Gatsby Africa is establishing the Kenya Commercial Forestry Programme (KCFP) to address the high level wood supply shortage in Kenya and also to help accelerate economic growth and improve the livelihoods of rural poor people. KCFP will support government departments and large, medium and small-scale private commercial tree growers technically and commercially to establish and manage fast-growing and high-yielding plantations that target timber and bio-energy markets.
The Inventory Planner (IP) will play a number of crucial roles in support of KCFP including: advising and facilitating partners on all aspects of forest management planning; advising on Management Information Systems and supporting their adoption; and delivering training. While part of the technical forestry team, the IP will also play an important bridging function in terms of generating and aggregating information and data required by KCFP’s Forestry Analytics Unit.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in Geographic Information Systems, commercial forest planning, forest yield regulation and valuation. S/he will have at least three years of relevant experience in forest resources assessment and management and application of spatial and non-spatial analysis plus a BSc in a related field.
Candidates must be Kenyan nationals and must have a degree in forestry and/or some forestry experience.
Interested and qualified? Go to Gatsby Africa career website on oxfordhr.co.uk to apply