Energy Communications Officer


Climate and Energy


March 3, 2017

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The World Wide Fund for Nature or WWF is the world’s largest and most experienced conservation organization, operating in over 100 countries through the support of nearly five million people worldwide. WWF-Philippines has been working as a national organization of the WWF network since 1997 and develops practical solutions to help the country adapt to climate change, secure food and water resources, conserve endangered species, manage marine and coastal ecosystems, empower communities to live low-impact lives, promote energy efficiency and catalyse the shift to renewable sources of clean energy.

WWF-Philippines recognizes the role of renewable energy and strategically altering the country’s over-reliance on fossil fuels as the best ways to cut carbon emission.  The organization works closely with the Department of Energy (DOE) and other sectors in developing campaigns and policies to put more renewable energy in the country’s energy mix and encourage more efficient energy use.

Our recent campaign, RE Thinking Energy, focuses in promoting renewable energy as economically beneficial to the country with reduced electricity cost and increased energy access while contributing to our energy security. We will highlight the economic benefits of renewable energy to consumers and the decreasing cost of renewable energy technologies. Part of the campaign is to develop a roadmap for 50% RE by 2030.

Likewise, a new campaign - Seize the Flow, is being developed to spread awareness on the benefits of renewable energy particularly run of river hydropower systems. This campaign will also highlight issues pertaining to water and sanitation and the need to improve and expand access to water services for the underserved poor.

Area of assignment: WWF-Philippines Quezon City Headquarters

Activities for RE Thinking Energy campaign:

  • Media campaign to highlight the economic benefits of renewable energy
  • Development of knowledge products, IEC, factsheet on the economics of RE
  • Development of a roadmap for 50% RE by 2030
  • Conduct of RTD, workshop and seminars on RE

Activities for RE Thinking Energy campaign:

  • Four (4) stories  on renewable energy, sustainable water supply, conservation and community efforts related to the Run-Of-River hydro project
  • Videos about community and cultural heritage benefits and clean potable water to the community
  • 1 environmental education session
  • Infographics, social media fact sheet, and other collaterals

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

Reporting to the Head of the Climate Change and Energy Program and directly supervised by the Energy Project Officer, the Energy Communications Specialist shall render the following services in support of WWF’s activities:

  1. Develop and produce communications strategy and plan to effectively roll out ‘RE-Thinking Energy and Seize the Flow Communications campaign.
  2. Be in charge of the IEC component of RE Thinking Energy and Seize the Flow campaigns in terms of creating content for use in the different communications materials, including the webpages for the Climate and Energy Programme in the WWF Philippines website
  3. Develop communications material, in collaboration with the Energy Project Officer and the Graphic Artist, in the form of press releases, write-ups, snippets, and infographics, particularly for the ‘RE-Thinking Energy and Seize the Flow Communications campaigns, but including communications materials needed by the Climate and Energy Programme and the Sustainable Production and Market Engagement Unit.
  4. Assist in the research and analysis of information to support arguments for “RE-Thinking Energy” and Seize the Flow campaigns
  5. Compile and archive news items and presentations released by the Climate Change and Energy Program, particularly with regard to the RE Thinking Energy campaign
  6. Provide documentation of “RE-Act Now and Beyond” activities which include an RTD series, skills-sharing, and forum about the economics of renewable energy
  7. Provide assistance in the preparation of documents, reports, materials and logistics for meetings, workshops and conferences organized by the Climate and Energy Programme
  8. Liaise with various media outlet for the effective dissemination of WWF’s communications
  9. Be in close coordination with the Communications Officers in order to ensure that all outputs emanating from the Campaign meets WWF’s branding and communications standards and guidelines.
  10. Support other Climate and Energy campaigns such as Earth Hour, One Planet City Challenge and if possible other projects
  11. Perform other relevant tasks that may be assigned from time to time

DELIVERABLES

  • A communications strategy for effectively rolling out “RE-Thinking Energy” and “Seize the Flow” campaigns
  • Write-ups (e.g. Press releases, OpEd) released to various media channels for the “RE-Thinking Energy” and “Seize the Flow” campaigns. This includes a write-up about:
    • Economic benefits of RE
    • Stories on RE increasing energy access
    • Roadmap of 50% RE by 2030
    • Stories about ROR hydro power systems, its benefits to community, such as sustainable energy and water supply; cultural heritage preservation; and biodiversity conservation
  • Renewable energy write-ups for online release as a build up to Earth Hour
  • Compilation of relevant news and policy pronouncements relevant to RE
  • Monthly activity and accomplishment report for supervisors and funders
  • Documentation reports, workshops and meetings proceedings
  • Other reports including liquidation of cash advances, tracking of payments and outputs

QUALIFICATIONS

  • With an effective writing style in line with policy advocacy and oral skills, articulate in English
  • Has experience in writing effective communications write-up
  • Familiar with the issues of climate change and energy, its impacts, causes and solutions
  • Has and can liaison with various media channels
  • Openness, personable, with interpersonal skills and of good moral character
  • Has a heart for advocacy and adventure
  • Willing to travel in relation to the RE campaign

 

Have what it takes? Email your CV and cover letter to apply@wwf.org.ph. Our Human Resources team will only get back to qualified applicants.

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GET IN TOUCH WITH US

We would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact us through any of the details listed below.

WWF–Philippines Headquarters

4th Floor JBD Plaza #65 Mindanao Ave.
Barangay Bagong Pag-asa,
Quezon City 1105 Philippines

Tel: +632 920 7923 / 7926 / 7931
Fax: +632 426 3927
Email: kkp@wwf.org.ph

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