Director, Communications & Marketing, Africa | WWF

Director, Communications & Marketing, Africa

Posted on 18 January 2016    
The World Wide Fund for Nature Regional Office for Africa seeks to recruit:
Director, Communications & Marketing, Africa
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an important, effective and authoritative conservation organization and we are able to respond to and influence the changing socio-economic and political landscape for the benefit of the environment in Africa and the survival of humanity globally. We endeavour to be an influential and respected conservation organization in Africa; making Africa a model in demonstrating sustainable relationship between humans and nature.
WWF Regional Office for Africa (ROA) is looking for a dynamic, pro-active, highly qualified and committed Communications & Marketing Director; Africa who will be responsible for establishing and managing WWFs brand development in Africa. The role will implement creative, innovative and engaging communications and marketing strategies; coordinate communications across Africa so that WWF speaks with one voice and engages important audiences effectively; and support WWF’s offices in mobilizing greater resources and attracting support from a broader constituency, especially from external partners.
WWF ROA has offices in Cameroun, CAR, DRC, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya.
Duration: 3 years renewable.
Main responsibilities:
Lead development of an engaging and compelling WWF brand in Africa, especially with priority audiences such as government authorities, relevant private sector, media, members of society and other decision makers and influencers.
Work with WWF Africa Directors to implement a WWF Africa communications and marketing strategy that leverages the unique strengths of WWF to help achieve WWF’s conservation goals through building influence and an agreed rate of growth in the number of supporters, both activist and financial.
Initiate market research to identify and strengthen WWF’s position in Africa; benchmark and monitor WWF’s performance in the countries compared with other NGO players.
Promote integration of communications and marketing messages and activities across all Country Offices, and ensure integration with the Trans boundary programmes and Africa Regional Office.
Work with WWF Africa offices and the International team to identify and partner technology and digital partners to enable the necessary outreach and engagement with potential supporters.
Facilitate and advise the Brand, Media, Conservation, Communications, Technology & Applications units of WWF Africa Offices through their Managers and communicators in country offices and programme offices.
Serve as a member of the ROA SMT and RMT and participate in Network groups as determined by the Communications Community and/or the Africa Director. 
 What you need:
Required Qualifications
An advanced degree in management, business administration or marketing, or a relevant field.
At least 10 years’ professional experience in a leadership role within communications or marketing, with demonstrated success in managing teams.
Proven success in developing and executing innovative and highly leveraged marketing strategies, including direct senior level experience in branding and communications.
Proven editorial judgement and thorough knowledge of on and off-line international media markets.
Experience in implementing marketing strategies which leverage the power of online media and audience engagement.
Knowledge and experience of the not-for-profit sector, preferably of environmental non-governmental organizations.
Proven success in a multi-cultural international setting.

Required Skills and Competencies
Proven ability to lead teams and deliver outcomes in a diverse environment without having direct oversight or control of dispersed team members.
Demonstrated leadership ability, including the ability to build a team of highly motivated and well qualified staff, and to foster the integration of diverse, multi-disciplinary actors into focused initiatives addressing clear targets.
Strong strategic and analytical skills, including a talent for crystallizing key strategic options for discussion and decision.
Superlative diplomatic and communication skills, including an ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals (government, community and business leaders, media,  public figures, WWF staff), within a broad range of cultural environments.
A strong team player capable of integrating diverse activities within an evolving environment; must be comfortable with change and leading change within an organizational framework.
Fluency in English required. Fluency in French and other languages that are widely used in parts of Africa and at an international level is a distinct advantage.

See attached detailed job description.
How to apply?
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a cover letter and CV to Director, People & Organisation Development, Africa clearly indicating the position applied for on the subject line to:
Deadline for applications: 5th February, 2016. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after deadline date, consider your application unsuccessful.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce

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