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Manager, Communications - Oceans Practice Core Team

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 31/10/2019
Company Name WWF
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Environmental and Wildlife Jobs with WWF. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
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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, Communications - Oceans Practice Core Team for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.



Flexible  (Singapore or Australia)


Work percentage:



Contract type:
Open - Ended

Role Summary 

Provide strategic communication advice to the Oceans Practice and develop and deliver relevant communication. Support the development of communication and campaigns to consumers and other stakeholder to shift behaviour and consumption to be more sustainable.
Major Functions: 

  • Strategy: Develop a communications strategy for the Oceans Practice in consultation with the core team, International Communications & Marketing (C&M), and the WWF community of communicators that strengthens the work of the Practice, promotes its brand and helps achieve its global conservation goals, and adheres to the global brand positioning.
  • Implementation: Co-ordinate the implementation of the strategy through the the global WWF Int’l Community of Communicators.
  • Content: Ensure Int’l C&M and the Network have the core content (stories, facts, images, policy positions etc.) they need to deliver the agreed communications plan.
  • Internal communication: Develop and coordinate the implementation of a strategy for internal communications to inform, inspire and motivate the WWF network to work from local to global to achieve the outcomes of the Practice
  • External communication: Provide strategic direction and core content and messaging guidance for external communications that helps secure conservation wins, strengthen WWF’s brand and the profile of the Oceans Practice Leader, and provide support for network fundraising initiatives.
  • Campaigns: Support the Practice Focal Points to develop external campaigns and messaging to influence consumers and other stakeholders
  • Profile: Promote the Oceans Practice Leader and core team as global thought leaders and enhance WWF’s public profile and global influence on strategic Practice issues
  • Media: work through Int’l C&M and national organizations’ communications departments to establish a positive profile of the work with influential journalists and respond to media inquiries. Ensure Practice experts are prepared to deliver key messages and respond in accordance with WWF stated policy on controversial topics. Working with the “owners” of social media channels (Int’l C&M and national offices), provide guidance and core content for social media posts related to the Practice plan.
  • Reporting: Communicate impact of the Oceans Practice captured through technical progress reports for a variety of influential audiences. Prepare communication progress reports against the communication strategy objectives for the network.

Required Qualifications:

  • University-level qualifications in a relevant subject and at least ten years’ strategic communications obtained in an international, national or high-profile organization where they were responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies and work plans internally as well as developing external campaigns and messaging.

Required Skills and Competencies:  

  • Demonstrated experience of working in an international setting is essential, as is success in communicating complex issues in a persuasive way to a wide variety of audiences at all levels using diverse channels (TV, print, radio, web, etc.).
  • Proven track record in successful international communications strategies and activities undertaken in a multi-cultural setting, coupled with the ability to anticipate and capitalize on opportunities and achieve high profile results.
  • Demonstrable experience and success in working closely with partners, negotiating joint approaches and messages around controversial topics is essential.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of communication tools and approaches, their potential impact and their suitability for an organization like WWF.
  • Understanding of conservation issues relating to Oceans desirable.
  • Long-term planning and analytical skills, as well as demonstrated ability to multi-task and work effectively to tight deadlines without compromising quality, are necessary.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential, as are skills in partnership development and the ability to develop relationships with a wide range of audiences.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, supported by good computer and internet skills, are required. Fluent English is essential; other languages would be an asset.
  • The candidate must also be willing to travel.

Working relationships: 

  1. Internal: Within WWF, this post reports to the Practice Leader, working closely with the Practice’s core team, focal points and other Practices. The post will maintain regular contact with the International Communications team who will co-ordinate a shared forward plan across the Practices and act as the gatekeeper to the global audiences and channels.


  1. External:  as part of the Practice core team, this post is crucial for ensuring the successful communication of the Practice goals and activities to a well-defined set of external audiences, from business and industry to governments, NGOs, donors and consumers, and internally. The channels and audiences are managed by the country offices and the Int’l C&M team – so this role is focussed on strategy and message development, co-ordination and facilitation.

How to apply?


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Upload your English covering letter and CV  as one fileon LinkedinWe will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter.


Deadline to apply: 31st October 2019

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Work permit restrictions may apply.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

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