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Recycle Up! Ghana (RUG) empowers young Ghanaians to tackle the country’s waste challenges through innovative youth educational programs. Our mission is to support the youth to develop local solutions for environmental and societal problems through raising awareness and entrepreneurship training in order to truly make a difference in their society. The Nationwide Waste Education Campaign (NWEC) aims at cooperating with schools across the nation in order to provide environmental education to pupils and students as well as instilling a culture of waste reduction, source segregation, and recycling among the Ghanaian youth. This will be done through awareness creation, hands-on learning experiences as well as the provision of facilities for source segregation of PET bottles and water sachets.

This project is expected to make significant inputs into the implementation of the National Plastic Management Policy formulated by Ghana’s Ministry for Environment, Sanitation, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), awaiting adoption as a working document in the country. Our Nationwide Waste Education Campaign (NWEC) is tailored to involve all relevant stakeholders both from the private and public sector, such as the Ministry of Education, to make this project an all-encompassing national asset.


RUG is seeking a full-time project coordinator for our Nationwide Waste Education Project (NWEC) in Schools.

Position responsibilities:

  • Planning, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of the project activities as well as the measurement of impacts of the project
  • Design and optimization of project activities and procedures
  • Human resources management (coordination of volunteers)
  • Frequent interactions with the various stakeholders, such as schools (headmaster, teachers, students, parents), international project team and waste sector enterprises
  • Budget controlling and forecasting
  • Frequent reporting (financially and narratively) 
  • Representing RUG in negotiations and meetings with stakeholders from different administrative levels
  • Providing training, coaching and mentoring
  • Overseeing the creation and dissemination of relevant PR materials
  • Other duties assigned to you by the supervisor 

At Recycle Up!, we provide you with; 

  • Full-time contract position for 1 year with the possibility of extension
  • Personal and professional growth through various tasks and further training
  • Freedom of refining project content and implementation
  • Support through an international network of changemakers
  • Opportunity to establish a striving organization at the forefront of waste education and entrepreneurship in Ghana
  • Opportunity to hone professional project management skills
  • A workplace in Kumasi with frequent travels between Kumasi, Cape Coast and Accra


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree is an advantage)
  • Minimum of 3 years post-tertiary working experience 
  • Ability to fluently use Word and Excel (including formulas) 
  • Tech-savvy understands how to use website builders, digital tools and social media 
  • Knowledge file management, transcription, and other administrative procedures
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines

Additional Qualities 

  • Must be able to work well in a fast-paced high-stress environment 
  • Must be able to work independently with little supervision 
  • Must take pride in work and be meticulous in detail 
  • Must be able to critically think and solve issues based on root causes, not surface issues 
  • Confidence in decision making 
  • Must be able to speak and write English fluently 
  • Ability to read graphs and charts and interpret information 
  • Understanding of a circular economy and/or environmental issues such as climate change 
  • Interest in graphic design a plus 

Interested applicants should send their CV, motivational letter and a letter of reference to [email protected] latest by 9th October 2020.