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Division Chief/Assistant Director (COMPC)

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 by International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Not Specified, PR
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
The Communications Department (COM) develops and coordinates an external and internal communications strategy, shapes the key messages the Fund sends out to the external world, advises Fund management and staff on how best to convey those key messages, and monitors and responds to what those outside the Fund say about the institution's activities.. COM is looking for a people, strategic, and operational leader to head its Policy Communications Division (COMPC). The division is responsible for the core messaging of the IMF to a variety of audiences, including policymakers, academics, media, civil society, students, and the educated lay public. COMPC carries out its mission by creating and publishing content on several platforms. These include the IMF Blog (the IMF's main vehicle for policy messages), Finance & Development Magazine (a quarterly flagship print and digital publication with broad, international reach), Country Focus (web-based articles that showcase the IMF's policy advice to its membership), and the IMF's Factsheet Series (easy-to-find information about the Fund and its work). The division also manages content for the IMF's podcast and video programs and helps design social media products and campaigns. To monitor impact and broaden traction, the division prepares impact reports based on data analytics, and carries out campaigns to broaden the reach of the Fund's communication products.. Key responsibilities of this position include:. Manage the Policy Communications team, with outstanding people leadership skills.. Lead the strategy, work plan, and operations of the Policy Communications Division, setting clear priorities and objectives while remaining agile to evolving needs.. Ensure that the division is at the forefront of the IMF's messaging needs, working closely with internal stakeholders to ensure timely and clear communications on key policy priorities and country developments.. Lead innovation and change, including in the use of digital platforms, to ensure that the IMF's main communications platforms evolve to meet the needs of a rapidly changing communications environment.. As a member of COM's management team, substantively contribute to broader departmental strategy and operational discussions.. The successful candidate will have an advanced university degree with in-depth knowledge of the IMF's mission, priorities, and policy work as well as proven and broad-based experience in the communications field. She/he will be a strategic thinker, with a very good understanding of global economic and financial issues. Highly developed writing skills, a keen understanding of the IMF's policy agenda, and knowledge of Fund operations are a must. Strong people management skills, analytical skills, and judgment are required, as well as innovative thinking and change agency to deliver on a forward-looking vision for communications with a wide range of external stakeholders. In particular, she/he should have experience in using various communications products and platforms, ranging from magazine writing and editing, to social media, videos, and podcasts. A demonstrated ability to apply lessons learned from assessing communications impact and outcomes are a plus. Fluency in, and/or working knowledge of, languages other than English are also a plus.. Strong people management skills include the ability to delegate, coach, provide clear and ongoing feedback to staff; build an inclusive work environment; and focus on staff development and empowerment.. The successful candidate will bring ideas and drive for results to continue modernizing the policy communications function. Corporate spirit and a collaborative work style, negotiation and networking skills, and openness to learning are essential.. Glassdoor has millions of jobs plus salary information, company reviews, and interview questions from people on the inside making it easy to find a job that's right for you.

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