NATURAL WOODLAND AND CONSERVATION MANAGER KVTC is the largest grower of teak in Africa and has established plantations in Tanzania since 1992. The Company manages teak plantations and natural woodlands as well as a timber processing plant located in the Ulanga District. The Company is the largest exporter of timber products from Tanzania and employs around 300 people. For more information go to www.kvtc-tz.com.
In order to strengthen its organization KVTC has created the new position of Natural Woodland and Conservation Manager To assist in maintaining and improving the management of the natural forests and conservation areas on its landholding. The Natural Woodland Manager will be the key person for implementation of sustainable harvesting trials to be initiated in cooperation and collaboration with the surrounding communities.
1. Conservation Management
• Work with a team of Village Game Scouts to patrol and safeguard the natural woodland and conservation areas • Analyze patterns of illegal logging, poaching and wildfires and develop strategies to combat these activities • Build strategic alliances '1.ith communities and local governments to combat illegal activities • Ensure the establishment and implementation of a monitoring and reporting system measuring performance against Conservation Plan
2. Natural Woodland Management • Be the lead person for the development of KVTe's natural woodland strategy which will include the transition from a 100% conservation approach to a more inclusive management philosophy with the involvement of surrounding communities • Develop and implement Forest Management Plans for the Natural Woodland Areas • Develop inventories, quality assessments and sustainable off take quantities for the various management units • Train and develop staff in the management and operations of natural woodland areas • Ensure all activities developed are in line with Forest Stewardship Council requirements • Ensure the establishment and implementation of a monitoring and reporting system measuring performance against Forest Management Plan 3. Community Relations • To detect and handle complaints, disputes and grievances of communities and to report these to the CEO • Work together with the Social Manager to integrate the conservation and natural woodland programs in the overall CSR strategy of the company 4. Budget, financial management Prepare conservation and woodland management budgets and develop funding proposals for the same
5. Other Performs other duties as requested by the CEO or his/her designate.
CANDIDATE PROFILE 1. Qualifications
BSc or MSc in Forestry or Conservation Management) 2. Skills • Fluent in English and Kiswahili • Computer literate (MS Office) • Outstanding communication and presentation skills. • Coaching and leadership skills • Preferably experience with GPS and GIS programs 3. Experiences and Ability • Preferably worked in Forestry or Agro-Processing Industry or other Industrial Environment • Practical knowledge working with forest communities • Experience working with conservation NGO's, (local) governments and management of project budgets • Experience with fund raising and communication with funders • Experience with forestry certification systems • Ability to work in remote and challenging conditions
Please submit your application letter, CV and copies of certificates and qualifications through KVTC@KVTZ-TZ.COM
Deadline of submission is 15th April 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted