Job Opportunity for Communications Officer at Waste Warriors in Dehradun

Website Waste Warriors

Job Description

  • Does it bother you to see plastic polluting our mountains, forests, rivers & oceans?
  • Do you think it’s unacceptable to see people burning waste or tigers chewing plastic bottles?
  • Do you dream of using your communication skills to keep our Himalayas clean?
  • If you’ve said yes to all of that, then join Waste Warriors in our battle for our planet.


Waste Warriors is a non-profit organization catalyzing systemic change to solve the waste management crisis of the Indian Himalayan Region. Our work lies at the intersection of Climate Change, Biodiversity Habitat Conservation, and Informal livelihoods.  With a team of 150+ Warriors spread across various locations nestled in the beautiful landscapes of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, we strive to enable access to effective waste management services in urban and rural areas, with a special focus on eco-sensitive and tourist areas. We focus on enabling better governance, addressing infrastructure and policy gaps, and activating communities to co-create solutions. By promoting local entrepreneurship, we aim to ignite agency in local communities to earn their identity through dignified livelihoods.
Waste Warriors is an equal opportunities employer with strong values and ethos. We are looking for dynamic individuals passionate about creating deep meaningful impact in the eco-sensitive Himalayan Region where living conditions, weather, and accessibility could be very basic and limited. Working in these harsh conditions requires a special attitude that we define as the Warrior Spirit, the RECIPE of our success. (Resilience, Empathy, Curiosity, Integrity, Passion, and Enthusiasm). As a team, we love what we do, and we never miss out on having fun!

Overview of the role

Our communications team plays a critical role in all our projects, from conceptualizing IEC materials, coming up with campaigns, working closely with designers and videographers, engaging with communities for implementing Behaviour Change Campaigns, and capturing impactful stories from the field. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and execute the project-specific communications strategy with the Communications Lead and Project Leads to help meet its strategic objectives.
  • Support the role of the Communications Lead in sourcing, collating, and transforming content from project locations and teams.
  • Plan culturally-relevant IEC materials such as posters, films, and other communication collaterals by working with freelance designers
  • Coordinate with Communication Officers and Project Managers to receive material collected at the various project locations in a raw photo, video, and audio format to produce digital content.
  • Collate the material received in coordination with the Communications Lead and Coordinator to produce a content calendar, mapped on WWS events as well as relevant and trending events of national and international importance.
  • Draft important external communication such as monthly project reports, Press Release,s etc. 
  • Support the PR initiatives to engage local and international media to disseminate WWS activities and views.

Job Requirement

An Ideal Candidate Will:

  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree or professional diploma in Languages, including English; Journalism or Mass Communications / Media, PR, or related fields.
  • 3-5 years of experience in behavior change communications (BCC), Information Education Communication (IEC) campaigns, etc, content productions, etc.
  • Curiosity to learn more about waste management and its’ cross-sectoral impact. 
  • Have creative flair and demonstrated writing skills in English and Hindi.
  • Stay ahead of trends and conversations that can create engagement and give WWS a louder voice and create content that makes WWS participate in those trends in media, social media, etc.
  • Be proficient in using and sharing material from Google Drive and Apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms) as well as WeTransfer, DropBox, etc.

Key Skills & Attributes:

  • Ability to write professionally, with depth in quality of content. 
  • Great people skills with the ability to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and respect calendars and schedules.
  • Proactive, creative, and with a problem-solving attitude.
  • Able to effectively manage workload and demonstrated capacity to deliver work from any location.
  • Hardworking, confident, and diligent.

Pay Range

Salary information is not available at the moment.

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