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  • Posted: Jan 28, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 3, 2023
  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is a global leader, investor and advisor committed to projects in its developing member countries that reduce extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. IFC finances private sector investments, mobilizes capital in the international financial markets, helps clients...
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    Event Planner - Short Term Consultant (STC)

    Duties and Accountabilities

    • Develop a standardized process to manage the logistics and event requirements.
    • Build relationships with vendors including venues and other industry contacts while managing logistical aspects of events.
    • Coordinate with internal and external clients and vendors to establish the requirements for events throughout the planning process.
    • Visit sites and lead pre-event meetings to help staff make decisions about event designs.
    • Plan and facilitate logistics for all events, including contract negotiations, guest lists, venue preparation, presentation materials, security, catering, entertainment, transportation, equipment, decor, and marketing materials.
    • Manage all aspects of event planning, coordination and budgeting while meeting strict deadlines.
    • Oversee client experiences from conception through post-event review, managing on-site preparations, production, and event breakdown while ensuring consistent, high-level service throughout all event phases.
    • Build and maintain a comprehensive database of industry contacts, vendors, and venues
    • Troubleshoot any issues that arise during events.

    Required skills and qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in event management, public relations or related discipline.
    • Experience in marketing or public relations.
    • 6 plus years of event planning and coordination experience.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Experience in building and maintaining positive business relationships.
    • Excellent organizational skills, including multitasking, time management, and attention to detail.
    • Ability to handle pressure and make good decisions quickly.
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft packages and Outlook.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should submit their Cover letter and CV by February 3rd 2023 to with the Subject line as “Short Term Consultant – Event Planner, Nairobi Kenya”.

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