Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Forester Job Vacancy in Kenya

Vacancy Announcement: Forester

The Role

The holder will provide sound knowledge and administration skills to forest growing, harvesting, protection, accessibility, productivity, and sustainability.

Activities
  • Advising on good forestry practice;
  • Advising on the establishment of the most appropriate tree species (whether by planting or natural regeneration), budgeting, access, ecological surveys and forest certification;
  • Organising the growing, harvesting, marketing and sale of timber;
  • Planning and implementing work programmes and ensuring effective use of resources to meet the current objectives of the forest area;
  • Supervising forest workers and contractors in the field, which may include negotiation with subcontracting companies;
  • Liaising with customers, timber merchants, the public and local authorities
  • Keeping up to date with changes in legislation and other developments;
  • Working to and maintaining globally-recognised forest certification;
  • Planning and controlling budgets and preparing costing and financial forecasts;
  • Monitoring existing forestry practices;
  • Protecting forest from illegal felling, pests and diseases;
  • Ensuring that the presence of forest does not detrimentally affect the surrounding environment and wildlife by damaging wildlife habitats, water supplies or soil.
  • Plan programmes for planting and harvesting trees make sure health and safety regulations and procedures are followed make sure wildlife and natural habitats are protected and conserved
Person Specification

The key personal attributes of forestry officers include:
  • BSc in Forestry
  • At least 5 years post qualification experience in a busy forest environment
  • Ability to supervise others, and work as part of a team
  • Ability and confidence to manage long-term projects
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • High standard of numeracy
  • High level of computer literacy.
Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their applications on e-mail, together with the latest copy of CV, telephone number and details of their current remuneration to: recruit@idp-ea.com on or before Monday 13th February 2012.

Do not attach any scanned documents please

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