Major Functions: Ensure that the WWF Kenya Country Office communicates impact of its Conservation Programme that are of the very highest quality and relevance to Kenya and to the implementation of its Conservation Strategy, in line with that of WWF-ESARPO and WWF International overall Communications Strategy.
- Develops and implements a Communications Strategy of the greatest relevance to and in support of the Conservation Strategy for WWF Kenya Country Office;
- Provides leadership in communication that promotes conservation impact/outcome to inspire action by the identified target audiences.
- Disseminates information in appropriate media, as appropriate for different target audiences, that clearly explain WWF Kenya’s role in conservation and its relevance to the Kenyan society;
- Promotes and markets the WWF brand to improve its image and galvanize partnerships;
- Establishes and maintains good working relations with the media (traditional and new);
- Maintains an updated www.panda.org/kenya website;
- Ensures effective knowledge and information management, and ensures that these are available to WWF Kenya staff and the WWF Network;
- Establishes and maintains a library and a communications data base;
- Organises events;
- Works closely with, and seeks support from, the Country Director, Heads of Departments and their teams, WWF ESARPO, WWF International, and other WWF offices as appropriate to undertake the above tasks most effectively;
- Performs other duties as requested by the Country Director.
- University degree in Communications, Public Relations, Media Relations, or other related fields;
- Proven track record, and at least 6 years years experience (preferably in Kenya, in communications or PR;
- Understanding of the institutional and legal framework in Kenya, as it relates to PR, media and communications issues;
- A good understanding of the realities of PR and communications for promoting conservation issues;
- Hands-on multi-media skills (desktop publishing, film, photography); good knowledge of IT is an added advantage;
- An understanding of, and vocational interest in, environmental conservation, international development, NGO sector and other related fields would be preferred;
- Excellent English and Kenya with knowledge of other local languages an asset
- Excellent communication interpersonal, organisational, analytical and research skills;
- Innovative, creative and willing to learn;
- Passionate about biodiversity conservation;
- Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results.
How to Apply
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.