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Communications Officer (COMPU), Washington

Job Overview

Communications Officer (COMPU)

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The Communications Department (COM) is the IMF’s center for strategic communication. It develops and coordinates the IMF’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.

The Public Affairs Division of COM (COMPU) is responsible for developing and fostering relationships with external stakeholders (such as civil society, parliamentarians, youth organizations, think tanks, among others). The Division also develops and implements communications strategies on issues of strategic importance to the IMF, such as sovereign debt, inequality, climate change, economic resilience, and recovery from the COVID crisis. The division is also responsible for managing the Giving Together program, the IMF’s corporate giving program, which supports employees’ giving back to the community, both locally and internationally and includes: (i) staff giving; (ii) disaster relief appeals; (iii) management donations; (iv) grants to local and international charities; and (v) staff volunteering. In undertaking its responsibilities, COMPU advises IMF senior management and staff on policy and country issues across different channels.

Key Responsibilities:

Under the general supervision of the Division Chief and Deputy Division Chief s in the COMPU, and the team leads, key responsibilities for the Communications Officer will include:

  • Contribute to the implementation of the Fund’s communication strategy , by working closely with team leads to help devise effective outreach strategies to external stakeholders that focus on the work of the Fund.
  • Work with team leads on maintaining rela tionships with key external stakeholders and more effectively integrate voices from the outside in the Funds’ strategic mission and priorities, including influencer tracking and impact analysis.
  • Work with team leads to help manage the IMF’s Giving Program, including designing and implementing the Giving strategy, coordinating the annual staff giving campaign, designing promotional materials, and maintaining related web pages and associated marketing strategies.
  • Build close and effective collaboration across relevant Fund departments to help support the Fund’s communication priorities.
  • Contribute to other divisional and departmental efforts, as needed.


  • Educational development, typically acquired by the completion of an advanced university degree, or equivalent, in communications, international relations, languages, or a related field; or a university degree, or equivalent, supplemented by a minimum of six years of relevant professional experience .
  • In-depth knowledge and a proven track-record of developing and implementing communications marketing plans and campaign strategies.
  • Strong project management, negotiation and influencing, and coordination skills, with the ability to think creatively about communications products, technologies, and impact.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills , as well as digital communications, are essential .
  • Good understanding of the IMF’s goals, priorities, and operations, as well as k nowledge of global economy and financial issues, as well as ability to analyze latest political economic developments in the world.
  • Strong drive, self-motivation, good decision-making skills , and excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills , as well as an ability to communicate persuasively.
  • Be able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.

The position is initially a one-year contractual appointment, extendable up to four years.

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture, and educational background.


COMPU Communications Department Public Affairs Division

Hiring For:

A09, A10

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture, and educational background.

The IMF works to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty. Our work on the macroeconomic benefits of challenges such as empowering women, modernizing the global trading system, wage inequity, and climate change, provides new ideas to safeguard the stability of the international monetary and financial system and addresses the world’s most pressing macroeconomic and financial issues . Our 2, 800 dedicated employees are leaders in their fields and collaborate to address the needs of our members and make a meaningful, positive difference to lives across the globe.

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