Executive Director Job Placement - National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:     Executive Director
Organisation: National Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

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 Authority
  • 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 organisation.
  • 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 Directors,
Plot 10/20 Spring Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 12th February 2018

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