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Director General, Communications

Full-Time @United Economic Development Fund
  • Salary: $150,000.00 - $300,000.00

Job Description

The Director General, Communications, is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive communication strategy that enhances our brand’s reputation, drives stakeholder engagement, and supports our business objectives. The Director General leads a talented communications team, collaborates closely with cross-functional teams, and reports directly the Vice President and Corporate Secretary.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the Communications Department and deliver a robust communications strategy aligned with organizational goals and the corporate strategy to ensure a consistent brand voice across all channels.
  • Identify key messaging themes and narratives to effectively communicate the UEDF mission, values, and achievements.
  • Raise awareness and understanding of UEDF, its operations and mission among internal and external audiences.
  • Develop targeted communications and brand activities across a global footprint. Use measurement and analytics to optimize channel and messaging strategies.
  • Advise the Senior Management on communications, brand and reputation management.
  • Represent UEDF in front of a diverse group of external stakeholders including but not limited to media, academia, civil society and nongovernmental organizations.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key media outlets, journalists, forums, etc., serving as the primary media contact for UEDF and official spokesperson where warranted.
  • Lead crisis communication efforts, including developing response strategies, messaging, and coordinating communication during challenging times.
  • Lead the implementation of UEDF’s Policy on Public Information.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum 20 years working in a leadership/management capacity and position of influence in a multilateral development Fund(s) and/or large complex global financial institution in public affairs, public policy or external relations.
  • Proven track record in development, implementation and oversight of comprehensive communication strategies. Demonstrated understanding of the latest communications and marketing trends.
  • Substantial experience and demonstrated technical competence in public relations, with good knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Ability to deliver creative and innovative communication ideas and solutions.
  • Demonstrated track record of high political awareness and ability to handle sensitive situations diplomatically and to otherwise cultivate effective and productive client relationships/partnerships.
  • Results-driven, with excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Superb interpersonal skills in working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • High-level communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written; rich experience in crisis management.
  • Mastery of written and verbal English a must, knowledge of other languages is a plus.
  • Master’s degree or above in related fields from a reputable university.

UEDF is committed to diversity, transparency and inclusion. We believe our strength comes from having a team with the right diverse skills, experiences and abilities selected through a merit-based competitive process. We actively encourage applications from people from both within and outside UEDF members, regardless of nationality, religion, gender, race, disability, or sexual orientation.

Previous experience and qualifications will determine the grade and job title at which successful applicants will enter UEDF.

Join us and help create a prosperous and sustainable Asia while growing your career in a diverse and innovative environment.

** Job Type: Recruitment of staff is conducted through a merit-based competitive selection process. UEDF shall strive to provide employment opportunities open to all suitably qualified applicants, regardless of religion, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation or nationality.

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