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Communications Consultant

Background of this search: The Communications Division (DCC) of the Knowledge, Innovation and Communications Sector (KIC) is seeking a motivated and passionate bilingual communicator and content marketing consultant to support the design, development, and execution of IDB Lab’s communication efforts.

The team’s mission: The Inter-American Development (IDB) Group is the leading source of development finance for Latin America and the Caribbean. It helps to improve lives by providing financial solutions and development know-how to public and private sector clients. The group comprises the IDB, which has worked with governments for 60 years; IDB Invest, which serves the private sector; and IDB Lab, which tests innovative ways to enable more inclusive growth.

The Communications Division (DCC) of the Knowledge, Innovation and Communications Sector (KIC) uses digital intelligence, data, and creativity to help position the IDB Group as the preferred partner for development in the region. DCC works with media, email, and social media channels to help give visibility to stories of impact in the region.

What you will do: The consultant will work under the supervision of the Communications Business Partner for IDB Lab in KIC/DCC to create, edit and plan content, ensuring consistency and accuracy of information, helping build and strengthen the IDB Lab’s corporate image. Additionally, the consultant will design and execute digital campaigns to promote IDB Lab’s knowledge products, corporate announcements, and events.

  • Curate, create, develop, and edit written content for print or digital applications including talking points, press releases, brochures, and infographics. Help to promote IDB Lab via editorial coverage.
  • Develop multimedia content (e.g., GIFs, short videos, and infographics) with third-party vendors as needed.
  • Act as program manager for communication processes and work streams.
  • Manage the relationship with third-party vendors (e.g., graphic designer, Ebfactory) for communication activities.
  • Manage workflow with designers and producers to develop artwork and multimedia content.
  • Provide editorial training to IDB Lab staff based on business needs.
  • Manage an editorial calendar, gathering input from across IDB Lab, defining messages, working with IDB Lab specialists to craft client stories, and informing specialists of upcoming deadlines.
  • Prepare and send newsletters.
  • Assist on coordinate media relations opportunities (interviews, press articles, etc.) with KIC.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Support the execution of social media and content marketing strategy including, but not limited to, the creation and editing of content in English and Spanish for social media corporate channels (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) as needed.
  • Support the implementation of communication campaigns as needed.
  • Support the development of KPIs to monitor and measure communications efforts.
  • Provide support in guaranteeing that IDB Lab communications efforts are aligned with brand guidelines and attributes.
  • Work in close coordination with the team, to align practices and deliver messages with consistency and effectively, especially in all matters related to press and external communications.
  • Review and validate new IDB Lab’s websites proposals in coordination with ISU to ensure proper definition of responsibilities and the correct management of any risks associated with the maintenance of the website.
  • Develop communication materials such as talking points, toolkits, internal announcements, press releases, social media content, presentations, briefings, and events materials.

What you will need:

  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents.
  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.
  • Education: Master's Degree in journalism, marketing, communications, business, or other related field preferred and at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience: At least 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in multilateral organizations or matrixed, international organizations in communications management.
  • Languages: Perfect command of English and Spanish (Portuguese proficiency is also desirable).

Core and Technical Competencies:

  • Excellent writing and editing.
  • Online community management experience and knowledge about industry best practices.
  • Solid understanding of current industry standards and techniques for digital content creation required.
  • Good understanding of private sector and multilaterals in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Reporting, writing, editing, and translation skills.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively, and express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Strong teamwork orientation and effective communication skills.
  • Breadth of awareness.
  • Experience with Salesforce, Social studio or similar scheduling and measurement tool
  • Graphic design is a plus.

Expected Values and Behaviors: The individual is expected to abide by the IDB Groups values and behaviors as set forth in the institutional Code of Conduct. Additionally, as a member of the KIC team, he/she is accountable for upholding KIC’s guiding principles:

  • Create Equality
  • Be Kind
  • Build Trust
  • Have Empathy

Opportunity Summary:

  • Type of contract: Consultant Full Time (CNS)
  • Length of contract: 6 months with maximum of 36 months
  • Location: IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
  • Responsible Person: Communications Lead Specialist - Business Partner for IDB Lab (KIC/DCC)
  • Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48-member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.

Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.

Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and indigenous people to apply.

About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and re-prioritizing its areas of talent acquisition. We encourage candidates to continue to apply to the active postings, yet current job openings may be subject to further decisions in terms of timing of the processes, or other actions, in accordance with business needs. Final hiring decisions may also be conditioned to the candidate’s ability to timely relocate to the post of duty at the moment of starting service.

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