EU Project NGO Communications Officer Jobs – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Organization: World Wide
Fund for Nature (WWF)
Funding Source: European Union
(EU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Project
Manager
About WWF:
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.
Job Summary: The Communications
Officer will support the WWF EU Scaling Up Rural Electrification Project in the
review, development and monitoring communication, partnerships and external
relations strategies, policies, procedures and guidelines in line with the
WWF-UCO strategic objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Develop and monitor the implementation of project
communication, partnerships and external relations strategies for guiding all
related interventions for the organisation 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 organisational interventions in line with WWF
standards.
·        
Develop, appraise, support and maintain a competent
& motivated team through giving professional support, constructive
feedback, coaching and mentoring in line with the WWF human resources guidelines.
·        
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 and submit management reports and share experiences,
information, lessons learnt to key stakeholders in line with in line with WWF
guidelines and network standards.
·        
Actively promote the visibility of WWF UCO programs
and interventions with relevant audiences/media platforms, represent the
organisation at international, national and local levels in line with WWF-UCO
and Project Objectives
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
degree 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’ experience in Information,
Communication and Educational programmes targeting environmental or sustainable
development issues;
·        
Previous experience working on communications with
an NGO would be an added advantage;
·        
Broad interest and commitment to the environment /
sustainable development would be a distinct advantage;
·        
Working knowledge of solar technology / clean energy
would also be an added advantage;
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills, adaptable and
flexible
·        
Ability to take initiatives and prioritise among
competing demands
·        
Computer literacy skills with proficiency in Microsoft
Office software
·        
Good skills in project planning, fund raising and
experience working with donors;
·        
Proven and demonstrated traits of high integrity,
honesty
·        
Demonstrated ability to network, develop and
maintain strong relevant relationships at all levels, internally and
externally;
·        
Good team player
·        
All aspiring job holders should adhere to the WWF
values of being knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
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.
Physical
Office: WWF Uganda Country Office, Plot 2, Sturrock Road, Kololo P.O. Box 8745,
Kampala – Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: Friday, 18th
December 2015 by 5:00 PM

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