Senior Communications Officer at IFC, Washington, DC, United States

Deadline: 8 August 2019

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Communications Officer in Washington, DC, United States. The duration of this post 3 years.

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IFC’s mission is to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity in every developing country.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Senior Communications Officer the following functions:

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  • Serve as a deputy to the Head of the Unit and work across the Vice Presidency in support of the risk, stakeholder advocacy, and transparency functions of the Risk and Public Affairs Unit.
  • Help in coordinating the work of the unit and engagement with other units within the Vice Presidency in support of the VPU’s strategic goals.
  • Support developing relationships with civil society organizations and helping to train senior operational staff in how to engage with civil society.
  • This will include 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.
  • Support “in-the-moment” crisis communications activities and may also work to identify and manage risk upstream in the project cycle, working with the relevant project and communications staff (in Washington DC and field offices) to provide guidance and support.
  • Involve working with staff from across the Corporation and the World Bank – including communications staff, investment and advisory officers, compliance and risk staff, and environmental and social specialists, and with Senior Management – both in HQ and in regional offices.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Over 12 years work experience in corporate communications, international relations, public affairs, political science, or another related field.
  • Prior experience working with crisis or reputational risk communications 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.
  • Ability to effectively engage with senior staff and Management of an institution.
  • 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.
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills.
  • Excellence public speaking skills.
  • 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

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit IFC.

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