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Project Associate (Corporate Affairs) – KEMMCOM

 

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Project Associate (Corporate Affairs) – KEMMCOM, November 15 2022

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Organization: KEMMCOM

Position: Project Associate (Corporate Affairs)

Job Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Permanent

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Application Deadline: November, 18/2022 


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Job Description:

KEMMCOM’s Corporate Affairs Practice Area supports public, private, and non-profit organizations in the management of their corporate reputation through strategic alliances, an in-depth understanding of their operating environments, and regulatory support. It goes beyond communication and generating positive reviews in media and supports a holistic engagement through robust stakeholder management, risk identification, and 21st-century engagement.

Reporting directly to the Head of Practice- Corporate Affairs, the Project Associate (Corporate Affairs) provides project and administrative support for the Practice Area and members of the KEMMCOM team in a collaborative work environment.

The ideal candidate would have a strong background in law and/or strictly regulated industries like pharmaceuticals, medicine, and others with the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, project management, and organizational skills. The Project Associate will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle multiple activities at a time.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supports project managers in developing, executing, and monitoring projects.
  • Supports proposal development in response to requests for proposals for field-based projects including written inputs, budget inputs, recruitment, and general coordination work in the proposal development and submission process.
  • Conducts research on the company strategy, competitor’s landscape, stakeholders, audiences, and other areas as part of the work of providing inputs to the strategy development process
  • Compile case stories on projects by conducting interviews, analyzing primary and secondary documents, and working with other team members and external vendors to publish case stories
  • Supports project start-up processes including employment and consultant recruitment and onboarding, installation of administrative, logistical, and accounting systems in the field, hiring local staff, mobilizing subcontractors, and managing office and house arrangements.
  • Support in the organization of events including workshops, seminars, training, and presentations for senior members of the team
  • Support the monitoring process of different projects to ensure they adhere to KEMMCOM’s quality standards.
  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Head of the Corporate Affairs Practice Area including managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
  • Completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgment letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the team’s ability to execute projects.
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, and proactively, and follows through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Supports the statutory and regulatory affiliations of the company in the assigned practice area including broad stakeholder groups of public and private sector actors.
  • Assists teams in handling administrative matters including copying, filing, reporting, and ensuring that facilities are kept in good working order.
  • Manages operational relationships with different stakeholders and follows up on outstanding operational matters.

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Qualifications:

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  • A minimum bachelor’s degree in Law, Economics, Medicine, Business Administration, Marketing and/or related fields from a recognized University with a GPA of 3.4 and above.

Experience & Skill Set:

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, and external partners. Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, and collaborative work environment.
  • Expert-level written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Emotional maturity
  • Highly resourceful team player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high-performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions

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How to Apply

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