Communications Officer for No Plastic in Nature - Batangas City: Project Calinisan

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Quezon City, Philippines

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14 days ago

No Plastic in Nature - Batangas City: Project Calinisan

Location: Based in Batangas City
Reports to: National Lead for Plastics
Works with:

  • Internal: Project Team, WWF-Philippines Plastics Team, esp. Clean Ports, Clean Oceans Project Coordinator in Batangas City, communications team
  • External: Batangas City and Barangay Calicanto LGUs, DTI Region IV, local community groups (KALIPI, Sangguniang Kabataan, etc.), private partners and organizations


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

WWF-Philippines is collaborating with the Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO), the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) flagship program, to respond to the global crisis of ocean plastic pollution, designed to focus on land-based leakage directly at its source in cities and towns in rapidly urbanizing areas across Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. In the Project Calinisan Project, WWF-Philippines, with the support of CCBO, will leverage its previous plastic programs to support Batangas City in establishing a barangay waste management system that is participatory and value-driven. It seeks to strengthen local policies and regulations founded on a holistic representation of perceptions in the community, which empowers youth to participate in solid waste management through innovation, and enables livelihood opportunities for women and the informal waste sector. Throughout the project, WWF-Philippines seeks to develop and present Barangay Calicanto as a model that can be implemented and scaled across other barangays in Batangas City and the national network of the WWF No Plastic in Nature Initiative. The proposed activities will engage youth groups who are actively engaged in addressing societal and environmental issues; women’s groups focused on community-driven development programs; and informal waste collectors who are recovering plastics.


KEY FUNCTIONS

The primary responsibilities of the Communications Officer are to:

  • Create a communications plan to support project optimization in alignment with the WWF-PH organizational strategy and conservation portfolio
  • Collaborate with the WWF-PH Plastics Team and the WWF-PH Communications Team to ensure brand and program alignment
  • Conceptualize and create marketing materials for print and web applications
  • Document and cover project events and initiatives
  • Perform public relations and communications activities in support of the project
  • Manage the archiving of multimedia files for knowledge management and sharing


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in communications, development communications, marketing, or any other relevant field of study
  • At least two years’ experience in communications strategy; experience in development projects is an advantage
  • Highly proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly for the following programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, and InDesign
  • Video editing and animation skills matched with creativity and sound narrative sensibilities
  • Excellent written and verbal technical communication skills and the ability to write clear, concise, and compelling copy

Interested applicants can email a cover letter and CV to apply@wwf.org.ph with the subject line: Communications Officer.