Communications Officer - 22033

Job Locations EC-Quito
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/9/2021 2:01 PM)
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World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is seeking to hire a Communications Officer for the United States Department of Labor funded project: “Strengthening Decent Work in the Fisheries Sector in Peru and Ecuador”. The project will have a duration of 4.5 years with a total funding amount of USD $5 million. The objective of the project is to strengthen mechanisms to solve labor rights problems associated with illegal and unregulated fishing, increase the empowerment of workers and civil society to solve problems of labor rights in fishing and increase the capacity of workers' organizations, port authorities, and the private sector to address violations of labor rights in fishing, with a focus on Peru and Ecuador.


This recruitment is part of an ongoing proposal selection process. Therefore, WWF will only be able to offer employment to the best candidate if USDOL selects WWF to implement this project. Award decisions are expected to be made between September 30 and December 31, 2021. The successful candidate must be available to staff the project no later than 45 calendar days after the award should WWF’s proposal be selected.



Communications officer will lead the development, rollout and implementation of an effective communications strategy for the DOL project. This position will be part of a diverse project team and will work closely with the Project Director and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. 


  • Oversee all project communications for internal and external audiences and ensure excellent quality
  • Oversee dissemination of project results working closely with Project Director
  • Successfully design, implement, and operate civil society communications strategies and maintain working relations with stakeholders.
  • In coordination with project team, develops reports, newsletters, and web & social media content (as needed) to communicate information about project and its progress.
  • Assist M&E officer in communicating data collected in project (as needed)
  • Manage the project social media communications.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with journalists in multiple types of media outlets.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the project when required.
  • Manage the project communication's budget.
  • Supervise any communication's third party services required for the project.
  • Organize the repository of information and materials of the project.


  • Required to have bachelor’s degree, preferred advanced degree such as Masters in communications, creative writing, fisheries, legal or conservation science related field
  • Excellent written and oral skills required including fluency in English and Spanish (written and spoken) required.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in civil society communications.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and refining communications tools.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining regional and international communications strategies for civil society.
  • Experience working in different communications systems and social media platforms
  • Experience in communicating complicated technical content including legal policies to different audiences
  • Regional experience of working in South America required, candidates with knowledge working with stakeholders and vulnerable communities in Ecuador and/or Peru is strongly preferred
  • Experience being part of diverse teams and adapting to dynamic operating conditions to achieve project results.
  • Identifies and aligns with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration

Location: Ecuador or Peru (flexible in either country)


Due Date: Please submit your resume and cover letter by Wednesday, September 15th


To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #22033
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone


As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.



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