Organization: Management and Engineering Technologies International
Closing date: 30 Sep 2017
The US Forest Service (USFS), International Programs and Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc. (METI), as a part of the US Agency for International Development’s bilateral programs in Ghana, seeks a full-time Project Director to lead the implementation of the Coastal Sustainable Landscapes Project in the Western Region.
The USFS Office of International Programs promotes sustainable natural resource management, biodiversity conservation and disaster management internationally. By linking the skills of the field-based staff of the USFS with partners overseas, the agency can address the world’s most critical forestry issues and concerns, as well as improve capacities to respond to major disasters. The USFS regularly engages the agency’s wide range of expertise in over 90 countries, for programs on sustainable forest management, climate change, combatting illegal logging, fire management, improved systems for responding to disasters, and other topics.
The Coastal Sustainable Landscapes Project (CSLP) is six-year program supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Feed the Future Initiative and managed by the US Forest Service’s International Programs. Working with local communities and the Government of Ghana, the CSLP is part of the country’s ongoing efforts to mitigate threats to landscape conservation. More specifically, the CSLP is working to improve carbon sequestration, forest management, and livelihood diversification in the six coastal districts and municipalities of the Western Region. The overall long-term impact of the project is to promote low emissions development in Ghana’s Western Region by strengthening community-based natural resource management and monitoring. The project is focused on the coastal landscape, including mangroves and other wetlands, forests and agricultural areas, both on and off reserve, managed under a diversity of land tenure regimes.
The Project Director will manage the USFS CSLP project and take a lead role in the development, implementation, and monitoring of all project activities and partnerships including:
Program Management and Representation
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Both Ghanaian and foreign citizens are encouraged to apply.
Location: Takoradi, Ghana
How to apply:
The successful applicant will be hired through a contractor.
If you are interested in more than just a job and would like to share in METI’s success, then please submit your resume and cover letter to: IPJobs@meticorp.com.
Please include “CSLP Project Director” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please indicate where you saw this posting.
METI offers a superior employee benefits package to include 401K Plan and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). METI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.