forward it to the appropriate authority for action.
·       
Provide field staff with information and
logistical support to ensure that central forest reserves are free from all
forms of illegal activities including but not limited to illegal extractions
and encroachment.
·       
Monitor and document compliance by forest
produce dealers with the provisions of the law relating to the business in the
CFRs.
·       
Access, monitor, verify and document compliance
by forest produce dealers with the provisions of the law relating to the
business in District Forestry Service controlled areas.
·       
Plan and organize capacity building training and
awareness creation for communities and NFA staff about encroachment prevention.
·       
Support field staff to ensure that Central
Forest Reserves are free of all forms of illegalities
·       
Establish stringent encroachment controls, and
ensuring compliance from neighbouring communities.
·       
Develop, maintain and manage relationships with
local communities.
·       
Develop and maintain a database on the status of
encroachment and illegal timber harvest in the forest reserves.
·       
Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the
immediate supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant for the National Forestry
Authority (NFA) Law Enforcement Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
(Honours) in Forestry or any other related fields.
·       
At least three (3) years’ working experience
from a similar or related position in a reputable organization.
·       
Project planning & management skills.
·       
Communication, Records & documentation
skills.
·       
Organizational, coordination, Interpersonal and
Leadership skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should
submit their applications, certified copies of academic certificates,
transcripts and curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants’ education,
qualifications, experience (with evidence), present salary, three referees with
their full postal address, e-mail and telephone contacts as well as the
candidate’s full address and e-mail to the address below. Applications should
be addressed to:
The Executive Director,
National Forestry Authority,
Plot10/20 Spring Road, Bugolobi,
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala. Uganda
Tel: 0312 – 264035/6; 0414 -360400
Deadline: 17th
January 2020
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