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Proforest Graduate Trainee Programme – GIS Specialist (GH)

Proforest is seeking motivated, flexible and qualified young professionals with excellent GIS skills and a high potential to quickly develop other skills required for taking on a leading role in sustainable sourcing and responsible production work in Africa. This is an exciting opportunity to join Proforest’s growing team and take on substantial responsibilities under the supervision of sector experts.

Develop excellence in Sustainable Sourcing and Responsible Production 

Are you ready to take on the world’s environmental and social sustainability issues? Or solve the responsible sourcing and production issues businesses and society face? 


About Proforest

Proforest is a not-for-profit, mission-driven organisation that works with producers and major international brands and consumer goods clients such as Nestlé, Unilever, Wilmar, Cargill, etc., as well as governments, civil society organisations and NGOs, throughout agricultural and forest product supply chains. We are an established world leader in the development and implementation of sustainable production and responsible sourcing with a global presence.

 

Programme overview

Our Graduate Trainee Programme develops leaders to ensure our continued success as well as the success of our partners and clients. It will give you a thorough induction into various topics that are essential in the fields of Sustainable Sourcing and Responsible Production such as policy and strategy development, field audits and assessments, community and stakeholder engagement, and many more.
What makes our Graduate Trainee Programme so special is the fact you will be taking on substantial responsibilities under supervision of sector experts in an international setting, enabling you to tackle challenges at a global scale, rapidly build up an international network, and prepare you in the best possible way for cooperation with our overseas colleagues, partners and clients.

 

What can you expect

Over a period of 12 months, you will get the exposure you would expect from a global leader, experienced mentors and supportive colleagues. You will find yourself supporting senior consultants on a range of exciting projects and you will be able to acquire professional, methodological and technical skills, on the basis of which you will subsequently be able to assume a position of responsibility at Proforest. On successful completion of our Graduate Trainee Programme, you will be offered a permanent position as Project Manager with our Africa Regional Office in Accra.

 

Do you have what we need?

We expect all our Graduate Trainees to have

  • An above average qualification (Masters or equivalent) in a GIS related course or relevant discipline
  • Excellent GIS and spatial data management skills
  • About 1-2 years of professional work experience
  • A proven interest in environmental and social sustainability issues affecting forest products and agricultural commodities sectors
  • Awareness of the motivations and drivers relating to sustainable sourcing and responsible production in international agricultural and forest product supply chains
  • Highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to operate in a multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Working knowledge of another language (especially French, Spanish, Portuguese) would be a strong advantage.


Other terms and conditions

  • Location: Accra, Ghana (candidate will spend the first 2-3 months working from our UK office)
  • Salary: GHS 72,000/annum (GHS 6,000/month)
  • Closing date: 10th November 2019

To apply please send your CV, a cover letter and confirmation that you are eligible to work in Ghana to


Posting Summary

Download the job description for the Graduate Trainee Programme – GIS Specialist here.

 

To Apply

Send your CV, and a cover letter to by 10th November 2019.