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Community Forester at The New Forests Company (T) Limited

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The New Forests Co. (T) Ltd

Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Jobs Vacancies at The New Forests Company (T) Ltd, 2022

Community Forester
Job Overview
Job role:
Community Forester
Purpose of the position:

  • Contribute
    to the realization of NFC’s Shared Value strategy by: Provide
    commercial-level Forestry planning, training, co-ordination, and
    management of the CSR led community forestry program in close
    collaboration with the Community
  • Development Officers (CDOs) responsible for each plantation/pole plant
  • Establish
    quality forestry (and agroforestry) practices with high survival rates
    amongst Out-grower trees to maximize their revenues and secure NFC long
    term timber supply chain
  • Accurate and timely data capture and reporting of community forestry program
  • Community Forester at The New Forest Company


Key Result Areas and accountabilities:

  • Sourcing high quality seedling inputs for the Out-grower program, in co
    ordination with the CSR team regarding species preferences
  • Lead
    and train the CSR CDOs and Community Liaison Officers (CLOs) in
    accurate GPS mapping and forestry data collection to ensure accurate
    data is inputted into the Micro- Forest app.
  • Lead the
    silviculture practices of the Out-grower program, including planning,
    spacing, land preparation, trainings, seedling distribution, post
    planting verification, enumeration, thinning and harvesting.
  • The community trained practices are to be compliant with FSC, for ease of future group scheme certification
  • Be
    proactive in supporting the CSR team and Community Tree grower
    Associations with resolving planting or tree related challenges
  • Co-ordinate visits to NFC plantations, research trials and processing facilities as part of the community knowledge building
  • Ensure
    all relevant NFC IMS procedures and prescriptions are followed 8.
    Co-ordinate with NFC Forestry department regarding NFC quality
    standards, to ensure mature Out-grower timber complies with NFC sourcing
  • Incorporate agroforestry, fruit trees, inter-cropping,
    and other climate smart best practices in the Out-grower program to
    help maximize their land use potential and build climate resilience.
  • Develop
    and/or update silviculture, agroforestry, and risk management training
    cards to support effective knowledge transfer to communities
  • Health
    and safety issues and problems are effectively investigated, managed,
    and reported on. A positive attitude towards health and safety is
    developed, managed, and maintained across all areas.
  • An
    environment of continuous, but appropriate, health and safety
    improvement are developed. Activities are coordinated with other
    functions and departments and are undertaken in a collegiate manner.
  • New and improved methods or initiatives are evaluated, documented, costed, recommended and, where authorized, implemented.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
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Skills, Knowledge & Competencies required to perform this role:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of commercial level forestry
  • Experience
    in or willingness to learn and apply agroforestry practices 3.
    Demonstrable experience with and interest in working with Communities
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Respect NFC’s safety rules and other policies
  • Good communication skills – verbal and written
  • Ability to plan all activities, and execute the operations
  • Ability to produce timely reports in agreed format
  • Demonstrable ability to work with mobile software apps, such as Smallholdr, Katam and others


  • A relevant degree in Forestry
  • Years of experience required to perform this role
  • At least 3 years’ work relevant experience

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Desired Start Date: 02nd January, 2023.
How to apply
If you are interested, please send you application letter & CV to and not later than 30th November, 2022.


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