Job Vacancy at UTGA- Executive Director/General Manager

 Job Title: Executive Director/General Manager

UTGA is a Members' organization of free growers, who see the advantage of a collective voice for the promotion of commercial forestry in Uganda. Since 2004, the Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS has been providing private individuals and companies with financial support and technical expertise for the establishment and management of forest plantations. In 2005, several SPGS Clients found that then were issues that could be addressed better collectively than as individuals, which led to the start-up of private planters' association. The Association could be influential in a lobby towards the Government o Uganda in regards to fiscal incentives for forestry and to petition funding organizations for investment capital for plantation establishment. The current Director has resigned and therefore UTGA is seeking the immediate services of a practical and enthusiastic private-sector forester to lead a small, but dedicatee team.

Job Title: Executive Director/General Manager

Job requirement

The candidate shall have a Degree in Forestry or Natural Resource Management and preferably hands-or experience of establishing and managing commercial enterprises - plantations in particular - or long experience (5-10 years) within agriculture or the natural sciences. The essential skills required are:
•A person with a keen business mind, who can document success in establishing a Business in the private sector that has shown tangible results,
•Leadership skills: A proven ability to engage staff and members in a meaningful business endeavors
• Product marketing experience;
• Good report writing and presentation skills (in English), as well as excellent oral communication skills;
• Good understanding of accounting and budgeting processes;
• A valid driver's licence;
• Other desirable skills include: certification (FSC; harvesting and forest marketing; GIS/GPS mapping and competence with computers;

An initial 2-year contract will be offered to die selected candidate, starting in May 2011, The post is based in Kampala, Uganda, but the work will require at times, substantial travel up-country. An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate. See for further information about UTGA.

How to apply

Applications are to be sent to UTGA, P.O. Box 5244, Kampala, Uganda or by e-mail to or delivered to the UTGA office at Plot 116 Bukoto Street between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m Deadline for applications is 12h00 (Uganda time) Monday 14th March 2011. Enclose a detailed CV showing age, present position and responsibilities and current level of remuneration, and include copies o professional/educational qualifications, personal contact details (telephone/e-mail) and names and contact details of three Referees. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in Kampala during week 11/2011.


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