POSITION: FOREST SUPERVISOR (4 POSITIONS) Reports to: Sector/Plantation Manager Duty Station: Field based and ready to work in hard to reach areas Salary Scale: NFA 6 Terms of Employment Three (3) year contract (Renewable) Job Summary: Responsible for proper management of the forest reserve area, machinery/equipment assigned to him or her and maintaining of good public relations with all stakeholders;
Responsibilities and tasks: Implementing forest management plans including raising nursery seedlings, planting trees, forest boundary maintenance etc. Take full charge of a beat as defined by the Sector Manager, adopting the landscape management approach. Supervise the harvesting of forest resources. Guide visitors around the forest beat. Prepare weekly activity schedules and targets and ensure their accomplishments. Participate in preparation and supervision of local contracts where applicable, and certification of completion of work. Carry out regular maintenance of forest boundaries. Conduct and supervise forest patrols to ensure integrity of the forest. Participate in protection activities in the forest reserve beyond the beat. Prepare and submit situational and weekly reports to the Sector/Plantation Manager. Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Minimum qualifications, work experience, abilities and personal attributes: Minimum of a Diploma in Forestry and/or Agro-forestry from recognized institutions. At least two (2) years working experience in a similar or related position in a reputable organization. Basic knowledge of forestry and environmental management.
Criteria for application
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should submit their applications, certified copies of academic certificates, transcripts and curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants’ education, qualifications, experience (with evidence), present salary, three referees with their full postal address, email and telephone contacts as well as the candidate’s full address and e-mail to the address below not later than close of business on 17th January 2020. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
NFA is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.
Applications should be addressed to: The Executive Director National Forestry Authority Plot10/20 Spring Road, Bugolobi P.O. Box 70863, Kampala-Uganda Tel: 0312 – 264035/6; 0414 -360400