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Communications & Advocacy Director

WWF- Myanmar

Communications & Advocacy Director

WWF- Myanmar
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Myanmar - Yangon
Full Time
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07 Nov 2020

Experience level

Director and Above

Job Function

PR, Communications

Min Education Level

Bachelor Degree

Job Description

Major Function

The Communications and Advocacy Director is responsible for all of WWF-Myanmar’s strategic communications and advocacy work to reach and catalyse support and change in key constituencies for our conservation agenda. The Communications and Advocacy Director is responsible for creating and implementing the communications, advocacy, and campaign strategies for WWF-Myanmar, building key internal and external relationships and playing an active role in the country office senior management team.

 

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and direct the implementation of the communications strategy for WWF-Myanmar
  • Design and implement national campaigns that support WWF-Myanmar’s conservation objectives through targeted measureable
  • Support capacity building for advocacy within WWF-Myanmar to ensure WWF’s conservation goals are a priority for Myanmar’s policymakers 
  • Represent WWF-Myanmar at a national, regional and global level for communications and advocacy ensuring Myanmar maintains a leading profile in the WWF network
  • Act as a radar for opportunities within regional and international conservation fora
  • Protect the WWF-Myanmar brand and reputation by providing a “radar function” on emerging issues, crises and brand attacks, briefing the Country Management Team on potential issues and leading crisis management procedures in the event of a crisis
  • Build and maintain relationships with key partners including INGOs, NGOs, United Nations Institutions, embassies, relevant decision makers, CSO and the WWF network to advance WWF-Myanmar’s advocacy goals
  • Manage communications and campaign budgets, preparing project descriptions and progress reports on a timely basis, as mutually agreed, with the Country Director

The detailed responsibilities are at https://www.wwf.org.mm/en/myanmar_career_page/

Open To

Foreign (Expatriate)
Male/Female

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in communications, marketing, advocacy, international affairs or related subject. In the absence of a degree, extensive professional experience and proven results in those areas; Master’s degree is an asset.
  • At least 10 years relevant professional communications and advocacy experience;
  • Proven track record in communications projects, advocacy support and high-profile campaign management;
  • Demonstrable success in development and implementation of successful communications and advocacy strategies
  • Demonstrable success in running high profile advocacy campaigns
  • Familiarity with a wide range of communication tools and approaches, their potential impact and their suitability for an organisation like WWF
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, supported by good computer and digital skills
  • Interest in conservation and environmental issues
  • Experience working for an NGO or international environmental organization is desirable but not required

What We Can Offer

Benefits

Meal or travel allowance

Highlights

Fun working environment, International Standard, Joined an experienced team

Career Opportunities

Learn new skills on job

About Our Company

WWF’s Secretariat based in Gland, Switzerland and operating with over 5,000 staff worldwide. It is the world largest conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries,supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects.The groups mission is "to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in
which humans live in harmony with nature.” Currently, much of its work focuses on the conservation of three biomes that contain most of the world's biodiversity: oceans and coasts, forests, and freshwater ecosystems.Among other issues, it is also concerned with endangered species, pollution and climate change.
Expanding WWF- Greater Mekong to Myanmar, WWF- Greater Mekong has built an extraordinary network of partners – local communities, the private sector, and governments – all working together to find solutions to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for its people, ecosystems and wildlife. WWF- Greater Mekong consists of a regional team and country offices in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar,Thailand and Vietnam.

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