Communications Officer

Posted By: Waste Warriors Society

Dehra Dun

Junior Management

Communication & PR


Job Description


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 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.

External Skills And Expertise

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.

Location: Dehradun, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Waste Warriors Society
  • About Organization:A young British traveler, Jodie Underhill, visited India in 2008 and was mesmerized by the country’s beauty. However, she was heartbroken when she witnessed how severe India’s garbage problem was! She started a voluntary organization named ‘Mountain Cleaners’ and organized weekly cleanup from Triund, a remote but garbage-stricken mountain camp, a four-hour hike from McLeod Ganj. Later in 2012, Jodie registered a non-profit, Waste Warriors, in Dehradun with a dream to clean up the entire country. Tashi Pareek & Minakshi Pandey were early leaders who joined Jodie to help Waste Warriors work in Dharamshala, Dehradun, and the outskirts of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. Avinash joined Waste Warriors as a volunteer in 2012, and eventually due to his commitment to the cause and the organisation, became the CEO in 2018. Avinash helped build various models and helped navigate the first wave of the covid pandemic. He was the CEO till December 2020.