Fundraising, Partnership and Communications Manager Job Placement – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Organization: World
Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
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:
  • The
    Fundraising, Partnership and Communications Manager will coordinate and
    monitor the implementation of the WWF-UCO Resource Mobilization Strategy
    to increase revenue generation and diversify sources of income through
    proactive engagement of international funding agencies and development
    partners, government and non-government funding agencies, foundations,
    international and local companies, private businesses, individuals and
    other innovative fundraising options
  • Coordinate
    the development and implementation of the country communication strategy
    with the goal of increasing brand relevance and programme communications
    with the objective of creating opportunities for strategic partnership and
    resource mobilization.
  • Provide
    oversight of the fundraising and marketing function and strategic guidance
    to the communications, partnership and external relations functions in
    line with WWF-UCO’s strategic plan.
  • Keenly
    review, develop and monitor the implementation of the Resource
    Mobilization Strategy to achieve sustainable income growth to meet
    WWF-UCO’s revenue targets in line with the strategic plan and WWF
    fundraising guidelines.
  • Provide
    leadership and guidance for strengthening and expansion of WWF-UCO’s
    strategic partnerships and strategic corporate engagements to leverage
    existing potential funding opportunities.
  • Periodically
    advise the senior management team and contribute to management decisions
    on all aspects of fundraising, partnerships and communications of WWF-UCO.
  • Maintain
    a competent “fundraising, marketing, communications and partnerships team”
    through coaching and mentoring, mentoring, giving constructive feedback
    and holistic capacity development in line with the WWF Human Resources
    Management guidelines.
  • Effective
    Communication for Conservation Impact
  • Works
    in close partnership with WWF Uganda Country Office SMT and programme teams
    to develop and implement effective internal and external public relations
    & communications strategies for communicating WWF Uganda Country
    Office conservation initiatives and enhancing corporate image, visibility
    and brand;
  • Actively
    participates in developing, orchestrating and implementing strategic
    outreach programmes and campaigns to positively shape the thinking and
    public policy outcomes on conservation issues;
  • Develop
    country-wide communications & digital strategies to support WWF work
    in Uganda
  • Strategic
    Partnerships & Media Relations
  • Provides
    leadership in building and strengthening the strategic partnerships and
    relationship with strategic partners, government ministries and
    departments, public and private sector coalitions, CSOs and other key
    stakeholders to shape and advance the WWF Uganda Country Office position
    on conservation and related important policy issues;
  • Designs
    and implements crises and media handling strategies and builds strong
    media relations with the organization;
  • Actively
    participates in developing and implementing Corporate Citizenship Programs
    and activities including an effective measurement and analysis approach
    for campaigns that will support prioritization of corporate citizenship
    activities and investments;
  • Leads
    the fundraising team in designing fundraising information as part of the
    wider resource mobilization strategy;
  • Works
    with finance team to develop a cost-effective budget, schedule and
    tracking system for all communication programmes;
  • Ensures
    prudent management and safety of communication assets and resources;
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the Country Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration,
    Marketing and Economics, Communications, Public Relations, Media
    Relations, or other related fields;
  • Proven
    track record, and at least 10 years of experience (preferably in Uganda,
    in communications or PR;
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of the institutional and legal framework in
    Uganda , as it relates to fundraising, PR, media, communications issues;
  • Experience
    of creating and implementing a fundraising strategy for new markets
  • Experience
    of creating and implementing a fundraising strategy for new markets Proven
    track record of generating significant gifts, preferably in the context of
    an international organization
  • Experience
    and expertise in developing relationships with institutional donors, high
    net worth individuals or corporations.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of the realities of PR and communications for
    promoting conservation issues,
  • An
    understanding of, and vocational interest in, environmental conservation,
    international development, not-for-profit sector and other related fields
    would be preferred;
  • Excellent
    English and with knowledge of other local languages an added asset
  • High
    ethical standards of behavior, good judgment, respect for others,
    confidentiality and attention to detail.
  • Excellent
    Organizational, planning and writing and oral presentation skills
  • Excellent
    ICT skills, demonstrable numerical and budgetary skills, including
    preparing fundraising budgets and proficient use of excel and spreadsheets
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills in a multicultural environment
  • Thoroughness
    and attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • Energetic,
    proactive and capable of working independently as well as being an active
    member of a team.
  • Flexible
    and creative with an aptitude for solving problems; positive attitude
How to Apply:
All interested candidates
should send their cover letters, updated CVs, and academic transcripts via
Email to:
Deadline: 2nd February 2018

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