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NBC Plc Recruits Region Public Affairs and Communications Manager (North)

Region Public Affairs and Communications Manager (North)
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Job Reference RPACMN/07/2014
Job role Region Public Affairs and Communications Manager (North)
Functional areas Public Affairs and Communication
Department Public Affairs & Communication
Job Details
Main Purpose of Job

The Job Holder will be based in Abuja and reports to the Head Public Affairs and Communications( Head Office)
Strengthening Company reputation through strategic interactions with stakeholders in local communities, government at all levels, civil society and industry, influencing a conducive fiscal framework and operating environment while supporting acceptability in the marketplace. Other Key responsibilities include:
Government Relations
· Strong social capital targeted at maintaining a network of government agencies of influence and impact on business operations.
· Monitor the fiscal and regulatory landscape for opportunities and threats to business sustainability, prescribe and implement specific agenda/campaigns to influence key stakeholders.
· Contribute to topical industry conversation, legislative framework and roundtables to position the organization as a thought leader of influence on policy direction
Community Trust
· Proactively evaluate threats and engage with community heads and KOLs on issues of common interest to project the Company as a trusted and valued member in operating communities
· In conjunction with plant teams, actively engage communities within the region to identify needs and initiate programs to address, in relation to Company strategy and Business Plan.
· Identify credible partners and civil society groups with expertise on common CSR programs and coordinate timely execution of sustainable programs in conjunction with the plant teams.
· Conduct social impact evaluation of community programs and a measure of company reputation in the marketplace
· Creatively support employee engagement through participation in community projects as part of employee volunteering initiatives.
Public Affairs
· Initiate and lead partnerships with the Golden Triangle – government, industry and civil society groups, securing strategic recognitions for the business.
· Manage communication platforms in the region and coordinate all media related activities in collaboration with the Communications Manager and in alignment with the reputation agenda
Education level University degree, preferably in International Relations, Social Sciences or Law
Experience needed 5
Desired candidate profile Qualifications •University degree, preferably in International Relations, Social Sciences or Law •Post-University degree in Communication/Social Sciences will be an added advantage Experience •Preferably Government Relations •Projects that require cooperation with or involvement of authorities. •Communication/cooperation with local, national and international authorities and other Key Opinion Leaders. •Social dialogue, reputation management •Minimum of 5 years work experience in related areas. Key Competencies &Skills •Communication skills •Influencing skills •Conflict management •Innovation & Creativity •Project Management •Writing Skills •Analysis and information gathering skills •Microsoft Office proficiency
Job location Head Office
Closing date 2014-07-31