Established in 2000, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is the world’s leading organization for
cocoa sustainability. The long-term goals of WCF are set out in our new strategy:
WCF works in six areas:
WCF is a membership organization open to private sector companies engaged in all aspects of the cocoa supply chain. WCF is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.
The consultant will lead efforts to develop guidance on the alignment and application of appropriate social and environmental safeguards in line with activities in the Cocoa and Forest Initiative (CFI) in Ghana. In November 2017, the government of Ghana and leading cocoa and chocolate companies signed the joint CFI Framework for Action outlining key commitments and actions to eliminate deforestation from the cocoa sector and restore degraded forests in Ghana. The commitments focus on three core areas: 1) Forest protection and restoration which covers the conservation and rehabilitation of National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Wildlife Resource Reserves, Forest Reserves, and off-reserve forest lands; 2) Sustainable production and farmers’ livelihood which this covers sustainable intensification and diversification of production in order to increase farmers’ yields and income and to reduce pressure on forests; and 3) community engagement and social inclusion which covers social safeguards through civil society and community engagement.
In 2018, the and CFI Oversight Committee, hosted by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, adopted the World Bank’s social and environmental safeguards to address issues impacting farmers and communities that may arise from CFI activities. Provisions are further outlined under the Ghana National Implementation Plan (NIP). The World Bank safeguards are integrated in the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program and the National REDD+ Secretariat (NRS) has developed a country driven approach hosted on the public Safeguards Information System.
The objective of this consultancy is to provide guidance to CFI Signatories and other stakeholders on how the different safeguards are triggered and addressed as a result of CFI activities.
This position is based in Accra and will work with the Ghana CFI Program Manager and report to the Director of Environment (Washington, DC). The consultant will also work with the CFI Safeguards taskforce providing technical support to CFI Ghana. Applicants must be authorized to work in Ghana. This is a locally recruited position; no expat benefits are provided.
This consultancy is expected to last no more than two (2) months with an immediate start date.
Safeguards task force and revised by the consultant.
force and revised by the consultant.
The consultant would be required to produce the following outputs
Required Skills & Qualifications:
Standards, the Cancun Safeguards, and related national laws.
How to Apply:
Candidates are requested to upload 1) a letter of interest (no more than 3 pages) describing their approach, suitability, number of days, daily rate; and 2) résumé to: https://worldcocoa.egnyte.com/ul/0pw9hrIGK7
Include your name and the position in the title of the file.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled. No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.