SENIOR FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (6 POSTS)


SENIOR FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (X6 POSTS)

SALARY: R316 791 per annum. (Total package of R460 251 per annum/ conditions apply)

CENTRE: Mthatha Ref No: FOM10/2020 (X1 Post)

Bhisho Ref No: FOM11/2020 (X1 Post)

Pietermaritzburg Ref No: FOM12/2020 (X1 Post)

North West Ref no: FOM13/2020 (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or equivalent qualification within a related field with 1-2 years’ experience in forestry development or forestry extension. Knowledge and understanding of the National Forest Act 1998 (Act 84 of 1998), the National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1996 (Act 101 of 1996), PFMA, and other related environmental legislation. Good presentation skills, excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, program and project management, good interpersonal relations, negotiation skills. Computer skills in MS Office Software, a valid driver’s license and must be willing to travel.

DUTIES: The incumbent will be responsible for implementing and providing technical advice and support in terms of greening programs or initiatives for institutional development. Conduct awareness campaigns on the importance of greening, forest enterprise development, and non-timber forest products through the implementation of special events and programmes such as Arbor Month, Arbor City Awards, and Edu Plant initiatives. Promote partnership between government, Non-Government Organisations (NGO’s), and private individuals and communities to ensure long-term commitment to land forestry programmes and incorporation of forestry programmes in IDPs. Render and facilitate support on the implementation of livelihood development programs or projects such as mushroom, beekeeping, and medicinal gardens, etc. Render support on the implementation and establishment of forestry enterprise development initiatives, livelihoods of the people, and new afforestation. Assist the communities with regard to the licensing of legal entities. Ensure forestry resources and services are effective, well managed and coordinated, and aligned with the Strategic/Annual Business Planning processes and Forestry Policies. Provide general administration support services.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. D Mtati Tel No: (040) 940 4704 Cell No: 060 973 8114 (Eastern Cape)

Mr. S. Masuku Tel No: (033) (KZN) Mr. C Ndou Tel No: (012)309 5708/7/0760191221

NOTE: Interested candidates are requested to submit separate applications for each advert indicating the correct Reference number