WWF is looking for a Communication Officer

Recrutement Offres d'emplois  Limbé, Sud-Ouest, Cameroun
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We are looking for a COMMUNICATION OFFICER who is expected to enhance and scale up program impact through Knowledge management& communication (KM&C). The main function is to develop, update and lead the implementation of the integrated Knowledge Management and Communication strategies and plans for the Coastal Forests Program (CFP).

Location: Limbe, Cameroon.

Main responsibilities:

  • Strengthen and promote knowledge management and communication techniques, methodologies and processes and embed in CFP projects;
  • Identify, develop and strengthen strategic partnerships for effective KM&C in CFP projects;
  • Strengthen the KM&C ‘institutional learning and capacity development' systems for CFP;
  • Develop and implement relevant and necessary KM&C capacity building plans (to support CFP projects) with partners to ensure KM&C capacity is enhanced in the CFP;
  • Facilitate knowledge and information flows among CFP Partners, CFP thematic leaders and protected area personnel;
  • Lead KM&C aspects for CFP in the development of new organizational strategies;
  • Support CFP thematic leaders and protected area personnel to source, access, synthesise, document and disseminate (manage) knowledge about emergent work (including ‘best practices and lessons) for internal (institutional/partnership strengthening) and external use (policy and practice influence of CFP);
  • Seek media opportunities and ensure that the CFP is represented and visible at relevant events to communicate the program and its successes;
  • Responsible for branding and marketing CFP projects with key strategic partners;
  • Undertake necessary travel to execute above duties at key events and in the field visits, as required;
  • Undertake any other task requested by the Program Executant and hierarchy.

What you need:

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification is a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism or equivalent;
  • Demonstrated organizational and technical programmatic experience for at least 5 years in Knowledge Management and Communications in an intergovernmental or international development oriented organization.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Demonstrated experience with in developing communication materials (on-line, media/press releases, publications and reports);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, conveying messages to different audiences using diverse media, and fluency in English and French as the main working languages is essential;
  • Experience in working with journalist and media networks in the CFP program area will be an asset;
  • Ability to develop, nurture and maintain existing and new media contacts;
  • Ability to analyse complex information from different sources and to synthesise this information into coherent and appropriate knowledge and communication products;
  • Experience in editing and proof reading organizational communication material;
  • Demonstrated experience in knowledge brokering providing a link between knowledge generators and users of information (including next users such as policy makers, trainers and practitioners) ;
  • Demonstrated understanding of natural resources management, climate change and socioeconomic development, Education for Sustainable Development, Collaborative Management of Natural resources, Trans-boundary management of protected areas in the South West Region and the relevant global processes;
  • Fully computer literate - skilled and confident in using office applications such as MS office (word, excel, power point, project); familiarity with relevant information technology, website content management experience and social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter etc.;
  • Proactive approach to meeting deadlines and delivering results with limited supervision;
  • Adherence to WWF's values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaged.

How to apply?

Applications including a cover letter and a detailed resume should be send electronically to

Deadline for applications: 16th September 2018.

The subject should read “CO”.

PLEASE Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

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