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The Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute is seeking an experienced and dynamic Associate Director to help our organisation to the next level of growth and impact. The ideal candidate must be a visionary leader with a passion for our mission and a track record of success in maritime research, public advocacy, and capacity development in the Gulf of Guinea region.


  • Develop and implement strategic plans that advance the organisation's mission and vision in consultation with management.

  • Oversee day-to-day operations, including program management, finance, fundraising, and human resources.

  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, partners, and community members.

  • Provide technical support and expertise for the implementation of research projects and grants.

  • Represent the Institute at conferences, workshops, and strategic-level stakeholder engagements.

  • Lead fundraising efforts and ensure financial sustainability of the organisation.

  • Assist in talent acquisition and management.

  • Ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards, including those related to financial management and programme delivery


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in fields related to ocean governance, maritime security, coastal zone management, marine conservation and other relevant areas.

  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrable experience in any maritime or ocean related field, preferably in a leadership position

  • Proven track record of successful fundraising and revenue generation in the NGO sector

  • Strong strategic planning and program development skills

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills

  • Experience working with high-level stakeholders

  • Experience in maritime administration and research is desired

  • Must be a Ghanaian or a legal resident in Ghana.

Deadline for Application: 22nd March, 2023

Applications must include a cover letterresume, and contact information for three professional references.

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