Friends of the Earth-Ghana is an environmental Non-Governmental Organization and the first environmental advocacy group headquartered at East Legon in Accra, Ghana. We belong to the world’s largest grassroots environmental advocacy movement that unites autonomous environmental organizations from 73 countries of the world. We aim to protect the earth against further degradation caused by human activities, empower people through participatory sustainable livelihood strategies, overcome poverty and inequality, preserve the earth’s ecological, cultural and ethnic diversity and promote sustainable resource use at the local, national and global levels.
Mangroves serve as boundary ecosystems, straddling our coast land and the Ocean. They serve as carbon stores, fish factories, sites for biodiversity, coastal defenses and supports livelihoods of coastal dwellers. In spite of the important role mangroves play, Ghana’s mangrove resources have suffered substantive losses to infrastructure development, salt panning, fuelwood production, erosion and aquaculture development.
Mangrove loss has had repercussions for both local populations and to a larger extent, our planet. Land, people’s homes and properties, and even lives have been lost as storms occasionally rip through especially, the Keta-Anlo landscape where once mangroves acted as natural sea defenses. Conservation and restoration of degraded mangroves remains a key priority in our strategy for the next five years. Recognizing the benefits that mangrove re-establishment will bring, we have initiated the first phase of a community-driven project, “Keta-Anlo Mangrove Restoration Initiative (KAMRI)” to initially restore 110 hectares of degraded mangroves in the Keta-Anlo landscape and expected to be completed by 2024.
Having learnt our lessons from the successes and failures of some past restoration projects, we are employing sound restoration science to enhance the conservation of biodiversity, whiles providing sustainable livelihood opportunities for coastal dwellers. We shall be harnessing the available cutting-edge technology to track and communicate the progress and best practices from our restoration efforts.
We shall be working with the research community towards producing our planting stocks from high genetic quality sources. We need committed candidates to join our dedicated team to grow this project into a long-term programme portfolio. The candidate must have the character and capability to scale-up our intervention to other sites along the Coast of Ghana. We expect that the best practices, lessons and our achievements from the project would be clearly communicated to stakeholders taking into account their information needs.
We are inviting qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions:
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- A covering letter explaining why you are applying for the position and relating your experience and skills to the roles indicated in the job advertisement (include your salary expectations) in your cover letter.
- Full CV, contact details for two referees.
- Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver by hand to FoE-Gh addressing it to the Director, Friends of the Earth-Ghana, Private Mail Bag, Accra.
The closing date for applications is Friday 29 April 2022 (12:00 midnight Ghana time).
Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.