The Youth Volunteer Internship Programme has an opening for a volunteer in communications at the Eastern Field Office at WWF Mongolia.
: Volunteer in charge of Communication at Eastern field office, WWF Mongolia
: AHEC Field Office Director - Dadal soum, Khentii province Mongolia
Tentatively between 01 May and 30 October 2020
Mission of the Department:
The Amur is the biggest river in North-east Asia, and one of the biggest free-flowing river of the world. It originates from two sources: 1) The northern source is the Onon River in Mongolia and 2) the southern source is the Argun River, which drains the western slope of the Da Xing’an Mountains in China. The wider Amur basin encompasses - in WWF terms - three terrestrial and one freshwater Global 35 ecoregion. Since 2008, the conservation program on Conservation and sustainable development in Head of Amur River have being implemented in Eastern Mongolia. The mission of the Eastern field office of WWF Mongolia is to ensure effective ground level implementation of the strategic plan for Amur Heilong ecoregion and WWF Mongolia through establishing and maintaining strong cooperation between WWF and key partners at local level under the guidance of specialists of main office in UB.
- Major Functions: Assist to staffs of Eastern Field Office in implementation of communication related activities in Amur Heilong ecoregion, Mongolia.
- Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assesses the effectiveness of WWF Mongolia`s present communication works in the region and develop recommendations for improvement to fill identified gaps;
- Supports and assists the field office in organization of communications works;
- Trains staffs of the field office particularly, the communication officer in communication toward WWF donors and supporters with donor retention purpose;
- Builds capacity of staffs in story telling/development and develops one story per month with participation of the communication team;
- Support organization of events, discussions and trainings related to implementation of AHEC Conservation Strategy (particularly focus on Migratory bird and fish conservation, Forest conservation and values and benefits of Protected areas;
- Organize training to improve English language skill of staffs of Field Office; and
- Monthly reports to Director of Eastern Field Office and Communication Manager.
- Deliverable results:
- Media and promotional materials;
- Reports on each organized activities;
- Final report.
Required Skills and Competencies
- Preferably Master’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing or related field.
- Technical proficiency in the field of public relations or communication related field, with professional experience in programme planning and implementation.
- Strong written/oral communications and negotiation skills;
- Demonstrated research, proofreading and leadership skills;
- Excellent understanding of development partnerships and international relations;
- Basic understanding of conservation and natural resource management challenges in Mongolia;
- Working Relationships:
– Interacts regularly with Communication Manager, AHEC Program Manager and staff of Eastern Field Office.
- Interacts with local governmental organizations, community based organizations, fishing club members, forest and protected area administrations and ecoclub members.
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.
If you are interested, please send your CV along with the Online Apprilation form to email@example.com by 31 January 2020.