Florestas de Niassa

Florestas de Niassa is recruiting a Forester, to be based in Lichinga and Niassa, Mozambique.

  • Florestas de Niassa wishes to recruit a Forester based at its largest forestry plantation outside Lichinga in Niassa Province
  • The Forester position is responsible for the planning and execution of forestry activities in line with the Company’s policies, procedures and prescriptions and reports to the Plantation Manager
  • Plans and manages silviculture activities within budget and in compliance with the Company’s policies, procedures and prescriptions
  • Supervises forest technicians, drivers, machine operators, and general labour
  • Monitors and reports the progress of different activities, productivity and cost against Budget
  • Assists in the compilation of Annual Plans of Operations (APO)
  • Directs and supervises the preparation of sites on which trees will be planted
  • Plans and executes planting, maintenance, fire protection and harvesting activities
  • Ensures compliance to the Company’s safety, health and environmental policies and procedures
  • Communicates with neighbours about firefighting and fire protection
  • Drives the plantation’s fire protection and participates in fire standby and fire-fighting activities
  • Plans, directs and controls the use of resources such as labour, tools, machinery, vehicles, materials using the best forestry or technical methods to achieve an efficient operation
  • Monitors usage of materials against production standards
  • Implements in-house training and development of subordinates on plantation
  • Position works outdoors and therefore individual must be in excellent physical condition
  • Individual must be a good problem solver
  • Ability to use different tools such as clinometers, diameter tapes, increment borers and GPS unit
  • Degree in Forestry
  • At least 5 years hands on experience as a forester in a commercial forestry environment
  • Short courses in any of the following will be an added advantage:
  • Production Planning
  • Supervision or Productivity Management
  • Weed Control
  • Basic Forest Fire Fighting
  • Disciplinary Procedures of Employees
  • Safety in the work place
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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  • Entity Florestas de Niassa
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  • Published 27.03.2017
  • Expires 14.04.2017
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