Trust Director

Gatsby Africa / Forestry Development Trust
Iringa, Tanzania
Closing Date
Jan. 27, 2019

Gatsby established the Forestry Development Trust (FDT) in 2013 to work with stakeholders to transform the Tanzanian commercial forestry sector.  FDT’s dynamic, motivated team is established and is creating the conditions for a competitive, inclusive and resilient sector.

The Trust Director will lead FDT, ensuring successful development of both the organisation and the team and delivery of programme objectives. They will set the tone and image of the organisation, shape its culture, build and support the team, refine and articulate strategic direction, refine organisational systems and effectively position FDT with internal and external stakeholders.

The role requires strong strategic, leadership, management, communications, relationship building and influencing skills. The Trust Director will need to establish excellent relationships across all stakeholders in the sector and rapidly build the credibility for others to listen to

While ideally the Trust Director will have prior experience running large-scale, complex sector development programmes and have substantial professional knowledge and expertise in private sector development, these are not a necessity and more emphasis will be placed on organisational leadership, team development, stakeholder influencing capabilities and strategic acumen. Similarly, knowledge of, and experience in, the commercial forestry sector is not a necessity.


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