The Communications Department (COM) is the IMF’s center for strategic communication. It develops and coordinates the Fund’s external and internal communications strategy, shapes key messages, and advises Management and staff on how best to convey those messages. The Department also monitors and responds to what is being said and written about the institution, both inside and outside the Fund.The Public Affairs Division (COMPU) promotes understanding and support of the IMF through contacts with the public and civil society. The division disseminates information about the Fund, initiates dialogue and debate, and builds relationships with critical stakeholders and umbrella organizations. The division’s strategic outreach fosters engagement with all 189 member countries, through targeted outreach and by using interactive communication technologies.
Under the general supervision of the Division Chief and Deputy Division Chief in the Public Affairs division (COMPU), key responsibilities for the Communications Officer will include:
• Contribute to the successful delivery of events organized by the division (both virtual and in person), including brainstorming and implementing event plans and concepts.
• Develop effective best practices and protocols for virtual and in-person events based on technical and practical experience.
• In coordination with the Digital Communications team, develop and implement digital communications plans and create content for IMF.org’s external stakeholder websites (Civil Society Organizations, parliamentarians, students).
• Support key workstreams in the division including outreach to youth.
• Track influencers and monitor external opinions on key issues and countries to help inform the division’s communications and outreach plans.
• Contribute to the division’s monthly impact report. Establish key performance indicators and reviewing metrics reports, sharing results and recommendations with the division staff and the department.
• Support ongoing department and corporate priorities by contributing to the development and implementation of online campaigns and digital content to target key audiences, measuring success in achieving them.
The position is initially a one-year contractual appointment, extendable up to four years.
The candidate will have an advanced university degree, or equivalent, in communications, international relations, journalism. Alternatively, a university degree, or equivalent, supplemented by a minimum of six years of relevant professional experience. He/she must have an advanced hands-on knowledge of creating and implementing digital content and strategies, as well as marketing; experience managing high profile events; excellent analytical skills, and ability to identify meaningful trends and patterns; and strong storytelling and drafting skills.
The ideal candidate must have good knowledge and understanding of what the IMF does, good knowledge of economic and financial matters, as well as a sound understanding of global economic issues.
The Communications department is looking for a team player with strong negotiating and influencing skills. Openness to feedback and excellent interpersonal skills are non-negotiable.