Senior Communications Officer at World Bank Group, Manila, Philippines

Deadline: 6 August 2018

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Communications Officer in Manila, Philippines.

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 Senior Communications Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Plan, develop, and implement effective communication and engagement strategies to raise awareness of and build domestic support for the World Bank Group’s program in Philippines, and in Thailand and Malaysia.
  • Conceptualize, prepare, produce and disseminate communication products (e.g., op-eds, speeches, news releases, brochures, Q&As, presentations, briefing notes, online and social media content, etc.) about the WBG and its policies and programs in Philippines, and in Thailand and Malaysia as required.
  • Develop and maintain relationships a broad range of external stakeholders including media, NGOs, civil society, universities/think tanks, and government.
  • Provide strategic communication guidance to both operational teams and government implementing agencies to support complex or high-risk projects or reform programs. These include: review and comment on key documents, capacity building to undertake communication interventions, consultations, and stakeholder engagement activities through lending and non-lending activities (i.e., projects, programs, analytical work, etc.).
  • Support the planning and coordination of high-level management visits and other high-profile events—often across multiple teams in different units across the WBG—for press briefings, major conferences and seminars, executive missions and speeches, public or broadcast appearances, and other communications-related activities.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Master’s degree and at least eight years of professional experience, or Bachelor’s degree and at least 13 years of professional experience, in a relevant discipline (communication, journalism, economics, finance, business administration, development studies, or international relations).
  • Experience in communicating complex technical concepts in a clear, compelling and concise manner and constructing messages that are accessible to a range of audiences.
  • Proven writing, editing and speaking skills in English and an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and engaging style.
  • Solid understanding of the political landscape in Philippines and different stakeholder groups—including its dynamic civil society landscape—is essential, as well as an established network in Philippines’ civil society, media and the private sector.
  • Demonstrated experience leading a multicultural team.
  • Capacity to work simultaneously on a variety of issues and tasks independently, adjusting to priorities and achieving results with agreed objectives and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team player, within and across teams, and deliver on complex and sometimes parallel tasks on very tight deadlines.
  • Nationality of Philippines.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.