Community,Conservation and Certification Manager-Kilombero Valley Teak.Co.Ltd


KVTC is the largest grower of teak in Africa and has established plantations in Tanzania since J 992. The Company manages teak
plantations and n.trral woodlands as well as a timber processing plant located in the Ulanga District. The Company is the largest
exporter of timber products from Tanzania and employs around 300 people. For more information go to
To strengthen its organization KVTC has created the new position of Community, Conservation and Certification Manager 
to assist in maintaining and improving the management of the community relations, conservation programs and forest
certification programs on and around its landholding. In addition to the "3Cs"The successful candidate will be the key person for
implementation of a joint forest management project on KVTC land.

1. Conservation Management
Work with a team of Village Game Scouts to patrol and safeguard the naturalwoodland and'conservation areas
Analyze patterns of illegal logging, poaching and wildfires and develop strategies to combat these activities
Build strategic alliances with communities and local governments to combat illegal activities
Ensure the establishment and implementation of a monitoring and reporting system measuring performance against Conversation Plan

2. Community and other External Relations
Provide strategic direction and leadership to the Social Manager in the management of community relations.To detect and handle complaints, disputes and grievances of communities and to report these to the CEO
Work together with the Social Manager to integrate the conservation and natural woodland programs in the overall CSR strategy of the company
Liaise with local government authorities on a wide range of issues affecting KVTC's operations in the Ulanga, Kilombero and Malinyi Districts.

3. Certification
Give strategic direction and provide leadership to the HSE Manager in the implementation of ISO, OSHAS and FSC Certification programs

4. Natural Woodland Management 
Be the lead person for the development of KVTC's natural woodland strategy
Develop ancf implement Forest Management Plans for the Natural Woodland Areas
Develop inventories, quality assessments and sustainable offtake quantities for the various management units
Train and develop staff in the management and operations of natural woodland areas
Ensure all activities developed are in line with Forest Stewardship Council requirements
Establish and implement monitoring, reporting and measuring performance against Forest Manaqernent Plan

5. Budget, financial management .
• Prepare conservation and woodland management budgets and develop funding proposals for the same

6. Other '
• Performs other duties as requested by the CEO or his/her designate.

1. Qualifications
• BSc or MSc in Forestry or Conservation Management
2. Skills
Fluent in English and Kiswahili
Computer literate (MS Office)
Outstanding communication and presentation skills.
Coaching and leadership skills
Preferably experience with GPS and GIS programs

3. Experiences and Ability
Preferably worked in Forestry or Agro-Processing Industry or other Industrial Environment I
Practical knowledqe working with forest communities
Experience working with conservation NGO's, (local) governments and management of project budget
Experience with fund raising and communication with funders
Experience with forestry certification systems
Ability to work in remote and challenging conditions

Please submit your application letter, CV and copies of certificates and qualifications to kvtc@kvt~om

 Deadline for submission is 15th November 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.