Senior Communications Specialist

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Islamic Development Bank




Job Purpose:

  • To provide advanced level professional and technical expertise in promoting and protecting the IsDB brand through the delivery of an effective PR and communications strategy, both internally and externally.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support the Manager, Outreach Communications in preparing the PR and communications strategy for IsDB, to raise awareness about the organisation, internally and externally, and engage key stakeholders.
  • Support the creation of consistently high-quality content for IsDB’s communications programs, both internal and external, adapting, and localising central messaging.
  • Liaise closely with IsDB’s Internal Communications Division to conceptualise and tailor communication contents appropriate to the specific region.
  • As an expert, collaborate with colleagues within IsDB to proactively identify stories to share with the internal and external audiences.
  • Raise awareness about IsDB’s presence in Regional and Member Countries media.
  • Provide support with press conferences and other on-the-ground activity as required, for example around visits by the President and IsDB leadership.
  • Help to build IsDB editorial relationships with influential regional and international media.
  • Provide reactive support such as managing incoming enquiries and arranging interviews with IsDB spokespeople in regional markets, which may include issues and crisis communications.
  • Securing extensive on-message coverage, by supporting external tours, placing opinion pieces, news stories and feature articles around IsDB’s key activities in regional markets.
  • Share knowledge on the latest trends in PR and Communications management with colleagues in the Outreach Communications Division, IsDB and wider community.
  • Keep abreast with the latest and best practices in the areas of PR and Communications management and implement the same in IsDB.
  • Support the Manager, Outreach Communications in leading the newly formed marketing team, fostering a high-performing team culture to enable achieving the Division’s objectives.
  • Design and implement robust social media campaigns to increase the visibility of IsDB projects.
  • Write stories about success stories and edit content for IsDB website.
  • Generate content from the operations and regional hubs on IsDB interventions for dissemination on IsDB channels and on digital and traditional media platforms.
  • Represent the department and handle relevant assignments assigned by the Division Manager.

Academic and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Journalism, Communications, or any relevant field.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in communications role within a global organization, with demonstrated success.
  • Extensive experience of working on communications campaigns, with demonstrated measurable success.
  • Experience of working in multiple regions on communications campaigns, including development of regional toolkits and templates.

Skills & Necessary Knowledge:

  • Good understanding of communications landscape, locally and internationally.
  • Ability to work remotely to manage and co-ordinate regional activities.
  • Outstanding communications skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills, with an ability to put messages clearly and effectively.
  • Awareness of the regional landscapes and news agenda including issues and sensitivities in various territories.
  • Ability to measure and track performance based on agreed metrices.
  • Advanced MS Office skills.


  • English – Mandatory
  • Arabic – Preferred
  • French – Preferred





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