Public Affairs & Communications Director job at Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Vacancy title:
Public Affairs & Communications Director

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Manufacturing , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Deadline of this Job:
21 February 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 08, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Similar Jobs in Uganda
Learn more about Coca-Cola Beverages Africa
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa jobs in Uganda

Reference Number CCB220208-1
Job Title Public Affairs & Communications Director
Job Category Legal and Public Affairs - Communication and Sustainability
Company Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Uganda)
Job Type Permanent
Location - Country Uganda
Location - Town / City Kampala

Job Description
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa is the largest African Coca-Cola bottler, accounting for 40% of all Coca-Cola volumes on the continent. In Uganda, CCBA is represented by Century Bottling Company Limited and Rwenzori Bottling Company Limited.
We are currently seeking to recruit Public Affairs & Communications Director (PAC) based in Kampala.
Asa PAC Director, you will report directly to the General Manager.

Key Purpose Statement
To design and oversee the implementation of a Public Affairs and Communication strategy and plan which directly supports the commercial objectives of the local market, covering media relations, government and other key stakeholder relations, industry affairs, corporate and sustainability accountability, and internal and external communications. To ensure that the PAC team has the skills and resources required to deliver the plan.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
PAC Strategic & Operational Planning For In Country
• To ensure a comprehensive understanding of All developments in the market that could have an impact on the country’s business (e.g. regulation)
• To use this intelligence to develop (in consultation with the PAC team) a focused strategy and plan
• To ensure that the strategy and plan are agreed with the Country Managing Director and that they are reflected in the strategy development process for the business as a whole
Implementation of Strategy & Plans for the Local Market
• Media Relations
• Corporate Information & Publications
• Internal Communications
• Government Relations
• Industry Affairs
• Corporate Accountability
• Measurement & Evaluation
• Crisis Management

Functional Effectiveness
• Cross-Functional Integration & Support
o To ensure that the senior management team of the country (and other functions) are fully appraised of:
o Emerging issues/stories/developments that are likely to impact significantly upon the business
o External stakeholders perceptions of the company, the issues that underpin these views, and if/how perceptions/expectations are changing
Supporting the Development and Execution of the CCBA PAC Strategy
• Through membership of the PAC Forums, to contribute to the development of:
• CCBA’s reputation management strategy (designed to build the profile of the parent company); including providing updates on key development, trends, and changes in stakeholder perceptions and expectations within the local market
• CCBA’s PAC capability through the sharing of expertise, knowledge, and best practice across the HQ PAC team

Skills, Experience & Education
Professional Skills and Competencies
• Has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of:
• Local/ regulatory processes, the priorities, and agenda of key policy-makers, and the inter-relationship between them
• Local, regional, and international media, the stories that interest them and how they work, including the different characteristics and requirements of different types of media (news, financial, trade, etc.) and mediums (e.g. print, broadcast, wires, and internet), as well as the inter-relationships between them
• Local/regional NGOs, their agenda, and how they work
• Social and environmental issues for business
o Best practice internal communications and techniques
o Has the analytical skills to interpret key trends and emerging issues in terms of their impact on the country and/or the CCBA corporate brand
o Have the creative skills required to develop compelling programs and communication campaigns
o Has the organizational skills to coordinate the effective delivery of multiple stakeholder communications and cross-functional projects
o Has the communication skills to develop and maintain a comprehensive network of relationships with a broad range of different stakeholders
o Has the credibility to counsel and advise senior management on key developments within the external environment, their possible implications for the company, and to make considered recommendations to address them
o Has the judgment and international perspective to recognize situations and events that could have an impact on other markets or CCBA as a whole

Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Business Administration or any related experience
• 5 years of public affairs, external communications, and /or related fields including advertising, marketing, brand management, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired
• Extensive Understanding of Government, Government Regulations and Laws and motivations behind their actions; personal Expertise, Strategic Thinking and Analysis, Strong Advocacy and Presentation, Communications, and Diplomatic Skills, Advanced Writing & Public Speaking in English, Project & Budget Management
• Extensive understanding of country’s socio-political-economic dynamics and how to derive System advantage from these.
• Fluency in spoken and written English
• Sound knowledge of the operating environment, including an analytical understanding of the policy, regulatory and tax systems, and cultural norms and how they impact the Company’s business.
• Leading, mobilizing, and guiding industry to present joint positions to government and local authorities on all matters of mutual business interest
General Persons with disability are encouraged to apply

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
Click here to Apply Now

All Jobs


Job Info
Job Category: Corporate / Organisation Director jobs in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 21 February 2022
Duty Station: Kampala
Posted: 08-02-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 08-02-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 08-02-2065
Apply Now
Notification Board

Join a Focused Community on job search to uncover both advertised and non-advertised jobs that you may not be aware of. A jobs WhatsApp Group Community can ensure that you know the opportunities happening around you and a jobs Facebook Group Community provides an opportunity to discuss with employers who need to fill urgent position. Click the links to join. You can view previously sent Email Alerts here incase you missed them and Subscribe so that you never miss out.

Caution: Never Pay Money in a Recruitment Process.

Some smart scams can trick you into paying for Psychometric Tests.