Communications volunteer with the Freshwater Practice- under recruitment | WWF

Communications volunteer with the Freshwater Practice- under recruitment

Posted on
27 April 2018
WWF has an opening through its Youth Volunteer Internship Programme for a communications volunteer/intern for a 6-month assignment with WWF Freshwater Practice based in the Philippines.
Location: WWF Philippines
Assignment dates: 1 June to 30 November 2018
Language required: good level of English (Filipino language is advantage)
Age Category: 19-27 years

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Project Manager-Water Focal Person Communications Intern will:
·         Participate in the regular meetings with the WWF-Philippines Water team to forecast activities and stories for the coming week; Take notes of meeting.
·        Participate in regular Water Practice calls;
·        Assist Philippines communications staff to develop and strengthen working relations with media;
·        Provide support for the maintenance of a lively WWF Philippines website, ensure regular updates, and assist with WWF’s social media presence: Twitter, Facebook, etc. particularly on water issues;
·        Develop compelling stories (press releases, feature stories) that maximize readership, targeting the most strategic media;
·        Presenting WWF’s work on water across the Philippines with a special focus on conservation successes;
·        Identifying important platforms and events, as well as conservation successes that can be used to build WWF’s profile etc.
·        Provide support for the WWF-Philippines hosted session in the 4th International River Summit
·        Provide support for the plans to bring the Journey of Water to the Philippines
·        Other activities as defined by the Communications Manager 
I.               Profile
Required Qualifications 
·        University level education in Communications or Journalism with  experience in a similar position in an international organization/company;
·        Proven experience and track records in writing for development/conservation; efficient use of social media in southern contexts; 
·        Familiarity with water and watershed management is preferred
Required Skills and Competencies
·       Excellent oral and written communications skills in English; oral and written skills in Filipino will be a plus
·       Interest and ability in video production and/or photography as well as in graphic design;
·       Computer literacy and knowledge of social media usage;
·       Keen interest and passion for conservation/environmental issues;
·       Cultural adaptability and sensitivity; and
·       Working knowledge of WWF Network, especially WWF-Philippines.
·       Creative, cutting edge and efficient use of social media.
II.              Working Relationships
Internal:  Interacts and works closely work closely with WWF-Philippine’s communications officers, Water Team and other conservation staff in the Philippines, under the supervision of WWF-Philippienes’ Water Focal point person. Liaises with colleagues across the WWF Network working in communications.
External: Interacts as required with journalists, media and some partners.
This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff.  Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

How to apply?
Please complete the online Application Form. If you already submitted a spontaneous online application in the past, please inform of your interest in this assignment by email.
Deadline to apply: Closed, under recruitment

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