quinta-feira, 8 de setembro de 2011


Sao Paulo-SP

IFC s Latin America and Caribbean department is looking for a Communications Officer for its Sao Paulo office to develop and implement a communications strategy for its work in Brazil. The position also requires helping develop constructive dialogue with civil society organizations and NGOs. The communications Officer will be based in the IFC office in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Communications Officer's main accountability is to plan, develop, and implement an effective external and internal communications strategy for the IFC investment and advisory services operations in Brazil that address a range of activities including marketing efforts, promoting innovative and high impact projects, and managing sensitive or controversial projects. He /she will also develop and implement a civil society engagement plan by identifying civil society organizations and help the IFC team in Brazil maintain and build a constructive dialogue and partnerships.

The Communications Officer will work as an integral part of the LAC communications practice group. He/she will have dual reporting lines to the IFC Manager in Brazil and the head of the LAC Communications team.

Duties and Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for planning, designing, executing, and monitoring a communications strategy and activities for IFC s operations in Brazil.
  • Use a variety of tools, techniques, and resources to support business development and to strengthen the IFC brand in Brazil, including media pitching, website development, promotional materials, co-sponsored business conferences.
  • Increase coverage and understanding of the IFC s work in Brazil through developing media contacts and providing newsworthy information to local, regional, international publications and other media based in Brazil.
  • Support the IFC country manager in Brazil in his engagement with media and other stakeholders.
  • Support the investment and advisory services team in developing specific strategies for high profile or potentially sensitive projects. Develop risk management and crisis management strategies and tactics for specific projects.
  • Develop and implement a civil society engagement plan by identifying civil society organizations and help the IFC team in Brazil maintain/build a constructive dialogue and partnerships with NGOs
  • On specific cases, support IFC investment clients and advisory services partners in building communication and civil society engagement capacity.
  • Coordinate with colleagues in the World Bank Group office in Brazil to leverage resources and increase awareness and understanding of IFC s work in Brazil, including coordinating press outreach activities.
  • Create a Brazil page in Portuguese in the IFC LAC external website, contribute to internal communications initiatives and produce marketing materials.
  • Monitor country and project-specific news and developments in order to ensure guidance to the country manager.
Selection Criteria :
  • Masters degree preferred, plus a minimum of 5 years work experience in public relations, media relations, or stakeholder engagement; previous experience with a multilateral or international NGO or civil society organization is helpful but not mandatory.
  • Self-motivated, excellent organizational skills, proven ability to perform multiple tasks, and ability to work with both internal and external constituencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in Portuguese (native Portuguese speaker preferred) and English. Fluency in Spanish, a plus.
  • Exceptional ability to write, communicate, operate under pressure and tight deadlines with accuracy and professionalism.
  • Financial background or demonstrated aptitude for international financial issues preferred.
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