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1. Fisheries Programme Manager, Ghana

Based: Cape Coast (with frequent travel to Accra and across the coastal region), Ghana
Tenure: 24 months (with opportunity to extend)
Salary: Salary £38,000 – £48,000 (dependent upon skills and experience)


  • Monthly subsistence/accommodation allowance (up to £300 / month)
  • 28 days annual leave per annum (including Ghanaian public holidays), increasing by 2 additional days for each year of service
  • Economy flights (on an approved airline) to and from Accra for start and end of mission; plus one return flight per year to the UK for personal use (booked in advance to secure cheapest fares)
  • Comprehensive medical and travel insurance, plus generous tax-free death in service benefit
  • UK pension contributions, rising generously according to length of service

Position overview

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Programme Manager to implement our oceans programme in Ghana, delivering high-impact with specific outputs and outcomes.

Based in Cape Coast, you will have responsibility for leading and implementing EJF’s programme to promote sustainability and social equity in Ghana’s fisheries, which is supported with funding from the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Government.

The project specifically aims to reduce illegal fishing, build local capacity for, and participation in, fisheries management and the protection of marine resources, while promoting sustainable alternative livelihoods.

Managing our existing local team, working with our Ghanaian partners and reporting to EJFs Executive Director, your role will be key to the delivery of the project’s goals, on time and within budget. You will help mentor local staff and oversee their work according to agreed key performance indicators (KPIs), and ensure highly cost-effective and efficient project implementation. EJF has a strong emphasis on impact and efficiency.

The Manager will lead extensive engagement with local partners and government agencies, and ensure effective project outreach including through local and national media, and social media platforms. The role will cross sectors and skill-sets, including research and field investigations, through to capacity-building (video, vessel monitoring); outreach and advocacy. You will work closely with EJF’s film unit, communications team based in London and provide highly detailed regular reporting to the Executive Director and Senior Management Team.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • A proven track record of leading and delivering high-quality, high impact development and/or environmental programmes.
  • Understand and have experience of institutional donors, grant reporting and budgets. You are skilled at tracking activities and outputs according to agreed needs and KPIs, compiling reports and flagging issues that require additional discussions to identify the best way forward.
  • Are a strong and dynamic leader, able to mentor and motivate to get the best from EJF’s local team and project partners, whilst being flexible to changing needs and opportunities.
  • Work effectively under pressure and in remote situations and can ensure that your team is equipped and well-managed to deliver strong results in challenging situations.
  • Are a great communicator, able to deliver winning presentations to diverse audiences, including government, media, local partners and coastal communities.
  • Understand budgets and the need for the most efficient and effective use of resources; creating results-driven actions, alongside detailed monitoring and evaluation of impact.
  • Are a proven researcher, able to collate information to best effect, liaising with EJF’s international team to produce high-impact communications materials.
  • Are resourceful, able to bring skills in capacity building, training and relationship management to ensure the long-term impact and durability of the programme.
  • Are a great negotiator, able to be diplomatic and tactful to secure the right outcomes. You have good cross-cultural awareness and a genuine interest in working with communities to improve their lives and protect their environment.
  • A relevant academic degree.
  • Share a genuine commitment to EJF, its mission and goals of protecting people, wildlife and our shared planet.

This is a full-time, 2 year contract with possibility for extension and permanent position in West Africa or the UK.

please send your CV and a detailed cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this role to:

Closing date: 5pm January 25th, 2019.

No other communications will be considered or replied to. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Initial interviews will be held (after a pre-call with candidates) between the 4 – 7 February in London. Final interviews to be held between 11 – 13 February in London.

2. Oceans Campaigner and Programme Coordinator

Based: Bath or London with regular travel to Liberia (between 4 and 6 times per year) and need for travel to other locations
Tenure: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £30,000 - £38,000 depending upon experience and location


  • Annual leave of 28 days (including 8 public holidays) increasing by 2 days each year; 1 personal day per year; additional paid leave over Christmas
  • Employer contributory pension increasing with each year of service
  • Private health insurance
  • Home-working one day per week
  • Cycle to work scheme

Position overview

EJF’s Oceans Campaign protects the marine environment, its biodiversity and the livelihoods dependent upon it. In West Africa, EJF is working to eradicate illegal fishing, build support for community-led sustainable fisheries, and protect threatened habitats and marine species with special focus on sharks, rays and turtles.

The role will involve: desk and field research; project, staff and budget management; advocacy, public outreach and media engagement in West Africa and the EU. The role will work at the grassroots to bring essential information and evidence on illegal fishing and threats to marine biodiversity to national and international attention.

Key responsibilities:

  • Mentor and manage the EJF team in Liberia, monitoring progress against KPIs and agreed budgets and outcomes.
  • Build the capacity and scope of EJF’s Fisheries Information Network, gathering and sharing information on illegal fishing and marine wildlife conservation.
  • Research and produce reports and briefings, and other communications materials, including for digital and traditional media.
  • Represent EJF in external events including with EU Commission and national governments, with donors and supporters.
  • Undertake field research in West Africa, gathering evidence, film and photos, with a particular focus on Liberia.

You are the right candidate if you:

  • Are educated to degree-level in a relevant discipline.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience.
  • Are great communicator, able to present research and investigative findings to multiple audiences, including government, industry, media, the public and donors.
  • Are a proven people and project manager able to motivate and mentor to get the best from EJF’s Liberia team.
  • Have great negotiation skills, are diplomatic and tactful even under pressure.
  • Have experience working in remote and challenging areas, where your tenacity, resilience and problem-solving skills have helped secure positive outcomes.
  • Work well independently, you’re a team-player who applies your skills for the greater good.
  • Know that change is hard to win, but worth winning.

You may also have:

  • Experience of journalism/published writing or film-making/photography.
  • Proficiency in other European languages (French, Spanish, German).

Applications: please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to:

Closing date for applications: 5pm 25th January 2019.

Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the UK.

EJF is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity, fair and equal treatment within the workplace.

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Volunteering at EJF

EJF has opportunities for people looking to acquire new skills or utilise their experience by volunteering. You will work alongside a dedicated, ambitious team who will guide you and support you in your tasks. In return we offer travel and lunch expenses and a fun experience.

Sustainable Fashion volunteer researcher

The successful candidate will be based in EJF’s Bath office.

Period: 3 months

EJF is looking for a creative and enthusiastic volunteer researcher to be part of its work to protect people and planet.

We are looking for a researcher to produce a campaign report on the environmental and human rights issues linked to fashion, with a major focus on cotton and synthetic or semi-synthetic fibres such as viscose.

The report will help support EJF’s calls for more organic, fairly-traded and climate neutral cotton production as a means to support livelihood needs in the Global South.

As well as researching and writing the report, you may be involved in writing webpages, blogs or other social media, as well as coming up with new ways to engage the public with this important issue.

Alongside the report, we would like support to develop and promote our campaign T-shirts, by researching new fashion designers we can approach, and ways in which we can market the designs effectively.

This is an exciting chance to gain valuable experience in the internal workings of a charity working on global issues relating to the global environment and human rights.

Main duties:

  • Research and write campaign report; conduct image research for the report.
  • Work with the comms team to produce webpages, social media features and blogs.
  • Research fashion designers and brands to approach with our campaign.
  • Help promote EJF T-shirt production and marketing and events on sustainable fashion.

Required skills:

  • Excellent research, writing and communications skills, with attention to detail.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.

Working hours: 9am to 6pm, 3 days a week.

Remuneration: This is a volunteer position. Travel to or within Bath of up to £8.90 and £4 for lunch expenses per day will be covered.

To apply please send your CV and a short covering email explaining why you would like to volunteer for EJF to

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