Posted on :
11 Sep, 2018
11 Sep, 2018
Proforest is a non-profit organisation with a global presence. Our head office is in the UK with regional offices in Malaysia, Ghana and Brazil. Proforest has established itself as a leader in the development and implementation of sustainable production and sourcing of natural resources, including timber and a range of agricultural commodities (eg. palm oil, soy, sugar etc), helping companies, governments, non-governmental and civil society organisations to achieve sustainable use of the world’s natural resources.
Proforest provides practical support to producers, processors, purchasers and investors to help them meet their sustainability commitments. We work at every stage of the supply chain, from production and processing, through to purchasing and investment. Our experience covers the management of forests, oil palm, soy, sugarcane, rubber, beef and cotton at a range of scales that includes smallholders, communities and forest-dependent people through to multinational businesses.
Proforest is made up of a non-profit (charitable) arm which focuses on long-term support for small producers and wider capacity building, particularly in developing countries and a consultancy arm which provides direct support and services to the private sector companies.
Job Title: Project Manager, Programme And Consultancy Services
Proforest Africa Office in Ghana is seeking an experienced agriculture or natural resource practitioner to join our growing team based in Accra, Ghana and to deliver both programme and consultancy services within the Africa region.
Proforest Programmes and Consultancy Services
Proforest’s programmes create the enabling environment and build the capacity required for the private sector, working with governments and civil society, to deliver agriculture and forest commodities sustainably at scale. Proforest has provided consultancy services to help companies meet their environmental and social commitments – from zero deforestation to protecting workers’ rights – for over 18 years. But large-scale impact can only be achieved if localised efforts to improve agricultural and forestry practices are supported by wider changes needed to make sustainable practices the norm.
Our programmes support this broader transformational change. We build the enabling environment and address key barriers to better practices among the private sector, governments and civil society. We foster awareness of the issues, build capacity and promote local leadership of sustainability initiatives.
Our consultancy services provide practical support to producers, processors, purchasers and investors to help them work in environmentally and socially responsible ways. As demand for sustainably sourced commodities increases, producers, processors, purchasers and investors in natural resources all need to demonstrate that they are meeting commitments to environmental and social responsibility. This is a complex task in a challenging commercial environment. We work at every stage of the supply chain, from production and processing, through to purchasing and investment.
This position is an exciting opportunity to join the Proforest team and develop your skills and experience, working closely with senior project and programme managers to support implementation. As you gain experience demonstrate competence you will be able to take an ever-increasing role with the potential to become a more senior member of the international team over time. This will be supported by our internal development programme which provides a combination of formal training courses and supervised field experience.
The role includes undertaking a broad range of work and involves international travel, including to remote locations in developing countries. The work will include the facilitation of standards setting processes, advising clients on responsible supply chain management and procurement policies, field audits of crops such as palm oil and sugar, supporting implementation of requirements for legal timber sourcing (FLEGT) and biofuels (EU RED), international policy development (REDD+), preparation of technical guidance and outreach material and training. There is a mixture of desk-based work on analysis, administration, proposal and report writing and field work.
The main responsibilities include:
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Annual salary of GHC60,000 to GHC90,000 depending on qualification and experience
Required Skills or Experience
Highly desirable skills
How to Apply
Send your CV, confirmation that you are eligible to work and be based in Ghana and your salary history and cover letter, no longer than two pages to [email protected]
Proforest is an equal opportunity employer