Communications Officer Content and Media

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Wetlands International is a fast-growing global NGO with a reputable portfolio of work at the nexus of conservation and development. We inspire, mobilise and bring together communities on the ground with decisionmakers to safeguard and restore wetlands for people and nature. In 2020, Wetlands International will enter an accelerated phase of development, with our focus on building the influential coalitions and political will to scale up our work across regions. Sharp content and media appeal are paramount to the advocacy and communications needed to make this happen.

The Communications Officer – Content and Media is a core position in the global office Communications and Advocacy team delivering on this mission. They will help us hone our media and content strategies in tandem, from harvesting and shaping stories that make sense of our field work to positioning these within the international agendas of biodiversity, resilience, adaptation, mitigation, food and water security.

32 - 36
vrijwilligerswerk, zzp, bijbaan, stage, tijdelijk werk, fulltime, parttime

Over de werkgever

Wetlands International is a worldwide, not-for-profit organisation with 60 years of experience. Our organisation is a Network made up of 20 offices working in over 100 countries, with outstanding technical staff around the world. Together with many partners, Wetlands International works to safeguard and restore wetlands for people and nature, to reconcile conflicts over water, reduce the risks and impacts of floods and droughts, meet future food needs and tackle climate change.

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Essential education and experience 

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Relevant degree e.g. international development, international relations, communications, geography or environmental science
  • Fluent level English speaker. Working proficiency in additional languages, especially French, Spanish and Dutch advantageous
  • Knowledge of Wordpress
  • Demonstrable track record of high quality articles, stories and cases, website content, reports and news items

 Core competencies 

  • A skilled writer, preferably with journalistic experience
  • A solid track record in developing and implementing content and/or media strategies for environmental or humanitarian NGOs
  • International in outlook, proactive and strategic

 Other Aspects 

  • Must be eligible to work in the Netherlands
  • Able to work with and coach colleagues on media relations
  • Er is geen minimale opleiding vereist
  • Voor deze functie is er geen minimale werkervaring vereist

Wat wij bieden

Job Offer

  • Part-time/ Full-time job, 32/36 hours per week (It’s 36 hours per week for a full-time job in Wetlands International).
  • Salary scale 9-10 of Wetlands International (Gross Euro 3.000 – Max.3.500 based on a fulltime contract).
  • Contract duration: One year.
  • Location: Global Office in Ede-Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • Start date: a.s.a.p. 

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send an application email with "Communications Officeras the subject to with the below two documents in English

  • a letter of application (no more than 2 pages) stating your motivation for this position and your demonstrated skills and experience for this post,
  • your resume /CV (no more than 3 pages, without photos).

 Deadline for the application is 10-01-2020. Please note that interesting candidates can be approached before the closing date.


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Wetlands International

Jozefa van der Veen
Wetlands International

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