The External Relations Department (EXR), as the Fund's strategic center for communication, develops and coordinates the Fund's external and internal communications strategy, shapes the key messages the Fund sends out to the external world, advises Fund management and staff on how best to convey those key messages, and monitors and responds to what those outside the Fund say about the institution's activities.
The Public Affairs Division of the External Relations Department is responsible for promoting understanding and support of the IMF through contacts with the public (non-press). The division disseminates information about the Fund, initiates dialogue and debate, and builds relationships with critical stakeholders and umbrella organizations. The division's strategic outreach fosters engagement with all 186 member countries, through traditional means as well as modern, interactive communication technologies.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Contributing to the Fund's communication strategy by devising outreach approaches to specialized non-media audiences, in close and effective collaboration across relevant Fund departments.
- Responsibility for outreach to parliamentarians, with a particular focus on engaging the U.S. Congress and broadening the Fund's interaction with staff and members of the House of Representatives and Senate to build support for Fund policies and reforms.
- Contributing to the Fund's efforts to enhance its outreach efforts by engaging think tanks, academics, labor unions and CSOs.
- Analyzing Fund policy issues and designing messages and outreach strategies.
- Organizing outreach events-including at Fund HQ and on Capitol Hill--in support of the Fund's outreach efforts.
The successful candidate must have sound knowledge of Fund policy and operational issues, and the ability to communicate economic information clearly and to a general audience. Also, extensive knowledge of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. political system, and experience in dealing with congressional staff and Members' offices are essential. Ideally, the successful candidate would have worked at the U.S. Congress for a number of years. Coupled with excellent analytical and oral/written communications skills, he/she should have sound judgment and excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to develop networks and build relationships with congressional staff and Members, outside specialists, combined with in-depth knowledge of key economic and financial issues, especially as they pertain to the U.S. Congress. Proficiency in other languages would be a valuable asset.
International Monetary Fund - 2 years ago
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