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Forestry Assistant Job in Sotik - Sotik Tea Company

The Sotik Tea Company is a leading Kenya tea producer, located in a rural environment 50kms West of Kericho town consisting of tea estates and two highly automated tea factories.

We have an innovative approach to the growing and manufacture of tea, with a deep knowledge and passion for our products ensuring the greatest care for the environment and community as a reliable, responsible and accredited supplier of quality tea.

We pride ourselves with the quality of our personnel and our productivity.

The Company is seeking to recruit a
 Forestry Assistant to be based in Sotik.

Key Responsibilities
  • Implement all aspects of Forestry which are relevant to the company.
  • Organize and manage the annual mensuration and inventory of the timber plantations and ensure that proper records are maintained.
  • Plan and obtain the best possible seed and manage the nurseries for the timber seedlings, in liaison with the Estate management.
  • Organize and manage the felling plan; all aspects of replanting; first year maintenance of the timber plantations and thereafter a general upkeep program of the mature plantations.
  • Ensure preservation and conservation of all indigenous areas and the maintenance of these areas.
  • Establish what hectarages is available from the annual inventory, mensuration and planned tea production.
  • Organize and manage the felling and pole extraction from the selected fields.
  • Establish contacts with the buyers of the various types of poles and ensure that adequate records are maintained in liaison with Deputy General Manager-Field and General Manager.
  • Establish what the domestic timber and pallet requirement is and to supply the Estates and Factories accordingly.
  • Source a market for sawn timber and produce accordingly.
The Candidate

The preferred candidate should have the following qualifications and qualities;
  • Three years relevant experience,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
  • Team player and change agent,
  • Honesty,
  • BSc Forestry,
  • Aged below 35 years.
If you are a self starter and believe that you have the qualities to inspire and innovate within this new role, please send your CV (with a contact number and details of 3 referees) and an indication of your salary expectation to;

The General Manager,
The Sotik Tea Companies
P.O. Box Private Bag,
20406 – Sotik.

The closing date for applications will be 10th December 2010.

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