Deputy Division Chief (COMPU)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    May 16

Position description

• This position requires Review Committee/Senior Review Committee Approval.

• This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the Fund’s new employment rules taking effect on May 1, 2015.


The International Monetary Fund's Public Affairs Division of the Communications Department seeks qualified candidates to fill the position of Deputy Division Chief. 

The Communications Department 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.

The Public Affairs Division is responsible for engagement and dialogue with non-media stakeholders, including legislators, civil society, trade unions, think tanks, academics and youth groups. It also handles the Managing Director’s correspondence and organizes the Managing Director’s public (non-media) events. In addition, the division manages the Fund’s philanthropic program, the Giving Together program.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Assisting the Division Chief in providing broad strategic direction to the division, including developing, planning, and implementing the division’s work program

  • Working closely with the Division Chief in mentoring, developing, and coaching staff, as well as managing the daily operations of the division, including reviewing memos and talking points for Management

  • Guiding and advising staff in the division on planning for outreach events, seminars, and briefings—including for Spring and Annual Meetings

  • Engaging with key external stakeholders on the IMF’s work and policy advice

  • Overseeing the team that handles the Managing Director’s correspondence, including advising Management and senior staff on public events, as well as the team that manages the Giving Together program

  • Bringing innovative approaches to the division’s work, including on how best to use digital communications to reach non-media audiences

  • Contributing to ideas and participating in strategic discussions on the work and management of the department as a member of the department leadership team

  • Collaborating across various work units, and promoting collaborative thinking more broadly


To be minimally qualified for this position, candidates must possess educational development, typically acquired by the completion of an advanced university degree, or equivalent, in communications, international relations, languages, or a related field, supplemented by a minimum of eleven years of relevant, progressively responsible work experience. Alternatively, a university degree, or equivalent, and seventeen years of relevant professional experience are required.

In addition, highly qualified candidates will possess:

  • Strategic and operational leadership in communications

  • Excellent analytical skills, including knowledge of Fund’s mission, priorities, and policy work

  • Excellent organizational and planning ability 

  • Very strong team leadership and people management ability, particularly in mentoring, coaching, and developing staff

  • Excellent relationship building; advocacy, negotiating, and influencing ability; and collaborative working style 

  • Outstanding messaging and drafting ability 

  • Innovative thinking and ability to initiate and implement change

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