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Title of Project: Project COPE (Circular Operations for a Plastic pollution-free Environment)

Base: Manila (Hybrid with occasional travel to project sites: Quezon City, Caloocan City, Cagayan de Oro, Siargao)

Reports to: Project Manager

Duration: 2 years

WWF’s No Plastic in Nature (NPIN) Initiative was founded in 2018 and its goal is to stop leakage of plastic by 2030. Our goal is to stop the flow of plastic entering nature by 2030 through: elimination of unnecessary plastic; doubling reuse, recycling and recovery; and ensuring the remaining plastic is sourced responsibly.

To further this initiative, WWF-Philippines shall implement Project COPE (Circular Operations for a Plastic pollution-free Environment) with the goal of helping address the urgent issue of plastic waste pollution by reducing plastic waste leakage into the environment through increased recovery, recycling and reuse. The project pioneers a replicable system that integrates Local Government Units (LGUs) and waste workers, emphasizing social inclusion to foster the development of sustainable and circular solid waste management (SWM) systems across project sites nationwide. With a focus on improving and strengthening SWM systems in targeted locations, the project aims to enhance circularity, establish cooperative models among waste workers, and implement replicable models that strengthen engagement between LGUs and informal waste workers, while enhancing their SWM systems.


WORKS WITH

Internal: Within WWF Philippines, this post reports to the Project Manager and interacts with the senior management, project team, and other WWF staff and volunteers.

External: Consultants, government officials particularly the LGUs and the DENR, community leaders, stakeholders, private sectors, non-government organizations,

academic and research institutions, the media, and other agencies; Media, Consultants, donors and other project partners.


SCOPE OF WORK

The Communications Officer will be responsible for developing effective communications plan and strategies for Project COPE. The role aims to create content and IEC materials to effectively communicate key messages and initiatives, ensuring consistent and coherent messaging in line with WWF’s branding guidelines. S/he will identify opportunities to document and highlight project successes using various communication channels and platforms to reach target audiences successfully.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop communications plan and strategies aligned with the objectives of the project
  • Create engaging and informative content and IEC materials including videos, signages, posters, articles, social media posts, and press releases among other things, to communicate key messages and initiatives effectively. All produced materials prior to release should be cleared by the Communications unit.
  • Utilize diverse communication channels and platforms to reach various target audiences successfully.
  • Co-develop a legacy document containing the piloted SWM models and best practices from the project sites, with a consultant.
  • Monitor the impact of communication efforts through analytics and metrics, assessing the reach, engagement, and effectiveness of communication materials, and activities, and utilizing data to refine strategies.
  • Provide support in the planning and execution of events hosted by the project, including but not limited to in-person events, webinars, technical consultations, and knowledge sharing
  • Collaborate with internal teams, and external stakeholders to gather information, align messaging, and ensure consistency in communication efforts
  • Ensure consistent and coherent messaging in line with WWF’s branding guidelines across all communication materials and platforms.
  • Provide support to the project team in developing templates for project reports and presentation decks to communicate accomplishments and milestones of the project
  • Manage a database for knowledge products and communication collaterals
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time

DELIVERABLES

  • Communications Plan
  • Communication Events
  • IEC materials such as videos, signages, posters, articles, social media posts, and press releases among other things
  • Monthly Work Plan and accomplishment reports
  • Legacy document/book containing the piloted SWM systems and the impact stories from each project site which will be published and distributed to the different cities and municipalities in the country to encourage the adoption of the SWM practices from the project.

COMPETENCY

  • Qualifications: Graduate preferably with a Bachelor's degree in Social Science; Development Communications or other related courses is required
  • Experience: At least three (3) years of progressively advancing work experience in a related field will be considered in lieu of educational background particularly on development and implementation of communication strategies along with the production of multimedia IEC materials; Experience in planning and organizing online and in-person events; Solid report writing and presentation skills
  • Skills and Abilities:
    • Excellent written and verbal English skills required
    • Must be a strong writer and able to synthesize technical material into short and concise communication pieces across different platforms
    • Excellent, creative project management skills from concept to delivery
    • Experience in event coordination and conducting workshops and seminars
    • Skills in basic photography, photo and video editing
    • Must be computer literate and social media savvy
    • Effective communicator with strong organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work well with a team
    • Fluent in English and Tagalog

DURATION OF THE ENGAGEMENT

This contract will be conducted over a period of 24 months and accounts for 100% of the Communications Officer’s time with WWF-Philippines.

HOW TO APPLY

As an equal employment opportunity employer, WWF does not discriminate based on an applicant’s race, religion, sex, gender, or disability status. Submissions by mail will not be accepted to reduce the use of paper. Due to the high volume of applications, inquiries via phone cannot be accepted.

Interested applicants can email their CV with a cover letter to apply@wwf.org.ph with the subject line: Communications Officer [First name initial_Middle name initial_Full last name].