Landscape Restoration Programme Manager Ghana , Ghana

Form International and Form Ghana are implementing a multi-donor funded programme (funding until 2021) that aims to restore the degraded forest and agricultural landscape in the fringes of Form Ghana’s reforestation project in the Tain II Forest Reserve.

The programme

With a long term aim to improve the management, productivity and biodiversity values at landscape scale in the Tain II region, the programme implements pilot interventions that assist local communities and smallholders to effectively establish tree plantations, climate smart agriculture and to enhance natural resource management. The interventions should lead to higher productivity, more income generation and sustainable land management by the local communities.

At the landscape level, the project seeks to strengthen landscape governance with key stakeholders such as Forestry Commission, Traditional Authorities and Assemblies to address fire risk reduction, nature conservation and improved land management. The programme builds on the Public Private Partnership that Form Ghana has in place since 2013 with Forestry Commission and Traditional Authorities.

To date over 200 farmers are engaged in agroforestry activities, restoration interventions cover 2000 hectares, and various communities participate in the programme’s community fire programme. The programme is actively working to include more farmers, restoring more land, developing value chains for target crops and expanding the community fire programme.

For this landscape programme Form International now seeks an experienced Programme Manager to lead the implementation of the programme.

Job description
The position as Programme Manager provides a unique opportunity to engage hands-on with Forest Landscape Restoration, have meaningful impact on the lives of local people and improve landscape management, while building on Form Ghana’s experience, established structures and Form’s local and international support team.
The role of the Programme Manager is to deliver this programme according to defined objectives and requirements, project planning, manage project budgets, manage the project extension team, manage subcontracts and consultants, ensure smooth communication with the (internal) project team and external partners, and facilitate the landscape stakeholder processes. The Programme Manager also supports the senior management in the continuation and upscaling of the programme (strategy and funding). The successful candidate will be employed by Form International (in The Netherlands) with most time in Ghana at the programme's site.

Key responsibilities
· Manage project cycles (planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting)
· Programme financial management and reporting
· Manage, train and motivate the local project team
· Recruitment of project staff
· Provide technical guidance to the project and staff
· Hire and manage subcontracts and consultants
· Advise and proactively engage with senior management as needed to ensure sound progress
· Ensure smooth communication with the (internal) project team and external partners
· Facilitate landscape stakeholder processes
· Strategy and fundraising for upscaling and new landscape restoration programmes

· MSc degree level qualification in Tropical Agriculture/(Agro)forestry/Agri-business or similar
· Experience in sub-Saharan Africa is required, experience in Ghana is an advantage
· At least 7 years of working experience in Tropical Agriculture or (Agro)forestry, with at least 3 years in (project) management positions
· Proven entrepreneurial experience, ability to take initiative and innovate
· Experience with project management, planning, budget control, monitoring and reporting
· Strong verbal and written English language skills
· Excellent (intercultural) communication skills
· Experience in building (project) teams
· Experience with maize and/or cashew is considered an advantage
· (Sustainable) agri value chain management experience is considered an advantage
· Experience with smallholder farming, organisation and finance is considered an advantage
· Experience with stakeholder processes is considered an advantage

What we offer
· A full-time position as Programme Manager in the Form International team for an intended period of 2 years, with good opportunities to grow to a permanent position in the company
· A market conform salary and secondary terms of employment, fitting your knowledge and experience
· A high degree of independence and responsibility
· A tightly-knit team of professional colleagues, that cooperate in an informal way
· An excellent work climate with perspectives for further development

About Form International and Form Ghana

Form International is a forest management and services company that manages forest assets in Africa and delivers a range of technical and financial services to clients worldwide.
The firm is active both as an advisor in the forest sector and as manager of forest assets. Assets under management for our clients encompass 27,000 hectares of sustainable forest plantations, forest restoration, nature conservation and agroforestry in Ghana and Tanzania. The focus is on the restoration of degraded forest lands into productive, ecologically and socially functioning landscapes.
Form International was established in 1992 and is based in Hattem, The Netherlands. The team is characterized by an ambitious, down-to-earth mentality and a practical approach. All consultants and managers have international working experience, mainly in tropical countries. The organisational structure is open and informal with direct communication between management and staff. At Form International there is room for creativity, personal input and knowledge sharing.

Form Ghana is an FSC certified, internationally leading forest plantation company started in 2007 and managing 20,000 hectares of land with 10,000 hectares reforested with teak, indigenous tree plantations and nature conservation areas. The company employs 1,200 people and interacts actively with local communities and authorities to develop in harmony with neighbours and stakeholders.

Are you interested in becoming a Landscape Restoration Programme Manager in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Aug 10, 2019

French-Speaking Independent HR Consultant , West Africa

French-Speaking Independent HR Consultant (Talent Pool)
JobnetAfrica HR Consultancy Services specializes in International Human Resource Solutions in Africa. Conducting business across borders requires a special set of skills and cultural awareness. Our consultants have a broad understanding of HR as well as extensive Africa experience, allowing them to bridge the gap between cultures. Our clients are international companies who engage us for our specialist HR knowledge. We contribute towards their HR (change) programs, provide them with temporarily work-load reduction and give an independent 3rd party assessment on HR issues.

JobnetAfrica is currently looking to replenish our talent pool with Independent HR Consultants who:
 Live in West-Africa, preferably in the capital area,
 Have lived/ studied/ worked in Europe or the USA for at least 10 years,
 Have 3-10 years of international HR work experience,
 Hold a Bachelor or Master degree in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology or Business Administration from a university in Europe or the USA,
 Are fluent in French both spoken & written, as well as English.

Doing an assignment through JobnetAfrica means you can concentrate on what you do best and leave the rest to us! We will:
 Take care of marketing and business development,
 Use our strong brand name and our vast client-base to secure assignments,
 Help you write proposals, or write them for you, and negotiate fees with clients,
 Take care of the financial administration.

If you’re interested in working for JobnetAfrica as an Independent HR Consultant, apply here (add hyperlink). Please add a short summary with the type of HR assignments you are looking for, your fee expectations as well as your LinkedIn profile!

If you’d like to know more about the talent pool before applying, please contact Hedwig Rovers, Manager HR Consultancy Services: Hedwig@jobnetafrica.com

Are you interested in becoming a French-Speaking Independent HR Consultant ? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Aug 03, 2019

Finance Manager in Ghana , Ghana

Experience required:

• Chartered Accountant with 6-10 years' post qualification experience
• Strong knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS 15 for construction companies)
• Has experience of independent charge of accounts & finance function
• Has managed a team size of 3-4 members
• Good spoken and written communication skills & interpersonal skills

• 2-3 years’ working experience in West Africa would be of advantage
• Familiar with local tax regulations
• Worked in construction/mining industry
• Big 4 background
• Handling banking relationships
• Experience in ERP implementation

The candidate will be responsible for:
• Heads and monitors day to day finance operations for the region
• Works towards improving policies and procedures to ensure adequate control environment is in place
• Works along the Operations Head to manage project costing
• Ensures group reporting is done to the Head Office regularly
• Interacts with statutory auditors and ensures timely closure of local annual audits.
• Mentors & guides the accounting / finance team
• Ensures compliance with local regulations.
• Assist the Group Manager – Taxes, to prepare a detailed tax planning document for the region.
• Assists the Financial Controller / CFO from time to time on any finance department related matters.
• Ensures smooth implementation of ERP system.

Reporting to: President Africa & CFO
Minimum qualifications: Chartered Accountant
Position based in: Ghana

Are you interested in becoming a Finance Manager in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Aug 02, 2019

Senior Sales Executive NGO's in West Africa , West Africa

Our client is a social enterprise that provides data to farmers and agricultural organizations .


This role will play a big part in leading the expansion in the Development and NGO sectors. There will be opportunities to develop new projects across our core market of West Africa and to build amazing new partnerships. You will be supported by a motivated, small team of techies, marketers and scientists, and you need a have extensive experience and relationships in the not for profit space as well as knowledge of development institutions to get to your sales objectives, while establishing the company as a leading player in this market.

You will work together with the product and marketing team and the CCO to implement and create projects across West Africa. You will be promoting the companies' unique value to farming and not for profit organisations. The Marketing and Communications team will support you to generate new leads and in the end new customers. All new customers will be handed over to the Account Management team, who will build a solid relationship with these customers and turn it into a partnership that is benificial for both parties.


You will be one of the first senior Sales executives for this company and so you will play a central and important role in the strategy of how the company is going to the market. The company and you can improve the lives of the farmers. Our client is small and therefor flexible to adjust to the customers' needs. So if you have good knowledge of the decision making process of not for profit organisations, the benefits and features they would want and know what makes them tick, we would be happy to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:
• Have a deep understanding of the market and it's players.
• Identifying prospects, exploring and researching sales options.
• Building relationships with clients by providing information, guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending profit and service improvements.
• Identifies product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
• Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
• Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge.
• Exceeding sales objectives.

• College / University degree
• Minimum 5 years experience in Sales
• Minimum 5 years experience working directly in or with not for profit projects in Africa
• In depth knowledge of the Development value chain
• Great presentation skills and being able to be creative at solving buying challenges
• Have an extensive network of development and not for profit institutions.

Are you interested in becoming a Senior Sales Executive in West Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Aug 02, 2019

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