We are looking for a passionate, creative, and dedicated Communications Officer in Suriname

Posted on 24 November 2021
We are hiring!

WWF-Guianas is looking for a passionate, creative, and dedicated Communications Officer to join our team, located in Paramaribo, Suriname! Do you want to work with enthusiastic colleagues to create an environment in which people and nature flourish? Help build the most inspiring and impactful nature organization in the Guianas? 

If you are interested. See below for more information about the vacancy

Job title: Communications officer
Reports to: Communications Manager
FTE: 0.5
Date: January 1, 2022

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Communications officer, for our office in Suriname. We are looking to hire a passionate, creative, and dedicated professional, always willing to push the boundaries, a great team player and overall, a good human being, who understands and appreciates the value of leading by example.

We are driven by the WWF Core Values:
COURAGE We demonstrate courage through our actions, we work for change where it’s needed, and we inspire people and institutions to tackle the greatest threats to nature and the future of the planet, which is our home.
INTEGRITY We live the principles we call on others to meet. We act with integrity, accountability, and transparency, and we rely on facts and science to guide us and to ensure that we learn and evolve.
RESPECT We honor the voices and knowledge of people and communities that we serve, and we work to secure their rights to a sustainable future.
COLLABORATION We deliver impact at the scale of the challenges we face through the power of collective action and innovation.

Under the direction of the Communications Manager, the Communication Officer develops and coordinates regular update of digital media communications for the WWF Guianas program, media outreach and supports with related tasks and executes the communication strategy framework for WWF Guianas to: “Engage all relevant stakeholders, including civil society, government and business to enable green/blue development in Suriname and Guyana for the benefit of its people and nature.”

Key responsibilities:
  • In coordination with internal partners facilitate the development of the communication strategy for the WWF Guianas Programme;
  • Contribute to media outreach by writing and editing press releases, build and maintain relations with media proactively identifying communication opportunities in line with WWF Guianas.
Job Opening
WWF’s priorities, emerging environmental themes in-country and WWF Network wide initiatives. •Lead the revision of regular update to the WWF-Guianas website and social media pagesto build a stronger online presence
  • Support the preparation of WWF-Guianas national and regional publications, such asnewsletters, technical reports.
  • Contribute to the development and/or revision of all communication, awareness andinformation materials produced by the WWF in Guyana and support the preparation offinal documents and other specific publications and materials.
  • Represent and/or ensure WWF’s representation at appropriate events where media andcommunication attention are priorities.
  • Contribute to the development of educational workshops and awareness raising campaignsto better inform and engage stakeholders, media persons and students about the work ofWWF Guianas and its broader conservation mission.
Required qualifications and experience:
  • Experience in the field of communications and outreach, use of digital media, communication materials development, interaction with mass media, and use of other communication tools are essential;
  • Good writing and verbal communications in English. Understanding of and familiarity witheditorial process is an advantage.
  • Work relatively independently, effectively under pressure and to work in multidisciplinaryand multicultural teams.
  • Needs to be a team player with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic knowledge of national and international conservation and development issues isdesired.
Interested candidates should submit their application letter and CV electronically to:
Humanresources@wwf.sr The application deadline is December 7, 2021