Ministry Of Food & Agriculture recruits Environment Specialist

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24 Jul, 2010

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Government Jobs in Ghana

The Government of Ghana has received funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the African Development Bank (AFDB) toward the implementation of the Northern Rural Growth Programme. The programme is highly demand-driven and private sector-led and adopts a value chains approach for developing agricultural growth in Northern Ghana.

Nearly 45,000 households will directly benefit from a comprehensive intervention including strengthening of producer organisation, infrastructure improvements, improved access to irrigation and agricultural funding.

The programme aims at developing agricultural value chains and increasing agricultural production. It will help vulnerable groups, including women and young, create profitable commodity and food chains, while improving market linkages for these agricultural products with the domestic and export markets. The programme covers the three northern regions (Upper East, Upper West and Northern region) and contiguous Savannah districts of Brong Ahafo Region.

Job Description

Remuneration: Competitive Salary
Job Duration: Two years renewable yearly on the basis of satisfactory performance
Applications are invited from suitable qualified individuals for the above stated position in the 8-year Northern Rural Growth Programme of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture

The Environment Specialist would be based at the Programme Management Unit and be responsible for the environmental aspects of the Programme. He/she will report directly to the National Programme Co-ordinator
Specific responsibilities of Environment Specialist will include but not limited to the following:

Elaborate and implement the environmental mitigation plan of the programme

Guide and supervise the technical support to be provided for the implementation of the environmental mitigation plan

Assist in the preparation and evaluation of bids for procurement of technical assistance and goods required for environmental mitigation plan implementation; and Supervise all environmental mitigation aspects in the elaboration and implementation of commodity development plans with special attention to crop intensification, conservation agriculture, small scale irrigation and road construction


Required Skills or Experience

At least M.Sc degree in environmental studies or related fields
At least five years working experience in environmental mitigation activities and/or natural resources management
Computer literate especially in relevant areas
Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills
Willingness and ability to work under minimum guidance; and
Willingness to work extra hours

How To Apply

Qualified and interested applicants should send application letters with copies of curriculum vitae, certificates and other relevant documentations to:

The National Programme Coordinator
Northern Rural Growth Programme
P. O. Box TL 1237
Northern Region

E-mail: [email protected]

Closing date: All applications should reach the National Programme Coordinator’s Office by Monday, 16th August, 2010

Please include telephone, fax and email contacts.

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