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  • Posted: Aug 27, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • We were formed in 1999 when our parent company JT Group acquired the non US operations of R.J. Reynolds. In 2007 we acquired UK based Gallaher, doubling our size and adding 11,000 new employees. Today we’re even bigger, with a diverse employee base driving our success all over the world. Our mission is to nurture our internationally recognized brand...
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    Corporate Affairs Manager

    Job ID:  23358
    Location: Victoria Island
    Professional area: Corporate Affairs & Communications
    Contract type: Permanent
    Professional level: Experienced

    Position Purpose
    Reporting to the Corporate Affairs & Communication Director West Africa, the CA Manager is responsible for implementing the cluster's Corporate Affairs & Communication strategy for:

    • Regulatory Monitoring
    • Stakeholder Engagament
    • Government relations
    • Corporate and Media Communication

    Main Areas Of Responsibility
    Regulatory Monitoring:

    • Anticipates and monitors developments of tobacco-control and fiscal policy developments such as excise tax. Provide a basic assessment of their potential implications.
    • Pro-actively highlights issues to the Corporate Affairs & Communications (CA&C) Manager such that anticipated challenges are addressed in a timely manner.

    Stakeholder Engagement:

    • Develops and maintains up to date stakeholder maps used to implement pre-determined CAC strategies.
    • Represents JTI at local trade, business association meetings and industry programmes. Ensures that JTI's views and positions are well represented.

    Government Relations:

    • Active engagement with officials of relevant Ministries, Agencies & Departments (MDAs) to drive opportunities where JTI's positions and solutions can be effectively presented towards a reasonable and feasible regulatory environment.

    Media and Corporate Communications:

    • Content development and production of JTI's West Afrcia newsletter.
    • Assists in preparing engagement tools such as talking points, press releases, presentations, background profiles etc
    • Media monitoring: Daily scouring of reputable news sources, prepare and file relevant press clippings.
    • Prepare weekly media coverage report highlighting relevant news reports over the period.

    Localizing global/Regional Regulatory Initiatives:

    • Assists in localizing and global/regional CA&C priorities in line with developing local strategies as and when required. The objective is to ensure the effective implementation and roll-out of global/regional initiatives and strategies in line with local market environment.
    • Other duties as may be assigned by the CA&C Director WA

    Qualifications, Experience & Skills

    • Bachelor degree preferably in Media & Communication, Political Science, Law or Business Administration.
    • Minimum 3 years managerial experience in Public Affairs or Corporate Affairs & Communications, preferably in a regulated FMCG industry.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Advanced Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel) is required.
    • High level of adaptability to diverse and fast changing environments.
    • High Level of general/current affairs Knowledge. Proven strong interpersonal skills, and a team player
    • High level of relationship building. High level of  cultural sensitivity , and sense of prudence
    • High degree of tact and confidentiality
    • Strong reporting, analytical and negotiating skills

    Method of Application

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