Job Vacancy For Communications and Outreach Specialist At Coastal Sustainable Landscapes Project (CSLP)

As a part of ongoing conservation efforts along the coasts of Ghana, the US Forest Service International Programmes (USFS) is working with the Government of Ghana and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to design and implement a coastal landscape conservation project in the six coastal districts of the Western Region of Ghana. This Coastal Sustainable Landscapes Project (CSLP) will contribute to moving Ghana into a low greenhouse gas emissions, high carbon sequestration development pathway in the land use sector.

For more information on the CSLP. please visit the CSLP office at Wildlife Division, Chapel Hill, Takoradi, contact the project Director at [email protected]. or visit: http://www.frameweb.ofg/cslpghana.htm

Communications and Outreach Specialist
Lead development and implementation of the project’s communications, outreach, and partnerships strategy through field interventions, writing for diverse media publications, and partnership building. Work alongside CSLP staff and stakeholders to engage communities and stakeholders in the project, through training programs, to help achieve project objectives in a timely fashion. Lead the development, implementation, and monitoring of the climate change public forums.

Work Conditions
Monday to Friday:     8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (one hour break) These work hours are a guide The Administrative/Finance Specialist must be able to work under pressure, produce results, and meet deadlines.

•   Experience for an international organisation
•   Proven project management experience
•   Effective communication and inter-personal skills
•   Required computer proficiencies: Word, Excel. PowerPoint, Internet
•   Experience in monitoring and evaluation for development programs
•   Advanced degree in related fields
•   Extensive experience in report writing, auditing, and record-keeping
•   Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations
•   Excellent organisational skills
•   Familiarity with climate change, sustainable landscapes/livelihoods, land use planning, biodiversity conservation, international cooperation, and protected area management preferred
•   Speak, read, write Fanti, Twi

Location: Takoradi

How To Apply For The Job

The applicants should submit:

•   A cover letter
•   An up-to-date curriculum vitae with the applicant's contact information
•   Photocopies of diplomas, training certificates, work history, and other proof of accomplishments
•   Recommendation letters

The applications should be submitted to the attention of CSLP Director at :

Takoradi: CSLP Headquarters,
Wildlife Division,
Chapel Hill/Beach Rd.

or by email at:

[email protected]  

Closing Date: 19 December, 2013

•   Final applicants will be invited to interview the week of December 30, 2013 - January 10, 2014.
•   Notification will be by telephone and e-mail.
•   Candidates not selected are invited to retrieve their applications with the CSLP staff at the Wildlife Division during the period from December 30, 2013 through Friday, January 3. 2014.