The Nature Conservancy has advertised a brand new post:  Communications Manager, Africa Region. Knowledge of invasive species and water would be an asset in this post. See details below: 
 
Job Title:  Communications Manager, Africa Region, The Nature Conservancy 
Job ID:    46095
This is a full-time position. 
Deadline for submissions: 11h59 - 12 February, 2018 (Eastern Time, USA)
 
​OPTIONAL OFFICE LOCATION
Nairobi, Kenya or Cape Town, South Africa 
 
A LITTLE ABOUT US
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
 
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
 
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Communications Manager, Africa Region, develops, manages, and implements communication that facilitates comprehension, adoption, and advancement of the organization’s goals and objectives.  
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Communications Manager will be part of the Africa region’s marketing and communications team and will be based either in Nairobi, Kenya, or Cape Town, South Africa.  S/He will:
     * Report to the Senior Associate Director of Communications based in the United States.
     * Be responsible for creating communications tools for use with targeted, influential audiences across the Africa region, including programs in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Gabon, Seychelles, and South Africa. S/he will stay abreast of regional communications needs and develop materials, including fact sheets, video scripts, event displays, presentations for executive staff, and messaging documents. S/he will manage product development with vendors, often remotely.
     * Travel to regional offices and project areas to meet with program staff, liaise with partners, photographers, or other visitors, conduct field reporting, or provide event support.
     * Develop co-promotion agreements with select partners, and manage distribution of content to them for use in social media and other communications platforms. 
     * Work with the Communications Director to design and implement marketing initiatives in local markets to directly reach and cultivate relationships with influential audiences, such as VIP events, paid advertisements in niche media, or targeted social media activations.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
• Manages and serves as project lead on assigned communication initiatives.
• Creates marketing materials within program’s brand guidelines.
• Manages certain vendor and partner relationships.
• May serve as a lead or support role for regional events, including communications, promotion, and day-of support.
• Develops and implements regional social media strategies and promotions.
• Works within a budget, evaluates results, and develops recommendations for corrective strategies as needed.  
• Resolves complex issues independently within program area or within program team.
• Multiday travel to TNC offices and project sites in Africa and the United States will be required several times each year. Travel may include rugged conditions and/or to remote locations.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum 7 years’ related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience writing, editing, and proofreading printed or online content for targeted audiences.
• Experience designing presentations, brochures, or other materials within visual brand guidelines. 
• Experience using social media, ideally as a professional communications tool.
• Experience cultivating and managing client, vendor, and/or partner relationships. 
• Experience implementing and managing multiple complex projects.
• Experience working in Africa and communicating with African audiences. 
• Fluency in English required, both verbal and written. 
 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Superior writing skills and a rigorous attention to detail. (Writing samples will be required of all final candidates.)
• Multilingual skills appreciated, chiefly Swahili.
• Multicultural or cross-cultural experience in multiple countries in Africa. 
• Basic proficiency in Photoshop and InDesign software. 
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to work cooperatively. 
• Ability to work with a diverse team across different office locations and time zones. 
• Knowledge of current and evolving trends in marketing, social media, and nonprofit communications. 
• Experience working for a mission-driven organization preferred. 
 
HOW TO APPLY
* To apply to position number 46095, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. 
* All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 12th February 2018.
   Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission.
   Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited.
   Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
* Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture.
* Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
* The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.
 
 
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