Communications Manager: Khetha Programme

Reference # Khetha02
Published 12/07/2017
Contract Type Contract
24 Months
Location Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
WWF is the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisation, with over 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

Our work is challenging and exciting and we love what we do. To join our team you need to be brilliant at what you do, passionate, results-orientated and have a positive attitude.

Reports to: KHETHA Program Manager (Lowveld Office)

WWF South Africa is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced communicator for a large and exciting new program addressing wildlife trafficking in the South Africa / Mozambique landscape. The Khetha Programme will focus on enhanced community-based approaches to address illegal wildlife trade and providing support to law enforcement and will be implemented through a range of civil society and government partnerships through the support of USAID.

The new position of Khetha Program Communications Manager will be responsible for the management and oversight of a range of communication materials to help in achieving the goals of the Program. The position will be based in a new office to be established in the Nelspruit area. This is a 2 year Contract position with the possibility of extension.
Job Functions Communications
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit
Key Responsibilities:
•Provide strategic leadership for communications for the Khetha Programme;
•Manage and develop communications campaigns and tools with partners;
•Content development and management for social media tools and platforms;
•Development of communications or program materials to explain or market the Khetha Program to audiences and beneficiaries that includes: pamphlets, press releases, user-friendly reading materials, videos, reports and work plans, website;
•Development and organisation of Khetha campaigns, events, media releases, press conferences and activations in collaboration with relevant partners;
•Oversight of technical communications campaigns and materials developed by project partners;
•Manage and report on overall financials for the programme
•Qualification in marketing and communications, postgraduate qualification would be advantageous;
•Minimum five years of experience in an independent communications position;
•A passion for environmental and conservation issues, and an understanding of the connection between social issues and the environment;
•Prior exposure to wildlife conservation science would be beneficial for the role;
•Articulate and a confident communicator in English (written and verbal) with strong social media and networking skills;
•Fluency in Portuguese would be an advantage;
•Self-motivated, with strong administrative and project management skills;
•Must be willing to travel both domestically and regionally as required;
•Possession of a valid passport and driver’s license

Further Information:

To apply for the position, please click here and create or update your profile. Under the “Documents” section of your profile, attach a detailed CV with a covering letter which explains why you feel you should be appointed to this role, including specific examples from your previous experience. Please ensure you upload your CV and cover letter as one document (pdf). Make sure you have names, current e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three relevant references on your CV.

Applications close on 31 July 2017. If you apply via email your application will not be considered.

WWF seeks to promote diversity among its staff. Candidates who have not received a response within three weeks of the closing date are kindly requested to assume that their application has not been successful in this instance. WWF-SA reserves the right not to fill this position.
Job Closing Date 31/07/2017
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