Communications Officer at WBG, Bucharest, Romania

Deadline: 14 December 2018

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Officer in Bucharest, Romania. The duration of this post 2 years.

WBG has set 2 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 Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Political and public opinion analysis and speechwriting.
    • Monitor and analyze current events and public and press opinion in Romania and Hungary, and provide regular updates to the Country Manager and country team.
    • Provide political analysis to the Country Manager.
    • Prepare speeches for and advises the Country Manager, including through briefings on trends, news developments, public opinion, or changing/unexpected circumstances that may impact the Bank and its work in Romania.
  • Strategy formulation in print/social media, implementation and monitoring:
    • Design, develop, and execute a communication strategy utilizing print, online and social media for the Romania Country Office that will promote the innovations and results in Romania’s program across the World Bank Group, capitalizing in particular on the RASs.
    • Ensure the strategy is aligned with corporate priorities, demonstrates Bank impact, and anticipates reputational risk issues.
    • Follow through with fully implementing detailed communications plans, while monitoring and evaluating its impact and effectiveness.
    • Distill key priorities among many competing strategic communication priorities from the large and complex program in Romania.
    • Articulate an implementable communications strategy with clear short- and medium-term action plans that promote a positive image of Romania and the Bank’s programs/activities, while advocating on key strategic issues (e.g., Roma, social inclusion).
    • Develop communications priorities for Hungary, appropriate to scale of the program.
    • Selectively invests limited time and resources to create communications efforts of highest impact on key audiences, advising management of the need to revise as priorities and circumstances warrant.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in Communication, Social Science or a relevant field with at least 5 years of relevant working experience.
  • Communication Strategy and Execution for Development – Independently develops a coherent communications strategy and plans to support their implementation for complex projects and programs.
  • Use feedback to improve work in communications and operations.
  • Contributes to the development of expertise in this competency in others.
  • Social Media, Information Channels, and Communication Tools Awareness – Modifies communication strategies to leverage existing or new communication tools or media.
  • Leverage WBG’s Knowledge Management products to establish knowledge sharing partnerships internally.
  • Ability to work effectively under stress; ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills; ability to use standard Bank technology packages, e.g., Word, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint, Internet, Excel, HTML, etc.
  • Excellent command of verbal and written English and Romanian.
  • Nationality of Romania.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.