WWF International: Head of Communications

WWF International
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 13 July, 2012
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The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organisation working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. WWF is the world's largest independent conservation organisation with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1 300 conservation and environmental projects.

The WWF seeks to appoint a Head of Communications, based in Libreville, Gabon.

The person will be responsible for developing and delivering the communications strategy of the Central Africa strand of the WWF/TRAFFIC illegal wildlife trade campaign.


  • Develop, coordinate and lead the implementation of a vibrant, dynamic and holistic communications strategy for the Central Africa strand of the WWF/TRAFFIC illegal wildlife trade campaign;
  • Ensure that target audiences are identified and messages and products are tailored to reach and engage them effectively;
  • Engage WWF / TRAFFIC communications staff throughout and beyond Central Africa and ensure staff are highly engaged and equipped with appropriate skills and tools relating to illegal wildlife trade communications;
  • Support WWF’s global campaign by creating effective linkages and efficient information flow within WWF’s network;
  • Develop and maintain media relationships around the campaign in Central Africa and beyond.


  • Minimum of five years of multi-disciplinary communications experience in a national or high-profile non-government organisation, corporation or media outlet, preferably with campaign experience;
  • Experience in communicating complex issues in an accessible and persuasive way to a wide variety of audiences at all levels using diverse channels (TV, print, radio, web, etc.);
  • Self-starter with the ability to work quickly and efficiently to meet tight deadlines in and out of office hours;
  • Routine in the use of a variety of communication tools, channels and tactics, including digital and social media;
  • Fluency in written and verbal French and English;
  • Frequent travel within the Central African region including to remote locations is required as is the ability to work long hours and weekends if campaign demands require it;
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

For more information and full job description, click here

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter with ‘Head of Communications’ in the subject line to recruitments@wwfint.org.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

For more about the World Wide Fund for Nature, refer to www.worldwildlife.org.

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