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Posted: 10 Aug 2017 11:43
Deadline: 31 Aug 2017
Category: Management
Location: Africa , Tanzania , Dar es Salaam
Employment: Full-Time
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
About Company: Kilombero Valley Teak Company (KVTC) is a teak plantation and sawmilling business located in the Kilombero and Ulanga Districts of the Morogoro Region of Southern Tanzania. KVTC includes approximately 8,150 planted hectares and total landholdings of 28,000 hectares, as well as a sawmill with a current production capacity of 35,000 cubic meters.
Email: info@kvtc.org
Phone: N/A
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Requirements
Tertiary Degree in Forestry or related courses or extensive working experience in a resource
orientated environment
3-5 years of experience in a commercial agricultural or forestry company in a mapping and
planning orientated role
An understanding of statistics and proven ability to implement trials, compile and analyse data
and present in report format to management
Experience with FSC Certification systems
Experience working with GIS Programs (ArcView or similar) and Resource/Forestry
Management Software (in particular MicroForest)
Computer literate
Fluent in English speaking, reading and writing
Strong personality and good communicator that likes to work in a team but can function with
minimum guidance
This position is based in a remote and rural part of Tanzania and entails extensive field work.
Less than 50% of working hours is spent in the office.
Only applicants willing to work under these demanding conditions normal to this type of
environment should apply.
Conditions
N/A
Responsibilities
The PM's overall objective is to provide the company with detailed maps and manage data on its forestry
and conservation activities within KVTC's landholding. The PM administrates the research and
development programs of KVTC's forestry assets in close collaboration with external advisors and
researchers.
The PM will perform regular monitoring and reporting of numerous growth and operational progress
indicators through field surveys. The PM will assist the company in resource planning and drawing up
long term harvesting and thinning plans. The PM will lead the teams conducting enumeration, thinning
marking and thinning control to ensure that plantation growth is actively monitored (through plantation
management software) and optimised .
The PM will be required to work closely together with the company's external advisor(s) in order to
achieve the long-term Research and Development Goals.
Further to the forest management activities the PM is responsible to implement the company's FSC
Controlled Wood and Chain of Custody program and maintain certification.
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