Forester
wwf
Quezon, PH
2d ago

Supervision

The Forester is under the direct supervision of the Vice-President for Programs and will be providing technical support to all forestry-related projects and / or activities of WWF-Philippines.

He / She will be assigned mainly to the 5-year Ipo reforestation project being implemented by the organization. He / she is expected to perform regular field visits to the assigned site / s and will work closely with the Project Manager and the Community Organizer in various aspects of the project.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and implement the 5-year Assisted Natural Regeneration and Enrichment planting (ANR-EP) plan and budget. Prepare detailed operational budget for each batch of seedlings.
  • Validate assumptions, g. labor costs, used in budgeting.

  • Review the community land use Evaluate the community-identified candidate
  • sites for ANR-EP as to successional status, extent of grasslands with pre-existing trees;
  • proximity to remnant forests and barriers to regeneration such as weed competition,

    fire threats, human and animal disturbances. Prepare report.

  • Recommend reforestation strategies and measures to address threats such as fencing,
  • fire breaks, patrolling. Develop and implement a monitoring protocol.

  • Prepare a manual guide for community The manual would instruct members on
  • how to’s in identifying and maintaining the target seedlings, ring weeding, applying

    fire breaks and pressing. Orient and train WWF staff and coop members on the use of the manual.

  • Work with the WWF GIS officer in mapping forest-related projects. Set up a monitoring system to include data collection, databasing of target seedlings and tracking growth and survival rate
  • Conduct monitoring visits and collect Assess the performance of the PO
  • cooperative and report findings

  • Provide support to the fundraising team in creating project proposals with forestry-related components
  • Plan and conduct forestry-related activities in other project sites; e.g., tree inventory, survey, and research work
  • Qualifications

  • Educational Qualification : Licensed Forester with minimum two years’ experience in implementing reforestation projects, preferably using ANR-EP
  • Skills and Abilities : Experience in community engagementStrong communication and inter-personal skillsGood decision making skills, organized, and takes the initiative;
  • Willing and able to travelAbility to speak the local language in place of assignmentAdheres to WWF-Philippines core values of : EQ the ability to connect (technically, emotionally) with environmental issuesCollaboration : team playerCommitment / Passion : consistency of work-life ethicProblem-solvers (includes creativity and resourcefulness)Adaptability

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