NFA Jobs – Boundary and Surveys Specialist at National Forestry Authority

Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
Natural Forests
About NFA:
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 Boundary
and Surveys carries out tasks that include but not restricted to planning,
coordinating and implementing Boundary survey, re-survey and maintenance of
related data, maps and equipment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Responsible for planning for boundary resurvey and
maintenance based on cadastre data and Plans for each CFR.
Ensure that the integrity of CFR boundaries is
maintained through engagement with forest adjacent communities.
Manage boundary surveys both by NFA staff and those
contracted out to private surveyors
Responsible for updating Forest Reserve boundary
information system.
Quickly resolve boundary issues related to land
claims from other stakeholders in consultation with the Districts Land Boards
Prepare and submit reports on progress on boundary
work including detailed boundary data and maps.
Maintain survey equipment and physical and digital
records in good and secure condition.
Perform any other related duties as approved by
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold an Honour’s
degree in Land surveying from a recognised University
At least three years’ experience in land surveying.
At least three years’ experience in Practical Survey
or Cartography work
Working knowledge of Land Law, Legal codes, court
procedures and government regulations, hands on skills in Cartography.
Prior experience in the use of advanced survey
equipment and ability to use GIS and GPS systems
Previous experience working in a natural resource
environment is an added advantage.
Capacity to work with minimum supervision in
difficult terrain and conditions.
Excellent communication and public relation skills
working with forest communities and other stakeholders.
High level of integrity, transparency and excellence
in executing responsibilities.
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, present salary and naming three referees, plus their postal, email
and telephone contacts to the address below;
Spring Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863,
Kampala, Uganda
Tel: 0312 –
264035/6 or 0414 – 230365/9
Deadline: Friday, 15th November 2015
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