Site Forester Job in Kenya

Job Purpose

A Forester is a professional responsible for conducting technical forestry work, collecting forest data, and ensuring the health and management of forested lands.

Location:

Karawa

Kilelelengwani

Majoreni

Ozi

anga

Key Duties And Responsibilities


Lead and oversee day-to-day operations of the planting team, nursery team and motivate them to do their work efficiently.

Ensure that the headcount at the planting, propagules collection and nursery teams are commensurate with the set daily activities and targets.

Work with Assistant Chief Forester (ACF) to establish large scale mangrove nursery.

This includes choosing species, developing timelines for propagules/seeds collection, propagation, and planting based on seasonal weather patterns at the Coast.

Assist the nursery and planting teams in troubleshooting mangroves propagation, germination, and survival issues in nursery beds and planting sites.

Assist to develop propagule collection and planting work rosters, delegate duties and noting cases of absenteeism and reporting to ACF.
Scout for mangrove forest blocks with mature propagules and guide the propagules collection team to those blocks so as to maintain surplus of propagules collection to meet the daily targets.

Oversee and record daily planting updates including species, total propagules/seedlings planted, photos of the planting activity.

Work with ACF to coordinate transportation and on-time delivery of propagules to other sites lackingthe propagules and coordinate their planting schedule.

Oversee the security of planted mangroves in the field and ensure any issues of propagules uprooting and/or harvesting of mature mangroves are addressed immediately.

Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor.

Working Conditions

The jobholder is required to work normal working hours in an office/ field environment with occasional long working hours and sometimes working over the weekends. At times may be called upon to address emergency situations.

Technical Skills

Proficient in MS Office

Have good analytical Skills

Strong personality with avid resilience and open to feedback

Ability to work under high pressure environment

Good organization and planning skills

Good interpersonal skills

Excellent communication skills

Coaching and mentorship skills
Ability to work with minimum supervision

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor Degree in Forestry

Experience in Mangrove ecosystem

Experience

A desired experience in Mangrove

How To Apply

Remuneration: Competitive Package

Conditions: preferably residents of the above counties

If interested, send CVs to recruitment@earthlungsreforestation.org

ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT ON OR BEFORE 12th JULY, 2024, AT 5.00 PM EAST AFRICAN TIME.