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Scientific & External Affairs Manager job in Kenya

Reporting to the manager policy application and managment, the job holder will assist in development of strategy, devising a logical & strategical approach to key issues; execute communications and lobbying initiatives. He/she will also be required to develop, plan and execute public relations programs that enhance the external perceptions of the company; interact and works closely with Corporate & Public Affairs.
In order to achieve the key corporate objective of being acknowlegded as the leader in nutrition by healthcare professionals, governments, NGO’s, customers, consumers and competitors, the role holder will be required to assist to build a franchise as the most respected, knowledgeable and trustworthy scientific partner for the medical and scientific community.

1. Develop background information on issues of concern, analyse their potential impact and present recommendations to Legislation committee. Remain current with issues in Infant Feeding.

2. Serve as a contact for and develop partnerships with organizations (Public Policy, civic Leaders, Govt and Non Govt). Responsible for 'relation creating initiatives/activities' amongst key government departments, WHO and other critical representatives in order to communicate on issues of importance for our Infant Nutrition business.

3. Actively lobby in all countries in order to get balanced local codes in line with the WHO guidelines (where code is not legislated yet).Encourage governments to set up relevant monitoring bodies as regards their local code or WHO Code.

4. Assist with ensuring in all countries the implementation of the WHO Code and related matters, with the organizations Instructions as the guideline. Ensure implementation of local WHOCMS (WHO Code Management System) in every country.

5. Serve as a contact person for and maintain positive relations with organizations in selected countries; become the key organizations liaison person with WHO Regional and local offices and be seen as the knowledge partner in order develops a reputation amongst key WHO officials.

6. Represent position to Govt, Local Authority, Interest groups, Associations and organizations. Provide leadership in the organization on all WHO related issues.

7. Monitor media coverage of issues of significance to the Company and work with corporate affairs in proactive media relations and in handling all media enquiries for the Company

8. Ensure maximum utilisation of the organizations Program and initiate/conceptualise suitable scientific materials locally produced (i.e. E-Book)

· Minimum requirement is 3-4 years tertiary education in nutrition;
· Experience and knowledge of local culture and strong networks including working with key Goverment departments and WHO.
· Experience working with corporate and public affairs team(s)
· Ability to prioritize and understand value and context of relationships
· Experience and confidence in working with people at different levels
· Ability to recognize key issues, threats and opportunities for policy and lobbying objectives
· Excellent team player

Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday 17th

December 2010.

Adept Systems
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. Visit our website for more vacancies.

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