The External Relations Department (EXR) of the IMF is the Fund's strategic center for communication. It develops and coordinates the Fund's external and internal communications strategy, shapes the key messages the Fund sends out to the external world, advises Fund management and staff on how best to convey those key messages, and monitors and responds to what those outside the Fund say about the institution's activities.
EXR is seeking experienced and highly qualified multi-lingual communication professionals who can make an immediate contribution. Roles and responsibilities can be in the following areas:
Responsible for crafting communications to an external audience on key IMF policy issues—primarily through a news centerpiece on the IMF home page, the web-based IMF Survey, other content, and Finance & Development magazine.
Responsible for managing the presentation of the Fund's research and analysis and communicating this through high-quality print and electronic products; and providing expert advice on all publishing matters and working with partners to disseminate the IMF's intellectual capital to its target audiences.
Responsible for the management and development of the IMF's external website.
Responsible for developing strategies aimed at fostering knowledge-sharing in the Fund and in keeping staff better informed about the institution's strategic priorities, through various channels including the intranet homepage.
Responsible for managing the IMF's relations with the print, broadcast, and Internet media—responding to questions and requests from the press and also proactively providing information to editors and reporters on issues that concern or involve the IMF. Media Relations organizes EXR's regular biweekly press briefings at Headquarters, most press events at Headquarters and in the field for IMF Management and staff; and monitors, analyzes, and disseminates news as a service to Fund staff.
Responsible for aligning the activities of this area of work with the Fund's strategic communication priorities, building support for the institution among key constituencies, and influencing key opinion-makers and audiences. Public Affairs promotes understanding of, and support for the IMF through contacts with the public, including legislators, think tanks, and CSOs; dialogue and debate via seminars and meetings; and by building relationships with critical stakeholders and umbrella organizations.