Community Relations Officer Job Opportunities – Busoga Forestry Company (BFC) Ltd

Job Title:       Community Relations Officer
Organization:
Busoga Forestry Company (BFC) Ltd
Duty Station:
Jinja, Uganda
About US:
Busoga Forestry
Company (BFC) Ltd is a subsidiary of Green Resources AS (GRAS), Africa’s
leading Forestation Company and a leader in East African wood processing. GRAS
owns 40,000ha of standing forest in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda,
established through its own planting activities. It also operates East Africa’s
largest sawmill in Tanzania, transmission pole treatment and charcoal plants
in,Tanzania and Uganda. GRAS is also one of the first global companies to
receive carbon revenue from its plantation forests
Job Summary: The
Community Relations Officer will build and maintain relationships with host
communities in order to establish a meaningful local presence for BFC.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Conduct regular engagements with host
communities and other relevant stakeholders in areas of BFC operations.
·       Ensure that BFC activities, mandate, projects
and impact to the communities are understood by the communities, key
stakeholders and relevant entities in the areas of BFC operations.
·       Assist and support in the induction and
holding of regular meetings with BFC Staff, and contractors, to ensure that
they perform their activities in harmony with the community
·       Develop and maintain contact with community
leaders and other stakeholders in BFC areas of operations.
·       Assist line manager in the implementation of
ESG programs, workplans and participate in routine company audits.
·       Identify and promptly report any community
issues and or grievances that may arise,
·       Keep a diary of all meetings and provide
regular reports on the same.
·       Advise on societal related grievances to
ensure that they are handled promptly and professionally in order to maintain
good relationship with host communities and other relevant stakeholders.
·       Participate in regular field inspections and
monitoring of operations.
·       Support land acquisition and compensation
related activities.
·       Participate in development of appropriate
Information, Education and Communication materials for sensitization of
communities and other relevant stakeholders
·       Mobilize host communities to participate in
relevant BFC activities and social programs.
·       Establish awareness amongst the communities
about the role and work of BFC
·       Perform any other duties that may be assigned
to by Management



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Degree in
Community Forestry & Extension or any relevant field
·       At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in
Community work preferably in rural areas
·       Experience in developing and Managing
community programs
·       Ability to communicate and build relationships
with individuals and groups
·       Good presentation and negotiation skills
·       Ability to communicate in both English and
the native languages
·       Proven ability to work independently and meet
deadlines.
·       Familiarity with environmental and
socio-economic issues related to forestry.
·       Excellent interpersonal, analytical and
communication skills especially Persuasive Oral Communication
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates please email the documents below in a single PDF file to the Human
Resources Department at hruganda@greenresources.no indicating the position
applied for in the subject: E.g. HRBFC001
·       An application For HRAF1 can be downloaded
from www.busoga-forestry.com
·       Cover letter
·       A detailed Curriculum vitae (CV)
Deadline: 3rd April 2020
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