Communications Specialist at ADB, Manila, Philippines

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Deadline: 12 December 2018

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Specialist in Manila, Philippines. The duration of this post is 3 years.

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The ADB aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Communications Specialist will perform the following functions-

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  • Serve as media and external relations focal point to assigned departments/offices.
  • In collaboration with assigned departments/offices, develop targeted strategic communication plans to support department/office and institutional objectives.
  • Support implementation of strategic communication plans, including through.
    • Advice and support on communication planning and execution.
    • Establishing and managing relationships with leading international, regional, and online media; and other relevant stakeholder groups.
    • Arranging interaction, including interviews, briefings, press conferences, etc., with media and other relevant stakeholder groups.
    • Producing social media and other digital content.
    • Preparing external relations content for different audiences, including press releases, statements, key messages, talking points, blogs, opinion articles, and feature articles.
  • Undertake regular monitoring and refinement of communication plan implementation.
  • Identify and integrate new and innovative methods for achieving communication objectives.
  • Provide knowledge sharing and outreach support to selected sector and thematic groups through communication planning and advice, blogs, opinion articles, social media, online discussions, special events, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree or equivalent, in Communications, Journalism, Public Policy, International Development or relevant fields.
  • Alternatively, university degree in related fields combined with additional relevant professional experience can be considered.
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant professional experience, including at international level, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English are required.
  • Digital and social media experience will be an advantage.
  • Communications experience in investment banking or the financial sector will be an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of development and communication issues in the Asia-Pacific context and familiarity with brand positioning for international organizations/financing institutions.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit ADB.