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Job advert: Communication Assistant – WWF

WWF Cameroon is seeking a Communication Assistant (re-advertisement).

Are you passionate about shaping a better future for humanity and our planet? Joining WWF could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity:

Across the globe, people are increasingly aware of the urgent crisis of biodiversity loss. There’s a growing recognition that nature is essential to our survival and well-being, and that everyone is affected by its decline. At WWF, we’re committed to addressing this critical global challenge. Our team is composed of individuals from diverse backgrounds and expertise, spanning HR, finance, advocacy, and conservation science. We encourage applications from those who believe they can contribute to building a sustainable future for both people and nature.

Our Mission:

We are an independent conservation organization dedicated to safeguarding the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife alike. Together with individuals, communities, businesses, and governments worldwide, we form a united front urging global leaders to ensure nature’s recovery by 2030. Our collective efforts aim to preserve and rehabilitate natural habitats, halt the mass extinction of wildlife, and promote sustainable practices in production and consumption. WWF Network is committed to developing and implementing 9 Global Goals Practices.

WWF Congo Basin seeks a dynamic and dedicated Communication Assistant to join our team.

  • Reporting to: Congo Basin Impact Monitoring Coordinator
  • Location: Yaounde
  • Duration: 1 year

Departmental Mission

The Congo Basin countries play a vital role in the implementation of sustainable practices in wildlife conservation, forestry management, food security, climate resilience, renewable energy, freshwater ecosystems, and governance. We have established a robust monitoring framework aimed at showcasing conservation impacts and promoting key outcomes. Our regional leadership collaborates closely with the network to develop decision-support tools such as interactive dashboards and online databases with user-friendly interfaces. The Communication Assistant, as per the current Terms of Reference, will support ongoing projects to effectively communicate significant activities and achievements.

Primary Responsibilities

Working under the guidance of the Congo Basin Impact Monitoring Coordinator and receiving technical oversight from the CCO Communication Manager, the Communication Assistant will collaborate closely with regional coordination team members and country field managers. The role focuses on developing and executing a communication strategy for the regional monitoring program, with particular emphasis on advancing the CIBEL project.

Absolutely! Here are a few reformulations, keeping in mind that the ideal choice might depend on the specific job level and organization’s tone:

Option 1: Concise and Formal (Suitable for most job postings)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage quarterly newsletter highlighting program impact.
  • Create engaging content for WWF social media platforms.
  • Cultivate relationships with media to amplify program successes.
  • Implement and assess communication strategy effectiveness.
  • Support additional program needs as required.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Communications, Marketing, or related field.
  • 3+ years experience in media relations and marketing.
  • Proficient in infographic design.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English and French.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office, design software, social media tools).

Preferred:

  • Experience with conservation or community-focused organizations.

Option 2: Slightly More Descriptive (If you want to emphasize certain skills)

Major Duties:

  • Lead storytelling: Produce compelling newsletters showcasing program results.
  • Amplify reach: Create impactful social media content to engage diverse audiences.
  • Build partnerships: Foster strong relationships with journalists and media outlets.
  • Measure impact: Develop and implement metrics to assess communication effectiveness.
  • Collaborative support: Contribute to other program areas as needed.

Candidate Profile:

  • Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Experience: Proven track record in media relations, marketing, and content creation.
  • Technical skills: Proficiency in design software and social media management tools.
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal skills in both English and French.
  • Passion: Strong interest in biodiversity conservation and community engagement.

Option 3: More Engaging (If targeting a younger audience or creative role)

What You’ll Do:

  • Craft the narrative: Tell the story of our program’s impact through engaging newsletters.
  • Spark conversations: Create social media content that inspires action.
  • Get the word out: Build relationships with media to share our successes.
  • Prove it works: Develop tools to measure the reach and impact of our communication.
  • Be a team player: Support other program initiatives with your skills and expertise.

Who You Are:

  • Storyteller: You have a knack for translating complex information into compelling stories.
  • Connector: You build genuine relationships and thrive in collaborative environments.
  • Tech-savvy: You’re comfortable with design tools and know how to leverage social media.
  • Bilingual communicator: You excel in written and verbal communication in English and French.
  • Changemaker: You’re passionate about protecting our planet and empowering communities.

WWF’s Values & Behaviors:

Demonstrate WWF’s ways of working by striving for impact, listening attentively, fostering open collaboration, and embracing fearless innovation. Identify closely with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration.

Working Relationships:

Internal:

Collaborate closely with Country Communication Managers, Country Programme Managers, national Monitoring and Evaluation Managers, as well as national Biomonitoring and the regional team to gather necessary data and results for promotion. This role reports directly to the Congo Basin Impact Monitoring Coordinator.

External:

Under the regional impact monitoring program, this position requires close coordination with partner organizations such as WCS, ZSL, IUCN, COMIFAC/OFAC, AWF, etc., and with national and international media.

This job description outlines primary responsibilities and reflects the proactive approach expected from staff. Additional duties may be assigned based on organizational needs.

How to Apply:

Please apply via the following link: https://cameroon.panda.org/apply_to_a_job/apply_for_a_job/

Application deadline: June 30, 2024.

We appreciate your interest in this position. Kindly note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for further steps.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.

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