Natural Resource Management and Multiple-Use Water Services (NRM/MUS) Manager via Devex

Winrock International

Tamale, Ghana 🇬🇭


LOCATION: Tamale, Ghana

UNIT: Forestry & Natural Resources Management

GROUP: Environment

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party

Winrock International is a non-profit organization that works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock is currently recruiting for the position of full-time Director of Operations in its Tamale project office to support the five-year, USAID-funded Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture and Natural Resources Management Project (USAID AgNRM). The USAID AgNRM project seeks to provide a scalable, integrated landscape approach that will support sustainable economic development and rural livelihoods, increase nutrition and climate change adaptation, and strengthen Northern Ghana’s natural resources.

All interested candidates shall submit their applications (maximum 5 pages including resume, two references and one-page cover letter) in English to: [email protected], indicating “NRM/MUS Manager” in the subject line. The deadline for submission of the applications is September 15, 2016. Qualified applicants will be invited for an in-person interview.

Position Summary:

The NRM/MUS Manager will play a critical supporting role to the DCOP in meeting project outcomes related to strengthening environmental stewardship in Northern Ghana, including; strengthening Community Resource Management Areas (CREMAs), conservation of selected watersheds and biodiversity corridors, and promoting transboundary solutions and ecosystem services. This position will also lead and integrate Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Multiple-Use Water Services (MUS) project activities into the above efforts. This position will report directly to the DCOP.

Essential Repsonsibilites:

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the DCOP in developing work plans and meeting project targets related to strengthening environmental stewardship in selected areas in Northern Ghana.

  • Promote Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) by building on the existing CREMA and Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) models in Northern Ghana.

  • Oversee, implement and integrate project WASH and MUS activities that increase water availability for domestic and agricultural purposes while conserving and protecting the natural resource base with other project activities.

  • Develop and implement a participatory, community-based, approach to landscape-level watershed management.

  • In collaboration with the DCOP, identify and assist with community and staff trainings.

  • Implement project site level implementation of NRM and WASH/MUS project activities. This will require local travel.

  • Identify strong local partners to assist in the implementation of WASH/MUS project activities and supervise related grants.

  • Responsible for managing the project’s USAID environmental compliance including project grants.

  • Assist in coordinating inputs and activities of partners such as TechnoServe, NCRC and CECOTAPS.

  • Assist the DCOP in writing project reports as necessary.

  • Anticipate challenges in project implementation and identify solutions.

  • Assist in coordinating M&E inputs from field offices as needed. Ensure/verify data quality.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Backgound:


  • Minimum of MSc degree in NRM or related fields (or equivalent with additional professional experience).


  • Minimum five years of professional experience in building relations with rural communities through the extension of technologies, participatory planning, training and monitoring.
  • Experience in building capacity of public agency personnel to more effectively meet the requirements of their position.

  • Protected area management experience highly desired.

  • Experience working with local and international NGOs in Northern Ghana is a plus;


  • Strong skills in technical knowledge of NRM, small-scale irrigation technologies, household gardens and water use systems in Northern Ghana.

  • Demonstrated success in using CBNRM and related best practices for improving livelihoods and enhancing the management of natural areas.

  • Fluency in English is required.

Other: This position is open to qualified Ghanaian nationals. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Fluency in English and strong written English is required