Job Vacancy For Governmental Affairs and Communications Manager



Key Responsibilities

• Build and maintain a map of government, regulatory, political and business stakeholders who are relevant to the success of our client's business to inform engagement and advocacy strategies
• Develop and execute strategy for engagement with national and local government representatives, agencies and other key stakeholders such as Think Tanks, NGOs etc to support delivery of agreed objectives
• Develop communications strategy and implement same to ensure resonance of project and cooperation of residents within affected areas and in-country
• Build a media database and design the most effective communication tools and messages appropriate with specific timing and delivery to achieve the best outcomes
• Develop and implement advocacy strategies, positions and responses that are key to supporting client's strategic interests in Ghana
• Provide regular reporting on political risk and government policy issues to in-country management in line with agreed criteria

Qualification Required & Experience

• Minimum of 10 years experience in government advocacy and/or external affairs work
• Clear understanding of key stakeholder groups in the oil & gas industry and how these groups interface with related issues
• Experience in one or more of the following sector: extractive industry, multinational companies operating in oil and gas industry and how these groups interface with related issues
• Experience in one or more of the following sectors: extractive industry, multinational companies operating in oil and gas in Ghana
• Track record in both print and electronic media in Ghana would be an added advantage
• Strong track record in building successful relationships and securing alignment between multiple stakeholders
• Understanding and appreciation of corporate reputation issues affecting the extractive industries. including an ability to build a hoslitic picture of the key factors as they affect individual operating companies
• A good understanding of the political culture and government decision-making processes in Ghana and the West Africa Region
• Politically non-partisan with significant contacts with key stakeholders in Ghana, including in government, business and media and strong networking skills. Familiar with and sensitive to Ghanaian customs and practices
• Degree in Public Affairs, International Relations, Media Relations / Communications, Governance & Development or other related fields from a recognised University

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Qualified professionals should send their CVs to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 22 June, 2018
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