sharing in governance of extractive industries

Senior Consultant, Government Affairs and Corporate Communication at Africapractice in Madagascar

Deadline to Apply: 31 October 2018

Location : Sub Saharan Africa(Madagascar)

Type of contract: 6 months, extendable

The company


africapractice is an Africa-focused strategic advisory firm operating at the intersect of industry and government. We combine insights and advocacy, enabling our clients to navigate complex stakeholder ecosystems and lead with confidence. We believe sustainable performance depends on managing political and policy risk, doing no harm, building trust and delivering meaningful social and economic impact.


Our clients are among the largest institutions, companies and investors on the African continent. We help them to manage complex relationships with demanding and critical audiences including regulators, media, capital markets, customers and suppliers.


Our clients have one thing in common – they each face significant challenges in competitive environments where the margin for error is small and where the opportunities are great.  We support them to enter new markets, engage on policy and regulation, launch new services, acquire or restructure, raise capital or simply raise awareness and understanding.


We are looking for a Senior Consultant for a 6 months extendable assignment for one of our clients’ in the extractive industry.


Role Purpose


  • Support the development of a client Government Affairs and Communication Department.
  • Implement the Communication Strategy towards all stakeholders’ categories to raise the client’s profile and establish its reputation in the country.


 Key responsibilities: 


  • Support our client to effectively map and align its agenda with the country socio-economic trajectory; support the engagement of key officials at highest level of public administration, national and regional:  map stakeholders, organize meetings, prepare content for engagements and ensure follow up
  • Media relation; Point of contact for media; liaise with the media, national and international manage requests, produce content, organize interviews and media site visits ;oversee roll out of social media strategy ;
  • Assure quality control (overseeing role) and production of content and collateral when necessary to support official and media engagements
  • Assure quality control and alignment of communication content used for community engagement with corporate communication 
  • Oversee content production from team members located on the mine site


 Qualifications and Specialist Skills


  •  Minimum 7 years relevant experience in extractive industry
  • Excellent consulting and crisis management skills,
  • Strong proven project management and client relationship building skills;
  • Capability to build and manage complex and sensitive stakeholder relationships
  • Outstanding presentation, written, oral and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively to tight deadlines in a fast paced, dynamic working environment and under pressure
  • Bilingual


Do you want to join a dynamic and fast-growing company? Please send us your CV along with a covering letter explaining why you think you are suited to this position. Please specify your availability and send the entire application with the reference ‘SC, Government Affairs and Corporate Communication’ to:

Modiri Nlanda

Group HR Manager


Deadline- 31/10/2018

Last updated by Norma Garza Oct 22, 2018.


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