The Minister for Water and Environment (MWE) under the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act of 2003 (NFTPA 2003) is charged with the formulation and implementation of the forest policy, the national forest plan and the overall management of the forest sector, through the Directorate of Environment Affairs, and the Forest Service Support Department (FSSD). NFA is a semi-autonomous government organization established under the NFTPA (2003) to sustainably manage all Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) in Uganda, and to promote and develop private forestry. The District Forestry Services was also created under the NFTPA to administer forest resources in Uganda outside of CFRs at district level, with supervision from the FSSD.
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), on behalf of the Ministry for Water and Environment, is seeking the services of a senior consultant to develop a new set of standing orders and administrative policies for the forest sector, arising from the need to revise, redevelop and revive the Departmental Standing Orders of the previous Forest Department (1997), together with the incorporation of existing FSSD, NFA and DFS orders and policies into the new instrument. The new ‘Uganda Forestry Standing Orders & Administrative Policies’ will act as the key guiding document for the day-to-day management of the forestry sector and its operations.
Experience and Qualifications
The consultant will be required to have a minimum of an advanced postgraduate qualification in business administration, forest administration / governance or other directly relevant field together with:
- A proven minimum track record of ten years’ professional experience and achievement at a senior leadership level in forestry and forest management within government and preferably also in the private sector
- A comprehensive understanding of best practices in forestry and organisational management, and equally of the environment in which Ugandan public institutions operate.
Criteria for application
Prospective applicants, who meet the above requirements, should submit bids by e-mail to UGProcurement@awf.org for the attention of the Country Director, African Wildlife Foundation by 17:00hrs May 14, 2020. All bids received will be acknowledged.
AWF is an equal opportunity organisation and women are encouraged to apply.