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Communications Officer

  • Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014
  • Kinshasa, DRC

AWF has an excellent career opportunity for a high performing candidate for the position of Communications Officer. This position will be based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.  The Communications Officer will coordinate the development and implementation of CARPE III’s communications program and press relations, and the position will also be respondible for improving internal and external communications of the project with collaborating partners whose work is embedded in the landscape.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Develop comprehensive outreach plans for the project activities
  • Facilitate communication across various components of the CARPE III program
  • Develop processes and disseminate CARPE III program bulletins and other program promotional materials
  • Serve as liaison with the press. The position is responsible for organizing and coordinating press coverage, press briefings, interviews with CARPE III staff, press releases, and press supplements
  • Provide backup support in consultation with both private and public sector entities to plan and implement activities, working towards the strengthening of tourism associations and advocacy groups
  • Liaise with relevant community stakeholders, local leaders, other project partners and the tourism private sector to coordinate efforts on strategic matters that affect the sector.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or relevant field
  • 3+ years in similar roles
  • Demonstrated experience working with media houses in the DRC
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple partners
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas of DRC
  • Strong interest in, and understanding of, conservation
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English is an advantage
  • Demonstrable commitment to AWF mission and understanding of issues faced by AWF in delivering its mission.



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