APPLY NOW: MIRO Forestry Ghana Recruitment for Social Facilitation & Extension Officer

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for MIRO Forestry Ghana Recruitment for Social Facilitation & Extension Officer.

MIRO Forestry Ghana is a vertically integrated, sustainable forestry and timber products business centered in West Africa. The company operates forestry plantations with over 30,000 hectares of land having commenced planting a mix of fast-growing timber crops in 2010. The company has established a forestry infrastructure and a proven management team.

Job Description

  • Company: MIRO Forestry Ghana
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a long term raw material supply plan that reflects mill capacity and demand; refreshing the plan at appropriate intervals and ensuring initiatives are in place to deliver on the plan strategy
  • Implement the Grower model framework, defining the support and services available / provided to each segment
  • Monitor the grower pilot projects, capturing what works and what does not to reflect in future iterations.
  • Working with the forestry department, provide technical training and management support to Growers
  • Facilitate legal and financial compliance of Grower Cooperatives or organisational bodies
  • Support in developing and implementing policies, budgets, governance structures and administrative routines in Grower Cooperatives or organisational bodies

 

  • Develop strong leadership and talent within Grower Cooperatives or organisational bodies through ongoing coaching, mentoring and guidance
  • Champion and embed company and FSC standards and processes for identifying and securing land for Grower schemes, supporting the Grower ecosystem, managing Grower relationships and managing Grower supply.
  • Drive synergies with the company and external stakeholders, effectively partnering with counterparts to identify, share and embed opportunities for optimisation of grower and community engagement
  • Manage relationships with individual Growers, Cooperative leaders and officers, key community stakeholders including traditional leaders and local government
  • Ensure enablers are in place to promote success (e.g. systems and processes)
  • Identify and monitor KPIs to track performance and flag any issues
  • Documentation: Be responsible for and maintain the Grower sections of the Company document system on Dropbox.
  • Management and Leadership; Collaborate with all other departments aiming to foster a collaborative, cross departmental, approach and collaboration toward common targets
  • Financial management: Manage and produce annual budgets for the grower department / job function. Take responsibility for operating with agreed budgets.

Reporting structure 

  • The successful candidate will work within the forestry department reporting to the Forestry Manager whilst liaising closely with the Social Manager and Community Liaison Officers.

Job Requirements          

  • Social Science Degree / Agricultural/Forestry Degree
  • 5+ years experience in social facilitation or extension
  • Understanding of smallholder agriculture or forestry development
  • Understanding of local social and legal environments, experienced in interpreting and applying legislation to community organisations
  • Competent computer and technology skills
  • Experienced in establishing governance and administrative routines and ways of working
  • Experience in working with communities and vulnerable groups, specifically women and youth.
  • Women are especially encouraged to apply
  • The ability to drive a vehicle or ride a motorbike will be an advantage
  • Applicants must have a right to reside and work in Ghana.

Location

The position will be located at the company’s Drobonso operation, Asante Akyem Agogo (Ashanti Region), Ghana, although extensive travel into local communities will be required.

Working hours

This is a full time role of 40 hours per week. Standard working hours are 07.30 – 16.30 although additional hours may be required during times of high workload.

How to Apply

Interested parties should send their curriculum vitae and covering letter to [email protected] 

Application Deadline: Friday 31st January 2020.

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