World Bank Jobs – External Affairs Officer

Job Title: External Affairs Officer

Organisation: World Bank Group (WBG)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank provides low-interest loans, zero to low-interest credits, and grants to developing countries. These support a wide array of investments in such areas as education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector  development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. Some of our projects are co-financed with governments, other multilateral institutions, commercial banks, export credit agencies, and private sector investors.


Job Summary:  The World Bank Office in Uganda is seeking an experienced, creative, and hands-on External Affairs Officer to steer the country communications program, with attention to providing strategic communications support to complex development projects the World Bank supports in Uganda. The Officer, who will be based in the Kampala, will work with the Uganda country team and the External and Corporate Relations (ECR) professionals in the Africa East (ECREA) region and in Washington DC. He/she will report directly to the ECRAE Manager.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The specific duties and accountabilities include:

  • Development and implementation of communication strategies: Responsible for planning, design, and implementation of strategies to promote effective communications with external and internal audiences on World Bank-financed operations, research products, and campaigns.
  • Help determine the most effective content and communications interventions to address challenges.
  • Risk and issues management on high-risk operations in Uganda, monitor perceptions, track shifts in opinion, and respond to inquiries, publish, and package facts about project goals and milestones, provide political economy analysis including regular monitoring of the media.
  • Partnership and stakeholder relations: Identify stakeholders, opinion leaders and influential organizations in Uganda and guide a strategy of engagement with these stakeholders, which may include civil society, parliamentarians, faith-based organizations and business associations.
  • Responsible for convening stakeholder groups for consultations and structured dialogues around projects, knowledge outputs, and country development priorities.
  • Production of communication products: Responsible for planning and delivering a range of dissemination products for World Bank’s operational goals, results, and knowledge – ranging from press releases, Op-Eds to web features, brochures, Q&As, briefing notes, speeches, and maintenance of country websites.
  • Support operations – As a member of ECRAE business team focused on Advocacy and Stakeholder engagement, provide advice and support to operational teams, as well as input throughout projects cycle, including comments during ROC; and provide other services such as knowledge sharing, capacity building, dialogues, dissemination of research, press briefings, document success stories.
  • As the Country Management Unit (CMU) focal person for issues related to the Infrastructure Practice Group (INF), provide issue management advice and support to support the delivery of related programs.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Master’s degree with 5 years of relevant experience or bachelor’s degree with 10 years of relevant experience, in a relevant discipline (communication, journalism, international affairs or other related fields)
  • Excellent written and spoken command of English, and the ability to convey complex ideas in a creative, clear, direct, and lively style.
  • In-depth knowledge of international trends and political/economic issues related to development.
  • Strong understanding and experience with digital content and social media analytics.
  • Understanding of project management concepts sufficiently to propose and develop drafts of communications plans and strategies with minimal supervision
  • Can apply standard project management tools, methodologies, and processes; able to identify and mitigate project risks as well as manage project issues.
  • Experience working in an international organization and on development issues. Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and teamwork skills; sensitivity to working in a multicultural environment.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 8th May 2022


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