Communications Manager Climate and Energy

Communications Manager

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Full-time, up to 2 years fixed-term contract, maternity leave replacement, based in Bucharest

The Climate & Energy Communication Manager contributes to the mission of the organization by ensuring effective implementation and initiation of awareness-building activities to maximize the impact of conservation projects.

The position holder will also be responsible for promoting the conservation mission and actions, from a Climate & Energy perspective, in order to raise the interest and engagement of potential supporters as well as delivering conservation stories for fundraising and corporate partnerships.

The Climate & Energy Communication Manager will report to the Climate & Energy Conservation Manager and will collaborate closely with the Brand Communication Manager. The Climate & Energy Communication Manager will be the liaison with WWF CEE and WWF International on Climate &Energy communication related topics.

Your duties will include:

I. Implementation of communication activities from projects

The Climate & Energy Communication Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and reporting of communication activities within projects. 

  • Understanding the needs of the project and executing specific activities [content writing, website updates, project briefs and white papers, event invitations, newsletters, press releases]
  • Hiring and managing external collaborators or part time resources to deliver on specific activities (contracting / briefing / supervise delivery / ensure quality and timely delivery / payments). The implementation of the solution must meet objectives, deliver results and keep the financing body happy.
  • Planning activities and projects well in advance and taking into account possible changing circumstances
  • Managing time effectively
  • Monitoring performance against deadlines and milestones
  • Contributing to new project writing
  • Understanding and communicating WWF's activity from the perspective of Climate, Biodiversity and Energy
  • Writing of stories and media releases [content creation]
  • Communicating about conservation projects at internal level
  • Providing relevant conservation content/stories for brand communication
  • Helping Individual and Corporate Fundraising to identify the fundraising potential and building fundraising stories
  • Developing or contributing to new project ideas, based on achieved results/as a follow-up to finalised projects or seizing new opportunities;
  • Events [online/offline]: planning and organising stakeholder engagement/external promotion/media events at local and national level
  • Keeping abreast of developments and innovations in the field of communications/marketing and importing relevant tools/ideas in order to reach and engage with (new) audiences
  • Risk assessment and crisis management communication

II. Representation [spokesperson, relationship building]

  • Building relationships with key stakeholders from Climate & Energy communication: local community representatives, authorities, influencers, media
  • Providing relevant content
  • Participating in interviews, events, etc.

III. Financial responsibilities

  • Preparing implementation budgets, obtaining all costs of resources needed and discussing it with Climate & Energy Conservation Manager
  • Supervising the implementation process so that the budget is respected
  • Approving supplier payments according to budget
  • Developing cost estimates, the documents necessary for issuing invoices (memos, orders, delivery reports, activity reports) & contract annexes for medium or big projects
  • Supplier contract & annexes

We expect from you:

  • Adhere to the WWF mission, as well LIVES in line with the WWF Values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration


  • University Degree in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or other related field is necessary. Master degree in any of these fields is an advantage


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in communications and/or marketing, working in one of the following areas: brand management / client service / PR / digital content
  • Previous involvement in the implementation of projects funded by the EU or other similar funds, as well as project or people management is a plus.

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Romanian and English.
  • Ability to participate effectively in interdisciplinary teams and build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and external partners, active listening skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to strategically coordinate the work of potential subordinate colleagues.
  • Analytical skills and strategic thinking, ability to deal with problems characterized by complexity, urgency and uncertainty in a structured, systematic and efficient way.
  • Correct understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of climate change and the just energy transition.
  • Ability to think creatively and holistically.
  • Ability to analyse and manipulate qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Good knowledge of using Microsoft Office operating systems (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Windows; of photo/video editing programs InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop/ Canva, experience using a variety of databases acquired through training and work experience. Demonstrated ability to successfully design and implement online social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, YouTube) and SEO and offline campaigns.

Ideal candidate:

  • Passionate about engaging people through effective communication
  • Interested in topics like environment protection, sustainable living solutions, ecological footprint, climate change, biodiversity
  • Optimist, sociable, empathetic,
  • Organized, good project management skills
  • Solution finder

We offer:

  • The opportunity to make a difference – for Romania and for WWF
  • Challenging and fulfilling work in one of Europe’s most exciting eco-regions
  • Friendly and highly professional working atmosphere in an international context
  • Varying tasks and independent work style
  • A pleasant working atmosphere and great learning environment

If you are interested in joining the global WWF team, email your application documents including your CV and cover letter (in English) to [email protected]. Application deadline: February 22nd 2024. Please understand that we can only reply to short-listed candidates.

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