Communications Assistant (Contractual) - COMPC

International Monetary Fund
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 17

Position description

The Communications Department (COM) is the Fund's strategic center for communication. It develops and coordinates the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) 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 Policy Communications Division (COMPC) works with other COM Divisions and the Front Office to develop and disseminate IMF messages to a variety of audiences, including policymakers, academics, media, civil society, students, and the educated lay public. The Division creates and publishes content on several platforms: the IMF Blog , Finance & Development magazine (a quarterly flagship publication), Country Focus (web-based articles on IMF's policy advice to its membership), the IMF’s Newsletters and Factsheet series , as well as multimedia products such as podcasts and videos and social media campaigns. The Division also monitors and assesses the impact of products, using data analytics.


Duties and responsibilities :


Under the supervision of the Managers of COM’s Policy Communications Division, the candidate will:


  • Participate in the development and branding of digital creatives for web and social media use, such as charts and tables. Select photos for digital use.
  • Regularly stage and publish articles for F&D magazine, as well as blogs, videos and other content material on
  • Contribute to conceptualizing and developing content for all divisional products.
  • Liaise and manage language translation requests.
  • Maintain and circulate organizational content calendars.
  • Handle administrative tasks, including digital archiving, ordering office supplies, coordinating office moves, scheduling and organizing meetings, and helping with budgeting as required.
  • Assist other divisional and departmental efforts, as needed.




  • For Grade A5, a combination of training and experience equivalent to completion of a secondary school education, supplemented by a minimum of six years of relevant experience, is required. Alternatively, a minimum of two years of relevant experience at Grade A4, or equivalent, is required;

  • For Grade A6, educational development, typically acquired by the completion of a university degree in communications, international relations, languages, or a related field, is required. Alternatively, a minimum of two years of relevant experience at Grade A5, or equivalent, is required;

  • In addition to the qualifications outlined in the job standards, the candidate must possess the following qualifications: demonstrated teamwork ability; ability to handle sensitive matters with good judgment and diplomacy; proven ability to manage short deadlines and balance overlapping requests.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • Experience in digital communications, including web posting, design of social media assets, and data gathering. Familiarity with WordPress, Sitecore, Canva, Vyond and/or Infogram is a plus;
  • Fluency in languages other than English is also a plus.


* Only candidates physically residing within the metropolitan Washington DC area will be eligible for further consideration.*



COMPC Communications Department Policy Communications Division



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