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The Global Financing Facility is a country-driven partnership that aims to accelerate efforts to end preventable maternal, newborn, child and adolescent deaths and improve the health and quality of life of women, adolescents and children.  The GFF seeks to support countries with an integrated health system approach that looks for the best solutions for better women, children and adolescents’ health and nutrition outcomes.

The GFF acts as a pathfinder in a new era of financing for development by pioneering a model that shifts away from focusing solely on official development assistance to an approach that combines getting more results from existing resources and increasing the total volume of financing from: domestic resources, IDA and IBRD financing, aligned external financing and private sector resources. The GFF aims to close the resource gap for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) by 2030 through these multiple sources of financing.  The GFF will achieve this by mobilizing additional funding through the combination of grants from a dedicated multi-donor trust fund (the GFF Trust Fund), financing from International Development Association (IDA) and International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and the crowding-in of additional domestic and external resources.  The GFF also leverages the private sector expertise of the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank Group’s private sector arm, to attract private sector resources to priority investment areas.

The GFF secretariat works in partnership with the GFF Investors Group partners to deliver on the GFF objectives under country leadership.  This includes working with countries to develop quality investment cases with strong monitoring and evaluation frameworks and implementation plans, managing the GFF trust fund, providing technical assistance to regional teams and support to the GFF Investors Group, the governance mechanism for the GFF. The secretariat is based at the World Bank, situated in the HNP Global Practice.


The GFF Secretariat is seeking an online communications and social media producer short-term consultant (STC) to work on the development of online communications content in French, as well as provide support for general French-language communications. The work will include but is not limited to developing, adapting, translating, posting and monitoring strategic social media content in French; supporting the production of French-language content for the website and the monthly newsletter, and to share with partners; and ensuring some quality control of French-language products and correspondence. The online communications and social media producer STC will play an important role in strategic communications efforts contributing to the success of the GFF communications and advocacy strategy, as well as to demonstrate the WBG’s transformational leadership in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. The short-term consultant will report to the GFF communications lead.


The initial consultancy is for up to 150 days through June 30, 2020, with an expected start date of July 15, 2019.


Social Media, Online Content Production

  • Support the day-to-day updating of the website
  • Produce, translate, adapt and post French-language content for the web
  • Ensure search engine optimization of website content, and compliance with World Bank technical and editorial standards
  • Support the development, scripting, creation and publication of multimedia content in French (slideshows, infographics etc.)
  • Write, edit and coordinate French-Language content for social media channels (bilingual Twitter and YouTube, with later possibility of a separate French-language Twitter channel)
  • Support the production and dissemination of French-language newsletter
  • Support the communications team with quality review of French-English/English-French translations of products, content and correspondence (but not translate)
  • Identify internal and external opportunities to share French-language GFF content and cross-promote GFF content on other online channels
  • Report on key performance indicators and provide recommendations

Additional Communications Support

  • Provide support during events
  • Support the creation of GFF presentations and publications, as needed
  • Help respond to French-language media queries, as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree (Communications, International Relations/Public Affairs, Economics or other related field) plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience, particularly in online communications
  • Some knowledge of issues and developments in the global health arena, with proven understanding/experience working in the area of women and children’s health and nutrition with specific focus on French-speaking countries
  • Strong knowledge of digital and social media platforms with experience in stimulating conversations with stakeholders, developing strategies to position across websites, blogs and other channels
  • Diplomatic skills in French, particularly understanding the sensitivities of communicating with French-speaking, high-level partners
  • French and English language skills and proficiency to write content for social media and the web
  • Experience working with web and email management platforms like Drupal and MailChimp
  • Familiarity with website analytics tools such as Omniture and Google Analytics
Washington DC
Post Date:
Monday, June 17, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2019
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