Deadline: 20 April 2016
International Finance Corporation (IFC) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Officer in Washington DC, United States.
The Communications Officer will help build internal and external understanding of why and how closing gaps between men and women in the private sector makes business and development sense.
IFC’s mission is to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity in every developing country.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Communications Officer will perform the following functions-
- Develop briefing materials, talking points and speeches for senior management as required.
- Develop and implement a gender communications strategy aligned with the World Bank.
- Design, implement and contribute to social media campaigns for key gender initiatives.
- Support IFC’s gender work by developing effective communications materials (e.g. fact sheets, SPARK websites, brochures, articles, op-eds, blogs, social media content, web content).
- Develop consistent gender messaging that focuses on closing gaps between men and as entrepreneurs, employees, consumers and leaders.
- Update IFC’s gender related web content.
- Develop description pages for gender relevant solutions.
- Feed the joint @WBGgender twitter account.
- Help prepare donor reports and communicate IFC gender impact externally.
- Monitor media for articles and produce the weekly gender + private sector media review.
- Help with the production of videos and slideshows and case studies.
- Contribute to global gender partnership work with communication support.
- Represent the Gender Secretariat in the Communications community of practice.
- Design layouts and edit any research that the Gender Secretariat produces.
Applicants must have-
- Master’s degree or equivalent in related field including Economics, Journalism, International Development, Gender Studies, Sociology, Business, Law, or Finance.
- 8+ years of relevant experience in communications.
- Experience in developing communication strategies, tools, and materials.
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and technical competency in, broad and cutting-edge issues in gender and private sector development.
- Excellent strategic vision, demonstrated ability to leverage internal and external relationships.
- Proactive approach to meeting deadlines and delivering results with limited supervision.
- Experience working in a developing country context desirable.
- Outstanding writing/editing skills and excellent English (finalists will be required to take a writing test).
- Excellent computer skills and ability to use standard technology packages, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure.
- Detail-oriented and organized.
- Good understanding of new media such as websites, blogs, social media, and collaborative spaces.
- Previous experience in building and maintaining websites on supported content management systems would be a plus.
- Basic video shooting and video editing skills would be a plus.
- Experience in graphic design using software such as Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator would be a plus.
- Very strong written and oral communication skills in English with proven experience in dealing with the media, external constituencies, and expert groups.
- Knowledge of other languages is a plus.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit IFC.