Deadline: 27 December 2019
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Communications Officer – Risk and Stakeholder Engagement Communications in Bogota, Colombia. The duration of this post is 3 years.
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:
- Work across the Vice Presidency in support of the stakeholder advocacy and risk communications functions of the Risk and Public Affairs Unit – with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
- Involve developing and managing relationships with civil society organizations across LAC and serving as an effective interlocutor between IFC and those organizations, as well as helping to train senior operational staff in how to engage with civil society.
- Support to a corporate-wide initiative on improving accountability and more proactive problem solving with communities impacted by IFC-supported projects, in coordination with IFC’s new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) management approach and Regional ESG Management.
- Understand the civil society landscape in several countries in LAC, including development-focused NGOs and CSOs, and an appreciation of the role of the private sector in development and promoting economic prosperity.
- Work with other members of the unit to help identify reputational and stakeholder risks and develop communications strategies aimed at mitigating those risks.
- Participate in project meetings, researching issues raised by critics, and providing communication support to teams to identify reputational risks and enhance stakeholder engagement efforts.
- Support the Corporate processes to identify and track reputational risks and communicate them to Senior Management.
- Report to the Risk and Public Affairs unit in Washington DC, the Communications Officer will be an integrated member of the regional communications team, with a secondary reporting line into the regional communications lead.
Applicants must have:
- Master’s degree with over 5 years work experience in corporate communications, international relations, public affairs, political science, or other related field.
- Prior experience working with civil society is essential.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and manage relationships with critical internal and/or external high-risk constituencies to foster strategic partnerships and to mitigate reputational risk.
- Ability to effectively manage sensitive communications challenges that may involve reputational risk to the institution and/or affect the ability of the organization to achieve its objectives.
- Knowledge of and relationships with civil society organizations and other critical stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean is strongly preferred.
- Proven ability to think strategically and rapidly analyze diverse information from varied sources and an ability to learn, adapt, and to be innovative as new communications challenges arise.
- Self-motivated, creative, excellent organizational skills, proven ability to perform multiple tasks.Excellent interpersonal skills with a willingness to work in a team environment.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish a prerequisite.
- Excellent English and Spanish writing and editing skills.
- Excellence public speaking skills in Spanish and English.
- Great capacity to diffuse tense situations in a calm and cooperative manner.
- Understanding of MDBs, including the World Bank Group, its policies and operations; basic understanding of current development topics and issues.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit IFC.