Job Number: 2694434 Business: GE Global Growth Organization Business Segment: Global Growth Organization Africa About Us: GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry. Posted Position Title: Head, Communications & Public Affairs, West Africa Career Level: Experienced Function: Communications Function Segment: Organizational Communications Location: Nigeria U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces: City: Lagos Postal Code: Relocation Assistance: No Role Summary/Purpose: The Head, Communications & Public Affairs, West Africa is responsible for leading Communications and Public Affairs strategies and plans in West Africa that are aligned with the growth objectives of GE Africa and across businesses in the region. This role would also manage marketing communications and public Affairs for Sub-Saharan Africa as a secondary responsibility. Essential Responsibilities: Communications and Brand- Represent One GE in West Africa, engage the key stakeholders and drive communications plans and messaging that?o Contributes to regional growth and achievement of commercial objectives,o Build the GE brand as the infrastructure leader in West Africa,o Provide positive influence to public policy,o Identify and mitigate potential reputation risk issues,o Build GE as an “Employer of Choice” and contribute to employee retention.- Work closely with Nigeria CEO and West Africa GE leaders to implement a strong communications programs in Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and other West African countries when needed.- Manage multiple agencies to deliver communications objectives in media relations, branding and events.- Work closely with business leaders to identify proof points and best practice examples in support of GE Africa/country messaging.- Build media relationships and work with targeted major business & mainstream media around GE initiatives and products.- Develop content and execute for various corporate communications programs and initiatives encompassing above and below the line programs, digital, PR.- Develop extensive written communications including press releases, holding statements, Q&As, position papers and pitches.- Management of West Africa stakeholder mapping and public affairs program to engage GE stakeholders and influencers.- Lead Digital and brand communications platform for Sub-Saharan Africa.- Any other duties that are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the post and its band grading as requested by the Director of Communications & Public Affairs, SSA.Public Affairs- Thought leadership – Work closely with Director, Communications & Public Affairs, SSA to develop and implement advocacy plans to drive change and position GE as a strategic partner to African countries and thought leader on localization. The strategy to include written content, meetings and stakeholder events.- Stakeholder Management - Build and maintain relationships with third-party stakeholders such as decision makers and influencers. Develop program to deepen engagement with associations and think tanks with Government Affairs & Policy team. Continuously create leadership engagement platforms with stakeholders through one on one meetings, group luncheons etc.- Strategic Advisor - Strategic adviser on market and stakeholder/interest groups Understand the economic and social landscape of the market, keep abreast with new developments and continuously provide strategic advice on the market, stakeholders and interest groups to the leadership.- Issue/Crisis Management - Coordinate responses to issues and crises and support proactive amplification of appropriate stories to maximize benefit to GE.