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Event Manager - Freshwater Programme

WWF Zambia is looking for an Event Manager to facilitate scheduled communication activities for 2020. Deadline 5th December, 2019.


The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation with a global network in over 100 countries. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. We have been working in Zambia since 1962 organizing our efforts across People, Freshwater, Wildlife and Forests.

Nature is in crisis like never before. The rate of global loss of nature during the past 50 years is unprecedented in human history. And yet, intact natural systems are imperative to all our futures. Nature not only benefits us by providing our food, water and clean air, it is also our strongest ally against climate change. Earth Hour 2020 is a key time to raise our voices and make nature matter. During the lead up to and on the night of Earth Hour on 28 March 2020, we are asking people around the world to stand in solidarity to show the world they care about the future of our planet. As a buildup to Earth Hour, the Freshwater Programme plans to host various events to raise awareness about its work in relation to reversing nature loss and calling for action against climate change. 

Objectives of the Assignment – Deliverables:

Working closely with the Communications and Freshwater teams, the event manager will be responsible for managing all logistics related to the events. The proposed events are;
Activity Deliverables Timeline
Concept finalization
  • Develop and finalize workplan
  • Design graphics and develop key messages for social media
  • Draft press releases for upcoming events
  • Hold one-on-one meetings with partners informing them about Earth Hour
December 2019
Radio Programmes
  • Secure 1 radio programme in Lusaka 
  • 2 community radio programmes 
January 2020
World Wetlands day
  • Organize run in Lusaka to raise awareness about invasive species on World Wetlands Day
2nd February 2020
Dried river campaign
  • Conduct 1 campaign with 10 partners to reach out to the public in Luangwa/Lundazi or Chongwe - linkages to pollution/cholera; poor envir. Law enforcement; industrial and domestic pollution, loss of forest cover, and urban wetlands. 
11th February 2020
E-flows awareness
  • Host radio programme 
20th February, 2020
Mall exhibition
  • Secure a public venue to exhibit pictures showing dried rivers and their effects on people and nature, for the month of March as a buildup to Earth Hour.
28th February, 2020
World Wildlife day
  • 1 television panel discussion
3rd March
International day of Action for Rivers
  • Media management
14th March
Global Recycling day
  • Organise clean up
18th March
International day of forests/ World planting day
  • Conduct 1 campaign with CSOs to reach out to the public about threats to freshwater
21st March
World Water day
  • Air documentary and secure 1 radio programme with partners 
  • Secure television interview 
22nd March
Earth Hour 2020
Pre – activities
  • Engage partners
  • Fundraise 
  • Social media campaign 
December 2019
Earth Hour
  • Secure venue for Earth Hour event, preferably a public venue
  • Manage guest list and event
28th March 2020
Post-Earth Hour
  • Reporting
3rd April 2020

Key competencies:

The event manager is expected to have at least 5 years proven experience in conducting similar assignments.


The timeframe for this assignment is 16th December, 2019 to 16th April 2020.

Next Steps:

Interested candidates are required to submit their company profiles that should include previous work done, and quotations to careers@wwfzam.org with a copy to hphiri@wwfzam.org  by 5th December, 2019. All questions related to the deliverable’s can be addressed to nkasongo@wwfzam.org by 2nd December, 2019.