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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 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. It promotes IFC’s thought leadership and a better understanding of the key role of private sector in development, as well as managing reputational risks around IFC’s investments and policies. The Global Business Partners Unit is currently searching for a Communications Officer to focus on communications initiatives in Southern Africa and Nigeria.
Role and Responsibilities:
The Communications Officer will work in the Global Business Partners (CGB) Unit to oversee communications strategy and content development across Southern Africa and Nigeria, with flexibility to support other countries/sub-regions as needed. His/her main accountability is to provide strategic oversight, under the supervision of the Regional Lead for the Middle East and Africa (MEA), on all communications work related to IFC’s engagements in Southern Africa and Nigeria, in order to support Regional Management and operational teams active in this group of countries across the super-region. He/she has overall responsibility, under the purview of the Regional Lead for MEA, in designing, executing, and monitoring/evaluating the impact of complex communications strategies, activities, and campaigns about IFC’s work in the sub-region. The Communications Officer provides leadership on broader strategy development and has oversight on the overall work program of consultants across Southern Africa and Nigeria. He/she will work in close coordination with IFC’s teams focused on Risk, Campaigns and thematic issues. He/she will also have the responsibility of collaborating across other sub-regions in Africa.
The work of the Communications Officer will involve articulating compelling narratives on the development impact of IFC’s operations, by working closely with IFC investment and advisory teams, regional strategists and economists, as well as with clients in the private and public sector. He/she will be responsible for ensuring a consistent approach to communications across the sub-region, aligned to corporate priorities and messaging.
The Communications Officer, under the supervision of the Regional Lead for MEA, will engage early with the investment and advisory teams, provide guidance to the Johannesburg based Regional Director, Regional Industry Directors, Country Managers and other operational staff/management in the sub-regions on communications and risk management, as well as contribute to campaigns and content initiatives, develop productive relations with key media, and manage digital communications.
The Communications Officer will support the Regional Lead for MEA in communications efforts in Southern Africa and Nigeria and will support communications relating to the wider Africa region as needed. He/she will work closely with other communications leads in IFC’s Partnerships, Communications and Outreach Vice Presidency and operational departments.
Specific responsibilities include, among others, the following:
|Country:||-- South Africa|
|Closing date:||June 28, 2021|