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 Extended Term Consultant
 World Bank

 Location: New Delhi
 Last Date:
April 17, 2011


The South Asia Environment, Water Resources and Climate Change unit (SASDI) Team of the New Delhi Office intends to hire an Extended Term Consultant who will be expected to provide support to the team on strategic communications.  The Extended Term Consultant will work with the South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI) team to promote the goals of poverty reduction, economic development, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, and water security and regional peace through significant and measurable improvements in water resources management and development at the regional, international basin and national levels.  On offer are unique opportunities to operate in a world-class environment, on a highly stimulating work program.

Duties and Responsibilities

·          Develop and support execution of SAWI’s communications strategy;

·          Provide strategic advice and support to the SAWI team on external communications with the World Bank’s clients, donors and wider stakeholders in water resource management, and managing internal communications with World Bank staff;

·          Identify relevant civil society organizations interested in water resources management in SAWI focus countries, establish links with these organizations and develop strategies to keep them informed and engaged with the activities of SAWI;

·          Monitor the political economy of the region and in particular geographical areas where SAWI activities take place, including regular tracking and analysis of current events/projects/issues/sensitivities related to SAWI’s program;

·          Manage design, production and dissemination of SAWI communications products, potentially including briefing notes, newsletters, publication series, web content, etc.  

Prerequisites for the position include:

·          Master's Degree plus 8 years of relevant experience OR a BA plus 13 years of relevant experience.

·          Fully proficient in communications approaches, tools and methodologies related to planning, executing and monitoring communications strategies (i.e., campaign management, social marketing, opinion research, outreach tactics, message targeting, participatory policy development through deliberative fora and other techniques)

·          Strong organizational, research and analytical skills

·          Excellent English verbal and writing skills; in particular, skills in writing for a variety of audiences, skill in writing and editing news, feature articles and technical pieces, ability to write/edit in a variety of writing styles, strong editing and proofreading skills, strong presentation skills

·          Good and proven understanding of global and regional water and climate change issues

·          Proven ability to work under stress, to prioritize and manage multiple ambiguous tasks within tight deadlines

·          Good team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with internal and external partners in a culturally diverse environment

·          Knowledge of graphics, desktop publishing and print production is desirable)

·         Work experience in a research institution or like organizations, while desirable, is not mandatory.

Details (Vacancy # 110513) are available in the World Bank Careers website: All applications must be submitted through this website. The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.   

Closing date is April 17, 2011.  Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

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