IDB2423 – Senior Communications Specialist – Islamic Development Bank , Saudi Arabia

Role Purpose:
Promote and protect the IsDB brand and its leadership through the delivery of its strategic PR and communications strategy.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Support the delivery of the PR and communications strategy for IsDB, to raise awareness about the organisation in target markets and engage key stakeholders
Create consistently high-quality content for IsDB’s internal and external communications
Designs and delivers all internal communications, within IsDB HQ and across all regional hubs
Raise awareness about IsDB’s presence in regional and membership country media
Facilitate press conferences as required
Build IsDB editorial relationships with influential global media and member country media
Advise stakeholders on media handling and conduct media briefings
Provide reactive support such as managing incoming enquiries and arranging interviews with IsDB spokespeople, which may include issues and crisis communications
Collaborate with colleagues within the marketing division to develop fully integrated campaigns
Secure extensive on-message coverage with support from the team, by supporting external tours, placing opinion pieces, news stories and feature articles around IsDB’s key activities
Support H.E. and IsDB leadership to raise their profile internally through town halls and newsletters. Ensure consistency of messaging internally and externally
Develops programmes to engage and motivate staff, working in close collaboration with the HR department

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Academic qualifications
• Master’s degree in journalism, communications or relevant field required.
• Professional international communications qualification desirable.
Languages
• English (Mandatory)
• Arabic (Preferred)
• French (Preferred)
Minimum number of years and nature of experience
• 7 + years in a senior communications role for a global organisation or business, with demonstrated success
• 3 years’ experience in internal communications
• Good understanding of the global and regional communications landscape
• Experience of project management and team management
• Extensive experience working on integrated communications campaigns, with demonstrated measurable success
• Strong social and digital campaign experience

Job specific competencies
• High-performing manager with the ability to motivate others
• Creative thinker with a flexible approach to problem solving
• Strategic planner and forward-thinker
• Outstanding communications skills and strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to influence and persuade senior stakeholders
• Take the lead on projects from start to end, ensuring the smooth running and overall satisfaction of the brief
• Excellent news judgement and ability to spot a story
• Experience devising, managing and measuring communications campaigns
• Global outlook on key issues
• Knowledge of the news agenda and interest in global development issues

Location:
Jeddah, Head Office
Travel requirements:
As needed

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