World Bank development finance position

Trust Fund Communications Consultant
Terms of Reference

The Development Finance vice presidency (DFi) is responsible for the management and monitoring of policies and procedures for World Bank development financing vehicles. DFi engages in strategic resource mobilization, playing an intermediation role to help align the needs of recipients, WBG institutional priorities, and priorities of funding partners through a variety funding instruments. These include the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, and trust funds, including financing intermediary funds in which roles for the Bank Group can range from trustee to provision of secretariat services, and implementation/supervision of project activities. Given the nature and variety of our portfolio, we work closely with the President's office, Executive Directors, senior management of the Bank Group, operational units of the Bank Group, funding partners and government officials.

DFi’s Trust Funds and Partnerships (DFPTF) is at the forefront of the Bank’s engagement in trust funds, including FIFs, global partnerships, and innovative financing initiatives. The department is responsible for managing and administering the Bank’s $49 billion portfolio of trust funds and FIFs, designing and establishing new multi-donor partnership initiatives, and setting the policy and procedural framework for trust funds, FIFs and partnerships.

DFi’s Trust Funds and Partnerships (DFPTF) department is at the forefront of the Bank’s engagement in trust funds, including FIFs, global partnerships, and innovative financing initiatives. The department is responsible for managing and administering the Bank’s $49 billion portfolio of trust funds and FIFs, designing and establishing new multi-donor partnership initiatives, and setting the policy and procedural framework for trust funds, FIFs and partnerships.

Trust fund reform initiatives led by the Policy, Design and Risk Management (PDRM) unit have a strong need for strategic communication and messaging to internal and external stakeholders.

PDRM’s communications needs are broad. They range from targeted donor communications to the day-to-day implementation of activities designed to communicate policy and procedural changes, to outreach on trust funded-operations and reputational risk mitigation. PDRM is seeking a seasoned professional with extensive experience leading stakeholder communications and skills across communications channels to work with the team on delivering an exciting portfolio. The candidate reports to Cindy Suh, Sr. Strategy and Operations Officer, in coordination with Angela Gentile, DFi’s Head of Communications.

Responsibilities

Work with the DFPTF team on presentation communications to ensure narrative is clearly and consistently communicated, that narrative reinforces overall positioning, and that visuals adhere to professional standards, aligned with institutional branding.
Provide editorial and branding support for outreach materials, such as reports, Board papers, power point presentations, etc. Strengthen and develop templates as needed.
In coordination with senior communications consultant and DFPTF, conduct internal audience analysis and engagement planning to strengthen and build internal audience awareness and support for trust fund initiatives.
Conceptualize, coordinate and implement internal events to communicate trust fund policy changes to relevant Bank staff.
Roll out information on new processes and guidelines, tailoring content and channels to target audiences.
Prepare talking points, stories, FAQs, briefing materials, and other.

· Support development of face-to-face and virtual training modules on trust fund for internal and external stakeholders.

· Oversee creation and dissemination of online content, including internal and external websites, blogs, policy guidance notes, etc.

· Solicit, edit and produce online content that is timely and relevant, visually compelling, and reinforces DFPTF outreach needs and objectives.

· Support internal knowledge acquisition, management and sharing, and ensure relevant communities of practice are developed and strengthened.

· Conduct metric-driven analysis of DFPTF online assets and audiences. In coordination with DFPTF, Web Program Office and DFi Communications, propose and implement as needed new website architecture, wireframes and content overhaul, in line with corporate web standards and tools.

Selection criteria

· Master’s degree in Communications, International Relations/Public Affairs, Public Administration, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science or other related disciplines and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience, or Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years of experience.

· Experience in internal, visual, event and risk-management communications.

· Experience with developing capacity-building strategies focused on diverse audiences.

· Experience with developing content for website site, blogs and online channels.

· Experience in the development of standardized structures / frameworks for training modules.

· Able to conceptualize and prepare a broad array of communication products (press releases, speeches, etc.).

· Able to manage political relationships and to maintain a corporate perspective.

· Proven writing and editing skills, with a very strong command of English and an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style.

· Proven ability to work collaboratively with others by demonstrating flexibility and openness to diverse approaches.

· Knowledge of consultation and engagement tools.

· Meticulous attention to details.

· High level of creative energy.

· Ability and willingness to multitask on a wide variety of activities under deadline pressures. A strong ability to prioritize is also necessary.

· Ability to work in complex organizational structures by building working relationships within the WBG and with outside organizations.

· Flexible attitude toward different and changing work assignments.


Send a CV & letter of interest to Bhuvan Bhatnagar, bbhatnagar@worldbank.org.


sent by Ms. Carmen Iezzi MEZZERA
Executive Director
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs


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