Communications Specialist / Senior Associate

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What you’ll need:

Education: Master’s degree in Communications, Public Affairs, Journalism, or related field, and broad knowledge of development issues.



  • At least 6 years of relevant experience related to the key responsibilities of the position, with a minimum of 3 years leading communication strategies.
  • Experience in implementing and executing communications projects in a complex environment managing multiple priorities simultaneously, preferably in international organizations.


  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in multiple languages
  • Client orientation
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in complex situations
  • Forward looking with a holistic approach
  • Organized with an inclination for planning strategy and tactics
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to consult, partner and work effectively with others
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines


Languages: Excellent English and Spanish language proficiency, oral and written, is required. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese is a plus. 


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Opportunity Summary:

Type of contract: Fixed-term
Length of contract: 3 years, with possibility for renewal
Starting date: Upon agreement with the selected candidate
Location: Washington, D.C.
Requirements: You are a citizen of one of the 48 IDB Member Countries and have no family member working at the IDB
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. 

The Bank is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities to all candidates. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, and religion. We encourage women, afro-descendants, people of indigenous origins, and persons with disabilities 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.  


The IDB offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.  


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