Communications and Information Officer

IFC Systems Corporation
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 15

Position description

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit 

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a financial mechanism that provides grant and concessional funds to recipient countries for projects and activities to protect the global environment.  The governance structure of the GEF includes an Assembly, a Council, a Secretariat, a Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel and an Independent Evaluation Office.  Projects financed by the GEF are managed by 18 GEF Agencies. The GEF Evaluation Office is functionally independent of, but administratively supported by, the World Bank. It is independent from the CEO of the GEF and reports directly to the GEF Council. The GEF Council decides on M&E policies, discusses four year rolling work plans, approves annual budgets, and receives all evaluation reports. 

The Independent Evaluation Office (GEFIEO) has the central role of ensuring the independent evaluation function within the GEF; of setting minimum requirements for monitoring and evaluation; of ensuring oversight of the quality of M & E systems on program and project level and of sharing evaluative evidence within the GEF. The Office has the responsibility for undertaking independent evaluations which involve a set of projects from more than one GEF Agency. These evaluations are typically on a strategic level, or on focal areas, or on cross-cutting themes. 

The GEF IEO is based in Washington DC and all contracts with the Office are World Bank contracts. More information about the IEO can be found at Office’s website:
The Communications Officer will be expected undertake the following tasks:

Duties and Accountabilities
• Develop of the IEO Communications Strategy for the GEF-8 cycle.
• Work on dissemination strategies and products for the evaluations produced by the office.
• Lead the development of an audiovisual narrative to capture the findings and recommendations coming from the evaluations.
• Create videos for the evaluations. Develop of the scripts and storyboards, conduct video and audio recording, (remotely and/or in-person), and finalize the products in consultation with GEF IEO.
• Draft, edit, and oversee the production and dissemination of the IEO communication materials, including briefing notes, talking points, factsheets, and multimedia products.
• Collaborating with other team members and brainstorming subjects for creative content to be posted on the IEO website.
• Managing the distribution of content through various channels, including social media. 
• Analyzing performance indicators and web traffic and determining the effectiveness of created content.

Selection Criteria

• Master’s degree (Communications, International Relations, Public Policy/Affairs, Journalism, or other related fields) with a minimum of 8 years of professional work experience, with desirable knowledge of Evaluation.
• Excellent written and spoken command of English. Fluency in other languages is a plus. 
• Solid experience of communication on Evaluation, global environment issues, and media relations. 
• Excellent planning, writing, and editing skills; ability with minimum supervision to prepare and edit high-level communication products. 
• Solid understanding of project management concepts to propose and execute complex communications plans, strategies, and campaigns with minimal supervision. 
• Ability to identify and mitigate corporate risks as well as manage project issues. 
• Experience working in an international organization and on conservation and sustainable development issues. 
• Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and teamwork skills; sensitivity to working in a multicultural environment. 
• Ability to work to tight deadlines, juggle multiple tasks, and work effectively under stress. 
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with internal and external partners in a multicultural environment. 
• Strong attention to detail, multitasking, and analytical skills.

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