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Fisheries Programme Manager, Ghana

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Ghana - Africa
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 25/01/2019
Company Name Environmental Justice Foundation
Contact Name
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : EJF campaigns internationally on the issues our grassroots partners work locally to solve including cotton production, pirate fishing, shrimp farming, pesticides, wildlife and climate refugees.
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Based: Cape Coast (with frequent travel to Accra and across the coastal

region), Ghana

Tenure: 24 months (with opportunity to extend)

Salary: Salary £38,000 – £48,000 (dependent upon skills and experience)


Monthly subsistence/accommodation allowance (up to £300 / month)


28 days annual leave per annum (including Ghanaian public holidays), increasing

by 2 additional days for each year of service


Economy flights (on an approved airline) to and from Accra for start and

end of mission; plus one return flight per year to the UK for personal use

(booked in advance to secure cheapest fares)


Comprehensive medical and travel insurance


The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is seeking a highly motivated

and experienced Programme Manager to implement our oceans programme in Ghana,

delivering high-impact with specific outputs and outcomes.


Based in Cape Coast, you will have responsibility for leading and implementing

EJF’s programme to promote sustainability and social equity in Ghana’s fisheries,

which is supported with funding from the European Union (EU) and the German

Federal Government.


The project specifically aims to reduce illegal fishing, build local capacity

for, and participation in, fisheries management and the protection of marine

resources, while promoting sustainable alternative livelihoods.


Managing our existing local team, working with our Ghanaian partners and

reporting to EJFs Executive Director, your role will be key to the delivery

of the project’s goals, on time and within budget. You will help mentor

local staff and oversee their work according to agreed key performance indicators

(KPIs), and ensure highly cost-effective and efficient project implementation.

EJF has a strong emphasis on impact and efficiency.


The Manager will lead extensive engagement with local partners and government

agencies, and ensure effective project outreach including through local

and national media, and social media platforms. The role will cross sectors

and skill-sets, including research and field investigations, through to

capacity-building (video, vessel monitoring); outreach and advocacy. You

will work closely with EJF’s film unit, communications team based in London

and provide highly detailed regular reporting to the Executive Director

and Senior Management Team.


The successful candidate will have the following skills and attributes:


A proven track record of leading and delivering high-quality, high impact

development and/or environmental programmes.


Understand and have experience of institutional donors, grant reporting

and budgets. You are skilled at tracking activities and outputs according

to agreed needs and KPIs, compiling reports and flagging issues that require

additional discussions to identify the best way forward.


Are a strong and dynamic leader, able to mentor and motivate to get the

best from EJF’s local team and project partners, whilst being flexible to

changing needs and opportunities.


Work effectively under pressure and in remote situations and can ensure

that your team is equipped and well-managed to deliver strong results in

challenging situations.


Are a great communicator, able to deliver winning presentations to diverse

audiences, including government, media, local partners and coastal communities.


Understand budgets and the need for the most efficient and effective use

of resources; creating results-driven actions, alongside detailed monitoring

and evaluation of impact.


Are a proven researcher, able to collate information to best effect, liaising

with EJF’s international team to produce high-impact communications materials.


Are resourceful, able to bring skills in capacity building, training and

relationship management to ensure the long-term impact and durability of

the programme.


Are a great negotiator, able to be diplomatic and tactful to secure the

right outcomes. You have good cross-cultural awareness and a genuine interest

in working with communities to improve their lives and protect their environment.


A relevant academic degree.


Share a genuine commitment to EJF, its mission and goals of protecting people,

wildlife and our shared planet.


This is a full-time, 2 year contract with possibility for extension and

permanent position in West Africa or the UK.


Applications: please send your CV and a detailed cover letter explaining

why you are the right person for this role to: recruitment@ejfoundation.org


Closing date: 5pm January 25th, 2019.


No other communications will be considered or replied to. Only shortlisted

applicants will be contacted.


Initial interviews will be held (after a pre-call with candidates) between

the 4 – 7 February in London. Final interviews to be held between 11 – 13

February in London.


Annual leave of 28 days (including 8 public holidays) increasing by 2 days

each year; 1 personal day per year; additional paid leave over Christmas


Employer contributory pension increasing with each year of service


Private health insurance


Home-working one day per week


Cycle to work scheme


Closing date for applications: 5pm 25th January 2019.

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