Communications Officer Job at WWF

Job Opportunity at WWF, Communications Officer

Communications Officer  

The WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Tanzania, an international conservation organization, is seeking a competent and experienced Communications Officer, to be based in Dar es Salaam.

Major Functions

Under the technical guidance of Communications Manager and Regional Forest programme coordinator; the Communications Officer will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of outputs under the East Africa Regional Forest Programme that are related to awareness-raising, communications and capacity strengthening in general; facilitating sharing knowledge and increase the programme visibility in the member countries and other relevant stakeholders on issues relating to illegal trade in timber, forest governance and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that relevant program materials such as Human Interest Stories, donor reports, proposals, factsheets, infographics, etc. are developed and disseminated to donors and target groups through relevant media and network channels. The Communications Officer will assist WWF member countries in the proposal development stage to identify appropriate communication activities for the projects.
  • Develop and maintain contact information, materials, and relationships with journalists and media outlets (print, TV, radio, web etc.) in 5 member countries to increase coverage of conservation issues in the media (print, broadcast, and digital). Specific activities may include:
  • Draft and edit articles, press releases, human interest stories, and other advocacy/information materials.
  • Provide content for WWF Regional Forest program blogs, TCO website, and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube). Monitor content online and provide guidance and reactions and responses whenever needed. Ensure that the program makes the best use of technology for key communications activities (e.g. content development for web sites & intranet development, social media, and online marketing).

Required Qualifications and skills:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, preferably with a postgraduate qualification in climate change, forest economics of forest biology, At least 5 years working experience in communication and media related to natural resources management initiatives, forest conservation, and/or climate change adaptation and mitigation. Experience, training, and knowledge in the field of communication and media related to forest conservation, protected area management will be a particular added advantage.

Additional information: Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained via http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/jobs/.

Applications must include a complete Cover Letter & CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the People & Culture Manager, via email to hresources@wwftz.org by Friday, 29th May 2020 at 4:30 PM.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted and the interviews will take place in Dar es Salaam.

WWF is an equal opportunity organization.

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