Corporate & External Affairs Manager

Job Purpose:

Responsible for development and execution of externally focused engagement strategies on public policy, regulations, legislation, and commercial matters impacting Britam, its sustainability, and reputation.

The job holder will also be responsible for scanning the external environment for current and future legislative, regulatory and reputation risks that may affect Britam, develop policy positions, strategies and implement campaigns.

Key responsibilities

Develop a regulatory and Corporate Affairs strategy and policy.
Work to shape the external environment to ensure success of Britam’s Strategy
Work with external industry associations as required to proactively adapt regulatory strategies and influence the required changes
Implement public policy campaign plans in line with agreed company priorities and business objectives including lobbying appropriate stakeholders.
Ensure that high standards exist to promote good internal and external communications, strong media relations, as well as maximising marketing opportunities to promote the Council and take up its services.
Acts as corporate spokesperson and responds to members of the media in a timely manner; composes and distributes press releases as needed.
Developing and implementing appropriate Corporate Affairs strategies, programs, and policies for all stakeholders to achieve positive image and brand
Developing and implementing crisis management strategies to alleviate crisis situations and maintain positive reputation.
Provide a wide range of critical support including the preparation of strategic financial and corporate communication
Knowledge, experience and qualifications required

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, business, social science or related fields;
Master’s degree in MBA/Finance or related field will be an added advantage
7-10 years’ experience in a similar position; 4-5 of which should be in a Senior managerial capacity in a busy environment. Commercial and general management experience in a company of approximately similar size.
Project management and programme management (management of multiple projects).
Significant experience in stakeholder management and working with various teams to ensure segment strategies are achieved.
Monitoring and evaluation-sound experience and knowledge in establishing monitoring frameworks and mechanisms for monitoring strategic realisation and outputs


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About Britam

Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the Eastern and Southern Africa region, with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. The group offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset management, Banking and Property. Our Mission is to provide outstanding financial services to our customers. Our Vision is to be the most trusted financial service partner. We aim to provide our clients, with an unmatched offering, ensuring first class solutions that help secure the future.