Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
  • C:
  • Date of Birth:
  • India:
  • :
  • single:
Professional Summary

As a communications leader with 17+ years of experience, I have raised the profile of mission-driven organizations like IFC, World Bank, UNICEF and Islamic Development Bank. I drove engaging global campaigns on issues ranging from water and sanitation to financial inclusion and from tech for development to child marriage. I have managed cross-functional teams and perform well in environments with competing priorities.

Work History
Senior Consultant , 05/2018 - Current
Iqvia Holdings Inc Asheville, NC,
  • Islamic Development Bank (Jeddah): Developed IsDB's first corporate web and social media strategy and created annual editorial calendar. Advised IsDB on disclosure and access to information policy
  • TetraTech (USAID project): Developed strategic communications and knowledge management work plan for seven-country USAID WASH-FIN program to close financing gaps for water and sanitation.
  • FinEquity (CGAP): Rolled out communications strategy for women's financial inclusion community of practice. This included branding/positioning, member outreach, audio/visual storytelling and digital communications.
  • UNICEF/ UNFPA: Developed digital-first internal and external communications strategy for $233 million Global Program to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage.
  • World Bank: Initiated partnership with BRAC University in Bangladesh and delivered executive learning program on disaster risk finance for government and humanitarian NGOs.
  • BRAC (Bangladesh): Worked with senior management of world's largest NGO to develop knowledge management strategy.
Head of Communications, SME Finance Forum, 05/2012 - 04/2018
International Finance Corporation (IFC) City, STATE,
  • Facilitated creation of global partner network with 150+ banks, fintech companies and development finance institutions to promote collaboration and accelerate small business finance. Established relationship management processes and tools for team to deepen engagement with partners
  • Used innovative storytelling techniques and multi-channel digital campaigns (web, social and mobile) to reach variety of stakeholders including private sector companies, policy-makers, development partners, think tanks as well as internal staff
  • Increased visibility through branding and messaging. Oversaw development of all print and digital 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 and other donor and private sector events
  • Hired, mentored and coached communications staff/ consultant
Advisor to CEO/ Manager - Online Communities, 10/2003 - 04/2012
Development Gateway/ World Bank City, STATE,
  • 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 partly virtual, cross-functional team
  • 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. Two major projects I worked on are UNDP's online collaboration platform called Teamworks and World Bank's Mapping for Results initiative, which produced interactive maps and data visualizations on aid flows
  • Strategic Communications
  • Knowledge Management
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Web development
  • Social media
  • Media relations
  • Branding
  • Internal communications
  • Partnerships
  • Strategic planning
  • Donor reporting
Master of Arts: Science And Tech Policy, Expected in 05/2004
George Washington University - Washington, DC
Bachelor of Arts: Business-Economics And Astrophysics, Expected in 05/2001
Agnes Scott College - Decatur, GA
  • Recipient of IFC Team Award for launching SME Finance Forum member network
  • Shortlisted for IFC Knowbel Awards for knowledge-sharing
  • Recipient of World Bank's South Asia innovation competition for project targeting ultra-poor in Bangladesh's climate change affected coastal belt

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy


Resumes, and other information uploaded or provided by the user, are considered User Content governed by our Terms & Conditions. As such, it is not owned by us, and it is the user who retains ownership over such content.

How this resume score
could be improved?

Many factors go into creating a strong resume. Here are a few tweaks that could improve the score of this resume:


resume Strength

  • Formatting
  • Length
  • Measurable Results
  • Personalization
  • Target Job

Resume Overview

School Attended

  • George Washington University
  • Agnes Scott College

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Consultant
  • Head of Communications, SME Finance Forum
  • Advisor to CEO/ Manager - Online Communities


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

*As seen in: