Communications Manager- USAID-Viet Nam Biodiversity Conservation Program

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What we do

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainably.

About WWF-Viet Nam

WWF was one of the first International non-government organizations working in Vietnam. In 1985, WWF began working on a national conservation strategy and since then has worked closely with the Vietnamese Government on a diverse range of environmental issues and implemented field activities across the country. Find out more at http://vietnam.panda.org/. WWF recognizes that its employees are its most important asset. A competent workforce, thoroughly trained, properly motivated and bound together by mutual trust and common objectives is crucial to the success of WWF. The “USAID Biodiversity Conservation” project aims to maintain and increase forest quality as well as protect and stabilize wildlife populations in central Vietnam. The project targets ten special use forests and at least five protection forests, linking forest management units across the landscape to maintain forest cover and connectivity of habitats vital for the protection of Vietnam’s threatened and endemic species. We are looking for a Communications Manager, based in Hanoi or Hue. As our Communications Manager, you will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of the communications strategy for the USAID Biodiversity conservation activity. This includes production of communications materials including writing, editing and design, managing social media channels, coordinating events and engaging with local and international media.

In order to be a good fit, you should have:

  • Advanced degree in Communications, Film/TV, Journalism Marketing, or related field;
  • At least 10+ years of applied working experience in implementing communications campaigns;
  • Fundamental understanding of behavior change communications and demand reduction of natural resources;
  • Extensive experience producing communications products and technically supervising a creative team;
  • Experience with graphic design software; photo, film and audio editing software;
  • Background in biodiversity and nature conservation, local community engagement, gender and social inclusion;
  • Understanding of wildlife crime, wildlife conservation and illegal wildlife trafficking in Viet Nam and/or Southeast Asia.

How to apply

The detailed Job Description for this position is attached to this article, or find out more details HERE. Send us your cover letter, curriculum vitae in English, and scan/photo of relevant diplomas/certificates to recruitment.vn@wwf.org.vn stating the position title [re-ad Feb 2021] Communications Manager USAID BC – Full name in the subject line of the email, by 7th March 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. “WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.”

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