SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana
Job: Community Conservation Coordinator In Ghana
Closing Date for Application: 25th May 2016
Job Location: Kumasi and Sefwi-Wiawso
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is West Africa’s premier and leading non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to amphibian conservation, and is the first international branch of USA-based non-profit SAVE THE FROGS! We conduct research and conservation activities in places where amphibians are most vulnerable to threats from climate change, habitat destruction, invasive species, diseases, over-harvesting and pesticide use.
As part of our Whitley Fund for Nature Award (whitleyaward.org/winners/saving-ghanas-frogs), we seek a self-motivated and dedicated individual to take up the position of Community Conservation Coordinator. The successful applicant will lead in the development and implementation of alternative livelihoods in beekeeping for local communities dependent on endangered species habitats. S/he will also assist in promoting amphibian conservation education among relevant stakeholders. Thus, we seek out someone who can also assist with the translation of amphibian conservation education resources and beekeeping manuals from English to Twi (local language).
The Community Conservation Coordinator will:
- Lead in the development and implementation of alternative livelihood program in beekeeping
- Operate a Community Development Fund on behalf of local communities
- Act as the focal person between local communities and other key stakeholders (academic institutions, private sector, governmental and NGOs)
- Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team to appraise the effectiveness of beekeeping as a sustainable and viable conservation model
- Assist with the translation of educational materials from English to Twi
Specific Requirements of Candidates
- Minimum of bachelor degree in Business Management/Administration, Rural Studies or Project Management
- Strong financial background
- At least two years of practical experience in community-based alternative livelihood conservation initiatives. Knowledge in beekeeping is an added advantage.
- Strong linguistic skills in Twi language
- Experience in driving, with a valid driver’s license
Annual Salary Range: 18,000-20,000 Ghana Cedi (including remuneration and social security and health insurance coverage)
Applicants should submit a recent resume (not more than 3 pages), and cover letter (no more than 200 words) relating to this position. All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview in Kumasi, and the successful applicant should be available for work starting June 2016.
For your cover letter, find below some relevant links about our Whitley Award project: