Education and Public Engagement

Communications Manager

By  admin December 13 2019, 5:12 AM

The Education and Public Engagement Programme at the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) is seeking a colleague to be part of a project to expand communication and outreach about nature through birds.

The overall goal of the project is to spread awareness, enjoyment, and knowledge about birds and their conservation (and through this, nature as a whole) to the public at large, beyond the set of people already interested and involved. This will be done by (a) building a network and facilitating meaningful interactions among those already involved in mass communication about birds and nature, and (b) creating training opportunities for budding nature communicators. The ultimate goal is to work collectively across institutions and individuals for greater and more effective mass communication about birds and nature.

The project envisages considerable work in communication efforts in non-English languages as well, and in a variety of multimedia formats including the written word, art, song, storytelling, and folk art forms.

The Communications Manager will be responsible for:

  • Developing and executing an overall communications strategy to spread awareness, enjoyment, and knowledge about birds and their conservation

  • Facilitating training workshops, organising events and mediating interactions between different stakeholders like artists, journalists, non-English writers, students, and interested public

  • Supervising interns/volunteers working towards bird-related outreach efforts

  • Fostering and cultivating a strong professional network of existing media outlets and communicators

  • Liaising with individual and institutional partners

  • Coordinating the creation of a variety of creative collateral and communication materials

The selected candidate will have an opportunity to work closely with a wide range of passionate researchers, conservationists, educators and many other stakeholders in the field of conservation.

We are searching for individuals with 1 to 4 years of experience in communication/outreach related activities, and a strong passion for spreading the love of nature to others. Experience with communication in languages other than English, and in media other than the written word is desirable. A professional network of communicators / outreach officers in the field of nature is desirable, but not necessary.

The position will be based out of NCF's North Bengaluru office (please write to us to discuss alternatives like part-time work and work-from-home).

Expected Salary: Rs 30,000 - 50,000 (gross pay) per month depending on qualification and experience. Women and under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send the following materials to shweta@ncf-india.org, latest by May 31st 2020:

  • Your CV

  • One page cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, and in what way you would be a good fit

  • Names and contact details of two people who are familiar with your professional work and can provide references

Please feel free to write to us for any further clarifications.