Director, Communication and External Relations Department

African Development Bank
  • Location
    Abidjan, Cote D'ivoire
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 04

Position description

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. It has 80 member countries, including 54 in Africa. The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. To focus the objectives of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy (2013-2022) and to ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas - all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa - have been identified for scaling up. These are energy, agro-business, industrialization, regional integration, and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

Our Communication and External Relations Department is responsible for planning, preparing and delivering public relations and institutional communication programs that raise our profile, promote social and economic development in Africa, and build our credibility as a leading development finance institution. Reporting directly to the President, you will oversee reviews of our brand and public image, co-ordinate communication initiatives spanning all our offices, and carefully target potential new audiences for our campaigns. You will ensure a steady flow of articles and speeches, films, exhibitions, visits and debates, as well as press releases, conferences and seminars advancing our views on political, social and financial developments affecting Africa.

Together with a postgraduate qualification in Communications or a related discipline, you will bring extensive professional experience in the field, embracing corporate communication, PR, journalism and/or marketing. In particular, you will be skilled at engaging the media, experienced in implementing and evaluating mass communication campaigns, and adept at detecting emerging interest in key issues. Finally, it is vital that you have a proven track record in senior management, exceptional writing and editing skills, and the ability to communicate effectively in both French and English.

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