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The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) – Head- Communications, Fundraising & Advocacy

The Head of Communications, Fundraising & Advocacy will provide leadership and strategic direction of the Society’s communications, public relations, membership, fundraising and advocacy activities. He/She will lead in the development and oversee the implementation of a communications and development (Fundraising & Advocacy) strategies, aimed at supporting the Society’s goals, strengthening its membership relations and boosting its fundraising and advocacy efforts towards fulfilling its mission.

Working closely as part of the senior management team, led by the Executive Director, He/She will build, lead and manage an effective and creative Communications, Fundraising and Advocacy Departmental team. This team will be responsible for closely liaising with and growing the Society’s advocacy voice, membership, and communicating to the general public, government and other local and international stakeholders about the work of the Society.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
* BSc/BA and/or MSc/MA in a relevant field from a reputable University
* Minimum 10 years’ experience nationally and regionally, covering as much as possible the duties and responsibilities outlined above
* Experience in developing and transforming the visibility of an organization.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills, including proposal writing, report writing and delivering presentations
* Experience in all aspects of fundraising, from developing and managing strategies, plans, budgets and administrative systems
* A good understanding of advocacy with regards to conservation/ environmental issues
* Strong team leadership, people management, interpersonal and networking skills
* Ability to convey the Society’s work with confidence and credibility
* Being strategic and creative, being results-driven, and having positive personal and organisational relationships and being a team player able to lead as well as support others

To Apply
Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and a short statement outlining their communications, fundraising & advocacy strategic direction for the Society.

This is a two-year renewable term appointment subject to satisfactory performance each term. Email applications should be submitted to info@eawildlife.org by 25th April 2017.

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