Msingi East Africa Government Relations Manager Jobs in Kenya

Msingi East Africa Government Relations Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • Msingi East Africa Limited is an ambitious and innovative industry development organisation
    supporting the growth of competitive industries in East Africa.

  • We identify high potential industries,
    and foster innovation, growth and competitiveness in these industries by providing support,including investment, to pioneering firms, while catalysing the right enabling environment for the
    industry.

  • We are differentiated by our combination of strong private sector-orientation and skills, and
    the long-term approach needed to catalyse lasting economic development.
    Ultimately, Msingi’s goal is to play a key role in East Africa’s long-term economic transformation.

  • The Gatsby Africa (UK) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) have committed seed funding for Msingi’s first 5 years.

  • Gatsby is an independent foundation set up in
    1967 by Lord David Sainsbury, and has worked in East Africa since 1985.

  • Gatsby initiated the concept of Msingi and is playing a hands-on role in its development.

  • DFID, the UK government department responsible for overseas aid, aims to promote sustainable development and alleviate poverty.

    Purpose of the Government Relations Manager Role

  • The Government Relations Manager works to support and implement Msingi’s Aquaculture policy
    agenda in East Africa.

  • To achieve this, the role will focus on building bridges and implementing continuous engagement between Msingi and the East African governments, their institutions and member associations (legislative bodies, ministries, departments, authorities and agencies).

    Key Responsibilities

    As part of the Aquaculture team, this role will;

  • Develop and maintain communication channels and good working relationships with various
    public officials within the industry. This includes all appropriate state agencies, bodies, ministries,
    agencies, donors and stakeholders through personal visits, correspondence, phone, and other
    communications;

  • Serve as an advocate for the aquaculture industry. Collaborate and coordinate on advocacy
    efforts on behalf of policy and legislative issues within East Africa;

  • Develop and maintain relationships with aquaculture subject-matter experts. Work with these
    individuals to provide expert recommendations in legislative and advocacy efforts;

  • Carry out research on specific issues related to regulations within the aquaculture industry and
    developing policy proposals based on aquaculture industry strategy with the intention to
    influence government regulatory policies;

  • Review all government regulations that apply to the aquaculture industry and relaying
    the
    synthesized information within Msingi stakeholders;

  • Work with the relevant government agencies, to develop, implement and monitor environmental
    sustainability issues related to good aquaculture practices;

  • Establish knowledge sharing linkages with similar programmes in Gatsby Africa and Kenya
    Markets Trust, and externally with Funders and partner institutions; and

  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Experience and Personal Qualities Required

    Msingi is looking for a star-performer that has:

  • A Master’s degree and a relevant university degree preferably in the areas of economic
    development, policy, law, public administration, political science, public relations are
    preferred;

  • A minimum of ten (10) years relevant work experience, with at least five (5) years in a manager
    or senior manager role with significant responsibility and autonomy;

  • Experience in policy and government relations with demonstrable understanding of the policy
    development life cycle;

  • Experience working in or with the public sector or within the economic development sector;

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a willingness to relate to different types of
    people, understanding their needs and motivations;

  • Strong stakeholder management skills;

  • Self-motivation and capable of working independently to meet deadlines;

  • Advanced problem-solving skills in balancing and addressing Msingi’s aquaculture strategy as
    well as government concerns;

  • Strong analytical and investigative skills especially in researching specific policy issues; and

  • A strong attention to detail and ability to learn and be flexible in new/changing environments.

    Terms and Remuneration

  • The contract for this work will be permanent and full-time.

  • The job will be based in Nairobi with up to
    40% travel in the region.

  • The salary will be competitive and is negotiable dependent on experience.


    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Msingi East Africa Government Relations Manager Jobs in Kenya


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