Senior Communications Officer

Posted on 27 March 2024

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.
 
All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.
 
What we do
WWF is working on the ground across the Asia-Pacific region to conserve biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife.
 
WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. The vision of the conservation department of WWF Cambodia is “Cambodia’s forests, rivers and wildlife are protected and conserved for all” that contributes to WWF’s 2050 vision of “a sustainable and healthy planet” on which “we live within planetary boundaries”.
 
WWF Cambodia focuses conservation activities on landscapes of critical biodiversity importance in alignment with the Royal Government of Cambodia’s vision for sustainable development, “By 2050, Cambodia’s biodiversity and its ecosystem services are valued, conserved, restored where necessary, wisely used and managed so as to ensure equitable economic prosperity and improved quality of life for all in the country”.
 
The main goals of the Conservation Department of WWF-Cambodia are: increasing habitat protection and connectivity, stabilizing and increasing species populations, providing increased benefits for community members who protect their landscape, and mitigating threats of habitat conversion.
 
Additionally, The Royal Government of Cambodia is a signatory to multiple international conventions related to environmental and biodiversity conservation, the most recent of which is the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (K-M GBF). WWF Cambodia works with the Royal Government of Cambodia to support efforts to achieve the framework’s targets.
 
Join the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organization as the Senior Communications Officer to be based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and together we can conserve our planets’ rich biological diversity, through sustainable use of natural resources, and promote new opportunities for the benefit of all people, enhancing local livelihoods and contributing to poverty reduction.
 
The Senior Communications Officer works with the communications team to oversee the overall conservation communications planning, fostering communications priorities of the Eastern Plains and Mekong Flooded Forest Programmes, both external and internal communications. She/he is in charge of visibility and communications objectives by contributing to planning, execution, distribution methods, and impact monitoring across all platforms. The postholder is responsible for coordinating the development, implementation and monitoring of communications and media initiatives while contributing inputs to new products, processes, in line with the Department’s strategies. The Senior Communications Officer also coordinates the public relations aspects, including media relations and events, as well as ensuring accurate coordination and timely reporting to programs’ members, and advising them on communications issues and requirements vis-à-vis the WWF’s protocols, internal rules/policies, as well as partners and donors expectations.
 
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How to apply?
Email WWF-Job Application Form, your CV and Cover Letter (max. one page for Cover letter) to:  jobwwfcam@wwf.org.kh . Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of April 25th,  2024. 
 
Applicants need to name the position title (i.e. Sr. Communications Officer) when submitting applications under the subject in email. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and submitted documents will not be returned.
 
WWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, Ethnic Minorities and people with Disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and will be considered regardless of the requirements of the position.
 
We do not tolerate sexual misconduct within or outside of work and imbed child protection in all we do.  Protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and child protection are fundamental to our relationships, including employment, we only recruit people who are suitable to work with other staff and communities. We will use the reference process to ensure potential new staff understand and are aligned with our expectations.