Cross River Gorilla Campaign Manager

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May 28, 2014
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Wildlife Conservation Society is recruiting for fulltime Cross River Gorilla Campaign Manager.

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The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. Our story began in the early 1900’s when we successfully helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains. Today, we protect many of the world’s iconic creatures here and abroad, including gorillas in the Congo, tigers in India, wolverines in the Yellowstone Rockies, and ocean giants in our world’s amazing seascapes.

Job Title: Cross River Gorilla Campaign Manager


  • Provide overall communications support to the 5-year Cross River Gorilla Communications Plan. As such, will work with partners of the plan to develop and implement a landscape-wide communications for behavior change program.
  • Under the supervision of WCS, with distance mentoring from PCI Media Impact, implement a "My Gorilla Action Campaign and Radio Call-in Show Strategy" and work with regional coalition members to ensure successful design and implementation of campaigns and national radio call-in shows towards established goals and objectives.
  • Ensure that campaign and drama production are completed on time and within budget.
  • Ensure broadcast agreements are in place with radio partners and programs are broadcast as scheduled.
  • Support and work in close collaboration with WCS, PCI Media
  • Impact and local partners to successfully implement the agreed campaign.
  • This includes participating in planning meetings, establishing work plans, communication and evaluation plans, budgets and managing contracts.
  • Work with WCS and PCI Media Impact to plan and organize campaign related activities in the target communities of the project.
  • Work with WCS, Media Impact and other partners to implement a Monitoring and Evaluation plan, including surveys and qualitative measures, to measure campaign impacts.
  • Support Entertainment-Education workshops delivered by WCS and PCI Media Impact for relevant partners and stakeholders.
  • Maintain relationships with the radio drama and magazine program production teams, existing scriptwriters, producers and director, actors, hosts and recording/editing studios.
  • Support the development of all the required material and documentation for the radio drama, including story synopsis, character profiles, final scripts, etc.
  • Review and guide script development for the radio drama episodes, including the development and finalization of all core planning documents (e.g. Theory of change and Knowledge-Attitude-Behavior Change documents).
  • Periodic travel to Cameroon may be required depending on the current needs of the project.
  • Additional tasks may be assigned from time to time

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

1-3 year(s)

Min Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

  • Education and/or experience equivalent to an University Degree in communications for development (C4D), international development, journalism, Entertainment-Education, social marketing or a field relevant to media/communications and environment.
  • Strong understanding of issues impacting developing countries, particularly around biodiversity conservation, sustainable livelihoods and sustainable development.
  • Strong computer and internet skills required.
  • 2 years of work experience in a communications role for a project or organization.
  • Project management, planning and report writing experience required.
  • Ability to work and communicate with a range of stakeholders including policy makers and government officials, NGOs, the media, community representatives.
  • Ability to thrive in team environments, with a strong understanding of diversity and other cultures.
  • Experience conducting training workshops will be an asset.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. French proficiency will be an asset.
  • Experience using and/or organizing media relations, web/mobile/social media, print and events will be an asset.
  • Candidate is ideally Nigerian and immediately available to work in Nigeria


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