- Communications Manager | WWF - Communications Manager

Posted on 10 July 2019

Location: Virtual (location flexible)

There has never been more money and political will for conservation and sustainability than in this decade. Yet investors and land managers are struggling to originate high-quality, de-risked, land use projects. The Landscape Finance Lab bridges this gap. It is a new WWF initiative to structure, de-risk, launch, and fund sustainable land use deals at landscape scale – covering millions of hectares, mobilising hundreds of millions of dollars and catalysing major impact.

Established in April 2016, the Lab is incubating a portfolio of landscape programs. We are focused exclusively on programs covering over a million hectares, million tonnes of traded goods, million tonnes greenhouse gases, and $100 million investment size.


Our purpose is to:

  • Enable high quality landscape programs in global biodiversity priority places – using jurisdictional REDD+, land degradation neutrality, catchment management and landscape sourcing approaches.

  • Test innovative financing mechanisms – including private sector investment funds, impact investing platforms and public sector grant funding windows.

  • Build sector learning, capacity and impact. We are growing a global online learning community and producing tools, guidance and learning publications for them.

Location: Virtual (location flexible) 

Work percentage: 20% (1 day per week) 

Contract type: fixed term from August 2019 to June 2020 (with 3 month probation)

 Role Summary:

The core focus of this role is to develop quality communications to generate awareness and engagement of Lab activities in the conservation finance sector. This includes developing and maintaining consistent messaging from and about the Lab.  

The Lab is keen to further develop communication activities, which will include sourcing funding and sponsorship to produce communication campaigns which can highlight key landscape and finance needs and solutions.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Excellent command of spoken and written English

  • Excellent communication and diplomatic skills

  • Graphic design skills

  • Ability to relate convincingly and credibly with peers in partner organizations

  • Strong organizational skills with an aptitude to get things done

  • Ability to conceptualize and implement communication tools

  • Creativity and flexibility with a solution-oriented approach

  • Knowledge of sustainability and conservation finance issues an advantage

  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results



  • Preparation and management of the Lab's Communication strategy

  • Preparation and management of template for communication materials

  • Maintenance of the Lab and partners branding and identity

  • Work with the Lab team to disseminate key stories from the Lab

  • Writing and disseminating Lab monthly newsletter and regular blogs

  • Writing and disseminating press releases to launch Lab and partner activities

  • Build media visibility and liaise with journalists on behalf of the Lab

  • Build the Lab’s online presence through social media  

  • Preparation of Lab presentations for landscape and market programs as well as general operations

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships and synergies with partners to achieve maximum co-operation.

  • Advise the team regarding communication messages in the development and implementation of marketing activities related to the Lab and our activities


Example deliverables:

  • 4 mentions of the Lab in print media/ broadsheets per year

  • 30% engagement on monthly newsletter and blogs

  • Essential Lab communications pack

  • Landscape and program pitch decks

  • 12 Landscape stories


Required Qualifications:

  • A university degree as well as an in-depth understanding of communication practices

  • At least 5 years work experience in the field of communications in an international environment in the private or NGOs sector

  • Experience with media desired

  • Superlative writing and editing skills


Please send a cover letter and copy of your CV to by 5pm, 30 July 2019

Please be available for a 1st interview on 6 August, successful candidates will be invited to a 2nd interview on 14 August.