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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS CONSULTANT, WORLD BANK, TOGO COUNTRY OFFICE

Closing Date: June 25, 2024

 

The World Bank is a key development partner, supporting Togo over decades. Through its Country Partnership Framework (CPF), it finances several programs and projects in three areas of intervention, ie: (i) private sector performance and job creation; (ii) inclusive public service delivery to strengthen human capital; and (iii) environmental sustainability and resilience. It’s current commitments for the country total over $1 billion, including about 20 projects covering various sectors: health, education, digital connectivity, access to electricity, environment, transport, private sector development, social development, etc.

 

CONTEXT:

The External and Corporate Relations Unit for Western and Central Africa (ECRAW) employs an extended team of professionals in World Bank Headquarters and across country offices, including Togo, to support the overarching goal of advancing inclusive growth in Western and Central Africa. ECRAW uses the full array of communications tools and methodologies to build awareness and understanding and to mobilize support for development goals. Work programs cover dissemination through traditional and online media, relationship building, analysis of political and project risks, and design of programs to manage those risks. ECRAW employs state-of-the art communications tools to disseminate information, build understanding, and connect the World Bank to a variety of actors involved in poverty reduction and development.

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The ETC Extended term Consultant plans, develops, and implements effective communications and outreach strategies to support the WBG’s corporate, internal, and operational priorities, using the full range of modern communications tools including social media, digital publishing, and multi-media production.  She/He will be based in Lomé, and will work closely with the World Bank Country Manager and the Country Team working on Togo, and will be part of the Bank’s External and Corporate Relations team for Western and Central Africa (ECRAW). She/He will report to the ECRAW Manager, and will work under the supervision of a Senior External Affairs Officer based in Washington.

 

The ETC’s specific duties and accountabilities include:

  • Strategies: Responsible for significant portions of planning, designing, and implementing strategies to promote effective communications and engagement with external and internal audiences on Bank-financed operations, research products, and campaigns. Helps determine the most effective content and communications interventions to address challenges and highlight results, and the most effective channels to communicate these.
  • Risk management: On high-risk operations in the country, She/He will monitor perceptions, track shifts in opinion, and respond to inquiries, while sharing information and updating on key facts about project goals and milestones. She/He should be able to interact with operations staff and project teams, organizing meetings with media, civil society and relevant stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Political economy analysis: The ETC should be able to take the pulse of the socio-political landscape and development in the country and advise country teams, by producing regular political economy analysis and updates, especially during election years and during socio-political crisis. She/He should indicate how these could affect WBG operations.
  • Relationships management: She/He should identify key opinion leaders and influential institutions and organizations in Togo (faith-based organizations, business associations, media outlets, etc.) and develop an engagement strategy to interact with them on a regular basis. She/She is responsible for convening these stakeholder groups for consultations and structured dialogues around World Bank-funded projects, knowledge outputs, and country development priorities.
  • Communications products: She/He is responsible for planning and delivering a range of communications products on the Bank’s operational goals, results and knowledge. Outputs include (inter alia) press releases, op-eds to, web features, results stories and videos, brochures, Q&As, fact sheets, briefing notes, speeches, etc. She/He is also responsible for updating the World Bank’s websites for Togo.
  • Events Coordination: She/He is responsible for coordinating communications activities and events ranging from press conferences to large seminars and town hall meetings, involving external and/or internal audiences.
  • Technical and advisory support: She/He will advise Bank managers (mainly Country Manager, Country Operations Officer, ECRAW Manager) and project teams on trends, news developments, or changing circumstances that may impact the WBG and its work and will help determine strategic responses. She/He will provide regular communication support to WBG operational teams and government implementing agencies to assure that project goals are well-explained and that affected stakeholders are engaged at all stages.
  • Media monitoring and analysis (social and traditional media). She/He is responsible for the daily media monitoring and analyzing news articles that are relevant to the WBG presence and activities in Togo.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Master’s degree with 5 years of relevant experience in a relevant discipline (communication, journalism, international affairs or other related fields)
  • Understanding of the development context in Togo.
  • Excellent written and spoken command of English and French, and ability to convey complex ideas in a creative, clear, direct, and lively style
  • Proven knowledge of visual communications principles and fluency with design softwares.
  • Strong writing skills; ability to work under minimum supervision to prepare and edit online communication products and develop drafts of moderately complex products in a clear, concise, and web-friendly style.
  • Understands project management concepts sufficiently to propose and develop drafts of online communications plans and strategies with minimal supervision; can apply standard project management tools, methodologies, and processes; is able to identify and mitigate project risks as well as manage project issues.
  • Experience working in an international organization and on development issues.
  • In-depth knowledge of international trends and political/economic issues related to development.
  • Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and teamwork skills; sensitivity to working in a multicultural environment.
  • Well established media and CSO network.

 

TO APPLY:

  1. Go to the external Careers Site
  2. Type req27774 into the « Keyword or ReqID » search field
  3. Click SEARCH
  4. APPLY

 

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