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Head of Outreach & Multimedia


  • Organization: OPEC Fund for International Development
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Managerial positions
    • Marketing (Digital, Advertisement, Brand, Promotion)
  • Closing Date: Closed

Reports to: Communication Director

Deadline: February 20. 2023

Job Profile

The Head of Outreach & Multimedia leads the development and implementation of stakeholder outreach and engagement strategies, drives the creation and optimization of press and multimedia planning, and manages the delivery of high-profile campaigns and events, to strengthen internal and external cooperation and maximize visibility in accordance with the OPEC Fund communication strategy. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Policy development and implementation

  • Leads the development and implementation of outreach and engagement strategies with a particular focus on raising awareness in member and partner countries, delivering high-quality media coverage and ensuring internal buy-in.
  • Leads the development and implementation of communication policies, including for safeguarding multimedia assets, managing internal and external websites and complying with data privacy policies.
  • Develops and implements an annual workplan and budget with clear, measurable targets.

Content creation

  • Leads the preparation and delivery of tactical communications content (including corporate presentations and videos, press kits, investor communications, stakeholder testimonials and internal messaging) 
  • Oversees the creation and distribution of press releases, multimedia and social media programming for internal and external channels.
  • Translates complex projects/policies/statements into content that matches the needs and awareness levels of target audiences.

Stakeholder management and engagement

  • Builds and cultivates an extensive network of professional contacts and subject matter experts in member & partner countries, partner organizations and press.
  • Develops and implements annual content and event calendars to coordinate internal and external communications.
  • Develops and delivers annual plans for internal engagement, media coverage, organizational outreach, executive advocacy and speaking engagements. 
  • Ensures communication support (including media training) is available to other departments. 
  • Advises on crisis communications, working closely with the Communication Director/Senior Management and relevant staff to develop talking points.

Leadership and direction

  • Leads a specialized outreach and multimedia team to deliver compelling, consistent and credible messaging in compliance with brand guidelines and information policies. 
  • Supervises and mentors staff to ensure individual work as well as learning and development plans are established and met.
  • Drives digital innovation and advancements in communication practices and processes. 


  • Establishes an effective data collection and analysis system to measure audience & press engagement, track partnership leads, evaluate performance, and optimize promotional efforts.
  • Manages on-and-offline communication channels, ensuring optimal performance and compliance with organizational policies.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Media, Social Sciences, Journalism, International Development or related studies.
  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant professional experience. Preferably, 5 years of experience within an international organization in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Fluent in English. Fluency in Arabic is a plus.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Media & digital communication expertise; 
  • Extensive networking / CRM experience; 
  • Robust project management and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results on deadline;
  • In-depth familiarity with global development landscape;
  • Cross-cultural management experience, sensitivity and respect for diversity.
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