Environmental Education and Community Building Officer
WWF-Hungary is seeking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic Environmental Education and Community Building Officer (full-time, 1 year fixed-term contract, based in Budapest).
WWF is the world's largest conservation organization, founded in 1961. We’re active in over 100 countries and have over 8000 employees. WWF Central and Eastern Europe is responsible for leading and to a significant extent implementing WWF’s efforts to preserve, restore and sustainably manage the natural values of the Danube-Carpathian ecoregion, which we also call the Green Heart of Europe. With a team of 200 highly specialised professionals, we are working across political borders through an ecoregional approach based on model projects, influencing policy, networking, capacity building, communication and crisis response.
The Environmental Education and Community Building Officer, as a member of the Communications team within the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Department, contributes to WWF-Hungary’s awareness raising and communication activities supporting people in changing to sustainable and nature-friendly lifestyle and consumption. The role is key in building a broad community of active citizens standing up for the sake of climate and nature. The jobholder will work with a broad range of relevant partners, focusing on youth, green community development and active engagement methods. We seek to attract someone who is ambitious to test non-formal, unusual and cost-efficient ways of awareness raising and education. He/she will also contribute to WWF’s brand positioning and representation of our core values and environmental mission at different events and programmes.
The job holder will be expected to:
A. Improve and implement our education and volunteer programme focusing on youth
- Get an extensive knowledge about the past and present activities, WWF best practices and the Hungarian actors on this field
- Prepare and follow a detailed workplan with all the activities, timelines and budget
- Build and manage external relationships
- Coordinate with staff members and volunteers for implementation
- Manage administrative tasks (writing reports, draft contracts, proposals, etc.)
- Organize events with education purposes
- Design and implement education tools for WWF Hungary
- Search for funding opportunities to maintain and extend the education programme and activities
- Get involved in the regional youth empowerment strategy
- Prepare and implement projects related to youth empowerment
B. Build projects to tackle behavior change for individuals
- Initiate activities to engage people to live more sustainably
- Search funding opportunities for projects targeting individual behavior change
- University or college degree in Communications, PR, Marketing, Education or other related fields
- 3-5 years of relevant work experience in communications, education, pedagogy or other related fields
- Fluent Hungarian and English
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience in multi-tasking, managing parallel tasks with deadlines
- Experience in working with children, educating people or dealing with youth
- Experience in event management is an asset
- Excellent pedagogical skills, relationship management and interpersonal communication
- Ability to work individually but also in a team
- Efficiency and flexibility in working style
- Open, friendly and solution-oriented personality and attitude
- The opportunity to make a difference – for Hungary 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
- A salary according to NGO standards
If you are interested in joining the WWF team, email your application documents including your CV and cover letter in English to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: 2 October 2022.
Please understand that we can only reply to short-listed candidates.
For more information about WWF-Hungary, kindly check the website: www.wwf.hu