Project Manager / SIBCI Project


Company Ghana Wildlif...
Category Project Devel...
Location Damongo/Accra
Job Status Full-time
Salary GH¢ 
Education Master’...
Experience 7 years
Job Expires Jan 22, 2020
Contact ...

Company Profile

The Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS) is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit-making conservation organisation
headquartered in Accra. Our mission is to conserve wildlife in all its forms for improved quality of life for all people. We
belong to BirdLife International, the world's largest nature conservation partnership of 120 autonomous NGOs around the world. Our work is firmly rooted in partnerships and rely on science that inspires positive conservation action in collaboration with communities, civil society groups, businesses, universities and government.

We recently received funding from the European Union through the project 'Savannah Integrated Biodiversity Conservation Initiative (SIBCI), to support the implementation of Sustainable Management of the Mole National Park and peripheral areas, implemented under the auspices of the European Union's PAPBio Programme which aims at sound management of large landscapes of high biodiversity value.

Job Description

The Project Manager will need to ensure the project is delivering on a range of priorities within Ghana Wildlife Society, with a strong focus on building internal and external relationships with partners and stakeholders. The candidate must have strong technical skills in relevant aspects of conservation and sustainable land-use management and/ or sustainable agriculture and have a strong proven record of accomplishment in managing large-scale sustainable development or conservation projects, with requisite operational, project, grant and financial management skills. Strong leadership and people management skills are essential to the role to ensure a professional and motivated team that delivers effectively against project aims, objectives and timelines.

Key Relationships

The post-holder is expected to adopt a collaborative approach and will work closely with GWS colleagues in Damongo and Accra, Wildlife Division staff, national partners and other stakeholders on all aspects of his/her role. Key external relationships include Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission, National Development Planning Commission, Regional Coordinating Council, District Assemblies (West Gonja/Gonja, North/Mamprusi-Muaduri/Sawla-Tuna-Kalba and Wa East), Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, NGOs and BirdLife Partners in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire.

Responsible for:

The Damongo Office and all project staff including the Project Coordinator and Project Coordination Teams of Partners, Project Finance and Administrative Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Communication Specialist Project Coordinators of Partners, local experts and consultants as dictated by the project.

Required Skills or Experience

  • A Masters’ degree or equivalent qualification in a conservation/natural resource management or relevant social/biological science field.
  • Strong, relevant experience of managing conservation projects in the field.
  • A strong technical background and understanding of a range of conservation issues, particularly 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.
  • Track record in project development and/or fundraising.
  • Experience managing teams to deliver complex projects.
  • Experience working with partners, government institutions and communities.

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