Plantations Development Officer Job Careers – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Organization: National Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Coordinator Plantations Development
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
Plantations Development Officer will be responsible for the sustainable
management of Plantation forests
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Inspect plantations to ensure their integrity
and cost effectiveness.
·       
Coordination and development of Annual Work
Plans and oversee implementation.
·       
Coordinate the timely development and
implementation of procurement plans.
·       
Review financial requirements versus budget and
Work Plan for Plantation areas
·       
Advise on selection of sites and species for
plantation development.
·       
Advise and guide plantation managers on
plantation silvicuture and management.
·       
Coordinate development of FMPs and business
plans for plantation forests.
·       
Training and skills development of plantation
staff in all aspects of plantation establishment and management
·       
Contribute/Advise on plantation development
policy.
·       
Collaborate development and ensure
implementation of NFA wide planting programme.
·       
Collaborating with National Tree Seed Centre to
identify, establish, select and manage tree species for seed sources.
·       
Preparation of reports i.e. monthly, quarterly
and annual reports (based on the content) for example a field report with the
specific purpose of the visit.
·       
Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the
immediate supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant for the National Forestry
Authority (NFA) Plantations Development Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree (Honours) in forestry, or related discipline from a recognized
University.
·       
At least three years of experience in management
of forest plantations with relevant hands on experience in nursery management,
plantation establishment, plantation
·       
management, fire management, species to site
matching and all plantation silvicultural operations.
·       
Good interpersonal, communication, team building
and organizational and plantation technical skills.
·       
Planning , budgeting and reporting
·       
Knowledge of silvicultural operations
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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