Communications Officer

Communications Officer

WTO - World Trade Organisation

Geneva, Switzerland

General Functions:

Reporting to the Head of Partnerships, Outreach and Resource Mobilization and working closely with the staff of the ES, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

Strategy-related responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the success of the EIF's new communications and outreach strategy to advance the EIF's profile and strengthen its reputation as a trusted and strong delivery partner.
  • Assist in the collection of qualitative and quantitative data needed for tracking progress and reporting on impact-based key performance indicators to internal and external audiences.

Communications-related responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the ES staff and communications consultants, develop materials for outreach, ranging from preparing news stories for the EIF's Trade for Development News and pitching op-eds, to press releases, media advisories, targeted emails, and others.
  • Coordinate the EIF's Communications Community of Practice with ministries of trade and commerce in the LDCs, by facilitating capacity development, dialogue and information sharing.
  • Build and nurture long-term relationships with global media and manage media relations, engagement and monitoring and tracking.
  • Contribute to the EIF leading or participating in major global events.
  • Assist in coordination with EIF Partner Agencies on communications, especially on joint activities of the EIF partnership.

Website and social media content related responsibilities:

  • Manage the EIF website and be a thought leader on its optimal structuring and format.
  • Support the social media intern to generate social media content, including text, photos, videos and audio for use across the EIF's website and social media channels.

Other responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the EIF's Monitoring and Evaluation team, manage a streamlined process so communications can curate and promote programmatic and country level results.
  • Assist the EIF governing bodies, the EIF Board and the EIF Steering Committee, by providing communications support.
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned as part of the work of the ES.



  • Undergraduate degree in journalism, communications, public affairs, public policy, history, politics, international relations and Master's degree in a similar or related discipline.

Knowledge and skills:

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

  • Understanding of trade for development issues at the nexus of global development.
  • Strong drafting skills in English; experience preparing written materials in English.
  • Strong oral communications skills with a clear sense of how to communicate to diverse audiences.
  • Be well versed in the use of relevant communications tools, including social media, websites and audio/visual.

Behavioural Skills:

  • Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a range of communications partners, colleagues and consultants.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Highly motivated and proactive.
  • Capable of working as a member of a team, relating to others, while working independently to achieve his/her objectives.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. High sense of responsibility.
  • Strong commitment to the EIF's mission and values.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment, both independently and as part of a global team across time zones.

Work Experience:

  • At least two years of progressive work experience in communications, preferably at the international level, with experience with a range of communications tools and techniques. Experience working in least developed countries, particularly across the EIF's main geographies, on trade or development, is desirable.


Fluency in English is required (at a level corresponding or equivalent to a minimum of C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)). Working knowledge of French is strongly desired.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide proof of their language skills under a recognized framework (e.g. CEFR, IELTS, etc.) unless the language in question is their mother tongue. The language skills of shortlisted candidates who are unable to provide proof of their language proficiency will be assessed as part of the selection process.

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