Job Vacancy For Project Co-ordinator


Recognising that the challenges of illegal mining are multifaceted, the Govemment of Ghana has prepared the Multi-Sectoral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) as an integrated approach to addressing illegal mining and its associated negative impacts on society. This approach relies on more than just militant and combat actions in the mining communities. It combines a "Legislation, Enforcement, Civil, Integrated and Technological Approach (LECITA)" as a sustainable and structured but regimented conjoint concept which will encompass multi-stakeholders in dealing with the illegal mining menace. The Project will be planned and implemented for five years, aimed at sanitising illegal small-scale mining activities referred to as galamsey.

Subsequently, Cabinet approved the Project Appraisal & Implementation Document (PAID) under the MMIP for Implementation. The overall project development objective is to improve the management of artisanal small-scale mining in Ghana to ensure that its contribution to socio-economic development is felt within the mining communities through sustainable mining practices, minimising its negative impact on the environment.

To this end, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians for appointment into the underlisted Specialist Position under the Ghana Multi-sectoral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP).


Under the overall guidance of the Technical Director (Mines) of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, the Project co-ordinator will be responsible for the overall coordination and day-to-day management of the Project and will head the Project Coordinating Unit established for the purposes of the MMIP. The Coordinator will be the main link between the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Implementation Agencies, Funding Partners and other relevant Ministries and Agencies. Specifically, the' Project coordinator's functions will include, but not limited to the following:

• Provide overall oversight and guidance on the MMIP implementation at both the Ministry and Implementing Agencies to ensure the successful and effective attainment of goals and objectives set under the Project; Ensure that the Implementing Agencies abide by the tenets of the MMiP's Project Appraisal and Implementation Document;
• Advise the Minister through the Technical Director (Mines) on all matters relating to the Project.
• Liaise with Funding Partners, the Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines, Land and Forestry, Chamber of Mines, SSM Coalition, Customary Land Authorities and Civil Society Organisations on matters relating to the project.
• Act as Secretary to the highest level of authority, the Steering Committee and coordinate meetings of the project.
• Prepare consolidated results-based narrative and financial periodic progress reports for project management and to relevant bodies, in accordance with approved reporting formats and timing.
• Have overall responsibility for all project staff within the Project coordinating Unit and ensure that all such staff (i.e. procurement, financial management, child protection and gender, communication and public outreach, monitoring and evaluation and any other staff appointed to the unit) performs their functions effectively.
• Lead the preparation of Annual Work Plans and Procurement plans for the various activities of the project.
• Coordinate the implementation of Work Plans by Implementation Agencies
• In collaboration with Implementing Agencies, identify, recruit and monitor the performance of consultancies to be undertaken by consultants;
• Provide leadership and guidance in establishing and implementing theplanning, organising and control of project operations;
• Ensure the development and maintenance of Management Information Systems (MIS) to track the Project's progress and performance and the effectiveness of implementation assistance provided by lA's and Consultants.
• Review and advise on work plans and cash flow projections;
• Ensure that all assets of the Project are managed efficiently in all areas of the Unit's operations and are used solely for the purpose for which they were procured;
• Prepare semi-annual progress report to the SC.
• Facilitate and ensure the timely procurement and delivery of various inputs and technical equipment in collaboration with the Procurement Specialist. and Implementation Agencies in accordance with GoG guidelines; and
• Any other functions assigned by the Technical Director, (Mines).

Qualification Required & Experience

The Project Co-ordinator must have a minimum qualification of:

• Post-Graduate Degree in Geoscience (Geologist, Mining Engineer, Metallurgist, Mineral Economics etc.)
• At least Ten (10) years postgraduate working experience of which five (5) years must be in the mining industry and related management position;
• Good knowledge in information systems preferably Mining Information Systems;
• Good analytical, writing, communication and interpersonal skills;
• Conversant with the mining and mineral policy of Ghana;
• Must have a good track record of performance and achievements;
• Substantial work experience in Decentralisation and Mining Administration on the African continent, preferably in Ghana; and
• Membership of recognised professional body(ies) and proficiency in Project Management are advantages.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested Ghanaians with the above qualification and experience should submit their applications at the Front Desk; Reception, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and fill in the relevant Application Submission Form. Applications with detailed CVs, photocopies of certificates, Referees and other relevant documents should be addressed to:

The Chief Director
Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
P.O. Box MB 212
Ministries, Accra

Telephone: 0246-621389 / 0578-481988

Closing Date: 31 May, 2018

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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