Washington, United States
Institutional Affairs Officer ( Job Number: 1900906 )
The Secretary’s Department (SEC) has operational responsibility for the 24-member Executive Board of the IMF and also serves as the regular point of contact with the Fund’s 189 member countries on institutional matters. This includes responsibility for working with the IMF’s Board of Governors, and the policy-guiding International Monetary and Financial Committee.
The Operations Division of the Secretary’s Department facilitates meetings of the Executive Board and its committees, analyzes discussions, and provides outputs in connection with the Annual/Spring Meetings. The division produces meeting minutes and records and contributes to the periodic reports on the work of the Executive Board, as well as the monthly memorandum of selected issues arising out of Board meetings (Board InSight). Also, OP reviews draft policy papers and responds to requests by Executive Directors, management, and staff for information on a variety of policy and procedural matters. OP drafts speeches and speaking points for management and Executive Directors and responds to general inquiries about membership in the Fund.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Division Chief of the Operations Division, the main responsibility of the candidate will be to ensure the high quality of written documents and other materials produced in the division, as indicated below. The candidate will be asked to prepare speeches and memoranda for management and, to the extent possible, help other colleagues in the Division in their work on formal meetings.
The main tasks are:
- Taking primary responsibility for the minutes of the formal Board meetings of the Executive Board, overseeing the production process from the delivery of the verbatim transcript to the final reviewer, making and suggesting stylistic and structural changes to conform with Fund editorial standards and the Secretary’s Department’s procedures;
- Conducting training for the staff in the offices of Executive Directors on the drafting of effective Board statements;
- Preparing speaking notes, farewell, and welcome remarks for the Secretary and other senior officials (management, Executive Board);
- Drafting summaries of informal sessions of the Executive Board, as well seminars during the Spring and Annual Meetings;
- Providing other support for the Operations Division and the Secretary’s Department as needed; and
- Contributing to innovation in the department.
The successful candidate must have an advanced university degree in economics or a related field, or a university degree or equivalent, supplemented by a minimum of six years of relevant professional experience. Experience with drafting and editing economic documents under tight deadlines is essential. The job requires an excellent command of the English language, outstanding ability to pay attention to detail, and ability to work well under pressure and as part of a team. Experience in teaching effective writing skills in an academic or corporate training environment would also be helpful. Knowledge of, and experience with Fund, policy issues and practices, the roles of the Board, management, and staff, and familiarity with Board procedures and the conduct of Board meetings would be an asset.
The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.