Ghana Wildlife Society invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the vacant position of Director, Conservation & Research

Duty Post: Conservation Education Centre, Accra

Reports to: Executive Director

Supervises: Programme Managers (KBAs/IBAs, Migratory Birds and Flyways, Marine conservation)

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Contract Duration: One-year (renewable based on performance)

Job Purpose:

  • Responsible for the development, coordination, supervision and implementation of the Society’s Conservation and Biodiversity Research and programmes.
  • Specific duties will include fundraising and project management, identification, planning and execution of mission oriented scientific research on biodiversity conservation issues.

 

Qualification Required & Experience

  • A second degree, preferably PhD in the biological sciences (Botany, Zoology, etc.) Natural Resources Management or a related field with minimum of 5 years’ experience in a scientific officer position.
  • Track record in project proposal development, coordination of field projects and programme staff is crucial.
  • Proven communication skills (written and oral, particularly scientific reporting and presentation).
  • Familiarity with basic computer applications and software (e.g. MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, GIS, STATA and others).
  • Ability to use statistical tools to analyse scientific data is required.
  • A strong technical background and understanding of a range of conservation issues, including protected area management, sustainable agriculture in conservation landscapes, conservation financing.
  • Proven experience of large-size (over 1million Euros) project implementation, including financial management and administration.
  • Experience managing teams to deliver complex projects.
  • Experience working with partners, government institutions and communities.

Location: Accra

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How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a full CV, and a two-page vision statement for the position to:

sibci@ghanawildlifesociety.org

Candidates may visit www.ghanawildlifesociety.org to download the terms of reference for the position.

Closing Date: 31st January, 2021

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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