Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

As a communications leader with 18+ years of experience, I have raised the profile of mission driven organizations like the World Bank, USAID, UNICEF, Islamic Development Bank and non-profits by rolling out data-driven marketing and communications strategies. I drove engaging global campaigns on issues ranging from financial inclusion and tech for development to child marriage and water and sanitation.

Work History
07/XXX0 to Current
Director of Communications, CATALYZE Vmware, Inc. Orlando, FL,
  • Developed communications strategy and workplan for USAID CATALYZE, which seeks to mobilize $2 billion in private sector funding over 5 years to address global development challenges.
  • Increased brand awareness by developing technical and non-technical comms collateral, presentations, campaigns, articles and newsletters for stakeholders.
  • Oversaw online community of practice bringing together non-profits, banks, investors and policy-makers to accelerate private sector financing for social impact.
01/XXX0 to 07/XXX0
Digital Media Lead Specialist Islamic Development Bank City, STATE,
  • Developed IsDB's first corporate web and social media strategy and created web governance guidelines
  • Developed annual work plan and editorial calendar and designed campaigns around UN Days and major moments. Engaged staff ambassadors and partner organizations to amplify campaigns
  • Regularly monitored audience engagement and "sentiment" metrics
  • Trained country and regional staff on digital storytelling
  • Provided guidance to senior management on disclosure and access to information policy
05/2018 to 12/2019
Senior Consultant Communications And Knowledge Management City, STATE,
  • FinEquity (CGAP): Rolled out communications strategy for women's financial inclusion community of practice. This included overseeing branding, member outreach and digital comms
  • TetraTech (USAID): Developed strategic communications work plan for seven-country USAID program to close financing gaps for water and sanitation
  • UNICEF/ UNFPA: Developed digital-first internal and external communications strategy for $233 million Global Program to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage
  • BRAC (Bangladesh): Worked with senior management of world's largest
    NGO to develop knowledge management strategy
05/2012 to 04/2018
Head of Communications, SME Finance Forum International Finance Corp (World Bank Group) City, STATE,
  • Facilitated creation of global network with 150+ banks, fintechs, NGOs and development finance institutions to promote collaboration and accelerate small business finance. Established relationship management processes and tools to deepen partner engagement
  • Used innovative storytelling and multi-channel digital campaigns (web, social and mobile app) to reach variety of stakeholders including private sector, policy-makers, development partners
  • Increased visibility through branding and messaging. Oversaw development of all print and digital marketing and communications collateral including widely-cited IFC/G20 reports, brochures, pitch presentations, videos and event materials
  • Developed strategic partnerships with media outlets resulting in coverage from Financial Times, The Banker, Wall Street Journal and Development Finance
  • Organized high-profile events including G20, IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting sessions and other donor and private sector events
  • Hired, mentored and coached communications staff/ consultant
10/2003 to 04/2012
Manager - Online Communities/ Advisor to CEO Development Gateway Foundation City, STATE,
  • Worked with clients like UNDP, UNIDO, World Bank, IDB and Hewlett Foundation to develop and implement digital solutions that promote collaboration, citizen engagement and social accountability.
  • Oversaw 100+ online communities of practice bringing together over 300,000 development practitioners
  • Supported CEO to develop annual business plan and direct business development and partnership efforts
  • Managed $100,000 challenge program to recognize innovators applying information technologies for development
  • Led 20-person cross-functional team based in Bangladesh
  • Strategic Communications
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Web and app development
  • Social media campaigns
  • Media relations
  • Branding and messaging
  • Videos
  • Stakeholder communications
  • Partnerships
  • Project management
Expected in 05/2003
Master of Arts: Science, Technology And Innovation Policy
George Washington University - Washington DC,
Expected in 05/2001
Bachelor of Arts: Double Major in Astrophysics & Business-Economics
Agnes Scott College - Atlanta, GA,
Expected in 04/XXX1
Certification: Documentary Film-making
NY Film Academy - NY,
Expected in 03/2019
Certification: Design Thinking For The Social Sector
University Of Virginia - VA,

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  • NY Film Academy
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