Communications Associate World Bank

World Bank

The overall task of the Communications Associate is to: support the planning and implementation of the Communications strategy that assists all programs under PNPM and the PSF; strengthen and diversify the existing communications activities; and complement ongoing operations focused on knowledge sharing. Specific tasks include:

  • Play a lead role in organizing with PNPM stakeholders a diverse set of important learning activities including workshops, conferences, high-profile events 3-4 times a year, and monthly brown-bag lunches (BBLs) on key CDD topics;
  • Support the organization of study tours (8-12 times per year) for delegations from other countries interested in learning about PNPM, and study tours for GOI officials traveling overseas;
  • Write concisely-written publications of high quality in different formats customized for different audiences; prepare notes on best practices and lessons learned distilled from PNPM and PSF-managed programs and disseminate using different mediums;
  • Facilitate a community of practice on issues related to PNPM and community driven development; organize activities designed to increase public dialogue and outreach on PNPM, community empowerment, and poverty reduction;
  • Strengthen partnerships with a variety of PNPM stakeholders including government agencies, NGOS and CSOs, local and national media organizations, donor agencies, and World Bank task teams;
  • Work closely with the Team Leader of the Communications Program to identify new priorities and adjust the Communications strategy and activities as needed;
  • Advise and assist the project teams, especially within the PSF, on how to design and implement communication activities and learning events for specific audiences to maximize learning, as well as to use innovative knowledge sharing tools and approaches as needed;
  • Mentor junior staff and consultants.


(Description of the deliverables, delivery schedules, and acceptance criteria for the deliverables)

  • Learning and training events such as high-level workshops for policymakers, study visits/exchanges to learn about key aspects of PNPM by visiting delegations from other countries and vice versa, and regular BBLs;
  • Published materials in different formats on best practices, lessons learned, program descriptions, etc. on PNPM and PSF;
  • Regular meetings and consultations with key officials from Government of Indonesia ministries and other bodies responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing PNPM programs;
  • Communications and knowledge sharing strategies and detailed plans prepared for PSF teams as needed.


The Communications Associate is an integral member of PSF’s Communications Team and works under the overall supervision of the Social Development Sector Coordinator. On a day-to-day basis (s)he will report to the Team Leader of Communications and work in close coordination with the team’s other Communication Associate, Librarian, and consultants, as well as all PSF teams.


  • Master’s degree in communications, or Bachelor’s degree with 2  years experience in communications or public relations;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a track record of preparing short, concise, user-friendly information materials;
  • Strong networking skills;
  • Experience in working with local institutions to build their capacity and develop partnerships;
  • Direct experience working in development projects is highly desirable as well as experience in community-driven development;
  • Excellent ability to write and communicate in English; fluency in Bahasa Indonesia required;
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to use standard technology packages, e.g., Lotus Notes, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;
  • Ability to work under pressures and tight deadlines with accuracy, professionalism, and a sense of humor;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong team player;
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Must be willing to travel frequently and sometimes to remote areas.

Closing Date:  30-Jul-2011

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