Deadline: 13 June 2016
The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Assistant in Berlin, Germany. The duration of this post is 2 years.
WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Communications Assistant will perform the following functions-
- Assisting with planning, coordinating, and implementing outreach activities of the World Bank in Germany/Switzerland.
- Supporting briefing and research needs on political and economic issues concerning the two countries.
- Contributing to maintaining a continuous dialogue across relevant constituencies in both countries.
- Help identify counterparts, partners, priorities and thematic foci for the World Bank’s outreach in Germany/Switzerland, and contribute to the preparation of an outreach strategy.
- Assist in the overall implementation, focusing on key constituencies in Germany/Switzerland, including media, government and parliament, NGOs, academia and think-tanks, and the business community.
- Assist with the preparation of in-depth German and Swiss political and economic analyses for World Bank management and staff, taking into consideration the impact of national policies, trends, and attitudes on a country’s bilateral and multilateral aid program.
- Help organize events, seminars and conferences and/or, if applicable, WBG staff participation in events, seminars or conferences in Germany/Switzerland.
- Organize and manage logistics and schedules of visits of WBG staff to Germany/Switzerland.
- Support media outreach for World Bank staff who are on mission in Switzerland, and look out for overall opportunities to strengthen media outreach with Swiss media outlets.
- Help develop and maintain targeted thematic lists of Swiss journalists interested in development-related topics.
- Promote the use of the World Bank Online Media Briefing Center to Swiss journalists.
Applicants must have-
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in international relations/public affairs, communications, political science, marketing, journalism, economics or any other related field.
- 1 to 2 years of relevant practical experience preferred.
- Proficiency in the Bank’s standard technology packages (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and familiarity with the Internet and web-based research.
- English and German are essential.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WBG.