Communications Officer – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Job
Title:        
 Communications
Officer
Organization: World
Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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: 
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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 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
  • Strengthen the UCO Communications platforms through weekly, monthly
    and quarterly productions of Newsletters, Website maintenance and
    management and social media management.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree (honors) in Mass
    Communication (Public Relations/Media Communication) or other related
    field:
  • A post graduate qualification in any of the above fields is an added
    advantage;
  • At least three years of work experience in Information,
    Communication and Educational Programmes targeting environmental or
    sustainable development issues;
  • Experience working on communications with a busy NGO would be an
    added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to rapid environmental changes;
  • Track record of breaking down silos between business and support
    functions and working across an entire organization:
  • Flexibility and change orientation with ability to balance competing
    priorities:
  • Understanding of the wider strategic context, both internally and
    externally:
  • Able to demonstrate a range of communication and influencing styles
    to suit a wide range of stakeholders:
  • Ability to work to 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 Email their send their cover letters, updated CVs and scanned
copies of professional and academic qualifications clearly indicating the job
title in the subject line to: recruitment@wwfuganda.org
addressed to The Human Resources Manager
Deadline: 15th February 2019
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