Environmental Economist at Acreaty Ghana

Website Acreaty Ghana

Website Acreaty Ghana

State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 21/09/2022
Qualification: Relevant Certificate
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: Economic Development

Environmental Economist Summary

A reputable company engaged by Acreaty Ghana is actively seeking a highly motivated environmental economist in Accra, Ghana.

The Environmental Economist will support the company to handle the financial and economic analysis of all

research and projects in line with Ghana environment management activities and provide expertise with respect to waste financing.

The Environmental Economist will also lead in renewable natural resource management, including forests/REDD+

and oceans, and policies and capacity development to control deforestation and improve land management,

as well as better enhance management of coastal and oceans resources.

This Environmental Economist position will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Conduct in-depth economic analysis of environmental and natural resource management issues in Ghana.

Evaluates environmental policies and regulations to determine costs and benefits.

Researches the relationship between environmental problems and economic activities.

Predicts future economic and environmental outcomes.

Studies the long-term costs of restoring damaged and polluted environments.

Prepares and submits grant proposals and applications for research funding.

Conduct in-depth economic analysis of environmental and natural resource management issues in Ghana.

Conduct natural resource policy dialogue and manage effective communication with the government and other

partners (NGOs, the private sector, international organizations, and more) in the Bank’s environment or natural

resources portfolio, with a strong focus on forestry, fisheries, waste management, land use, climate change and

resilience. This includes coordination with other financiers, and review of sector policies, strategies, and legislation.

Support and/or possibly lead the development and implementation of environment or natural resources operations,

technical assistance or analytical work, including participation in preparation and supervision activities.

Develop a personal training program to stay on top of World Bank procedures, and environment and natural

resources/climate change research and knowledge.

Organize training or knowledge sharing events for Company Staff.

Provide and mobilize strategic technical assistance in support of client’s needs to improve capacity for waste

management, landscape management and climate change, and fisheries/coastal zone management, from within and

outside Ghana.

Produce input for and present major/complex reports, including the supervision, coordination and quality control of consultant reports.

Contribute to knowledge sharing, dissemination and awareness-raising activities with key clients.

Minimum Requirements of the Environmental Economist

· Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in the environment or natural resource economics, public policy with economics

courses or equivalent is required.

· A minimum of 5 years of full-time relevant professional experience using economic principles and analytical skills

to inform policy, program development, operations and partner engagement in the environment/natural resources

field.

· Knowledge of environmental, land/natural resources management and related social issues, policies, data and

institutions in Ghana.

· Experience in community development/empowerment, as well as prior policy engagement with key government

counterparts and multi-disciplinary teams.

· Excellent English language skills (writing, speaking, listening and reading).

· Ability to work independently and with a team with limited supervision.

· Strong social, facilitation, and communication skills.

· Willingness to travel extensively, including to rural and remote areas.

Additional Competencies

· Proven project management / operational skills and familiarity with Bank procedures and business practices,

including the World Bank Group safeguard policies.

· Experience in REDD+ and valuation of ecosystem services.

· Demonstrated experience working on policy or investment initiatives anchored in environment and natural

resources-related sectors, including forestry, agriculture, water, and other environmental services.

· Understanding of fiscal policy, fiscal transfers and Ghana budget and macroeconomic frameworks.

· Prior engagements with Ministry of Finance.

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