The Communications Department (COM) is the IMF’s center for strategic communication. It develops and coordinates the Fund’s external and internal communications strategy, shapes key messages, and advises Management and staff on how best to convey those messages. The Department also monitors and responds to what is being said and written about the institution, both inside and outside the Fund.
This is one of two Deputy Director (B4) positions in the department. The Deputy Director is part of COM’s Senior Management team and assists the Director in developing and implementing the Fund’s communications strategy, objectives, and activities; setting work priorities; and overseeing the work program in relation to overall institutional goals—including by building strong collaborative relations with other departments, Management, and external stakeholders.
The selected candidate will support the Director in leading the department’s work on communications—external and internal– with a particular emphasis on: media & social media, relationships with external constituencies including civil society, think tanks, parliamentarians and other key groups; managing major external public events; and major internal communications initiatives.
The incumbent will also assume responsibility for the direction of the department in the Director’s absence, as well as provide intellectual and strategic communications leadership and management oversight for staff members in the department.
The ideal candidate should be a proven communications expert and leader with a proven track record in the field. The candidate would also have excellent understanding of Fund policies and its global and regional sensitivities as well as the fast-evolving communications landscape and trends. As well as first-hand experience in communications, the candidate should have a strategic and learning mindset, with the ability to proactively identify communications issues that will impact the department’s and the Fund’s operations.
The selected candidate will be expected to bring strategic vision and innovation in the field of communications, a service orientation to the institution and to the membership, energy, and excellent judgment in discharging the responsibilities.
Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to guide, coach, and empower managers and teams and raise departmental capacity, and motivate them to deliver high-quality and timely support to the Fund’s stakeholders is essential.
The ideal candidate should be a team player with excellent inclusive leadership qualities and managerial abilities, including advocacy and influencing, initiating and implementing change, and people management; exceptional written and oral communication skills; and extensive experience in developing and implementing communications strategies as well as in contributing to corporate activities.
The successful candidate should have demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and stakeholders in a demanding environment, exercise sound judgment, and make timely decisions.
Note: B4 vacancies are open to all B3 staff who meet the eligibility requirements. B3 applicants must include their Individual Development Plan (IDP) with other required documentation in applications for B4 positions.
The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture, and educational background.
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The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation.