Manager, Planning and Project Management | WWF
Manager, Planning and Project Management

Posted on 26 July 2018

Location: WWF International in Woking, Uk
WWF launched a new strategy that harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focussing on six major goals - water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food – and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.
In support of this strategy WWF undertook a redesign of its international secretariat that will further unite WWF offices and its near 6,400 staff around the world. This will help WWF to build stronger partnerships across the world with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on WWF’s ambitious goals.
We are recruiting the role of Manager, Planning and Project Management for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.


WWF International in Woking, Uk

Contact type:

Fixed-term contract of 18 months

The Role:

  • Develops and manages the planning cycle for the communication function.
  • Coordinates all communications plans for Practices and the Network and acts as a central project manager coordinating and prioritising activity (‘air traffic control’).
  • Chairs the weekly editorial meeting of Practice Communicators and International functions.
  • Manages the day to day implementation of the global communications (action) plan. 
  • Develops content and produces the flagship products that are needed to ensure things are delivered on time. 
  • Manages bi­-annual communication workshops and the Community of Communicators. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Maintains the global communication calendar for the division and the wider community. 
  • Works with the network Leadership team, Practice communicators and key offices to develop the annual action plan, ensuring monthly feedback. 
  • Manages coherence of external messages across all our audiences, ensuring we maximise all opportunities to raise WWF’s visibility, and increase understanding of WWF across all our audiences. 
  • Manages the ‘critical paths’ for all global flagship publications and campaigns. 
  • Ensures that monitoring and evaluation of progress is undertaken and reported on regularly. 
  • Advises the network on the development and production of communication and campaign assets.
  • Liaison with Practice communicators and country focal points on global priorities to ensure assets and schedules are fit for purpose. 
  • Shares audience understanding and external trends through the C&M portal on One WWF 
  • Undertake any other task requested by the Director of Brand, Communications and Planning. 

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies: 

  • Degree in marketing or design management. 
  • Extensive experience in brand management, communication and production, preferably with some experience in the private sector. 
  • Experience of working in an international environment.   
  • A sound knowledge of the communication mix and an interest in future developments eg  digital channels 
  • Experience of brand management 
  • Experience of print and digital production 
  • Project management and planning skills, including budgets 
  • An understanding of external audiences and trends 
  • Understanding and appreciation of the value of market research projects 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Effective negotiating and influencing skills 
  • A flexible and positive approach to problem solving 
  • An interest in and commitment to environmental and conservation issues 
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviours in ways of working: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly and innovate fearlessly.

How to apply?

Upload your covering letter and CV on LinkedIn as one file. We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.
Deadline for applications: by 15th August 2018.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Work permit restrictions may apply.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.