ESG Communication Strategist Consultant , Washington

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

IDB Washington

ESG Communication Strategist Consultant

Background of this search : The Environmental and Social Solutions Unit (VPS/ESG) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is responsible for ensuring that IDB financed projects and other activities are environmentally and socially sustainable and comply with the Bank’s environmental and social policies. Specialists in (VPS/ESG) provide the Bank and its borrowers with guidance on environmental and social safeguard issues and participate in project teams, providing technical input on social and environmental issues during project preparation/due-diligence and supervision.

ESG is seeking for an experienced Communications Strategist contractual who will be responsible for developing and implementing a new collaborative and communicational culture to stimulate the continuous production of knowledge from ESG’s operational specialists in a manner that connect ESG best practices to communication-ready products and different audiences. The ideal candidate will be responsible for delivering key insights that provide rigor and structure to communication products, services, and platforms as vehicles to engage internal teams and IDB’s clients, sectors, and key stakeholders.

The Communications Strategist contractual will integrate the Capacity Building and Communications Group’s team that oversees the implementation of the IDB’s Environmental and Social Performance Framework, procedures and guidance, and curates and disseminates knowledge from the full spectrum of ESG activities to further the learning, development and application of good practices and lessons to ESG, IDB staff, clients, and stakeholders at large.

What you’ll do:

The selected candidate will support Capacity Building and Communications Group’s team in the following activities and not limited to: Strategic Communications Planning

  • Support ESG Team to determine their communication needs and to provide strategic advice on data storytelling and best practices interchange among operational specialists.
  • Challenge and inspire teams to think differently about operational knowledge, communication, media channels and platforms, as well as provide the tools to empower ESG staff with a sense of brand identity that will foster engagement between Headquarters and Country Offices teams.
  • Promote design thinking and other techniques to help ESG’s specialists to bring innovative communicational products and services to help them to promote ESPF’s guidelines, technical notes, forums, and online trainings along their work with the sectors and clients.
  • Support the design and development of ESG’s Communication Strategy for internal communications and outreach to promote the Capacity Building and Communications group’s services, in line with ESG’s overall strategic plan.
  • Implement the Communication Strategy while playing an active role in improving the internal communications and collaboration within the Unit and specifically with the specialists that are based in the Country Offices of IDB in the region.
  • Collaborate with KIC, EXR and ESG Hubs in the region to promote ESG within the Bank through marketing campaigns promoting ESG products and its added value.
  • Review and provide support for the production and promotion of ESG publications, technical and academic papers, and work closely with Capacity Building and Communications Group’s team to ensure that internal and external events are clearly communicated with target audiences ahead of an event, and that results are shared with broader audiences through social media to targeted and general audiences, IDBs website, and publications.

Operational Support

  • Coach and build leader and manager communications capabilities and key messages within ESG’s operational team.
  • Support the need to ground all ESG’s communications in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Support ESG Champions, ESG Guidance Service and Sector Liaisons in their communication needs to promote synergy and consistency in their messages and products.
  • Support the creation of high-impact ESG events by reviewing talking points, briefing notes and one-pagers for the Unit Chief and other Group Heads in preparation for key ESG events.
  • Review the actual portfolio of ESG knowledge, learning and communicational products, services and platforms including newsletter, blogs, intranet, webpages, workshop materials, etc., to assure it will be aligned with the new Communication Strategy.
  • Determining indicators that measure outcomes of communication activities and measures on how to improve its results.

What you’ll 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, graduate program or advanced studies in Communications, journalism, public relations, or related field.
  • Experience: minimum of 5 years of experience in communications, marketing, web writing, editing and related fields.
  • Languages: requires proficiency in English and native-level Spanish.

Core and Technical Competencies:

  • Technical Skills: Knowledge of SharePoint, Mailchimp and Teams. Proficiency in creating marketing campaign. Proficiency in editing and translation of documents. Proficiency with dissemination platforms and other data visualization tools.
  • Soft Skills : Team player, inclusive, innovative, and creative, client-oriented, results-driven, with strong communication and visualization skills.

Opportunity Summary:

  • Type of contract: Consultant (CNS), Full time.
  • Length of contract: 12 months
  • Location : The work will be performed in Washington, D.C.
  • Responsible person : Group Head of Capacity Building and Communications (VPS/ESG).
  • 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, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and indigenous people to apply.

COVID-19 considerations: the health and safety of our employees are our number one priority. As a condition of employment, IDB/IDB Invest requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 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.

Additional Information

  • External Contact Email: [email protected]
  • External Contact Name: HR Service Center
  • Job Field: Technical Support
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