Communications Officer NGO Jobs - World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Job Title:        Communications Officer
Organization: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Uganda

About Us:
WWF is one of the world's largest independent and experienced Conservation organizations operating in over 100 Countries in the world. WWF UCO implements a number of national programmes promoting environment conservation in Uganda. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Oversee the development and deployment of an engaging and compelling WWF internal and external communications infrastructure to support brand visibility in Africa and beyond;
  • 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;
  • The jobholder will also 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;
  • Build 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the WWF Communications Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Mass Communication (Public Relations/Media Communication) or other related field;
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification in any of the above fields is an added advantage;
  • At least three years of related experience in Information, Communication and Educational Programmes targeting environmental or sustainable development issues;
  • Previous experience working on communications with a busy NGO would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to rapid environmental changes;
  • Good track record of breaking down silos between business and support functions and working across an entire organization;
  • High degree of flexibility and change orientation with ability to balance competing priorities;
  • Understanding of the wider strategic context, both internally and externally;
  • Ability to demonstrate a range of communication and influencing styles to suit a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to meet 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 likeable;
  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Optimistic, Engaging, Determined and Knowledgeable.

How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their cover letters, updated CVs, and academic transcripts to the Human Resource Officer, WWF Uganda, at kampala@wwfuganda.org.

Address to:
The Human Resource Officer,
WWF Uganda Country Office,
Plot 2, Sturrock Road, Kololo,
P.O. Box 8745, Kampala - Uganda

Deadline: 11th July 2017

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