Forestry Officer job at Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)


Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)

Forestry Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 10 June 2022

Hiring Organization: Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)

Job Details:

Job Title: Forestry Officer
Organisation: The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in Uganda
Duty Station: Hoima City, Uganda

About US:
The Jane Goodall Institute Uganda, with support from One Tree Planted, is implementing a three-year Wildlife Habitat and Corridor restoration project that is promoting tree planting on both community and NFA reserves in the Albertine region and specifically Hoima District and Kagombe Central Forest Reserve in Kagadi District. The long-term objective of the project is to contribute to the maintenance of ecosystem function (products and services) of catchment forests in the Albertine Rift region of Uganda through large afforestation programs and while doing so restore critical corridors for the endangered chimpanzees. Major activities that the project is implementing are: 1) Restore degraded areas in the community forest corridors in Hoima District; 2) Restore degraded areas in Kagombe Central Forest Reserve; 3) Promote agroforestry practices on community land; and 4) Strengthen Forest monitoring and law enforcement
Job Summary: The Forestry Officer shall be responsible of executing forest conservation duties as planned in projects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Train community in and promote forest silvicultural practices.
• Conduct forest inventories.
• Promote tree nursery establishment and management.
• Mobilise community and promote their involvement in project activities.
• Prepare workplans, execute them based on project indicators.
• Write field work and monthly activity reports timely.
• Write proposals for tree planting, inventory, and monitoring.
• Conduct Environmental Education in communities Experience
• Perform any other duty as assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor of science in Forestry and any other related environmental studies
• At least One year of work experience related to those above.
• Fluency in local languages of Hoima and Masindi is an added advantage
• Must have good and proven report writing skills
• Experience in data collection and processing is a must
• Knowledge of GIS, remote sensing and mapping tools is essential for this position
• Integrated Water and catchment planning knowledge is also an added advantage
• Good written and communication skills
• Good interpersonal skills

Application procedure

Applications should be submitted to pnyakwera@janegoodall.org
Deadline: Friday 10th June 2022

Date Posted: 2022-06-08

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