WWF Communication Officer Jobs in Kampala Uganda

WWF Communication Officer Jobs in Kampala Uganda

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an International Non-Governmental Organization that deals with conservation of nature.

Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly qualified Communications Officer to review, develop and monitor communication, partnerships and external relations strategies, policies, procedures and guidelines in line with the WWF-UCO strategic objectives.

Location:

  • Kasese, Uganda

    Main Responsibilities:
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of project communication, partnerships and External relations strategies for guiding all related interventions for the organization in line with the WWF-UCO communication and project objectives strategy;
  • Prepare annual work plans and budgets for communication, partnerships and external relations initiatives in line with the WWF-UCO communication and the Project Objectives;
  • Develop, design and disseminate information and communication materials for communication, partnerships and external relations guiding all project and organizational interventions in line with WWF standards;
  • Create strong alliances and networks, support effective partnerships with international, national, local public and private stakeholders in line with WWF-UCO communication and Project Objectives;
  • Prepare management reports and share experiences, information, lessons learnt to key stakeholders in line with WWF guidelines and network standards;
  • Promote the visibility of WWF -UCO programs and interventions with relevant audiences/media platforms, represent the organization at international, national and local levels in line with WWF-UCO and Project Objectives
  • Strengthen the UCO Communications platforms through weekly, monthly and quarterly productions of Newsletters ,Website maintenance and management and social media management.

    Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree (honors) in Mass Communication (Public Relations/Media Communication) or other related field;
  • A post graduate qualification in any of the above fields is an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in Information, Communication and Educational Programmes targeting environmental or sustainable development issues;
  • Experience working on communications with a busy NGO would be
    an added advantage.

    Required Skills and Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to rapid environmental changes;
  • Track record of breaking down silos between business and support functions and working across an entire organization;
  • Flexibility and change orientation with ability to balance competing priorities;
  • Understanding of the wider strategic context, both internally and externally;
  • Able to demonstrate a range of communication and influencing styles to suit a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage a number of conflicting and frequently changing priorities;
  • Communication skills — interpersonal, presentation and written;
  • Self-confident and well rounded, with the capacity to understand multiple perspectives and cultural diversity and deal with those differences diplomatically;
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and likable;
  • Adherence to WWF's values, which are: Optimistic, Engaging, Determined and Knowledgeable.

    How to apply
  • Interested candidates should access a detailed Job Description from:panda.org/uganda.
  • Applications must include cover letter and CV with contact details of three referees and should be addressed to The Human Resources Manager through recruitment@wwfuganda.org clearly indicating the job title in the subject line.
  • Deadline for applications is 15th February 2019.
  • Thank you in advance for your interest in this position.
  • Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up.
  • If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing, consider your application unsuccessful.
  • WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
  • For more information and job application details, see; WWF Communication Officer Jobs in Kampala Uganda

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