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Digital Content Officer
Are you an engaging writer adept at translating even the most complicated concepts into meaningful content appropriate for global audiences? Can you put yourself in your readers’ shoes and determine what will get them hooked and keep them coming back?
African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is seeking a qualified candidate to support our brand awareness efforts and further AWF’s position as Africa’s conservation leader.

You will play a key role in our digital marketing efforts focusing on creating, editing and optimizing compelling content to ensure the breadth of our work is communicated across AWF’s websites, blogs and marketing campaigns.

Responsibilities

·         Plan and maintain editorial calendar to ensure coverage of new programs and projects — and consistent updates to existing content across AWF’s websites.
·         Liaise with field and program staff, ensuring AWF’s websites and other digital properties reflect key program efforts and impacts in real-time.
·         Conceptualize, research and write interesting content, maintaining a strong brand voice and ensuring AWF upholds its reputation as the authority on African conservation.
·         Collaborate cross-organizationally to create and maintain web content that serves the needs of various business units.
·         Work with closely with Digital Marketing Manager to build and implement AWF’s digital content strategy across websites, blogs, social media and other channels as needed.
·         Review, edit and optimize articles, news stories and other content submitted by the organization’s stakeholders with a keen eye for SEO best practices and editorial guidelines.
·         Collaborate with staff to regularly produce articles by a variety of authors, providing guidance on topics and best practices.
·         Develop digital content for partner sites and co-marketing endeavors.
·         Identify key trends and topics, test content performance and report on key metrics.
·         Coordinate with internal and external teams to ensure all of AWF’s digital content adheres to best practices, SEO and key messages.
·         Identify and build relationships with new and established online publishing and content platforms to place AWF’s content on external sites and build quality links.
·         Work with Digital Design and Development Specialist to create complimentary digital assets as needed.
·         Keep your finger on the pulse of new content and digital trends and platforms. Develop content for new channels and platforms, as needed.
·         Work closely with Marketing Team colleagues on projects, as assigned.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree with 3+ year(s) of experience
·         Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to draft copy quickly for a variety of audiences
·         Audience-first mindset and the ability to ensure we live out our brand promise and communicate our work consistently across channels
·         Basic HTML experience
·         Experience with CMS platforms
·         Understanding of basic SEO principles and best practices
·         Strong research skills and ability to translate complex ideas and issues into easily understood messages
·         Experience working the Adobe Creative Suite not required, but a plus
·         Ability to manage multiple projects while adhering to deadlines
·         Keen interest or experience in Africa’s wildlife/land/people preferred, but not required
How to Apply 


Project Manager
For more than 50 years, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been a key player in African conservation and sustainable development.
AWF is seeking a high performing and result oriented Project Manager to provide overall management and ensure successful implementation of an anticipated two-year project. The project aims to build the capacity and sustainability of Lumo Conservancy. This position will report to the Vice President for Land Protection and based in the Tsavo.

Responsibilities

·         Oversee efficient and effective project implementation to develop Lumo Conservancy into a well-managed, functioning and sustainable conservancy.
·         Develop and implement a general management plan for Lumo that improves ecological resilience and economic returns; and implement revenue diversification and improve conservancy governance and community capacity.
·         Develop conservancy management systems and the Lumo trust’s governance structure to ensure transparency and enhanced efficiencies.
·         Develop excellent working relationships with key stakeholders, national governments, protected area authorities, local government, communities, and the private sector in the region.
·         Work with partners to ensure effective coordination and to design and implement annual work and performance management plans that will deliver sustainable conservation, improved livelihoods, and other program level goals.
·         Manage day-to-day operations of the project, including: project implementation, administration and tracking of project finances, project monitoring and evaluation, timely donor reporting, and coordination between project implementing partners.
·         Ensure full compliance with the USAID and AWF policies and procedures and serve as the primary contact with USAID, providing regular updates and meeting with USAID as needed.
·         Providing adequate technical progress and financial reports for the project.

Qualifications

·         Post graduate qualification (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in natural resource management, tourism, or other fields directly related to practical conservation management and development.
·         Experience with community owned wildlife conservancies.
·         Minimum 7+ years of managerial and field experience in conservation and development.
·         Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations for grants and contracts.
·         Results orientated with proven track record of delivery.
·         Possess sound judgment and strong decision making skills.
·         Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to build coalitions, negotiate, and manage conflict situations.
·         Strong communication skills, oral and writing.
·         Experience working with different levels of government.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are invited to apply through http://www.awf.org/about/careers . Please send a cover letter and your detailed CV as a single PDF document indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees with the Job Title in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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