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Communications Officer – Social Media and Analytics

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. Harnessing the power of social media to raise awareness of the untapped potential of wetlands and help build a base of popular support will be vital to making this happen.

The Communications Officer – Social Media and Analytics is a core position in the global office Communications and Advocacy team delivering on this mission. They will hone our social media strategy, from understanding audiences and providing the insights to engage who we need to target to building relationships with champions and leaders across the international agendas of biodiversity, resilience, adaptation, mitigation, food and water security.

The ideal candidate will be adept at packaging the best soundbites, stats and visuals for a range of purposes on social media channels that give us the greatest visibility and share of voice on globally significant issues. They will be skilled at crafting compelling campaigns that amplify our policy work and help mobilise resources across programmes.

Responsibilities and tasks

The Communications Officer – Social Media will be responsible for leading our global strategy and functioning as well as managing communications for a number of specified projects.

  1. Global social media lead
  • Overall management and running of corporate channels (Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, Instagram)
  • Develop overarching social media strategy and scheduling plan
  • Coordinating and scheduling content in line with projects, programmes
  • Oversee social media content curation and quality including modes of working between thematic areas and between global and local offices
  • Develop the social media content and advertising for global campaigns, events and activities
  • Produce regular audience insights and social media trends that help keep us on top of our game
  • Quarterly reporting
  1. Website Maintenance and Analytics
  • Act as the overall website manager
  • Coordinate website updates and refreshes
  • Maintain corporate pages
  • Update and maintain tagging and SEO
  • Manage monthly data and analytics
  • Manage supplier relationships
  • Quarterly reporting
  • Capacity building in the network 
  1. Project communications
  • Developing communications plans in close collaboration with the project team, advocacy leads and partners.
  • Act as the communications focal point for project partnerships
  • Develop informational and promotional written, visual and digital communications materials to support advocacy, fundraising, reporting and external relations management for various audiences.

 Working relations

INSIDE Wetlands International – Global Office and network offices: CEO, Dir. OND, Dir. of Resources, Programme Heads, Communications and Advocacy staff and other technical and operations staff; Heads of Offices and technical staff from network offices, Associate Experts.

OUTSIDE Wetlands International: Communications officers of network offices; journalists, designers, writers, editors, press agencies, printers. Project partners and consultants, water, WASH, humanitarian and conservation organisations, private sector executives, other NGOs in the Netherlands and other countries, government officials.

Profile

  • A social media whizz, with strong multi-media experience
  • Creative and visual with an eye for data
  • A solid track record in developing and implementing social media campaigns for environmental or humanitarian NGOs
  • International in outlook, proactive and strategic

Essential education and experience

  • Demonstrable track record of social media account management and campaigns
  • Good understanding of digital data and interpreting analytics
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Relevant degree e.g. international development, international relations, communications, geography or environmental science
  • Knowledge of WordPress and Hootsuite essential
  • Adobe Creative Suite knowledge highly desirable
  • Able to work with and coach colleagues on social media
  • Fluent level English speaker. Working proficiency in additional languages, especially French, Spanish and Dutch advantageous.
  • Must be eligible to work in the Netherlands.

Job Offer

  • Part-time job, 32 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 2.600 – 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 “Comms Social Mediaas the subject to [email protected] 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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Financial Controller

Overall purpose of the job

The Wetlands International Finance Controller (FC) plays an important role in the financial management of the organization and is also heading the Finance Team, consisting of three Finance Officers. The FC is responsible for the operation of all financial processes at the Global office, maintenance of the financial systems and the production of all financial and management reporting for the Wetlands International legal entities based in the Netherlands (i.e. Foundation, Association and European Association). The FC is also responsible for supporting the development of the finance function and systems in the Wetlands International offices worldwide and the collection and consolidation of budget and actual financial data covering worldwide operations.

The successful candidate is an experienced and all round Finance Controller who is able to keep an overview in hectic surroundings. (S)he is a strong personality with good communication skills and team consciousness, is open minded and able to set the right priorities. The ideal candidate will have strong creative and problem-solving skills and an ability to engage and facilitate others in systems usage. (S)he will have an understanding of NGO and/or Corporate financial processes and systems and in particular complex project accounting. The candidate should also have an interest in international conservation and sustainable development.

Responsibilities and tasks

Control

  • Collect and analyse accounting entries in the financial (project) administration, looks into deficiencies and makes corrections if needed;
  • Ensure timely financial management (internal) and project (external)
  • Ensures a timely, accurate and complete declaration of VAT;
  • Provide analysis on all internal and external financial reports, budget and organizational figures;
  • Support the development of a global finance strategy and processes
  • Drive and optimize the global budget process, directly leading the Global Office process and providing support and guidance to the worldwide offices;

Finance

  • Produces the annual accounts for all Netherlands based legal Wetlands International entities and liaise with the auditors
  • Responsible for month-end reconcile ledger accounts and sub ledgers (accounts receivable and account payable) and analyse movements;
  • Maintain and further develop the financial information system
  • Enable easy usage of the financial and project accounting system by the Global Office teams
  • Function as the senior financial focal and advisory point on all major project financial matters to project staff during the planning, budgeting, operational, and reporting phases;
  • Maintain AO/IC procedures and assist audits and financial accountability for accountants;
  • Manage the cash flow forecasting process in the Global Office
  • Line-manage the finance team; responsible for workload management, task division and streamlining workflows and processes;

Reporting

  • Advices the Programme Heads in project administration
  • Prepares the month-end closing and prepares management information: realization of week, month and/or annual reports;
  • Prepares financial management reports upon request.
  • Prepare tax returns and maintain the tax architecture for the Global Office Ensures a timely, accurate and complete declaration of VAT;

Quality

  • Provides input on the development, implementation and/or improvement of financial processes, procedures, tools and/or innovations;
  • Addresses colleagues when the (quality) requirements and/or procedures are not enforced or followed;
  • Describes and updates financial administrative project policies and procedures and monitors compliance to it;

Working relations

INSIDE Wetlands International: CEO, Director of Resources, Finance Officers and Heads of Office from global network, head office staff – especially Project Managers

OUTSIDE Wetlands International: Professional advisors, service providers, consultants, contractors, banks, auditors, finance staff from partner organizations in the sector, Treasurer of WI Association.

Essential education and experience

  • Completed HEAO-BE/BA or SPD education or equivalent, combined with at least 5 years of working experience in a project oriented organization as Controller
  • Experience of Dutch financial and statutory reporting requirements, year closing and annual reporting, preferable RJ 650 regulations
  • Working experience with financial accounting and reporting information systems, and other management information systems relevant to the sector
  • Working experience in the NGO or non-profit sector, including a substantial amount of project accounting on major, international, multi-site projects
  • Work permit for EC

Core competencies

  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Leading
  • Managing risks and opportunities
  • Flexible, ‘no-nonsense’ and ‘hands-on’ approach

Other Aspects

  • An appreciation for the role of international non-governmental organizations in delivering sustainable development solutions
  • Experience of working in an international multi-cultural community with international partners
  • Experience with accounting in developing countries
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) with fluent English
  • Additional language skills – particularly French, Dutch

Job Offer

  • Full-time job, 36 hours per week.
  • Salary scale 11-12 of Wetlands International (Gross Euro 3.500 – Max.4.200 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 “Controlleras the subject to [email protected] 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 15 January 2020. Please note that interesting candidates can be approached before the closing date.

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Communications Officer – Content and Media

Overall Purpose of the Job

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.

Responsibilities and tasks

The Communications Officer – Content and Media will be responsible for leading our global content strategy, editorial functioning and global media relations, as well as managing communications for a number of specified projects. There is scope for development in the role with potential to line-manage in the future.

Content development

  • Oversee website content curation, including modes of working between thematic areas and between global and local offices
  • Develop and maintain an overall editorial calendar and framework
  • Guide, advise and help edit content from our different regional offices
  • Work with the social media lead to develop social media and the communications assistant on internal and external newsletters
  • Work with communications colleagues to update and maintain corporate website content including copywriting and imagery
  • Support with content for institutional projects and global campaigns

Media

  • Media monitoring
  • Developing op-ed opportunities for senior experts within the organisation
  • Organising media outreach and media engagement days
  • Providing talking points and other materials as needed for senior staff
  • Capacity building on media for colleagues
  • Contribute to institutional projects and global campaigns

Project communications

  • Developing communications plans in close collaboration with the project team, advocacy leads and partners
  • Act as the communications focal point for project partnerships
  • Develop informational and promotional written, visual and digital communications materials to support advocacy, fundraising, reporting and external relations management for various audiences

Working relations

INSIDE Wetlands International – Global Office and network offices: CEO, Dir. OND, Dir. of Resources, Programme Heads, Communications and Advocacy staff and other technical and operations staff; Heads of Offices and technical staff from network offices, Associate Experts.

OUTSIDE Wetlands International: Communications officers of network offices; journalists, designers, writers, editors, press agencies, printers. Project partners and consultants, water, WASH, humanitarian and conservation organisations, private sector executives, other NGOs in the Netherlands and other countries, government officials.

Profile

  • The ideal candidate will be adept at developing news, views and features that connect our work to these globally significant issues. They will be skilled at identifying opportune moments that bring our knowledge into the spotlight and amplify our policy work, as well as crafting compelling narratives that help mobilise resources across programmes.

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

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 Officer” as the subject to [email protected] 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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Communications Intern   

 Location: Global Office, Ede-Wageningen, Netherlands

The Communications Intern sits within the global office Communications and Advocacy team. They contribute to the overall mission of Wetlands International to sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity by providing valuable support to the Advocacy and Communications team.

They will be responsible for a number of communications areas including the coordination of monthly internal and external newsletters, and will support with brand guardianship, social media, general coordination for the department as well as supporting the head of communications and advocacy on whole-organisation campaigns and projects.

This internship offers a great opportunity for someone looking to gain work experience in environmental/development communications with a highly respected international organisation. There is also the opportunity to learn more about international development, conservation and scientific work. There may be domestic travel (which Wetlands International will cover), opportunities for skills development, attendance at external meetings and to participate in Wetlands International’s lively workplace culture.

They will finish the internship with a good understanding of 360-degree communications and strategy, as well as practical experience with communications skills. There is also benefit from widespread exposure to Wetlands International’s work, networks and staff.

Responsibilities and tasks

The Communications Intern will work predominantly at the global level, supporting with the newsletter, internal communications and brand and contributing to the development of communications materials in all relevant forms, including print and online, e.g., website content, social media and newsletters. The role will also provide support where necessary in development of presentations, imagery, leaflets and other communications materials for external events, outreach and public consultations. They will also support in events organization where necessary. As the intern grows and develops, there may be opportunity to take on responsibility for the communications planning for smaller projects towards the latter part of the internship.

Duties

Internal communications

  • Help the design and development of an internal communications channel e.g. newsletter
  • Coordination of content and management of channel
  • Research and analysis into improvement of existing shared channels between the global office and our offices around the international network
  • Keeping stakeholders such as donors up to date with communications activity and news from around the network

Newsletter

  • Support with a redesign of our monthly, public-facing newsletter
  • Coordinate and schedule the monthly newsletter working with the Communications Officers on social media and content, and communications colleagues around the international network of offices
  • Maintain Mailchimp lists and manage Mailchimp account
  • Reporting and analysis to help optimize the newsletter performance and provide insights for the Advocacy and Communications Team

Brand and Visual Assets

  • Provide brand support for the network by being the contact point for brand guidelines, logos and high-res imagery
  • Lead on the development of the photo library project
  • Support where necessary in development of presentations, imagery, leaflets and other communications materials for external events, outreach and public consultations.

Advocacy and Communications Coordination  

  • Support in events organization where necessary.
  • Support the head of communications and advocacy in project coordination for whole-organisation campaigns

 Essential education and experience

  • A relevant qualification (or working towards it) e.g. in communications, marketing, PR journalism, or equivalent commensurate professional skills/experience
  • Proven interest in environmental sciences, geography or international development
  • Sensitivity to cultures and international experience
  • Fluent level English speaker.
  • Experience of writing for different audiences
  • Experience and/or a good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience and/or a knowledge of Adobe Suite applications is preferred

Interested?

Send an application email with “Intern Communications” in the subject line to [email protected]

Motivate your interest and add your resume. Please also inform us about the period and duration of availability.

We will come back to you as soon as possible.

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Volunteer – supporting the Learning, INnovation, and Knowledge (LINK) team

MAIN DUTIES:

In general, the Volunteer will support our waterbird data management and analysis activities. His/her specific responsibilities will include tasks such as:

  • Correcting site locations and classifications of International Waterbird Census sites;
  • Improving and defining waterbird population delineations;
  • Performing analyses in GIS software and/or R;
  • Helping to keep databases up-to-date;
  • Other relevant tasks as available.

The following skills, qualifications and experience are essential:

  • Good command of English, both written and spoken
  • Full computer literacy skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and as part of a team
  • Ability for multi-tasking and being flexible

The following skills and experience will be an advantage:

  • Experience working with relevant software and programming languages;
  • Ornithological knowledge;
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Experience or willingness to work in in a multi-cultural environment.

Interested? Send your CV plus motivation letter to: [email protected]