Communication Fellow

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Company: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Myanmar)
Company description:

To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: conserving the world's biological diversity; ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable; and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

With three of the most pristine large rivers and some of the most extensive intact forest in the region, Myanmar is one of the most biologically diverse and ecologically productive nations on Earth.

Living resources vital to human wellbeing – forests, fisheries, freshwater systems, fertile soils, coastal and marine ecosystems – the country’s natural capital, are the foundation of Myanmar’s long-term sustainable economic development. Myanmar has witnessed its neighbours over-exploit their natural capital, creating precariously fragmented ecosystems unable to support sustainable economic growth over the medium and long term.

But as Myanmar opens up politically and economically, it’s feeling many of the same pressures faced by the rest of the Greater Mekong, from deforestation to illegal wildlife trade.

WWF IN MYANMAR

The government and civil society organizations of Myanmar are now seeking partnerships and state-of-the-art guidance on how to best manage their natural capital, preserving the country’s globally important biodiversity for the near and long-term health and prosperity of the women and men of this vast and diverse nation.

WWF’s aim is to support Myanmar’s development ambitions with a focus on spatial planning and biodiversity conservation in parallel with ecosystem services protection and sustainable livelihoods.

Our aim is to support Myanmar’s development ambitions with a focus on spatial planning, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, and livelihoods.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Myanmar)

Job description
Major Function
The Fellow/Intern will support the communication team based in the landscape field office on two strategic initiatives. The first initiative aims to raise awareness of the local stakeholders on biological diversity and ecosystem services of Dawna Tenasserim Landscape. The second initiative aims to raise awareness of the international community on how the tradition and culture of indigenous communities contribute to conservation of biodiversity.

Major Responsibilities
1. Campaign for conservation: In partnership with partner organisations and technical experts, launch Campaign for Conservation (C4C) with local stakeholders being the target audience. The responsibilities include
a. Agreeing on the modality of the campaign
b. Developing and implementing a workplan, with partners, to launch and continue the campaign
c. Ensuring smooth start and continuation of the campaign
Raising landscape profile:
d. Organizing a high profile exhibition in Dawei, showcasing biodiversity value of the
e. Developing and implementing a workplan to organise the exhibition
f. Supporting the communication team in the landscape to develop and strengthen assets and channels to communicate ourcomes to the donors.
Desired Skills and Expertise
Requirements
• Bachelor and/or Master degree in communication or related field
• Expertise in using design and photo editing tools. Expertise in video editing is a significant advantage
• Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Myanmar language is desirable.
• Experience of working in South East Asia is desirable



Language skills
English (Pre-intermediate)
Work location
No.37, Myaw Inn Street, Nyaung Yann Taung Qtr, Dawei.
State/District: Tanintharyi Region
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Job Category: NGO, Charity & Voluntary jobs
Company Industry: Communication Fellow
Employment Type: Other
Full time: YES
Job posted: 22/8/2019
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