Interim Government Affairs Specialist Job in Kenya

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Interim Government Affairs Specialist Job in Kenya

Job Title: Interim Government Affairs Specialist – Medical Devices

Industry: MedTech

Location: Nairobi

Duration: 4 months reliever contract

Gross Salary: Kshs 75k – 80k

Our client Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company is looking to hire a Government Affairs Specialist based in Nairobi to facilitate and maintain engagement with local and regional government and non-governmental stakeholders (such as NGOs, African CDC, think-tanks etc) to increase access to cancer care.

Key Responsibilities

Gather intelligence and assist in the preparation of position papers, policy briefings, presentations, actively drives initiatives across the region.

Coordinate actions through strategic partners in government and industry communicating corporate positions and objectives.

Projects may include implementation of public policy activities, government and industry lobbying efforts, advocating government funding initiatives and identifying new opportunities favorably advancing the company’s influence with the government.

They will this focus on mobilizing stakeholders to drive access to cancer care in the region.

Support existing relationships with external healthcare stakeholders across regional and national levels i.e. National cancer control program, National cancer institute , MOH, NHIF , patient advocacy groups etc.

Conduct research, monitor, analyse & evaluate policies and legislation to ensure that Varian is well placed to support countries in Kenya and East Africa.

Support the government affairs function & regional leadership in developing and executing the company strategy for Kenya and East Africa.

Support government affairs function to drive key initiatives across the region to elevate the visibility and influence of Varian.

Skills & Qualifications

Graduates’ degree in Public health, Health Administration, Health Economics or Public Policy.

2-4 years of experience working in Government affairs and/or Market Access Influencing roles in East Africa.

Experience working in the Medical Device and/or Pharmaceutical industry.

Ability to be impartial and diplomatic when working across GEOs/Regions to determine the best solution.

Ability, competence, and confidence to lead cross-functional teams in a matrix organization

Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

Excellent presentation skills & the ability to work successfully under pressure

Excellent fluency in English, verbal and written, required. Fluency in other languages would be a plus.

Familiar with business tools such as: E-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Flexibility to travel for business as required.

Contributes to team efficiency through the quality of personal work and by influencing teammate output to required standards.

Must understand team collaboration and have effective networking skills.

Able to work independently within guidelines and policies and adhere to the corporate policies and procedures.

Capable of managing their own workload and of excellent communication relationship building at all levels within and outside of the organization.

Agile with being pro-active, analytical, results-oriented and able to make decisions within the scope of their role.

Be able to actively problem solve and suggest realistic innovations to processes towards creating a better customer experience.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Interim Government Affairs Specialist – Medical Devices) to on/ or before 25th May 2023.

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