IDB2184 - Lead Events Specialist

Business Unit: President Complex
Division: Not Applicable
Department: Marketing and Communications Department
Contract type: Regular Staff
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 05-Feb-2019
Job Role: Design and deliver a programme of live events to promote the IsDB brand among target audiences.
Key Accountabilities:
  • Lead the planning and delivery of IsDB’s external events programme, including Annual Meetings, conferences, roadshows, summits, speaking platforms for the President
  • Advise senior leadership and colleagues as appropriate at a strategic level to develop event formats, messages, KPIs and objectives
  • Position IsDB leadership as thought-leaders through keynote and speaking engagements 
  • Lead the planning and delivery of IsDB’s internal events such as stakeholder meetings and town halls
  • Manage senior relationships with third party suppliers, such as production companies or agencies, including contract negotiation
  • Create and manage budgets for key events
  • Responsible for measurement and evaluation of external events against set KPIs
Job Requirements:

Academic qualifications
• Master’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, or related fields


• English (Mandatory)
• Arabic (Mandatory)
• French (Preferred)

Minimum number of years and nature of experience
• 3-5 years in a senior events role for a global organisation or business, with demonstrated success
• 10 years’ experience in global organisation or business, with demonstrated success
• Excellent project management skills and ability to manage a team 
• Proven ability to have delivered a programme of international events
• Proven ability to manage suppliers and budgets
• Excellent understanding of production teams and creative content (eg: working with set designers, film producers, exhibitions)

Job specific competencies
Strategic and creative thinker with ability to see the bigger picture
• Resourceful with a ‘can-do’ attitude and results-driven approach
• Relationships with key international forums and conferences in the global financing and development sector desirable
• Ability to leverage thought-leadership and specialist expertise through a strong programme of events
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and effective at developing relationships with senior stakeholders
• Strong commercial acumen and experience managing budgets

  • Job will be based in IDB’s headquarters in Jeddah, KSA

Travel requirements:

As needed.

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