Closing date: Tuesday, 5 September 2023

Job position:  El Salvador

The IDB Group is a community of diverse, versatile and passionate people, united to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Those who work with us find purpose and do what they love most in an inclusive, collaborative, agile and rewarding environment.

About this job

We are looking for a  Communications Consultant  to provide strategic and technical advice on communications management to the IDB Representation in El Salvador, in collaboration with the Department of Knowledge, Innovation and Communication (KIC) and the Department Management of Central American Countries (CID), Haiti, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic, as well as in everything related to relations with the media and priority audiences in a timely, efficient and agile manner, in line with the Bank’s corporate identity.

You will work with the Representation of El Salvador, which is part of the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication (KIC) department. This team is responsible for (main tasks of the department) Strategic management of communication and press, Development of communication materials, Support and advice, Internal communication.

This is what you will do

  •  Support and/or coordinate the preparation and implementation of  communications plans  for the efficient and timely development of initiatives, projects and events open to the public, both of the IDB Group and events carried out by third parties with the participation of the IDB.
  •  Act as a focal point of  interaction with the country’s media  (radio, television, written press and digital media) in coordination with KIC and in accordance with the IDB Group’s communication processes, policies and guidelines, as well as keeping the database updated. of contact data.
  •  Coordinate with the CID communication area to contribute to the implementation of the communication strategy of the Central American Region, in line with the IDB corporate plan and applying the brand manual in each case.
  •  Crisis management  in coordination with VPC, KIC and CID Management, proactively identifying and managing communication risks, managing specific crises and developing messages in accordance with corporate guidelines.
  •  Advise and support the Representative and the office staff in the management of social networks, consistent with the corresponding corporate policies (AM-325) and the guides prepared by KIC, which includes external publications, branding, blogs, social networks and dissemination of public information on different channels.
  •  Write and edit  press releases, video scripts, talking points, speeches, opinion articles, blogs, newsletters and other materials that illustrate the scope and impact of the representation’s activities and generate content for the   IDB corporate social networks .
  •  Maintain a  mapping of key actors  and influencers of social and offline networks and Coordination and management of the  relationship with suppliers  such as, for example, communication agencies, graphic designers or audiovisual producers.
  •  Likewise, be a focal point for interaction and support with those responsible for communication of public sector entities, the private sector, multilateral and bilateral international cooperators, the academic sector and representatives of civil society.
  •  Ensure that the  IDB brand image  (e.g. logo, visual identity) is well represented in events, publications and other products and in all communication products involving the Bank.

This is what you need

  •  Education:  Master’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience in communications, marketing, international development or related field, preferably with an emphasis in media relations and journalism. Experience in political analysis will be taken into account.
  •  Experience  : Have at least 5 years of experience in the media, strategic communication and public relations agencies, communication offices of international entities.
  •  Languages  : Spanish and English

Key skills

  •  Continuous learning.
  •  Collaboration, teamwork and sharing knowledge.
  •  Focus on the client.
  •  Communication and influence.
  •  Information analysis.
  •  Innovation and creativity.
  •  Coordination with corporate/central teams and regional/local offices.

The selected person must also have the following technical skills:

  •  Excellent communication and public speaking skills.
  •  Creative and narrative writing  : Development of communication materials that summarize complex information that is reflected through powerful stories and narratives.
  •  Crisis management  : Respond quickly and professionally to crises and situations of reputational risk, communicating the facts of the situation, as well as the justification for the IDB’s response.
  •  Management and evaluation of communication plans  : Provide guidance regarding the roles, obligations and responsibilities of staff in communication projects to ensure achievement of program objectives.
  •  Business acumen  : Participate in meetings and forums with various business areas and functions to strategically support the IDB’s business objectives.
  •  Marketing  : Increase the impact of the IDB brand in specific markets or with certain stakeholder groups


  •  Citizenship:  You are a citizen of El Salvador or one of our 48 member countries, with residence or legal permission to work in El Salvador.
  •  Consanguinity:  You do not have family members (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including your spouse) who work at the IDB, IDB Invest or IDB Lab.

Contract type and duration

  •  Contract Type  : Full-time national consultant.
  •  Duration  : 12 months renewable by mutual agreement
  •  Work Location  : On site.

What we offer

The IDB Group offers benefits that respond to the different needs and moments in an employee’s life. These benefits include:

  • A competitive compensation  package 
  •  Leave and vacations:  2 days per month of contract + parental leave without gender distinction.
  •  Health Insurance:  The IDB Group provides a monthly allowance for the purchase of health insurance.
  •  Savings plan:  The IDB Group cares about your future and, depending on the duration of the contract, you will receive an allocation for a monthly savings plan.
  •  Flexible and hybrid work schedules.
  •  Health and Wellness:  Access to our Health Services Center that offers employees preventative care and health education.
  •  Development Support:  We offer learning opportunities to improve your professional profile, such as seminars, individualized career advice, and much more.

Part Time Consultant

  •  A competitive compensation package.
  •  A flexible way of working. You will be evaluated by deliverable.

Our culture

At the IDB Group, we work for everyone to give their best and bring their true self to work, be willing to try new approaches without fear, be accountable for their actions and be rewarded for them.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) are the pillars of our organization. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, Black and Indigenous people to apply.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job interview process. If you are a qualified candidate who has a disability, please email us at to request a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.

Our Human Resources Team thoroughly reviews each request.

About the IDB Group

The IDB Group, composed of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest and IDB Lab, offers flexible financing solutions to its member countries to finance economic and social development through loans and subsidies to public and private entities in the Americas. Latin and the Caribbean.

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank’s mission is to improve lives. Founded in 1959, the IDB is one of the main sources of long-term financing for the economic, social and institutional development of Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research projects and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private clients throughout the region.  


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Additional Information

  •  External Opening Date: Aug 29, 2023
  •  External Closing Date: Sep 5, 2023
  •  External Contact Email:
  •  External Contact Name: HR Service Center
  •  Job Field: Technical Support

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