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Donor Relations & Communications Consultant (Short Term)


About The World Bank Group

Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world with a GDP per capita of about $700 and significant human challenges. The main issue facing Afghanistan is the on-going conflict, causes of which are complex, ranging from domestic, regional and geo-political pressures.
The World Bank has a large portfolio of 33 active projects with gross commitments of around $800 million - $1 billion per year. The two main financing sources are the Bank’s own funds through the International Development Association ($3b committed since 2002) and a multi-donor trust fund, the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund ($7.5b committed since 2002). The program is being managed as one without differentiating between the two financing sources. Further Information on the Bank's program in Afghanistan is available at or through the South Asia portal on the intranet.

Job Summary

The Donor Relations & Communications Consultant would be part of the Country Management Unit (CMU) of the Afghanistan Country Office. The CMU is led by the Country Director who is based in Kabul, together with an Operations Manager responsible for overall management of the office and operations. They are supported by a Senior Operations officer in Kabul responsible for managing the ARTF, and two Operations Officers.

Job Details

Date Posted: 16 Oct 2016 Reference: VA-16-10
Closing Date: 19 Oct 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Communication Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Consultant Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Operations Officer? Or Operations Manager, the Consultant will perform the following responsibilities:

•Maintain relations with donors and ensure they are informed on key ARTF issues;
•Prepare briefings, communications materials on ARTF activities for the donors;
•Review the ARTF website, and communications tool box, and propose changes to ensure information is user friendly;
•Ensure the information on the ARTF website is kept up to date in collaboration with the web developer, and graphic design consultants;
•Work with the external relations team (EXT) in developing ARTF results stories, and other materials (results briefs, information briefs, dissemination packages for donors, branding materials);
•Contribute to the preparation of the annual ARTF Scorecard Report, and the bi-annual reports;
•Assist in preparation of materials to be used at donor briefings and meetings- written, graphical, and videos;
•Follow up on information/communications related actions agreed during ARTF governance meetings;
•Actively liaise with the CMU, task teams, EXT, and other units to ensure consistent flow of information to donors;
•Support the CMU to meet additional demands for information, briefings packs from donors, media, etc.;
•Any other ad hoc duties as required by the CMU


Qualifications and experience
•Master’s degree with experience and advanced training/courses in one or more of the following disciplines: journalism, international relations, communications or another relevant fields, or relevant professional experience.
•At least 3 years post graduate, progressively responsible experience in reporting; professional experience in international development, donor aid programs or other related fields would be an asset.
•Experience in a developing country, preferably in the area of international development
•Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
•Experience with web design and maintenance would be an asset.
•Basic analytical ability; skill in developing sources for data collection; basic computer skills; good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment.
•Competencies required: Ability to plan and organize work program; ability to work with minimum supervision under own initiative; tact and ability to work harmoniously with people of different national and cultural backgrounds; demonstrated problem solving skills ability to conceptualise issues, think in abstract terms, and analyse data; strong oral and written communications skills.
•Language: Excellent written, and oral English; knowledge of Dari/Pashto would be an advantage.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)


Masters Degree, Communication

Submission Guideline

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a copy of their CV and contact details, no later than October 19, 2016 by emails to the address indicated below. Please clearly indicate the position title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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