Create healthy external engagements matrix for NMB, tabling all issues for NMB business across all departments and work on solving them with the right channels.
Oversee all the issues within the Government that may have an impact on NMB business and pre-empt solutions; advise on engagement with key political, business and media stakeholders and contribute to the bank’s communications priorities and objectives.
The incumbent that we are looking for will be responsible to:
Support the line manager in developing proactive public affairs strategy for communication with members of Parliament, government departments, NGOs, think-tanks and other key stakeholders.
Deliver the bank’s public affairs action plan and manage programs of related activities as per NMB’s stakeholder mapping.
Develop and lead the implementation of local lobbying toolkits and advise on engagements.
Provide support for regional local government teams, overview and scrutiny meetings, and other associated engagement meetings to ensure consistent messaging.
Advocate internally for the importance and benefits of good local and national engagement.
Monitor publication of key health and/or other government consultations and coordinate internal stakeholders to produce consultation responses.
Summarise key findings for policy developments, stakeholder’s forums e.g. Parliament/ Bunge sessions for internal stakeholders update and auctioning where necessary.
Monitor information sources produced by stakeholders such as government departments/institutions and other bodies in order to keep key internal stakeholders informed of any developments related to their field of activity.
Develop and maintain close relationships with significant external contacts such as offices of members of Parliaments, key government departments, customers, media, etc.
Research, forecast and evaluate the effects of public policy on the organization.
Maintain a register of stakeholder contact, engagement and correspondence; identify and advise on attendance at political conferences and other events and/or exhibitions.
Advise on engagement in government or stakeholder led research initiatives relating to NMB’s business.
Prepare and brief key individuals to attend and/or speak at identified events and/or political meetings.
Follow-up on stakeholders exhibitions/forums and gain invitations access for NMB to participate and showcase its products and services.
Support the Public Relations and Internal Communications teams with political briefings in the aspect of crisis management.
Knowledge & Skills:
Business understanding of social media
Strategic planning and decision making.
Ability to convey complex topics and ideas in a clear and engaging manner.
Knowledge of the legislature and its processes.
Ability to build partnerships and positive work relationships.
Good communication and presentation skills.
Qualifications & Experience:
Bachelor Degree in Political Science, Social Science or any other related fields.
At least 5 years of work experience in stakeholder management, preferably with positive existing relationships with high ranking government officials.