Forester Jobs – Busoga Forestry Company (BFC)

Job Title:   Forester
Organization: Busoga
Forestry Company (BFC)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Busoga Forestry
Company (BFC) Ltd. is a commercial forestry plantation company and a subsidiary
of Green Resources AS (GRAS) of Norway, Africa’s leading Forestation Company
and a leader in Easi African wood processing. GRAS owns over 44,000ha 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. BFC, under the 49-year renewable tree planting licenses, has
established forest plantations on 4,610 ha in Bukaleba CFR and 1,989 ha in
Kachung CFR in Mayuge and Dokolo districts respectively. The company uses wood
from existing and new plantations to produce high-value-added products based on
the needs of its customers. BFC follows the highest corporate social &
environmental standards as well as standards for responsible forest management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Tasked with compiling Annual plans of operations under the guidance
    of the Operations Manager
  • Scheduling silviculture operations, strengthening community
  • Ensuring overall company and contractor compliance with FSC and
    country environmental obligations
  • Manage Contractors with integrity and professionalism ensure timeous
    payment of contractors is made by BFC.
  • Ensure that field activities are adequately supervised and performed
    according to the standard operating procedure.
  • Report on any crop or plantation failures in different compartments,
    report any pests and diseases that are identified in the field.
  • Protection of plantation against any illegal activities, ensuring
    that daily output targets are achieved.
  • Submit daily and weekly report, Report any breakdowns on machinery
  • Promote health and safety during activities by emphasizing that all
    workers wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for the appropriate tasks
    and maintaining the right distance from each other especially during
    weeding operations.
  • Aiming at improving the quality of work by contractors during
    maintenance through constant supervision.
  • Organizing the team and ensuring that minimum time is lost during
    working hours.
  • Ensure safety of all organizations supplies, tools and equipment.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry.
  • An understanding of plantation operations
  • Basic Knowledge budgeting
  • Professional, credible and highly motivated,
  • High integrity.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non- technical
  • Ability to work on one’s own initiative and work to meet challenging
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should submit their cover letter, detailed CV, three
references and University transcript. Electronically as one attachment only in
portable documents format (pdf) indicating the position applied for in the
subject: HRBFC001 to email address: 
Deadline: 31st January 2019
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