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    Ref: 1161379
    Nationality: Nigerian
    Qualifications: HND and M-Tech
    Annual Package Range: NGN 1.85 mil - 2.0 mil, per annum
    Total Years Experience: 6 to 10 years
    Home and other languages: English
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: African / Black

    Principal Forest Technologist

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    Current / most recent job title?
    Principal Forest Technologist

    1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
    Conduct various research into forest products/forest management

    2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
    Tree seedlings production, trees planting, forest products and bee keeping

    3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
    An environmentalist, silviculturist

    4. Ideal business title: 
    Principal forest technology

    5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
    Research in forest products and tree planting

    6. Skill area of competence:
    Tree seedlings production, tree planting/plantation Establishment and Bee keeping/Honey Production

    7. Career summary:

    • 8 years forest silviculture/forest management
    • 2 year personnel management

    8. Achievements: 
    Tree seedlings sold, honey sold and forest management and silvicultural practices carried out

    9. What do you absolutely love doing?
    Seedlings production, tree planting and plantation establishment to the solve problem rural- urban migration

    10. Ideal company (culture and values):
    Environmental related

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      Ref: 1171353
      Nationality: Nigerian
      Qualifications: BSc - Forestry and Msc Forestry
      Annual Package Range: NGN 4.1 mil - 4.5 mil, per annum
      Total Years Experience: 12 - 15 years
      Home and other languages: English
      Gender: Male
      Ethnicity: African / Black

      Project Officer (Forestry)

      Online Interview Questions

      Current / most recent job title?
      Project Officer

      1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

      • Management of projects
      • Supervision of staff
      • Preparing of annual reports
      • Conduct training for farmers and staff
      • Research and development
      • Conservation of wildlife, trees and wetlands
      • Farm management and development

      2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

      • Silviculture operations
      • Nursery management
      • Coordination of staff and farmers

      3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

      • Honesty
      • Hardworking
      • Integrity with zealous mind
      • Team work to achieved targets and goals

      4. Ideal business title: 
      Project and farm management

      5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

      • Record keeping
      • Proper accountability of farm produce sales, for example; cassava, plantain and banana

      6. Skill area of competence:
      Computer Microsoft

      7. Career summary:

      • 15 years Forestry and wildlife management
        12 years Project management

      8. Achievements:

      • Solution to logistics issues, compared to to the past
      • Breaking of dormancy of Allanblackia seeds, using vegetative propagation methods, which reduced from 12 months to 4 months, which percentage rate of 85%, to saved over $1.5 for the Agency.

      9. What do you absolutely love doing?

      • Farming
      • Travelling
      • Gardening

      10. Ideal company (culture and values):

      • A good and zealous mind team
      • Eco friendly environment
      • Non discriminatory office
      • Best office practices

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        Ref: 1160377
        Nationality: Zimbabwean
        Qualifications: BSc and EMBA
        Annual Package Range: ZWL 251 000 - 350 000, per annum
        Total Years Experience: 11 to 15 years
        Home and other languages: English
        Gender: Male
        Ethnicity: African / Black

        General Manager

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        Current / most recent job title
        General Manager

        1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

        • Strategically leading the company to reach its objectives and goals.
        • Give feedback to management on Board resolution and direction.
        • To pursue the company to make profit and dividend to the shareholder.

        2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

        • Planning for the company to achieve strategic goals.
        • Organisation of company inter-related departments to reach targets.
        • Leading the organisation in difficult times.
        • Controlling the resources to reach organisation goals.

        3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

        • Goal-oriented person
        • Attention to detail
        • Passionate about work
        • Results oriented person

        4. Ideal business title:
        General Manager

        5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

        • Performance management of key line managers
        • Budget control of the company
        • Implementation of company policies
        • Customer satisfaction
        • Project management

        6. Skill area of competence:

        • Lean manufacturing
        • Production management
        • Project management

        7. Career summary:

        • 10 years forestry
        • 15 years wood preservation

        8. Achievements:

        • Leading the unit to profitability from lose making.
        • Winning quality assurance awards.
        • Implementing lean manufacturing.
        • Reduce customer complaints.

        9. What do you absolutely love doing?

        • Project management
        • Quality training and implementation
        • Lean manufacturing implementation

        10. Ideal company (culture and values):

        • Accredited company with ISO certification
        • MaleLean manufacturing company

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          Ref: 1160863
          Nationality: South African
          Qualifications: B-Tech - Forestry
          Annual Package Range: ZAR 451 000 - 550 000, per annum
          Total Years Experience: 16 to 20 years
          Home and other languages: English, Afrikaans
          Gender: Male
          Ethnicity: Coloured

          Plantation Manager

          Online Interview Questions

          Current / most recent job title?
          Plantation Manager

          1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
          Overall Management of Estate, Own and Contractor Management

          2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
          Management of Monthly and total Budget cost, as well as Safety of own and Contractor operations

          3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
          Committed and purpose driven

          4. Ideal business title: 
          Area Manager: Forestry

          5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
          Strategies, more effective management of time and breaking down silos

          6. Skill area of competence:
          20 years: Forestry

          7. Achievements: 
          By effectively networking with other Stakeholders to reach common goals and objectives

          8. What do you absolutely love doing?
          Plan and execute

          9. Ideal company (culture and values):
          Forestry company, good work ethics, ability to adapt, be flexible and appreciate the human component

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            Ref: 1158935
            Nationality: South African
            Qualifications: B-Tech - Wood Technology
            Annual Package Range: R 251 000 - 350 000, per annum
            Total Years Experience: 6 to 10 years
            Home and other languages: English
            Gender: Male
            Ethnicity: African / Black

            Lumber Miller

            Online Interview Questions

            Current / most recent job title?
            Lumber miller

            1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
            Skills development; productivity improvement; quality control.

            2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
            Human resources motivation; financial support; technological support

            3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
            Committed; fast learner; quality conscious and go-getter if well supported.

            4. Ideal business title: 
            Wood technologist/lumber miller

            5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
            Harvesting; Production planning; quality control; timber drying; Facilitator; pole treatment; log procurement; motivation

            6. Skill area of competence:
            Lumber milling

            7. Career summary:
            3 years teaching.4 years lumber milling. 9 years facilitating

            8. Achievements: 
            lecturer achieved 100 percent pass in NCV L4 carpentry & roof work; 99.9 per construction supervision.

            9. What do you absolutely love doing?
            Timber related activities.

            10. Ideal company (culture and values):
            I value human resources; respect; commitment; transparency.

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              Ref: 1161264
              Nationality: Ghanaian
              Qualifications: BSc
              Annual Package Range: US dollar - USD 0.00 - 150 000, per annum
              Total Years Experience: 11 to 15 years
              Home and other languages: English
              Gender: Male
              Ethnicity: African / Black

              Assistant Plantation Manager

              Online Interview Questions

              Current / most recent job title?
              Assistant Plantation Manager

              1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

              • Manage agronomy and production within a total 2300HA of oil palm plantation.
              • Tasked to produce solely 1600 metric tons of FFB and ensure accessibility for full crop recovery. Deliver 0% losses by end 2019.
              • Manage 700 workers effectively including superintendents, supervisors, overseers, headmen/women and labourers.

              2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

              Key Responsibilities

              • Solely manage 2300 hectares of oil palm Plantation-Nursery, Planting, upkeep and production.
              • Manage 700 workers (+ or – 50) including superintendents, supervisors, overseers, headmen and labourers.
              • Manage all agronomic aspects to create unimpeded access for total crop recovery, better farm sanitation and lower pest and disease incidences.
              • Budget preparation and management (operation and capex) within project scope.

              3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

              • Goal getter and team player
              • Plantation establishment and management from Greenfield clearing, processing, marketing, sales and quality control (Oil palm, rubber and cereals production)
              • Smallholder management, programme and projects, technology transfers and farmers training and yield improvements.
              • Budget preparation, management and administration within project execution
              • Team and labour management. Good labour interfacing skills and union negotiations
              • Flexibility, top notch listening skills, good communication skills
              • Good Information management, team management and stakeholder management abilities
              • Diverse and competent in speaking seven (7) Ghanaian languages and English
              • RSPO lead auditor with industry certification experience
              • Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, power point and internet

              4. Ideal business title:
              Plantation or Farm Nursery Manager

              5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
              Farm management, budgeting, labour management, reporting to CEO or Board, financial management and departmental supervision.

              6. Skill area of competence:
              Agronomy, labour management, logistics management, budgeting, nursery management, environmental management, sustainability, RSPO

              7. Career summary:

              • Plantation management – 12 YEARS
              • Agronomy – 12 YEARS
              • Agro-processing -5 YEARS

              8. Achievements:

              • Undertook land clearing for new development, roads creation, blocking and plotting, other field infrastructure like drains and bridges.
              • Recruited, trained 180 main harvesters and 60 pruners to open 1850 ha of oil palm for first harvest in September 2017. This represents 80% of available mature area within the division.
              • Solely responsible for all aspects of a 2300ha division and part of extended
              • Plantation team managing 6500 oil palm and 3000 rubber
              • Have collectively achieved a plantation yield of 9.5 tons/ha/yr. in the as at 3rd quarter of 2019. Working towards a projected 11.0t/ha/yr. by end of year 2019.
              • Contributed to FFB sales revenue of $3,500,580 (end 3rd quarter) in 2019 to support financing aspects of our recurrent costs.

              9. What do you absolutely love doing?
              Managing resources and achieving critical results

              10. Ideal company (culture and values):
              Agricultural or agribusiness company

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                Ref: 1159805
                Nationality: Zimbabwean
                Qualifications: BSc - Forestry and Masters
                Annual Package Range: USD 0.00 - 150 000, per annum
                Total Years Experience: 3 to 5 years
                Home and other languages: Other, English
                Gender: Male
                Ethnicity: African / Black

                Forest Inventory Manager

                Online Interview Questions

                Current / most recent job title?
                Forest Inventory Manager

                1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
                To provide timely Forest Inventory data through use of GIS and Remote Sensing technology

                2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

                • Forest Mapping
                • Forest Inventory Field work
                • Forest Planning

                3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
                I’m a fast learner with great zeal to learn new technologies. My field (GIS and Remote Sensing) requires someone who is open to learn new technologies and I’m someone who quickly grasps latest methodologies of solving tasks.

                4. Ideal business title:

                • Forest Planning Manager
                • GIS and Forest Inventory Head

                5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

                • Organizing and carrying out forest enumeration activities
                • Planning, coordination and Implementation of GIS and Remote Sensing projects.
                • Organizing training in GIS and Remote Sensing applications.
                • Database design and implementation.
                • Supervision of Forest Mapping and Inventory field staff.

                6. Skill area of competence:
                5 years in Forest Planning, GIS and Remote Sensing, Forest Mapping

                7. Achievements: 
                I have introduced a real time satellite based Fire Incidences Monitoring system for the Zimbabwe Forestry Commission. This has enabled foresters to attend to fire incidences quickly.

                8. What do you absolutely love doing?
                Solving challenging problems which are in line with my field of study.

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                  Ref: 1159807
                  Nationality: British
                  Qualifications: Honours and N.Dip - Forestry
                  Annual Package Range: R 751 000 - 850 000, per annum
                  Total Years Experience: More than 30 years
                  Home and other languages: English, Afrikaans, IsiZulu, German
                  Gender: Male
                  Ethnicity: Caucasian/White

                  Snr Specialist: GIS / Remote Sensing

                  Online Interview Questions

                  Current / most recent job title?
                  Snr Specialist: GIS/Remote Sensing

                  1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
                  Extract relevant management/planning information through the application of spatial technologies to enable sound business decisions to be made.

                  2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

                  • Identify, source and quality control appropriate spatial data to meet the project objective.
                  • Apply appropriate spatial analysis techniques to develop, verify and produce the required results.
                  • Review the results and adapt to different planning/perceived scenarios

                  3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
                  A discipline specialist who enjoys working within a multi-disciplinary team environment, where I can bring my skills in working with spatial data to allow the bigger picture to be seen, as well as relevant details. This is particularly the case where the context is a forestry/agriculture /natural resource environment.

                  4. Ideal business title: 
                  GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist

                  5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

                  • Develop/apply appropriate spatial technologies to meet business objectives
                  • Develop staff to manage these technologies effectively

                  6. Skill area of competence:

                  • GIS Management; Training/Mentoring of GIS staff
                  • GIS Database design/implementation
                  • GIS systems design/implementation (including enterprise level)
                  • GIS data analysis
                  • Remote Sensing data processing and analysis (optical; Lidar; Radar system)
                  • Forest Planning – Yield Regulation; Site/Species Matching; Inventory

                  7. Career summary:

                  • Forest Management – 10 years
                  • Forest Research – 2 Years
                  • Forest Planning – 3 Years
                  • GIS/Remote Sensing applications in Forestry: 20 Years
                  • GIS/Remote Sensing Consulting – 3 years

                  8. Achievements: 
                  I introduced Remote Sensing technologies (Optical and Lidar) into the company I worked for, which became part of the operational functions in managing the company, particularly from a monitoring/verification aspect. I also introduced web-based information delivery services using GIS and related non-spatial data to assist foresters in their daily planning and management tasks

                  9. What do you absolutely love doing?
                  Applying GIS/Remote Sensing technologies within a multi-disciplinary team

                  10. Ideal company (culture and values):
                  One that is not hierarchical (i.e. flat structure); values the individual contribution and allows that to develop for the benefit of the whole team. Minimal corporate politics!

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                    Ref: 1159624
                    Nationality: South African
                    Qualifications: BSc - Forestry
                    Annual Package Range: R 0.00 - 150 000, per annum
                    Total Years Experience: 1 to 2 years
                    Home and other languages: SiSwati, English, IsiZulu, IsiXhosa
                    Gender: Male
                    Ethnicity: African / Black

                    Forester

                    Online Interview Questions

                    Current / most recent job title?
                    Forester

                    1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
                    It is to improve the company productivity while reducing the cost and maximise profit. To also ensure that safety of the workers and the environment is being kept accordingly.To work for and be an asset to the company not a liability of it.

                    2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
                    Lean from others how the company works, respect everyone and also work hard to provide the company with good work always.

                    3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
                    Management of all sales and equipment of the company also marketing the company to high level of the supply chain. Self motivated able to work not under close supervision and problem solving ability and always willing to bring innovation In the company. Currently seeking for a permanent job opportunity to improve an organisation that is in need of an individual that will improve production

                    4. Ideal business title:

                    • Operational Forestry Manager
                    • Operational Forester

                    5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
                    To manage the forestry plantations for growth to produce more timber while conserving the nature and don’t pollute the environment.

                    6. Career summary:
                    One year doing silvicultural Operations and 8 months in harvesting of timber

                    7. Achievements: 
                    I graduated top of my class and I was also a chairperson of the Uneven forestry association

                    8. What do you absolutely love doing?
                    Creative development e.g creating scientific ways of how our trees can speed up growth.

                    9. Ideal company (culture and values):
                    A company that do commercial forest or plants from establishment to harvesting.

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                      Ref: 1158865
                      Nationality: Zimbabwean
                      Qualifications: B-Tech - Forestry
                      Annual Package Range: USD 0.00 - 150 000, per annum
                      Total Years Experience: 16 to 20 years
                      Home and other languages: Other, English
                      Gender: Male
                      Ethnicity: African / Black

                      Forestry Manager

                      Online Interview Questions

                      Current / most recent job title?
                      Forestry Manager

                      1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

                      Development of plantations for sustainable supply of fuel wood material for tobacco production. Driven by the tobacco grower base and million kilograms of tobacco target, Annual plan of operation is set for the development of woodlot across the agronomy areas. Market driven with requirements to show case on sustainable production of tobacco.

                      2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

                      • Designing program framework as key to achieving main goal.
                      • Training of growers assisting them in setting up nurseries, land preparation and planting of individual woodlots.
                      • Contracting out business on nurseries, land preparation, planting and tending activities for commercial and block forest establishments.
                      • Coordination of (STP) Sustainable Tobacco Programs enhancing sustainable production process.

                      3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

                      • Experienced forester with extensive expertise in commercial timber plantations management. Have been attached to forestry planning, Silviculture and Timber harvesting operations.
                      • Strengths & Specialties: Forestry strategic, tactical & annual business planning; Labor, contractor & concession management; Fire protection and Environmental management for FSC certified forests.

                      16 to 20 years4. Ideal business title:

                      • Head of Sustainability Projects
                      • Forestry Manager
                      • General Manager forestry

                      5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

                      • Forestry business planning for strategic, medium and annual operations.
                      • Stakeholder consultation for sustainable development.
                      • Team building and coaching for efficiency purposes.
                      • Coordination, Monitoring and Control of plans and budgets.

                      6. Skill area of competence:

                      • Decision making
                      • Planning, coordination & Organizing Skills
                      • Leadership, Mentoring, Coaching Skills
                      • Forest Management
                      • Nursery Management
                      • Silviculture Management
                      • Timber Harvesting
                      • Transportation
                      • Sawmilling
                      • Charcoal Production
                      • Budgeting and Control
                      • Human Resource Management
                      • Stakeholder & Community Management
                      • Forest Certification

                      7. Career summary:

                      15 years plus on forestry management/ projects.

                      8. Achievements:

                      • Developed models with communities/institutes that sustain fuel wood supply for tobacco production. Schools, communities and Block forest projects are yielding results on woodlot development.
                      • Successfully established woodlots with Farmer Development Trust, Peterhouse and other institutes as partners for woodlot establishments across the country.
                      • Pioneered outsourcing of harvesting operations that reduced production cost from $16 to $12 per m3.
                      • Reduced cost of seedling production by 60% from USD$ 0.11 to USD $0.04 per seedling at estate Nurseries.
                      • Reduced forest damage per single fire from 5ha to 1 ha on average at Charter Estates from 2011 to 2013.
                      • Improved stakeholder & community relationships for sustainable plantation development at Charter Estate.
                      • Participated on formulation of SAZ -National standards on Sustainable Forestry Management.
                      • Produced SOPs/ manuals of forestry operations at both Border Timbers & The Wattle Co.
                      • Maintained accurate forestry database in Micro-forest program for planning & decision-making

                      9. What do you absolutely love doing?

                      • Development of SOPs that will help teams to achieve set objectives.
                      • Team building and coaching that will assist to work smart.
                      • Meeting set targets and recognition a asset within organisational structures.

                      10. Ideal company (culture and values):

                      • Profit making organisation with business ethics policies.
                      • Company with respect to customers, stakeholders and its employee.
                      • Environmentally sensitive and certified management systems.