Wetlands International is a worldwide, non-profit organisation with more than 60 years of experience. Our organisation is made up of a network of offices, with outstanding technical staff around the world. By enabling others to safeguard and manage wetlands better, we help to reconcile conflicts over water, reduce the risks and impacts floods and droughts, meet future food needs and tackle climate change. Wetlands act as water sources, sinks and purifiers. They protect our shores.
They are Earth’s greatest natural carbon stores. They support abundant and unique nature. But we have lost much of this wetland treasure. Since 1900 more than 64% of freshwater wetlands have been lost through drainage and conversion and much of the rest have been degraded. This leaves people and nature vulnerable. It’s time to reverse this trend. Together with many partners around the world, Wetlands International works to safeguard and restore wetlands to benefit people and nature.
Wetlands International is a highly credible and influential player working at the interface of nature, climate, water and human security issues. The knowledge and experience of Wetlands International is key. We are present in the places where wetlands matter most for people and nature. From local presence and small beginnings, we connect sectors to enable whole landscapes to be transformed. We have demonstrated solutions through landscape-scale programmes that run over decades.
We use this evidence in advocacy to adjust national and international policies, investments and practices. Through focused campaigns and partnerships, we encourage other governments, companies and financial institutions to follow suit. Business as usual approaches to development will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. Taking care of and reviving wetlands as part of nature-based solutions will be needed to safeguard development progress and improve human security.
Purpose of Role
Wetlands International has a clear niche and vision plus a wealth of experience and compelling stories. The organisation wants to take its global visibility and influence to a new level, to help leverage real change in terms of policies, investments and practices that affect wetlands. The Head of Communications and Advocacy is responsible for the strategic direction and coordination of our communications and advocacy efforts across the world, in cooperation with our 20 network offices, the largest of which now employ dedicated communications professionals.
As a member of the global Strategic Management Team, s/he takes collective responsibility for the organisation’s strategic development and impact. The Head of Communications and Advocacy liaises with the CEO on a regular basis and manages a staff team in the Global Office.
€65,000 – €71,000 euros - negotiable dependant on experience
To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach you would bring to the role, along with your CV/resume in English in strict confidence BY EMAIL ONLY and in MS Word format, to Zoe Oldham at [email protected]
Please ensure that documents are sent with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” and state "Membership and Supporters Officer Wetlands” in the email subject line. Please let us know, in your covering email, where you found out about the post.
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