As the African Wildlife Foundation seeks to increase its visibility globally, there is a need to hire an experienced, Nairobi-based Senior Social Media Officer to advance the Africa perspective and voice across AWF’s digital channels.
The Senior Social Media Officer will be responsible for building global audiences and engagement, channel integration, and brand development. S/he will also serve as a collaborative leader and internal advocate for new approaches and innovative digital strategies and technology.
The African Wildlife Foundation’s UK Director works as an integral member of the global philanthropy team, with the primary responsibility of expanding AWF’s philanthropic reach to new global regions by growing the individual and institutional donor base in the United Kingdom. The UK Director will play a lead role in crafting a comprehensive fundraising strategy for AWF UK, ensuring that funding in the UK continues to increase.
As the African Wildlife Foundation expands its visibility and profile globally around its scientific-based approach to conservation projects throughout the continent, the need for real-time field information and engagement is required. Working directly with AWF’s Senior Director, Strategic Communications, the Nairobi-based Senior Field Communications Officer will serve as the conduit between project-activities in country and AWF’s offices.
African Wildlife Foundation supported ICCN in the creation and gazettment of the Lomako Yokokala Faunal Reserve. One of the goals of the present project is to translate the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) research/monitoring activities in Lomako Yokokala Faunal Reserve into a viable ’conservation enterprise’, by promoting tourisms from three different axes: adventure tourism, scientific research-based tourism and wildlife tourism.
AWF is now accepting applications for the 2016–2018 class of the Conservation Leadership and Management Program (CLMP). CLMP is an intensive, paid program that offers recent master’s degree graduates the opportunity to launch their careers in African conservation while working alongside AWF’s conservation leaders both at the organization’s Nairobi headquarters and in priority landscapes across Africa. CLMP graduates are well positioned to take on long-term roles within AWF and will receive special consideration for employment with the organization throughout their careers.
As AWF begins to increase its awareness in Africa and globally, a Nairobi-based communications professional with the credibility and experience to effectively promote AWF is essential. Working directly with AWF’s Senior Director, Strategic Communications, the Senior Manager will plan, conduct outreach and build solid relationships with media throughout the region.
Functional Strength: Media relations planning, outreach and relationship building to increase AWF visibility in Africa.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
African Wildlife Foundation is committed to recruit and hire qualified staff and to treat its employees equally in all respects, without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, gender identification, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical handicap, HIV status, matriculation and political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered unlawfully discriminatory under any applicable law.
Moreover, it is the policy of AWF to provide a working environment that is free from discrimination, sexual harassment, and any other unlawful or inappropriate conduct by fellow workers and supervisors. AWF and its employees shall be sensitive to cultural values and practices within its area of operation.
Further, harassment or discrimination based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex or national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, gender identification, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical handicap, HIV status, matriculation and political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered unlawfully discriminatory under any applicable law will not be tolerated.
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