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Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world. Visit http://www.ifc.org.
IFC’s Partnerships, Communications and Outreach Vice Presidency manages multilateral engagement and communications – both internal and external – across IFC. The Vice Presidency is responsible for content creation, branding, reputational risk management, relationships with shareholders in Western Europe and Japan, fundraising, and multilateral engagement.
The Global Business Partners unit (CGB) coordinates the communications network across the regions where IFC operates. The network’s objectives include supporting IFC’s operations, strengthening IFC’s brand, and communicating its development impact to internal and external clients to demonstrate that IFC is the premier development institution focused on the private sector. The network promotes IFC’s thought leadership and a better understanding of the key role of the private sector in development. The network also helps manage reputational risks around IFC’s regional investments and policies. CGB is currently searching for a Communications Officer to focus on regional communications initiatives in the Africa and Middle East region.
Role and Responsibilities:
The Communications Officer will work in the Global Business Partners (CGB) Unit under the supervision of the Regional Communications Lead for Africa and the Middle East (AFR/MENA). His/her accountability is to be the main focal point for digital and print communications work across AFR/MENA to support the operations of the Regional Vice President (RVP), the Africa and Middle -East based Regional and Industry Directors, and other members of the AFR/MENA Regional Management and operational teams. He/she has overall responsibility for creating high-quality digital content for IFC online communication channels and external partner channels and for developing print products that highlight and promote IFC’s work across AFR/MENA.
The Communications Officer will articulate compelling narratives on the development impact of IFC’s operations in AFR/MENA by working closely with IFC investment and advisory teams, regional strategists and economists, as well as with clients in the private and public sector. Under the supervision of the Regional Communications Lead for Africa and the Middle East, the Communications Officer will engage with country officers and investment and advisory teams, Regional Directors, Industry Directors, Regional Managers and other operational staff/management to conceptualize, write and/or commission high-quality content for use in editorial campaigns.
He/she will work closely with other Communications Officers in IFC’s Partnerships, Communications and Outreach Vice Presidency, operational departments, as well as with the corresponding World Bank teams in the region.
Specific responsibilities include, among others:
In addition to his/her editorial duties, the Communications Officer will support the wider regional communications team by taking on the following responsibilities as needed:
The Communications Officer will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.