TERMS OF REFERENCE
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF FOREST (DCoF) – FMD
POSITION: Deputy Commissioner of Forests (DCoF) – FMD
REPORTS TO: Commissioner of Forests (CoF)
DVISION: Forest Monitoring
The Deputy Commissioner of Forests (DCoF) will be responsible for the day-to-day management of operations of the Forest Monitoring Division (FMD). He/She must commit to the highest standards of integrity, competence and commitment.
- The Deputy Commissioner of Forests should be able to effectively plan, organize and effectively manage the work of the Forest Monitoring Division in accordance with the approved policies and procedures of the GFC.
- The Deputy Commissioner of Forests should ensure that Guyana’s forest monitoring systems and procedures are compliant with the legislation and policy; and facilitate the maximization of revenue from the forestry sector.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Preparing work plans and budgets for the Division and monitoring implementation.
- Overseeing the preparation and review of Manuals of Procedure for the Division.
- Developing and implementing systems and procedures for the enforcement of forest laws and regulations
- Coordinating the recording of forest production and calculation and collection of forest revenue.
- Monitoring compliance with forest management plans, operational plans and operational standards.
- Developing and monitoring a database of licences and permit operations.
- Supervising a programme of outreach activities to forest communities.
- Providing guidance to the staff of the division on procedural matters and offences and monitoring the database of offences, offenders and prosecutions.
- Providing advice on forest research requirements and on forest revenue systems.
- Managing staff of the department to ensure the effectiveness and integrity of monitoring and revenue systems.
- Substantial responsibility for direction, motivation and disciplinary matters with staff and considerable contact with the public.
- Responsible for management of all resources available to the division
- Must display initiative and be accountable for decisions that have long term impacts on the forest resource and the GFC
- Conducting routine visits to forest stations to ensure work plans and objectives are proceeding according to schedules
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- A Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or a related field of study with at least five years of experience; or a relevant Master’s degree plus three years of experience in a senior management position.
- Must possess good communication and report writing skills
- Must have a good understanding of Guyana’s Forest laws and regulations, and best practices in relation to monitoring forest harvest operations and trade of forest products.
Good managerial, planning, organizing, communication and interpersonal skills will be an asset. Must be computer literate.
- The incumbent would be required to work outside of normal working hours.
- He/she should be able to operate against challenges in reaching deadlines and maintain a positive relationship with all stakeholders, especially businesses.
- Field visits will constitute an integral part of working activity
SALARY AND OTHER BENEFITS
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.