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30.08.2019

Communications Consultant

International Finance Corporation
Финансовые услуги
  • Регион:Киев
Английский (свободно)
Украинский (свободно)

COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT

 

 

  1. 1. BACKGROUND

IFC-a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group-is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world. In fiscal year 2018, we delivered more than $23 billion in long-term financing for developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.

 

  1. 2. OBJECTIVES/ PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT

IFC is looking for a Communications Consultant to be based in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The position requires a highly motivated and multi-skilled person with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team to promote IFC's work in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and other countries as needed.  

The Communications Consultant will report to a Communications Officer based in Tbilisi, Georgia, and the Regional Communications Lead based in Vienna, Austria. He/she will work closely with the Country Manager based in Kyiv, Ukraine, communications staff based in other countries in IFC's Europe and Central Asia region and with communications colleagues globally.

 

  1. 3. Role and Responsibilities:

 

Specific responsibilities include, among others, the following: 

  • Proactively manage all internal and external strategic communications for Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova in partnership with other communications colleagues in the region and operational teams.
  • Position IFC's Regional Vice-President, Regional Director, Country Manager and project team leads as spokespersons and thought leaders in the private sector development space across these countries.
  • Develop, produce and disseminate both routine and complex communication products (e.g., media packets, news releases, op-eds, brochures, Q&As, presentations, briefing notes, stories, blogs, online and social media content, speeches, etc.) about IFC operations in the region. The aim is to make good use of digital media, including social, to disseminate IFC's work, strategy, and key messages.
  • Cultivate relationships with key journalists, promoting newsworthy IFC content and narratives in local, regional, international publications and digital platforms.
  • Use a variety of tools, techniques, and resources to support business development and to strengthen IFC's brand, including press releases, media pitching, website development, social media, promotional materials and business conferences.
  • Work closely with project teams and IFC clients to identify and mitigate reputational risks, enhance stakeholder engagement efforts, and clearly communicate the long- term development impact and IFC's value-add in high profile projects.
  • Coordinate scheduling and briefings for communications activities and events across the country (e.g. executive missions and speeches, press conferences, seminars, etc.) involving external and/or internal audiences.
  • Advise IFC teams on trends, news developments, or changing/unexpected circumstances that may impact IFC and its work and help determine strategic responses. Provide communication support to IFC teams and clients.
  • Serve as back-up or support to other ECA communications staff as needed.

Selection Criteria

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English, Ukrainian and Russian.
  • Experience in communications and/or journalism and a proven track record of producing high-quality communications materials.
  • Strong understanding of communications approaches, tools and methodologies related to planning, executing, and monitoring external communications strategies
  • Excellent working knowledge of social media platforms and processes - particularly Facebook and Twitter - with experience in creating and sharing social media content an advantage
  • Good knowledge of social, political, economic and business development issues
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and juggle multiple tasks
  • Strong organizational, research and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to work effectively with people at various levels
  • Ability to develop solid relationships with key stakeholders and the media and to build partnerships
  • Ability to liaise with and manage external multi-media contractors to produce high-quality multi-media products
  • Some understanding of IFC and its work and an interest in the role the private sector can play in meeting countries' development challenges would be an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with internal/external partners
  • Ability to work effectively under stress
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent computer skills
  1. 4. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's or Master's degree (or equivalent) in communications, political science, international relations, public relations/affairs, marketing, journalism or any other related field, plus five years of relevant work experience in communications/journalism.

 

To apply for the position by August 18, 2019 please send CV and Cover letter to [адрес скрыт]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.