Posted on 29 November 2019
WWF-Greater Mekong is looking for a consultant to work closely with the Communications Advisor on communications issues throughout the year.
The Greater Mekong is a biodiversity powerhouse. New species are being discovered at an astounding rate – more than 2,200 since 1997 alone – and the region is home to tigers, elephants, Irrawaddy dolphins and the elusive, rarely seen saola. The Greater Mekong spans Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the southern province of Yunnan in China. The landscapes of this vast area are just as diverse as the countries that it enshrines, from dusty savannahs to dense rainforests, and from slow-moving rivers to icy torrents.
The Greater Mekong is home to over 430 types of mammal species, 800 reptile and amphibian species, 1,200 bird species, 1,100 species of fish -- including four of the world’s top 10 freshwater fish -- and at least 20,000 plant species. The Greater Mekong also contains the largest combined tiger habitat in the world—540,000 sq. km, or roughly the size of France.
WWF has offices in all five of the Greater Mekong countries – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. WWF has a regional team spread across the five countries with a Regional Communications Advisor based in Bangkok. We work with communicators in all five countries to build their capacity, develop and edit content and promote regional/transboundary projects on issues such as illegal wildlife trade, landscape conservation, species conservation (tigers, elephants etc.) and campaigning to stop dams being built on the Mekong River.
This is a fast paced, exciting consultancy that will allow someone to experience a multitude of environmental/conservation issues, work on innovative campaigns and gain experience in field projects.
WWF-Greater Mekong is looking for a consultant to work closely with the Communications Advisor on communications issues throughout the year. The consultant will work on a variety of issues, including:
Key duties and responsibilities:
- Conservation field work
- Regional conservation projects/campaigns
- Strategic Planning
- Editing and writing (case studies, press releases, web content etc.)
- Graphic Design
- Social Media
- Media Relations
- Web Content
Consultant Time Commitment
- English proof reading/editing - assist communicators from Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar with English language writing, editing and proofing.
- Support Greater Mekong country programmes and regional communications advisor on media relations (including media trips to the field); field stories and other content; and help promote the content when finalized.
- Bi-monthly newsletter production - working with conservation and communications staff, pull together and edit copy and associated images and create and issue the Mekong Messenger newsletter
- Content updates to Greater Mekong website - use the Content management System (CMS) to post news stories, content updates and develop ideas and execute new online assets
- Social media content - working with expertise in WWF, help develop social media campaigns and content
- Photo & Video assets – support efforts to transition video and photo assets to the central digital asset management systems, and support photo / video commissions
- Calendar management – manage the Greater Mekong communications calendar to ensure all major events, PRs and launches are registered in the calendar
- Write fact sheets, project profiles, features as requested, including visiting field sites for country programmes.
- Using InDesign, produce fact sheets, issue briefs and short reports using WWF design assets.
- Help research, write and design the annual New Species Report
- Proof read / edit reports and work with designers and printers as required, draft PRs, Q&A, background papers as requested
- New products – identify, develop and deliver, budget permitting, new assets (e.g., interviews, stories, leaflets, short films etc) that bring to life our work and advance our conservation agenda and brand
- Support key WWF campaigns
You will work for seven months beginning in December, 2019. The normal working hours are 09:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday and there may be occasional evening and weekend work involved. Your work schedule will be flexible depending on need and your additional commitments.
Working location: The consultant will work remotely with occasional trips to the WWF-Thailand office
There may be travel, including international travel, involved.
Consultant working relationship
The individual will work with Lee Poston, WWF-Greater Mekong Communications Advisor, and will have regular contact with and produce work for Greater Mekong Country Programmes, especially Communication teams.
Should the assignment require travel, WWF will cover related travel expenses as stipulated in the Finance Policy.
Interestsed candidates can email a cover letter, resume and compensation expectation to Lee Poston at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Dec 2.