Communications Manager

Job Opening: Communications Manager – Illegal Wildlife Trade and Closing Asia’s Ivory Markets High Impact Initiative, WWF-Greater Mekong

WWF Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – is working to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. Find out more at

WWF Greater Mekong has initiated an initiative focused on closing wildlife markets and addressing illegal wildlife trade across the Greater Mekong region (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) with a special emphasis on the Golden Triangle area where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar connect. The WWF Network Executive Team has approved a High Impact Initiative to Close Asia’s Ivory Markets, as part of the Wildlife and Markets Practices. The objective of the Initiative is to ensure that, by 2022, China and related ivory markets are closed, effective enforcement and implementation is in place, demand for ivory among Chinese consumers is significantly reduced, and there is a positive catalytic impact for closure of ivory markets across Asia

We are looking for committed, result-driven individuals for the position of: Communications Manager – Illegal Wildlife Trade and Closing Asia’s Ivory Markets High Impact Initiative

The Communications Manager will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing a strategic communications plan to support the conservation objectives of both initiatives, working closely with key programme and communication teams in the Greater Mekong, China and the broader WWF Network. He/she will also highlight key elements of the programme with the media, the public and important stakeholders regionally and around the world using effective communication approaches including digital media to support the strategic goals of both initiatives.

Base location: Vientiane (Laos), Yangon (Myanmar), or Bangkok, Thailand (for Thai nationals)

Key requirements for the role include:

  • A University Degree (post-graduate preferable) with related academic and professional background in the field related to communications, media, policy advocacy, public relations or marketing.
  • At least 5 years of working experience, preferably in nature conservation communications, advocacy or NGO communications.
  • A passion for wildlife conservation
  • Proven experience and success in communications.
  • Sound experience in the development and implementation of communication strategies, preferably in a multicultural setting, coupled with an ability to anticipate and capitalize on opportunities to achieve high profile results.
  • Good interpersonal and management skills, versatile and able to work in a team as well as independently
  • Familiarity with a wide range of communication tools and approaches, their potential impact and their suitability for an organization like WWF.
  • Long-term planning and analytical skills, as well as demonstrated ability to multi-task and work effectively to tight deadlines without compromising quality.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential, as are skills in partnership development and the ability to develop relationships with a wide range of audiences.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, supported by strong computer, internet and digital media skills. Strong verbal and written English skills are essential; other languages such as Mandarin, would be an asset.
  • A willingness and flexibility to travel and sometimes work outside of normal office hours.
  • Demonstrates WWF behaviours in ways of working: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly and innovate fearlessly
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging

How to apply

Detailed Job Description for the position is posted on under Jobs and as attached.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae in English and scan/photo of diplomas/certificates to [email protected] with the subject line “Applications for Communications Manager” by 14th June 2019.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

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Fri, 2019-06-14