Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.
The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions and thirteen Global Practices to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.
Developing countries have an unprecedented opportunity to end extreme poverty within a generation. Inspired by this prospect, the World Bank Group (WBG) has set two goals: eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40 percent in every country. To achieve this, the WBG is implementing a strategy that leverages its strengths of finance, global knowledge, convening services, and the ability to work with both public and private sectors.
External and Corporate Relations Vice-Presidency (ECR)
The mission of External and Corporate Relations (ECR) is to help deliver financial and political support for the WBG and to strengthen the Group’s role as a global thought leader in development by enhancing and safeguarding its reputation. ECR manages corporate communications and global engagement with key stakeholders, including media, civil society, foundations, private sector, donor countries, and international organizations, as well as staff engagement. ECR also manages strategic communications for the Bank’s global practices and leads the management of reputation risk.
ECR Department for Global Engagement and Partnerships (ECREP)
The Global Engagement and Partnerships Department (ECREP) is responsible for building relationships and partnerships with a diverse set of external stakeholders and providing strategic advice, analysis, risk management support and messaging related to WBG programs and policies. In recent years, the WBG has greatly expanded its engagement with key stakeholders, including civil society, at both the global and country levels. In addition, ECREP leads advocacy and campaign efforts to further WBG development objectives and strengthen the impact of the institution’s global convening platforms, including the Annual and Spring Meetings. ECREP also leads the WBG’s corporate philanthropy program.
ECREP is seeking a Communications Manager to lead the expansion and deepening of our engagement with a diverse set of stakeholders that includes civil society organizations, faith-based and religious groups, parliamentarians and other partners. The manager will also oversee dynamic teams leading advocacy and partnership efforts. He/she will be a member of the ECR management team and will report to the Director, Global Engagement and Partnerships.
Roles & Responsibility:
The communication manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Strategic communications leadership:
Team and people management:
Bank Managerial Competencies
Courage of your Convictions:
Outstanding WBG managers demonstrate the confidence in their convictions and the integrity to express themselves to peers and superiors even if it is easier or more comfortable to refrain from speaking up. They have the confidence, balanced with humility and judgment, to operate with the intent of doing what is right for the WBG and its clients. Key themes include: confidence, resilience, agility, judgment and adaptability.
Leading the Team for Impact:
Outstanding WBG managers focus on the WBG purpose and mission in order to provide on-going clarity and vision to their teams. They align capabilities and resources around the WBG mission. They create an energizing and empowering work environment where people are engaged and have the resources necessary to do their jobs, while holding team members accountable for results and improvement. Key themes include: building, focusing, constructing, empowering and aligning teams through clarity and resources.
Influencing Across Boundaries:
Outstanding WBG managers persuade, convince and create buy-in for ideas and initiatives in order to advance their own goals and strategies, consistent with the WBG mission and vision. Key themes include: having a positive impact on others through varying sophistication of influence techniques, scope of impact and effective navigation through the culture.
Fostering Openness to New Ideas:
Outstanding WBG managers create open and innovative climates for the people around them. They are transparent, open to divergent views and encouraging of these attributes in others. They promote broad thinking and frank discussion, welcoming others' input into the decision-making process, and they build on others' ideas. Key themes include: openness, humility, true two-way communication, strategic thinking and the space to be innovative without negative repercussions.
Building Talent for the Future:
Outstanding WBG managers build people's capabilities for the future by supporting and leveraging the diversity of staff in terms of their race, gender, nationality, culture, educational and professional backgrounds. They create growth opportunities for others, encouraging them to stretch beyond their current experience or comfort zone. They provide ongoing feedback and development, including long term career development and mentoring, as well as hold their team members accountable for developing others. Key themes include: Supporting the growth of all staff to further their development technically, professionally and personally to better address clients and WBG's mission.
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