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World Bank Jobs in Afghanistan

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org

External and Corporate Relations Vice-Presidency (ECR)

The mission of External and Corporate Relations (ECR) is to help deliver financial and political support for the World Bank Group, strengthen the Bank Group’s role as a global thought leader in development by enhancing and safeguarding its reputation, and supporting operational teams to achieve country outcomes. ECR manages corporate communications and global engagement with key stakeholders, including media, civil society, foundations, private sector, donor countries, and international organizations, as well as employee engagement. ECR also manages strategic communications for the World Bank’s Regions and Global Practices and leads the management of reputation risk.

ECR South Asia Region Department (ECRSA)

The South Asia External and Corporate Relations Department (ECRSA) manages strategic communications in support of the Bank’s work in the South Asia Region (SAR). In particular, the communications program is directed at building understanding and support for the work of the World Bank and ensuring the full spectrum of views and information is brought into the Bank’s decision-making.

The mission of ECRSA is to connect and engage with diverse stakeholders to communicate about the World Bank’s mission to end poverty and boost shared prosperity, promote an informed and evidence-based debate about development in the region, and enhance the Bank’s reputation as an effective development partner for the countries of South Asia. ECRSA’s key audiences include government officials, think tanks and researchers, business leaders, civil society organizations, development partners, journalists, and internal decision makers within the World Bank.

ECRSA is offering a 3-year term full-time staff position of an External Affairs Associate in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The External Affairs Associate plays an important role in planning and implementing the communications strategy to support the country program in Afghanistan. His/her role will be to work on the design and implementation of effective communications and outreach strategies in order to raise awareness and understanding about the World Bank and development challenges in Afghanistan. The External Affairs Associate works under the day-to-day supervision of the External Affairs Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan and reports to the External Affairs Manager for the South Asia Region, who is based in Washington, D.C.

The World Bank in South Asia: https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/sar
The World Bank in Afghanistan:  https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/afghanistan

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