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ET Consultant – External Affairs Officer – Casablanca

ET Consultant – External Affairs Officer – Casablanca

Description : ET Consultant – External Affairs Officer. Compagnie : Agency. Adresse : Rabat

Term Duration:

1 year 0 months

Recruitment Type:

Local Recruitment

Required Language(s):

English and French

Preferred Language(s):


Closing Date:

5/18/2022 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org

External and Corporate Relations Vice-Presidency (ECR)
The mission of External and Corporate Relations (ECR) is to help deliver financial and political support for the World Bank Group, strengthen the Bank Group’s role as a global thought leader in development by enhancing and safeguarding its reputation, and supporting operational teams to achieve country outcomes. ECR manages corporate communications and global engagement with key stakeholders, including media, civil society, foundations, private sector, donor countries, and international organizations, as well as employee engagement. ECR also manages strategic communications for the World Bank’s Regions and Global Practices and leads the management of reputation risk.

External Communications Middle East and North Africa (ECRMN) employs an extended team of professionals in World Bank Headquarters and across country offices to support the overarching goal of promoting peace and stability in the MENA region. The mission of ECRMN is to connect and engage with diverse stakeholders, promote an informed and evidence-based debate about development in the region, and enhance the Bank’s reputation as an effective development partner for the countries of the MENA Region. ECRMN’s key audiences include government officials, think tanks and researchers, business leaders, civil society organizations, development partners, journalists, and internal decision makers within the World Bank. ECRMN uses the full array of communications tools and methodologies to build awareness and understanding and mobilize support for development goals. ECRMN is offering a 1-year E T Consultancy in Rabat, Morocco.

Working with communication professionals in Washington DC and across the MENA region, the External Affairs Officer plays an important role in planning and implementing communications strategies in support of the country program in Morocco, identifying and exploiting communication opportunities and risks, developing communications products to a high standard, proactively managing relations with internal and external clients, and developing and tailoring communications strategies to support multiple Bank projects and further the overall mission. He/She will report to the Manager, External and Corporate Relations, MENA Region (ECRMN) based in Washington DC, and will work day-to-day with the WB Country Director for the Maghreb countries and Malta along with the Maghreb Communications Lead in Rabat plus the Communications team in Washington D.C.

The World Bank in the Middle East and North Africa:

The World Bank in Morocco:

Duties and Accountabilities

Working closely with the communications team and CMU in Morocco, implement communication strategies to advance development impact of World Bank interventions and ensure that evolving priorities are addressed effectively.

Support the Country Director’s and Country Team’s communications and outreach efforts and provide advice and background for political economy briefs on country developments and key constituencies as needed.

  • Responsible for determining the types of information and communications activities that are best suited to promote the Bank’s work in Morocco. Accordingly, write and/or review the preparation, production, and dissemination of both routine and complex outreach products (e.g. backgrounders, media packages, press releases, articles, radio/TV broadcasts, PPT presentations, brochures, Q&As, website content, social media posts, speeches, briefing notes, internal stories, etc..) that promote the strategic positioning of the Bank’s engagement and operations and the dissemination of results to key audiences locally, regionally and internationally.
  • Organize events, in partnership with external constituencies, to disseminate the Bank’s research and stimulate debates around pressing development agendas.
  • Support the country team in preparing Results stories showcasing impact and relevance of the World Bank’s operations in Morocco.

Outreach and partnership building:

  • Build strategic relationships with key internal and external constituencies (including media, civil society, NGOs, academia, private sector, government agencies, etc.). Identify opportunities and forge strategic partnerships both inside and outside the Bank to improve dialogue and outreach and to promote a better understanding of the Bank.
  • Strengthen the World Bank’s media presence and foster a better understanding of its work by producing newsworthy content and narratives in local publications and digital platforms.
  • Expand outreach to Morocco and Maghreb civil society organizations (CSOs) in the lead up to the Marrakesh Annual Meetings and work closely with the ECRMN communications team in Washington.
  • Nurture quality and long-term relations with the Bank’s critical stakeholders, including Parliament, civil society, media, academia and think tanks, by engaging regularly on common issues of interest.
  • Knowledge, Learning and Communication – Shares best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned across units and with clients and partners, articulates ideas verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling way across audiences of varied levels.
  • Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making – Gathers inputs, assesses risk, considers impact and articulates benefits of decisions for internal and external stakeholders over the long term.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Political Science, International Relations, Public Affairs, Marketing, with 7 or more years’ experience in corporate communications, international relations, public affairs, or another related field. Alternatively, a Master’s degree, with 5 or more years’ experience.
  • Knowledge of strategic communications, and ability to address a range of issues related to a business group, including taking the lead on highly visible and sensitive assignments critical to the CMU.
  • Proven writing, editing and speaking skills in English and French and the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and engaging style. Mastery of Arabic (writing/proof-reading skills) is a plus.
  • Experience in communicating complex technical concepts in a clear, compelling and concise manner and developing messages that are accessible to a range of audiences.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Morocco country context, the political economy and key country constituencies.
  • Experience in working closely with senior management on communications and in dealing with media.
  • Capacity to work simultaneously on a variety of issues and tasks independently, adjusting to priorities and achieving results with agreed objectives and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to operate effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Understanding of the World Bank Group, its policies and operations a plus.

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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.


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