Public Affairs Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Public Affairs Manager    
Job Code: PAM/SAN/130528
 
Number of Positions Open: 1    
Reports To: Head, Public Affairs & Key Accounts
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya    
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary:

Our client is a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. 
They have core strengths in healthcare, with 6 growth platforms: emerging markets, vaccines, consumer healthcare, diabetes treatments, innovative products and animal health

Job Objective:
  • To establish institutional and professional relations with authorities, key decision makers at country level.
  • To increase the client’s visibility (all activities) and to position company as trusted public health partner and opinion leader in the pharmaceutical and Healthcare environment
  • To valorize the client’s  production capacity when interacting with authorities
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain the Public Affairs action plan to support the affiliate strategy and priorities
  • Organize business intelligence near pharmaceutical market authorities through an active role in shaping the Healthcare environment by interacting and networking activities with National /regional /government and local pharmaceutical associations and influencers to optimize the institutional environment and to contribute to the company’s growth
  • Ensure our client becomes a key partner to health and to other non – health authorities /institutions at the national level
  • Propose and create public/private partnership that position our client  as a public health reference and build long term relationships with decision makers and civil society (patient associations, NGOs) for promoting their  image 
  • Implement programs designed to enhance public understanding of the organizations objectives, achievement and strategies to ensure communications between the organization and the government are in the organizations best interests
  • Provide scientific communication to all key stakeholders in North East Africa.
  • Provide proper advice and guidance on Business Development opportunities.
  • Respect Company’s values, code of ethics and social charter.
  • Ensures compliance of actions with legal requirement and ethical norms.
  • Maintain good relations and lobbying with Health Authorities.
Skills and Certification:
  • Demonstrated track record of building and maintaining a KOL network in a country
  • Experience in working across and building effective partnerships between businesses.
  • Experience working within an international company with a complex organizational environment and the ability to operate in a matrix, team oriented structure 
  • Strong commercial acumen and strategic ability
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • High standards of integrity
Experience:

Minimum of 3yrs experience in a cognate industry 

Working Relationships:

Internal: All Departments, Headquarters,
 
External:  KOLs, Health authorities, Government Parastatal, Pharmaceutical companies

How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Public Affairs Manager