Executive Director

Type: Full Time Deadline: 3 months, 114 days
Category: Executive Location: Dar-es-Salaam
Job Level: Executive

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Administration and Organization
    • Manage communication, meetings and other interfaces with the members and member committees
    • Administer transparent membership fees and contributions
    • Develop guidelines, policies and administrative rules for the organization
    • Recruit or hire staff in particular for research functions if required
  2. Members
  • Recruit members across the forestry sector
  • Liaise with other industry bodies (smallholder organizations, NGO’s, etc…) and explore ways in which these organizations can become members of AF
  • Develop membership structures for different member categories
  • Explore possibilities to grow the organization from a Tanzanian into an East African organization (Uganda and Rwanda in particular)
  1. Financial
    • Develop and implement budgets
    • Maintain accounts (statutory and management accounts)
    • Prepare and apply for external funding
  2. Database / Statistics
  • Develop and maintain a database with industry statistics
  1. Advocacy, Promotion and Communication
  • Liaise with members to understand key barriers to sustainable forestry in Tanzania / East Africa
  • Prepare policy papers to be shared with stakeholders
  • Arrange and administer meetings and interface with government, state institutions and other stakeholders and promote and gain support for the Purpose and to address and remove barriers
  • Represent the forest industry at public seminars and workshops inside and outside Tanzania
  • Develop public as well as member based promotional material, newsletters and information
  1. Research
  • Perform through recruitment if necessary research to develop supporting facts
  • Coordinate and where appropriate direct research activities in close cooperation with external expertise and members

Educational Qualifications

  • Higher education (Bachelor or Master) in forestry, relevant other technical and / or business education

Experience Requirements

  • Tanzanian Citizen
  • Familiar with political and state agencies and environment preferably the forestry related agencies
  • Structures with ability to organize and administer; ability to synthesise arguments and summarize; and ability to exert a respected posture, to effectively present and articulate arguments in smaller as well as larger settings

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