NFA Job Vacancies – Director Plantations

Organization: National Forestry Authority (NFA)
Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda
The National Forestry
Authority (NFA) is a body corporate established by the National Forestry and
Tree Planting Act, 2003 to manage Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) on a
sustainable basis and supply high quality forestry-related products and
services to Government, local communities and the private sector.
: The Director Plantations
will ensure that Forest plantation development and community tree growing are
geared towards self sufficiency taking into consideration the conservation,
socio-economic and biodiversity issues in afforestation operations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan,
    lead and control all plantation activities with the help of a team of
    plantation staff, contractors, forest adjacent communities and other
    technical experts.
  • Initiate
    and pursue the development of strategies and identification of opportunities
    to strengthen commercial aspects in line with the Authority’s vision.
  • Assist
    in implementation of the National Tree Planting Strategy through awareness
    creation, integration into NFA operations and expanding partnerships.
  • Draft
    Action Plans and supervise the raising of sufficient tree seedlings for
    NFA plantation establishment, community tree planting programmes and sale
    to other interested tree growers.
  • Determine
    quantities and provide advice on sourcing tree growing materials and
    maintenance of tree seed stands
  • Manage
    Forest Plantation development/Afforestation/tree growing and related
  • Promote
    and popularize energy reduction and efficient wood fuel production
  • Expansion
    of multiple use tree varieties in view of climate change, reduction of
    emissions, deforestation and degradation in addition to promotion of
    non-wood forestry products.
  • Develop
    strategies for networking with government, private sector and other
    stakeholders in the establishment and management of forest resources.
  • Monitor
    relationships with communities and other internal and external
    stakeholders to ensure the Authority image is upheld, risks are mitigated
    and relationships enhanced.
Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant should possess an Honour’s degree in Forestry, Environment or
    Natural Resources
  • Postgraduate
    training in relevant field is an added advantage
  • At
    least 10 years work experience in plantation forestry of which at least 5
    years should be at a managerial or senior supervisory level.
  • Proven
    ability to manage the comprehensive supply chain for silviculture,
    harvesting operations and logistics
  • Excellent
    ability to plan and execute operations according to budget, and timelines.
  • Proven
    knowledge of forest plantation investment in a complex, dynamic and
    successful concern
  • Excellent
    communication skills both oral and written
  • High
    level of integrity, resilience and reliability.
  • Managerial
    skills, result oriented with proven experience in networking, resource
    mobilization and fund raising.
  • Strong
    Interpersonal, self-confidence, team building and organizational skills.
 At least 35 years
to Apply:
All interested candidates,
who meet the above requirements, should submit their applications, copies of
academic certificates & transcripts and curriculum vitae giving full
details of applicants education, qualifications, experience (with evidence),
present salary, three professional referees, provide postal, email and
telephone contacts to the address below;
The Executive Director,
Plot 10/20 Spring Road
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala,
Tel: 031 – 264035/6; 041 –
Fax: 0414 230369
Those who had responded to earlier advertisements and are still interested
should reapply.
15th October 2013 by 17:00 hrs

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