Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Closing Date: 
Sunday, 16 May, 2021
Job Category: 
Marketing, Advertising and PR
Job Location: 
Gaborone

Rooted in the origins and evolution of the Botswana telecommunications industry, Mascom remains the leading communications operator. We are ISO certified for both the Quality and Environment Management and focused on being the leading digital service provider of choice to all users. Our brand statement “Number 1 because of you” is an acknowledgement of the importance of the role played by our customers and variousstakeholders in our success as an innovative and proudly Botswana corporate citizen. Mascom successis supported by a strong culture, centered on our values of integrity, service excellence, innovation, open and effective communication, team work, and fun!

We are looking for an exceptional leader who will report to the CEO and head our Corporate Affairs Division which manages our Regulatory, Stakeholders, Legal, and Media relations. This entails management of partnerships and collaborations and strengthening our communications, public, and legal relations with key stakeholders.

If you would like to be part of a dynamic team, we are looking for a Corporate leader with a solid legal grounding, superior communication management skills, and a proven ability in strategic conceptual thinking. With primary responsibility for Compliance and Regulatory matters, you will need to have a strong command of corporate governance issues, as well as the legal and regulatory compliance competence that is critical to the successful engagement across the stakeholder universe.

Essential attributes are the ability to safeguard the organisation’s brand and reputation through proven Corporate communication management abilities; effective crisis communication; concise regulatory and legal advisory, as well as employee engagement and productivity capability. Additionally budget management to oversee a far-reaching corporate social responsibility and investment programme is an important key success factor.

The position requires the incumbent to be adaptable, fexible and able to deliver and manage change. An ability to coach and mentor as well as manage and ersolve conflicts whilst building networks and collaborative relationships, would provide you the edge. We are looking for a results oriented professional to execute at a high level, solve problems and make decisions through strategic and conceptual thinking.

Integrity and personal credibility are core prerequisites as are enhanced communication skills. You will also need to display requisite business and commercial acumen and demonstrate affair for creative and innovative thinking.

Minimum Education or Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field would be an added advantage
  • Relevant professional certifications would be an added advantage
Key Skills and Experience: 
  • 12-15 years’ experience in legal and/or regulatory aairs/ public aairs/ media relation of which 5 years must be in a management role
  • 5 year's experience with a law firm, government agency, or Company focused on compliance, risk management and/or investigations
  • . Management experience within a competitive industry or telecommunications/ ICT Sector is advantageous
Application Instructions: 

Applicants must send their CV's and certified certificates to: Email: recruitment@mascom.bw Title of the job must be reflected on the subject of the email. Only shortlisted applicants will be responded to.

Kindly note that we do not accept hand delivered applications and will only get in contact with shortlisted candidates