Job offer: Communication Assistant - WWF

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The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cameroon is looking for a Communication Assistant (re-advertisement)

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth? Working with WWF could be the opportunity of a lifetime:

All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge. Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and nature.

What we do:

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable. WWF Network has moved to the development and the implementation of 9 Practices with Global Goals to be achieved.

For WWF Congo Basin, we are looking for a dynamic and committed Communication Assistant.

Reports to: Congo Basin Impact Monitoring Coordinator

Location: Yaounde

Duration: One year

The mission of the department

The Congo Basin countries are actively contributing to the Outcomes of some Practices (Wildlife, Forests, Food, Climate & Energy, Freshwater and Governance) implemented in their respective programmes.

A strong and integrated monitoring programme has been designed and being implemented to demonstrate conservation impacts and promote key conservation outputs. The regional lead of the programme is engaged with the whole network to develop decision-making tools such as interactive dashboards and online databases with a user-friendly interface. The hiring of a Communication Assistant in line with the current Terms of Reference will help to support such ongoing projects for the promotion of key activities and results.

Major Functions

Under the supervision of the Congo Basin Impact Monitoring Coordinator and the technical supervision of the CCO Communication Manager, and in close collaboration with the regional coordination team members, and country field managers, the Communication Assistant will develop and implement a communication strategy for the regional monitoring programme with a special focus on the CIBEL project.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Produce a quarterly newsletter to promote programme activities and results, while supporting national programme newsletters.
  • Support content creation on programme activities and results for the WWF social media channels.
  • Supports national communication managers to create and develop close and continuing relations with journalists, editor and other media producers to showcase the programme achievements.
  • Develop a tool to assess the success of communication efforts.
  • Provide support to any other activity of the programme.

Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum Master Degree or equivalent in the field of Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, International Relations and Development.
  • At least three-year experience working with marketing, journalist and media networks. ∙ Proven skills on infographic design.
  • Demonstrated experience with organizations involved in conservation and/or local community issues will be a plus.
Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Good skills both written and verbal (English and French).
  • Good reporting skills and computer competencies (MS Office package, Designing software, Social Media monitoring, etc.).
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision.
  • Passionate about biodiversity conservation and protected area management. ∙ Able to work effectively in various cultural environments.
WWF’s Values & Behaviors:
  • Able to demonstrate WWF behaviors in ways of working: strive for impact, listen deeply, collaborate openly and innovate fearlessly.
  • Aligns and identifies with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration.
Working Relationships:


Works closely with Country Communication managers, Country Programme Managers, national monitoring and evaluation managers, as well as national biomonitoring and the regional team to collect the necessary data and results to promote. The position will be under the direct supervision of the Congo Basin Impact Monitoring Coordinator. 


Under the regional impact monitoring program, the position will require close collaboration with partner organizations such as WCS, ZSL, IUCN, COMIFAC/OFAC, AWF, etc. as well as national and international media.

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 organizational needs.

How to apply:

Deadline for applications: 30 juin 2024.

Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up.

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

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