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Contact Information :  Tendai Mathew Mbakiwa
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Job Category:Forester/Wood Procurement
Already Employed:No
Willing to relocate?:Yes
Education/Experience :  Diploma in Forestry 8 years exprience in the forestry industry
Resumé / CV :  Tendai Mathew Mbakiwa- CV Physical Address; 7 Nzou road Msasa Park Harare Email: tmbakiwa@gmail.com Cell: +263 773 110 919 PROFILE A professional hands-on silviculture forester holding a 3 Year National Diploma in Forestry since 2005. Performance-driven, result-oriented and self-driven individual. Possess excellent managerial skills and highly innovative. Possess extensive prescribed and veld-fire management experience. Excellent with forestry budgeting and cost management. Extensive forestry experience in sustainable forest management and environmental management to FSC Principles and Criteria, forestry operational planning and risk management systems. Currently into forestry audit and safety. Self-driven and committed to deliver against targets, helping any organization to improve its working process. I'm passionate about my job and have a drive to deliver solutions. I can provide knowledge which I acquire from hands on experiences. I have a unique combination of skills which will help any organization to achieve its targets Excellent leadership skills with demonstrated abilities to resolve diverse problems, to understand the importance of structure, organization, resource management and to complete critical tasks in a timely manner. A self-motivated man with a desire to give holistic approach to achieve organisational goals.  Able to use own initiatives in work programmes and work as part of a team.  Computer literate  Extensive knowledge and interest in business and organisational administration issues and approaches. PERSONAL INFORMATION Born July 12th, 1983 in Mutare (Zimbabwe) Citizenship: Zimbabwean Marital status: married, 1 kid Class 4 driver's license (89214JC) (Zim) ID No. 75-341389-N50 Passport No: EN009861 WORK HISTORY& EXEPRIENCE 05. 2015 - 08.2016 MIRO FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT LIMITED - SIERRA LEONE Silviculture Forester Duties; (a) Develop and implement plantation management plans so as to meet agreed organisational performance objectives within agreed budgets and time-scales; (b) Planning and overseeing the development, operation, output and management of the company's tree nurseries; (c) Planning, overseeing and managing the site preparation, planting and maintenance operations of the plantations; (d) Managing the continued development the plantations infrastructure for efficient operation including its road access network, buildings, compound, workshops and other infrastructure; (e) Development and implementation of a plantation fire-protection plan; (f) Supervision and control of staff, management of overall human resources; (g) Ensure adherence to the company health and safety policy and procedures; (h) Monitor, measure and report on operational issues, opportunities, development plans and achievements within agreed formats and timescales; (i) Maintain awareness and knowledge of latest plantation forestry best practices and systems and provide suitable interpretation to directors, managers and staff within the organisation. 04. 2013 - 04.2015 ALLIED TIMBERS ZIMBABWE Forestry Operations Auditor Duties;  ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems Internal Auditing  Evaluate all Forestry operations In Allied Timbers Zimbabwe Estates  Reports on annual planting budgets whether they are being followed for each estate.  Reports on status of fire preparedness for each estate.  Reports on status of each estate forestry's preparation for external forestry audits by reputable board or institution. Visit to each estate and establish actual forestry work and compare with targets. Review forestry activities in line with certification in line with TPF guidelines.  Report on all mandatory activities and give feasible recommendations  Reports on whether post harvesting guidelines are observed and recommendations to management to rectify any violations. Visit all harvested fields and note major observations for management attention.  Report on contract milling on every estate. Review of contract milling to note whether they are observed. Liaise with marketing on issues of product sharing  Report on compliance with statutory and other forestry industry requirements. Check relevant statutes and codes (TPF) and ensure conformity.  Report on status of implementation of the overall forestry annual plan of operations.  Do monthly independent review of each Estate on Silviculture and Harvesting operations. Visit all harvested fields and note major observations for management attention.  . Follow-up on all Forestry systems of the organisation for sustainable development 04. 2012 - 03. 2013 BOARDER TIMBERS LIMITED Senior Forester - Silviculture Duties; ? Assisting the Plantation Manager on silviculture management and plantation development ? In charge of the re-establishment program of the estates ? Inspect operations regularly to identify risks and ensure that timeous action (blanking and pest control) ? Plan and conduct regular field inspections to ensure that crops, through the timing of operations (weed control, pest and disease management), achieve maximum yields within cost constraints ? Ensure all operations comply with ISO 140001 and TPF standards. ? Forest fire protection co-ordinations ? Ensure that relations with communities and other internal and external stakeholders are effectively maintained and managed in order to ensure company image is upheld, risks mitigated and relationships enhanced. ? Forestry management ? In charge of several community programs: ? In charge of the Fire Awareness Programs, for which I work with local communities about the danger and spread of fire and how to protect themselves using fireguards and firefighting tools ? I worked on the community health and safety program, encouraging them to visit out estate clinics for medication and check-ups at low cost. ? Was also involved on the co-operative groups, where I establish and train local communities to help in nursery and silviculture operations at high standards. ? Also workd on the agriculture programme, where the company provides the community with an opportunity to plough maize crops and potatoes in the company's fire guards and unplanted compartments to aid in their livelihood. We also offer grazing areas for livestock, where I monitor whether the cattle and goats are not overgrazing to prevent soil erosion. 03.2010 - 03.2012 ALLIED TIMBERS ZIMBABWE Plantation Forester Duties; ? Forestry management and plantation development ? In charge of the re-establishment of the estate ? Responsible for the sustainable development of the plantation. ? Ensure that all resources are ready and available to immediately respond in the event of fire. ? Forest fire management 09.2008 - 03.2010 ALLIED TIMBERS ZIMBABWE Ass. Plantation Forester Duties; ? Assisting the plantation forester in plantation development and forestry management. ? Fire protection for the estate and ensuring that all resources are available and used effectively in the event of a fire EDUCATION 01.2003 - 12.2005 ZIMBABWE COLLEGE OF FORESTRY NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN FORESTRY ? Attachment done with Mutare Board and Paper Mills(Pulp and Paper Industry) ? Attained technical forestry practical experience 06.2014 - 06.2014 STANDARD ASSOCIATION OF ZIMBABWE CERTIFICATE IN ISO 14001:2004 Environment Management Systems Internal Auditing ? Certified Internal Auditor with Standard Association of Zimbabwe ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS CERTIFICATE IN INTRODUTION TO COMPUTERS  Good keyboarding skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.  Experience working in a computerized office environment with word processing, database and spreadsheet skills sufficient to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, statistical/technical/scientific materials, etc. with speed and accuracy, including the willingness to learn and use new computer programs/applications. CERTIFICATE IN INDOOR FIRE FIGHTING CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATIONS OF ACL (AUDIT COMMAND LANGUAGE) CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES Timber Producers Federation: ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES CONCEPTS INTEREST, HOBBIES  Playing soccer  Athletics  Reading Environmental Thesis for Sustainability and community development REFREES:  The CEO , Timber Producers Federation - Zimbabwe, Cell +263 772354848, email: jmhungu@yahoo.com Name: Johnson Mhungu  Silviculture and Community Manager - Miro Forestry Sierra Leone, Cell: +232 78661027: email: af@miroforestry.com Name: Alusine Fofonah
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