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IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. Job objectives: IFC is looking for a Communications Consultant to be based in Amman, Jordan. Role and responsibilities: Specific responsibilities include, among others, the following: Proactively help manage all internal and external strategic communications for the broader Middle East region. Position IFC’s Regional Vice-President, Regional Director, and Country Managers and project team leads as spokespersons and thought leaders in the private sector development space across the region. 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 MCT communications staff as needed. Selection criteria: Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English and Arabic. 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/or an interest in the role the private sector can play in meeting the development challenges in the Middle East 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. Education and 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 at least five years of relevant work experience in communications/journalism.
in Jordan , Amman city
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Applications and contract: Please send you CV and a Cover Letter to MCTcommunications@ifc.org, by November 15, 2021. The selected candidate will be awarded a 150-day contact for FY22, ending on June 30, 2021 – with a possible extension for FY23.