Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Silviculture Forester Careers at New Forests Company in Tanzania


Job Title; Silviculture Forester

Employer: New Forests Company

Duty Station: Iringa, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 12th April 2014

Job Descriptions:



Purpose:

To plan, lead and control allocated plantation activities on a small plantation (2000-5000ha) with the help of a team of contractors or own ops labour, and other technical experts. The incumbent is responsible to deliver the right quantity and quality of volumes at the right time, safely and environmentally responsible and sustainable. The Forester is also responsible to manage all stakeholder and community relationships.

Skills and competencies:

Nursery establishment
preparation of the planting sites
management of the plantation’s establishment activities including: carefully planned and monitored marking, pitting, planting and fertilizer operations
plan, manage and monitor all weeding and pruning activities
protection of the plantation and related assets through effective management of pest and diseases, fire, grazing and encroachment
ensure effective and positive management of all community and community stakeholder relationships
infrastructure establishment and maintenance
contractor management
financial management and management reporting
people management
implementation of all FSC principles and standards
Implementation all relevant Health & Safety provisions and Labour Legislation.

Requirements:

Recognised Diploma or Degree in Forestry, or applied Forestry
At least 2 - 5 years’ experience in plantation forestry
Minimum requirement to have managed outsourced contractors for at least 1 year
Minimum requirement to have coached and mentored workers for at least 3 years.


How to Apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.newforests.net for more information and download the necessary application form under the careers section. Please follow the instructions noted on the application form.