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The East African : Oct 3rd 2015
The EastAfrican ADVERTISEMENT OCTOBER 3-9,2015 43 AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION VACANCY SENIOR DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS For more than 50 years, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been a key player in African Conservation and sustainable development. AWF is seeking a high performing Senior Director of Strategic Communications who will design and then execute a strategy to enable AWF to lead the global conversation around our mission. We wish to lead, not simply participate. Thus, this position will be primarily outward facing, aggressively pitching stories and creating opportunities for AWF to be heard. The successful candidate will establish AWF as the leading voice for African conservation; Promote AWF as a source of African conservation experts and evolve and manage AWF’s brand identity. This position may be based either in AWF’s office in Nairobi, Kenya or Washington DC, USA. Qualifications The Senior Director of Strategic Communications must be extremely well connected in media circles, comfortable interacting with high profile individuals, and able to collaborate with teams across the organization to streamline AWF’s brand identity. The candidate must be outgoing and sociable, and willing to be on-the-job as necessary to ensure that AWF is a part of the news cycle. Other qualifications include: • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or related field, and at least 15 years’ relevant experience. • Deep understanding of the operations, perceptions, and priorities of the various media outlets with extensive pre-existing relationships with journalists, editorial, and production staff. • Poise, presence, polish, and confidence in representing AWF at the highest levels, including heads of state, heads of pan-African and international organizations, and the top media officials. • Proven ability to effectively train these executive communication skills into others. • Exemplary writing, editing, and proofreading skills necessary for a variety of related activities including speeches and presentations, press releases and media advisories, and other official communications and inter-agency/organization correspondence. • Resourceful and persistent (bordering on aggressive) personality, ready to actively and passionately promote AWF, its positions, and staff. Interested candidates are invited to apply through https://www.awf.org/about/careers/ senior-director-strategic-communications. Please send a cover letter and your detailed CV as a single PDF document indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees with the Job Title in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
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