Senior Executive, Partnership Communications

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Singapore, Singapore

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30+ days ago

Position title: Senior Executive, Partnership Communications

Reports to: Senior Manager, Stewardship and Communications with dotted line to Head of Communications

Location: Singapore

About WWF-Singapore
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. As one of WWF’s international hubs, WWF-Singapore supports a global network spanning over 100 countries. WWF Singapore works closely with local stakeholders towards a greener and more sustainable Singapore and the region around us. We work to address key conservation areas, such as climate change, sustainable finance, deforestation, illegal wildlife trade, marine conservation, and sustainable production and consumption, through collaboration, education and outreach efforts involving the community, businesses, and governments. For more information, please visit

I. Mission of WWF Singapore:

To ensure a high performing WWF office with efficient operating systems, professional and skilled staff, and strong financial resources. WWF Singapore’s focus is on delivering corporate partnerships, individual donor fundraising, major donor fundraising and community engagement for WWF’s priority conservation and sustainability initiatives in Singapore and the rest of WWF’s global network.

We are facing unprecedented challenges as we collectively strive towards a sustainable balance between people and nature, within Singapore, the region and the world. WWF Singapore’s strategy – to help address numerous issues from climate change to the decline in biodiversity, focusing on major goals around water, wildlife, oceans, climate and energy, forests, and food, and three key drivers of environmental problems, namely markets, finance and governance. WWF works to build strong partnerships with government, business, civil society and individuals. Together, we will deliver on our shared and ambitious goals.

II. Overview of Partnerships Team / Unit

The Partnerships Team develops and builds partnerships and relationships that drive income to support WWF’s conservation goals. The team’s aim is to contribute significant, sustainable levels of philanthropic funding from 1) high-networth individuals (HNWI) 2) trusts and foundations, 3) companies to support the local (Singapore-based) and regional (mainly South-East Asia) conservation, sustainability and education programmes in order to advance WWF-Singapore’s mission.

The team works closely with the Senior Management Team and peers in Conservation, Communications, Sustainable Finance, and Accounting and Finance teams to effectively contribute to the implementation of WWF-Singapore’s partnerships and philanthropic strategy.

III. Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The role will be a key bridge between the Partnerships team and the Communications team and draw on their respective inputs and strengths. The role will deliver corporate communications requirements from partners and as such will handle the following:

Strategic Partnership Communications (30%)

  • Develop a message house for the partnership in consultation with the partnerships lead, conservation colleagues and head of communications
  • Ensure that any communications builds an appreciation among the local community of the conservation objectives that the partnership is designed to achieve
  • Lead conceptualisation and implementation of partnership communication and dissemination strategies to deliver high impact and visibility in the local community
  • Work with the Partnerships Team’s Partner Development Unit to strategise on various communication offerings for partners
  • Reviews together with the Head of Communications and secures relevant approvals for all partnership communications. Must ensure that these communications and messaging align with WWF’s brand guidelines, tone, values and policies
  • Manage partnership communications calendar with a full overview of all communications going out across partnerships throughout the year.
  • Coordinates the partnership content calendar with the wider marketing and communications team
  • Lead in content creation and e-resource packs for talks and engagement workshops, where applicable
  • Support the team in visual creation and edits, where possible (powerpoint presentation, E-resource packs, event posters, eDMs, etc, while working closely with the Business . Partner Development Team.

Corporate Communications Writing and Content Creation (40%)

  • Develop, write and edit partnership communication materials as part of the partnership launches such as press releases, website content, blog posts and social media content through appropriate channels and audiences
  • Ensures that any outgoing press release is approved by the Head of Communications
  • Write, curate and update content as part of partnership communications, post-partner launches, ensuring that WWF’s message is consistent and engaging across all assets created, including but not limited to the following:
    • Partnership page
    • Linked In
    • Other social platforms
    • eDMs
    • Newsletter
    • Message House
    • FAQ Sheets
    • Review of press releases and drafting of quotes where necessary
    • Drafting of partnership social media posts

Project Delivery for Corporate Communications (30%)

  • Work with various agencies and/or teams to deliver communication assets such as partnership videos, donor reporting gallery
  • Oversee media trips, planning and execution in coordination with the communications team
  • Collaborate well and maintain harmonious relationships with all stakeholder groups, including Programme Teams. As the role cuts across various Programme Teams and Communications team, work closely with various Programme Leads to get necessary content needed to deliver the projects.

IV. Profile:

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, marketing, political science, or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in communications, public relations
  • Previous work experience in an international NGO sector preferred and in developing corporate and donor communications will be an advantage
  • Outstanding verbal and written English expression, including an ability to craft language and tone for all required collaterals and communications materials, in accordance to the brand guidelines with attention to detail and correct grammar
  • Basic design skills and knowledge working with Canva and Adobe softwares (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) is a plus

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to plan workload, estimate timelines accurately and work autonomously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: verbal and written
  • Solution-oriented and ability to work with colleagues in person and virtual locations
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple projects while meeting the needs of project partners and stakeholders
  • Ability to work in an international and multilingual environment is essential

V. Working Relationships:

Internal – Ensures intra and inter-department collaboration for the optimal use of resources and organisational alignment. Works closely with the Partnerships Team (mainly partner development and stewardship units), and the wider Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Team to create synergistic and creative means of partner communications.

External – Works with various partners supporting WWF’s work. Coordinates with external vendors relating to events, trips, communications, materials production as and when required.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.