External Affairs Officer

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External Affairs Officer

Description

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.
Selection Criteria

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.

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