Thursday, 21 January 2016

Forestry Information Manager

Job Title: Forestry Information Manager

Reports to: 
Business Operations Director

Level: Mid-level position with significant growth and upward mobility potential

Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience

Location: Kilifi head office with < 40% field work and travel

Open to Kenyan citizens only

Introduction: Komaza is looking for a full-time Forestry Information Manager based out of its Kilifi, Kenya office to lead a field based team of Forestry Information Associates who measure and evaluate our tree inventory in the thousands of tree farms located in Kilifi county, Kenya.
 
Several teams operate day to day in the field to support Komaza’s operations.

The Forestry Information team is crucial in collecting the data necessary to guide the senior leadership team in critical decision making.

The Role: Komaza’s Field Information department is a highly mobile team which specializes in the collection of data from literally thousands of tree farms. 

The data is collected using different capturing methods by teams on Motorbikes who live and breathe “Data”.

The Manager of this team has to be an exceptional team-leader who plans and organizes the work schedules of the various team members and prioritizes various data needs by other teams. 

This role requires somebody who always thinks “How can I make the data collection more effective?” “Which other data do we have to collect?” “How can I support the other teams better?”

This role is partially field based and requires somebody who is confident and flexible when interacting with local farmers and team members.

As the Forestry Information Manager, a typical day might include:
  • Plan and organize the work schedule for the team
  • Upload forestry information into the IMS
  • Generate reports and conduct analyses
  • Collaborate with case management team
  • Visit farms and do fact checking on location
This job might be for you, if:
  • You love working in a fast paced work environment
  • You love challenging situations
  • You are extremely detail oriented
  • You love working in a rural setting and interacting with farmers
  • Speak amazing Kiswahili and Giriama
How to apply:

How to get this job:

In order to land this awesome opportunity you will need to love helping and growing people. 

If you want to do something meaningful which will have huge impact on the local communities, are not afraid of a complex and tough job, and want to grow professionally and personally then please apply for this role. 

Please send your maximum 3 page-CV and a cover letter detailing why you are the right fit as well as why you want to work for Komaza to recruiting@komaza.org with “REF: FORESTRY INFORMATION MANAGER APPLICATION” in the subject matter line. 

Please do not send your academic documents and any other documents not asked for in this job ad. 

The deadline for applications is the 8th of February 2016.


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