[TZGISUG] Forest and Market Information System Manager Position

Andrew Ferdinands ferdinands2000 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 00:31:34 EAT 2015

          Forest and Market Information System Manager POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Private Forestry Programme (PFP) wishes to recruit a Tanzanian or other 
East African, Forest and Market Information System Manager to work in 
the Timber Growers Association (TGA) apex body service centre; which is 
to be developed in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. The successful 
candidate will develop and operate a forest information system relating 
to plantation pine, eucalyptus, and teak forests in the Southern 
Highlands and Kilombero valley of Tanzania. In addition, s/he will 
develop and operate a related market information system to link and 
integrate hundreds of growers who want to sell with buyers.

The TGA apex body Forest and Market Information Systems manager will 
'work inside the TGA apex body and answer to the TGA apex body 
professional forester /service manager. S/he will also report directly 
to the PFP TL and collaborate with the PFP GIS expert. S/he will also 
work with other development partners in strengthening the TGA networks 
and the information services provided to their TGA members.

Duty station: Southern Highlands of Tanzania (Njombe)

Duration: To be recruited and deployed as soon as possible, and to be 
retained full-time up to 31 December 2017. Further employment may be 
possible depending on success of the service centre in securing 
additional financing. .

Specific responsibilities:
The TGA apex body Forest and Market Information Systems manager will:

Develop and operate forest and market information systems for timber 
growers in the Southern Highlands and Kilombero Valley of Tanzania
Manage and consolidate TGA reporting on their operations and sales.

Provide periodic and impromptu information system reports to 
stakeholders and also communicate information to those who are unable to 
use the system
Strengthen monitoring and evaluation of PFP. interventions
Strengthen the provision of accessible forest resource information to 
participating forest based industries to facilitate their operational 
and strategic planning
Produce map and tabular outputs as requested by the apex body and PFP
Undertake other tasks as may be requested by the Team Leader

Masters degree or higher in GIS
Recognized qualification in computer science
Proven capability in developing GIS and RS geo-databases
Proven capability in developing and operating information systems
Excellent communication skills and ability to interact comfortably with 
rural communities and senior officials


If you are qualified and are ready to share your expertise working in an 
international team, send your current CV and application letter, in 
English,  to ssh at niras.com and copy to mhawkes1 at aol.com

The deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday 12th August 2015.

Best Regards,

Andrew Ferdinands, Land Use Planning,GIS & IT Expert

Private Forestry Programme-Panda Miti Kibiashara, NSSF building-Songea road, P.O.Box 1060 Njombe, Tanzania
Tel. + 255 762 750 020
Email ferdinands2000 at gmail.com
website www.pandamiti.or.tz

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