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22 Nov 2023

Communication And Outreach Officer at WWF

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JOB VACANCY – COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH OFFICER

Reports to:         Head of Communication with dotted line to Energy and Climate Change Coordinator

Duty Station:                                 Dar es Salaam

 

I.POSITION SUMMARY

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an International Conservation-NGO with the mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF Tanzania through Energy and Climate Change Program has received grants from EU to support the implementation of “Integrated Approach for Transformation of Tanzania Fuel Wood Value Chain ProjectTFWVC”. The project is being implemented in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Tabora, Morogoro, Tanga and Pwani regions. WWF Country Office is therefore, seeking a Project Communication and Outreach Officer to provide support in the project communication and outreach programmes. She/he will have responsibility to ensure quality and timely delivery of results related to communications and outreach programmes under the project. The Communication and Outreach Officer, with support from TCO Head of Communication, will work closely with the Practice Coordinator and Project Officer to execute the following tasks:

II.Main Duty and Responsibilities
With guidance from TCO Head of Communications and support from Project team coordinate the preparation and development of the project communication and public outreach strategy;
Design and roll out the project communication strategy;
Coordinate media engagement to disseminate project intervention to target audience.
Prepare, develop, coordinate and deliver all communication and outreach project public awareness campaigns and sensitization programs;
Design and prepare project visibility and awareness programmes to be integrated in the quarterly and annual implementation plans;
Coordinating a diverse project outreach and public awareness programmes in conjunction with relevant partners (government and donor), including design, production & distribution of relevant communication and awareness materials and implementation of appropriate activities and events;
With guidance from the Head of Communications, coordinate and lead in the preparation and presentation of project public communication messages in high-level events including speeches, etc., power point presentations, etc.;
Support project team in the preparation and review all project implementation reports to ensure that meets donor and WWF TCO standards;
Promoting wide stakeholder awareness and understanding within the project areas on policies, laws, operating procedures and practices relating to the sustainable forest management and fuelwood value chain including charcoal, while working closely with the project team, Energy and Climate Change program other projects, CSO partners and network professionals;
Facilitating knowledge sharing and awareness raising on issues surrounding sustainable forest management and fuelwood value chain in Tanzania in the project areas;
Coordinate and conduct public awareness programmes on sustainable forest management and sustainable charcoal production to the local community in the project areas;
Ensure a good working relationship with all relevant stakeholders including but not limited to WWF Tanzania Country Team, Strategic Government Partners, Development Partners, CSOs and other sector stakeholders;

Engage and support project team and partners in the preparation and review of annual project work plans and budgets;
Support Project Officer and the project in organizing all project partner’s meeting, workshops and working sessions;
Support in the review partner’s technical reports to ensure quality and standards;
Develop and implement effective communication mechanisms that will strengthen relationships between project team government counterparts, donor and interested parties including media houses;

Assist project team in the definition of project scope and objectives, activities involving all stakeholders and ensuring that issues are communicated to the right team/ individual for resolution and closure;

Support M&E Officer in time-to-time project monitoring implementation progress, data collection, analysis and preparation of evidence-based project communication materials including stories, factsheet and fliers to communicate partners and stakeholders;
A focal point for maintaining project relationship with media partners at different spaces (media houses and social media platforms) by ensuring WWF social policy are incorporated into relevant awareness raising and educational activities, as culturally appropriate;
Undertake any other relevant work as assigned by line managers and direct supervisors.

III. Qualifications and Experience
A Minimum of Bachelor’s degree either in Mass Communications, Public Relations, A or similar. Postgraduate or Master’s degree on the above qualifications in environmental education is an added advantage;
At least five years relevant professional experience in communication and / or environmental education, with an emphasis on donor funded sustainable natural resources management;
Experiences in energy development, sustainable forest management or agriculture value chains will be an advantage;
Well informed and experienced in infographic designing and application-Reporting and Power Point Presentation;
Experience in planning, designing, preparation, development and production of communication and outreach public awareness materials including radio/TV programs, documentary (audio and visual) and printed materials;
Good experience in the preparation of high-level communication messages such as speeches, power point presentation, reports, etc.;

A proven ability to work effectively without direct supervision, and to deliver high quality, timely outputs; proven ability to work in a team and willingness to travel regularly and to stay for periods sometimes in remote areas;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Kiswahili and English and High level of computer literacy and technical report writing in both English and Kiswahili.

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Method of Application

Applications must include a complete Cover Letter & CV with full contact details of three referees and should be addressed to the Head of People & Culture, via email to: [email protected] by Tuesday, 05th December 2023 at 3:30 pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.    

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce

WWF has a principle of zero tolerance to fraud and corruption, if you encounter such an incident, then report by sending an email to [email protected]







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