Forest Officer Position at Institute of Green Growth Solutions (IGGS)

The Institute of Green Growth Solutions (IGGS) is on the lookout for a skilled and seasoned professional to join their team as a Forest Officer. This role presents a unique opportunity for individuals passionate about sustainable forestry practices and environmental conservation to make a meaningful impact.

Job Brief – Forest Officer

As a Forest Officer at IGGS, you will play a crucial role in the sustainable management of woodlands. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Advising woodland owners on good forestry practice: Providing guidance on sustainable forestry practices to ensure the long-term health and vitality of woodlands.
  • Advising on forestry grants and forest certification: Assisting woodland owners in navigating the intricacies of forestry grants and certification processes, promoting sustainable practices.
  • Negotiating contract terms and appointing forest worker sub-contractors: Facilitating agreements and overseeing the selection of subcontractors for various forestry tasks.
  • Monitoring budgets and preparing financial forecasts: Ensuring financial sustainability by overseeing budgets and forecasting expenditures accurately.
  • Site surveying and anticipating future ecological developments: Conducting thorough site surveys and proactively identifying potential ecological changes for strategic planning.
  • Preventing illegal felling of trees: Implementing measures to curb illegal logging activities and promoting responsible forestry.
  • Identifying and addressing harmful pests and diseases: Implementing measures to detect and mitigate the impact of pests and diseases on woodland health.
  • Supervising, coordinating, and training forestry workers: Overseeing the day-to-day activities of forestry workers, ensuring coordination and providing necessary training.
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Qualification Required & Experience

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, you should possess:

  • A minimum of 2 years proven experience as a Forest Officer in a similar industry, showcasing your expertise in sustainable forestry practices.
  • A minimum Bachelor’s Degree in a forestry or environmental-related course, providing you with the foundational knowledge required for the role.
  • Knowledge in Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Proficiency in GIS to enhance decision-making processes related to forestry management.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills: The ability to lead and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Good research and analytical ability: The capacity to conduct in-depth research and analyze data to inform sustainable forestry practices.

Location

The position is based in Bekwai-Ashanti Region, providing an opportunity to work in a diverse and ecologically rich environment.

How to Apply

If you meet the qualifications and are ready to contribute to the green growth initiative, please follow these steps:

  1. Prepare an updated CV showcasing your relevant experience.
  2. Draft a compelling cover letter expressing your interest in the Forest Officer position.
  3. Include your salary expectations.

Email these documents to iggs.jobs@gmail.com with “Forestry Officer IGGS” as the subject.

Closing Date

The deadline for application submission is 12 December 2023.

Don’t miss this chance to be a part of an organization dedicated to sustainable growth and environmental stewardship. Apply now and be a driving force in shaping the future of forestry practices.

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