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  • Posted: Feb 1, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
  • The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) is a membership-based NGO that seeks to enhance the conservation and wise use of the environment and natural resources in East Africa for the benefit of current and future generations.
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    Communications Manager

    Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Head of Advocacy,the Communications Manager will be in charge of overseeing all internal and external communications of the organisation, ensuring its message is consistent and engaging. He/she will provide leadership and strategic direction to the Society’s communications and public relations activities. He/She will ensure that East African Wild Life Society communicates impact of its advocacy work as well as its conservation programmes and to assist in brand building and fundraising related duties.

    Requirements Required Functional Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Media Relations, or other related fields;A Masters will be an added advantage.
    • Excellent writing skills (writing press releases and organizing press visits will be an added advantage);
    • Minimum of 5years’ relevant experience at a similar level
    • Knowledge and understanding of communications practices, tools and techniques in social media.
    • Hands-on multi-media skills (desktop publishing, film, photography);
    • Good knowledge of IT (is an added advantage);
    • An understanding of, and vocational interest in, environmental conservation, international development, NGO sector and other related fields would be preferre
    • Excellent oral and written English and Kiswahili
    • Demonstrate creativity in developing relevant marketing content

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    Head of Advocacy & Policy

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of Advocacy & Policy shall be responsible for spearheading all advocacy and policy development activities for EAWLS, to lobby, convince and engage relevant stakeholders on environmental conservation concerns in the region of East Africa. He/She shall also provide leadership to the Programmes department and work closely with the Communications Manager in developing and implementing advocacy strategies to influence policy and behavioural change. In addition, the Head of Advocacy & Policy will provide leadership in monitoring of natural resource governance in line with EAWLS Strategic Plan and advise on emerging policy and advocacy issues across the East African region.

    Skills and attributes

    The Head of Advocacy & Policy should have real commitment to achieving lasting change on environment and to the vision and strategic plans of EAWLS. S/He should have practical knowledge and experience of engaging with strategic policy makers at local, national, regional and/or global level with proven expertise in developing and implementing advocacy strategies. S/He must have strong persuasion and leadership skills, excellent networking and representational skills and the ability to inspire others.

    Qualifications & Experience

    • A Master degree in relevant discipline such as Public Policy, environmental law, Environmental studies/science, Natural Resources Management, Development studies,Development communications,international affairs, public administration and any related social sciences.
    • A minimum of 5 years work experience at management level in policy and advocacy work related to conservation, natural resource management, environmental science or related field or equivalent work experience in influencing policy and practices of governments and institutions, including lobbying, campaigns and litigation processes of environmental issues.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by12th February 2021

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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