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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 World Bank Group, strengthen the Bank Group’s role as a global thought leader in development by enhancing and safeguarding its reputation, and supporting operational teams to achieve country outcomes. 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 employee engagement. ECR also manages strategic communications for the World Bank’s Regions and Global Practices and leads the management of reputation risk.
The ECR Multilateral and International Affairs department(ECRMI) oversees and coordinates the WB’s institutional relationships and engagement with donor countries, the United Nations (UN) system, Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), European Union (EU) institutions, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and key multilateral fora, such as the G7 and G20. The WBG, through its analytical work, knowledge afforded by investment and development policy lending, technical assistance, and convening power is a regular participant and/or has official observer status in these bodies.
The World Bank’s Brussels Office opened in 1996 to deepen its partnership with the European Union Institutions (EUIs), Belgium, Luxembourg and NATO. The Brussels Office is co-located with IFC. The World Bank Group team consists of over 70 staff mapped to ten different VPU. The Brussels Office is headed by the World Bank Special Representative to the EU, Belgium, Luxembourg and NATO. The World Bank Special Representative reports to the Director for Multilateral Affairs and G7/G20 Secretariat, under the External and Corporate Relations Vice-Presidency.
The Brussels Office supports the WBG's operational departments
(1) in their dealings with the EU Institutions, particularly the EC and the EIB, with member states chaired by the rotating Presidency of the Council of Ministers,
(2) in implementing effective outreach and communications strategies vis-à-vis other Brussels-based actors – including the European Parliament, civil society organizations, private sector representatives, think tanks and media outlets.
Duties & Responsibilities
The successful candidate will report to the Special Representative to the EU and will work closely with the ECR teams in Washington DC and Western Europe. The incumbent will substantially contribute to ECR’s mandate by increasing support for, and awareness of, the mission and work of the WBG among key stakeholders in Brussels.
The External Affairs Associate’s major responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
Specific tasks may include, but are not limited to:
World Bank Group Core Competencies
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