The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.
About the Role
The Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) provides comparative statistics, analysis and capacity building. It helps local and national actors work together to unleash the potential of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), promote inclusive and sustainable regions and cities, boost local job creation, and implement sound tourism policies. It includes the Secretariats serving the Regional Development Policy Committee (RDPC) and its three Working Parties on Urban Policy, Rural Policy and Territorial Indicators, the Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE), the Tourism Committee and its Working Party on Tourism Statistics, and the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Directing Committee.
The CFE is looking for an experienced Communications and Partnership Development Manager with drive and creativity to lead strategic and innovative communications as well as outreach for cooperation and fundraising activities. Working closely with the management team of CFE, she/he will lead and oversee the management and implementation of all policies, strategies and guidelines in the area of communications for CFE, as well as lead efforts to increase engagement of and financing by new public, private and non-profit stakeholders. She/he will report to the Director of CFE.
What You're Gonna Do
- Define and supervise the implementation of the communications strategy of CFE, with a view to enhancing the relevance, visibility and impact of its work on policy-makers, policyshapers and society at large, under the guidance of the Director.
- Help define and refine a common and coherent narrative across all policy areas on the OECD’s role in promoting Better Policies for Better Lives and supported by effective planning and co-ordination.
- Ensure CFE plays an active part in the Organisation’s evolving approach to communications, so as to enhance its impact and legitimacy as a global player, e.g. by promoting a more interactive engagement with partners and audiences, the continued digitalisation of content and the professionalization of messaging.
- Improve CFE’s understanding, mapping and monitoring of their audiences, and participate on behalf of CFE in the corporate impact evaluation efforts. Measure the effectiveness of different communications vehicles and approaches and provide strategic guidance across CFE to adjust strategies and practices.
- Ensure coordination on behalf of CFE with the Public Affairs and Communication Directorate, including on the implementation of the OECD communications strategy and to represent CFE on the organisation’s Senior Communications Board.
- Raise the profile of CFE work streams worldwide, while supporting authors upstream to clarify evidence and policy messages, and drafting or leading communication outputs such as blogs, videos or press articles.
- Coordinate the range, content and distribution of CFE communications products and promotional material to convey key policy messages, and promote these through existing or new communications channels (media, social media, website, publications etc.).
Fundraising and outreach:
- Identify new potential partners to support CFE work in the areas of entrepreneurship and small business; regional, urban and rural development; sustainable development, and tourism.
- Develop, support and drive implementation of a strategy for long-term engagement with different partners (public, private and non-profit), including those that can provide direct financing or in-kind resources, in close coordination with the the CFE Director’s Office and the CFE Heads of Division.
- Work collaboratively with CFE Heads of Division and policy staff to make CFE’s work attractive to new funders by providing strategic guidance on how to design, communicate and negotiate projects with donors.
- Manage the team of communications officers to support the different streams of work of the CFE Divisions.
- Develop capacity in the team to address an evolving communications environment, soliciting external expertise as required.
- Liaise with the Public Affairs and Communications Directorate to ensure CFE work conforms to internal guidelines and is visible in OECD-wide communications efforts.
- Demonstrate a commitment to excellence by ensuring high standards of performance management, project planning and management, effective working methods and a working environment conducive to teamwork, continuous learning, and innovation.
- Ensure that events organised by CFE, publications and communications activities are organised to a high quality, making best use of available resources.
Academic Background :
- An advanced university degree in a relevant field such as communications, media or international relations, social sciences, business, etc.
- A minimum of three, preferably at least five years, of relevant experience in the area of communications and fundraising, preferably in an international environment.
- Strong storytelling skills with proven ability to draft clear and engaging content.
- Experience working on communications for large events.
- Experience of results management and or monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the success of communications campaigns.
- Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills.
- Proven ability to innovate, bring new ideas and creative approaches.
- Proven ability to co-create with different kinds of partners and stakeholders, identifying and building on convergent interests.
- Experience in the non-profit or private sector is a plus.
- Experience with writing grant proposals and grant reporting.
- Knowledge of the fundraising industry, including development banks, corporate philanthropy, banks, and private foundations.
- Understanding of the funder climate, trends, strategies, and priorities.
- Knowledge of desktop design tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite) and web tools would be a definite advantage.
- Experience with IT collaborative platforms (e.g. e-share) would be an advantage.
- Experience with data visualisation and infographic tools would be an advantage.
- Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.
- Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
- For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Achievement focus, Drafting skills, Flexible thinking, Teamwork, Diplomatic sensitivity, and Strategic networking.
What We Offer
- Twelve-month, fixed-term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.
- Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 5,974 EUR or 7,372 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
5,974 EUR – 7,372 EUR
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