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The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank (IBRD and IDA) is organized into six country-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions, and fourteen Global Practices as well as three Cross-Cutting Solution Areas to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.
The World Bank Central and West Africa Region, comprised of approximately 1139 staff mostly based in about 22 country offices, is committed to helping African countries to realize their considerable development potential and become more competitive in the global economy by focusing on the following priorities:
The World Bank is a dedicated partner for Central and West African countries, helping them deliver strong development outcomes for their people. A brighter future for the region is a better future for the world.
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The External Affairs Officer will be based in the World Bank Office in Banjul, strengthening the country communications program, with particular attention to providing strategic communications support to complex development projects the World Bank supports in The Gambia. Working with ECRAW professionals in the region and in Washington, the External Affairs Officer will also support corporate communications priorities, including dissemination of World Bank flagship publications, executive visits to the region, and the World Bank’s Annual and Spring meetings.
The External affairs Officer will report to the EXRAW Manager based in Washington, D. C but work day to day with the WB Country Manager based in Banjul. As part of the larger ECRAW team, the External Affairs Officer will interact regularly with colleagues in Headquarters and in other field offices, as well as with operational teams in the Banjul office. A willingness to share knowledge, draw on expertise and help create a supportive work environment is critical.
ECRAW is seeking an experienced, creative and hands-on communications professional whose primary role is to support the implementation of effective communications and outreach strategies to support the World Bank’s priority in The Gambia. This is a locally recruited staff position based in Banjul.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The External Affairs Officer plans, develops, and implements effective communications and outreach strategies to support the WBG’s corporate, internal, and operational priorities, using the full range of modern communications tools including social media, digital publishing, and multi-media production. It is critical that the External Affairs Officer be equipped to gauge risks associated with complex projects and to design and implement strategies to minimize those risks. The External Affairs Officer will report to the ECRAW Manager based in Washington, D.C.
His/her specific duties and accountabilities include:
The candidate will also be expected to have the following competencies:
World Bank Group Core Competencies
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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.