Communications Officer

International Monetary Fund
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 13

Position description

The Communications Department (COM) is the IMF’s center for strategic communication. It develops and coordinates the IMF's external and internal communications strategy, shapes the IMF’s key messages, advises IMF Management and staff on how best to convey key messages, and monitors and responds to what people outside the IMF say about the institution and its activity. The department is based at the IMF's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The Digital Communications division is responsible for the IMF’s external website, as well as social media platforms in English and other languages, which serve as key sources of information and messages for external audiences about the global economy and the full range of institutional activities and policies.

Under the general supervision of the Division Chief and Deputy Division Chief, key responsibilities will include:

Developing and implementing social media strategies that are tailored to meet institutional communications goals.

Creating social media content and digital engagement, developing audiences, marketing content, and measuring impact.

Innovating on platforms or technologies as they become available; Keep abreast of social media trends.

Participating in the department's matrix approach to working with other IMF departments on communication issues, which can encompass a broad range of stakeholders.

The position is an initial one-year contractual appointment.


Specific Qualifications:

  • An advanced university degree, or equivalent, in communications, international relations, journalism, or a related field, supplemented by a minimum of four years of relevant professional experience. Alternatively, a university degree, or equivalent, and ten years of relevant professional experience.  

  • Advanced hands-on knowledge of creating and implementing social media strategies, as well as social media marketing.

  • Excellent storytelling and drafting skills, particularly the ability to explain complicated subjects to non-specialists.

  • Knowledge and understanding of what the IMF does, good knowledge of economic and financial matters, as well as a sound understanding of global economic governance issues.

  • Ability to analyze data, and use insights to identify meaningful patterns 

  • Some experience in journalism, and familiarity with the social media landscape in Sub Saharan Africa are a plus. 

  • Strong command of English; fluency in French desired

  • Excellent communications, analytical, and interpersonal skills

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