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Job Summary

We are seeking an Advocacy Manager who is passionate about protecting the marine environment and the livelihoods of coastal communities. The Advocacy Manager will lead the development of advocacy strategies to guide a series of campaign activities in Ghana. The successful candidate will be a determined and motivated person who has proven experience in campaigns and advocacy and can communicate effectively to diverse audiences, most importantly policy and decision makers. This position will be based in Accra with intermittent travels to our Cape Coast project office and the four coastal regions of Ghana.

  • Minimum Qualification:Degree
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

  • Immediately work to ensure the promulgation of vital amendments to Ghana’s fisheries law by the current Government (2023)
  • Adopt a leading role in EJF’s Ghana team to ensure that the current revision of the Fisheries Act is successfully completed.
  • Lead the development and implementation of an advocacy strategy to guide our campaign activities in Ghana.
  • Engage extensively and regularly with relevant ministries, parliament, the presidency, embassies and high-level state and non- state actors.
  • Monitor and identify opportunities with regard to policy and political developments, particularly in fisheries and ocean-related policies, and provide political and legislative insights in support of possible engagement.
  • Deliver compelling presentations on relevant fisheries and ocean issues and promote corresponding recommendations, including in one-to-one meetings and EJF events.
  • Identify, analyze, and report on internal or external factors that might have a negative influence on campaign and advocacy strategies.
  • Work with the Ghana Senior Management Team to monitor EJF’s impacts in the country and complete all necessary internal and external reporting.
  • Draw on EJF’s global findings, investigations and grassroots partnerships, to produce Ghana-focused briefings and reports to inform the development and implementation of fisheries and ocean issues.
  • Present EJF’s evidence and recommendations to industry players, government and other stakeholders; delivering compelling communications to secure and maintain support for policy positions.
  • Represent EJF at high-level meetings in Accra and elsewhere in Ghana as required.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Required skills and attributes:

  • At least five years of professional experience in marine environmental policy, fisheries & oceans issues, human rights, government and/or other relevant fields;
  • Demonstrable professional experience in advocacy, public affairs or communications;
  • Confident in representing EJF and to deliver EJF’s message to high- level government officials and industry members;
  • Ability to work independently and also in a remote international team;
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage and priorities tasks;
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple partners in both the NGO and the public sectors;
  • Creative, innovative and problem-solving capabilities;
  • Fluent written and spoken English

Desirable skills and attributes:

  • Experience working on fisheries policy.
  • Fluency in other relevant languages.

Salary range: US$ 21,600 – 28,800, per annum

Applications: Please send your CV and a cover letter in English explaining why you are the right person for this position to recruitment@ejfoundation.org.

Closing date for applications: We would like to fill this position as soon as possible and will consider incoming applications until 17th March 2023. We, therefore, recommend that you apply in good time before the deadline.

CVS should be sent to recruitment@ejfoundation.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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