Friday, July 8, 2016

The New Forests Company,Extension Forester (EF)Jobs in Rwanda



The New Forests Company is a sustainable forestry company with operations in Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.  We manage the buffer zone around Nyungwe National Park and are the largest producer of electrification poles in Rwanda. 
Our mission is to become the premier Pan-African, vertically integrated, socially responsible, sustainable timber company, sh
aring the value we create with our shareholders, employees, customers and neighboring communities. We are an agent of change through responsible forestry, timber processing, profitability, employment, conservation and community development.  Where necessary, we challenge the status quo and established business models, redefine the role of companies as drivers of economic growth in Africa.  See more at www.newforests.net.
The ideal candidate is ambitious, dedicated, hardworking, intelligent, results oriented, energetic, honest, and passionate, with strong people skills and an excitement to learn and grow in the role.  Candidates must be willing to relocate near Nyungwe Buffer Zone on a permanent basis.
Extension Forester (EF)  - NFC Rwanda
Summary of the Position: this role will implement and scale NFC’s innovative out grower scheme in partnership with the neighboring communities. The EF reports directly to the Corporate Social Responsibility Programme Manager (CSR PM).
Experience:
  • Working on an agricultural plantation, supply chain or outgrower scheme, preferably forestry
  • Forming and supporting farmer groups, business development and/or value chains in a rural setting
  • Working with or managing rural cooperatives and associations
  • Implementing community development and livelihood programmes
  • Project planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Developing, managing and reporting against a budget
Competencies:
  • Good report writing, communication, presentation and research skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including local government and community partners
  • Demonstrable facilitation, mobilization and training skills
  • Fluent verbal and written English and Kinyarwanda; knowledge of French is an advantage
  • High degree of integrity and personal responsibility
  • Excited by NFC’s Corporate Social Responsibility model, vision, mission, and objectives
  • Good interpersonal skills, demonstrating diplomacy and tact
Qualifications:
  • A relevant Bachelor’s Degree or a Diploma in Forestry, Agriculture or Community Development from a recognised institution
  • At least three years’ experience in extension/out grower programme implementation
  • Ability to ride a motorbike and in possession of a valid driving licence of Cat.
  • A Remuneration and Benefits: dependent on qualifications, experience, and skills of candidate

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