US Embassy Events & Stakeholder Engagements Manager for Africa Jobs in South Africa

US Embassy Events & Stakeholder Engagements Manager for Africa Jobs in South Africa

Main Purpose

  • The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) is the Trade Promotion and Negotiation Organisation for the UK, and DBT Africa is one of nine (9) DBT global networks, led by His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa John Humphrey (HMTC).

  • Business events drive interactions and serve as a catalyst for deal origination, spotlighting and promoting not just UK DBT’s service offer but the ‘Best of Britain’ internationally. As a medium, it has become increasingly important for meeting and delivering on key strategic objectives for businesses and governments.

  • The post holder will be responsible for DBT Africa’s approach to event management, with a primary focus on external facing sector events. They will oversee the day to day running of the events unit, manage the Africa network’s forward look calendar and coordinate cross-functional teams and 3rd party agencies to support the preparation for and delivery of trade events. The post holder will ensure standards and high quality of execution to reflect the high quality of the UK business offer. They will work closely with other DBT colleagues on budgeting and personally negotiating with external providers and sponsors to ensure value for money.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Postgraduate degree and/or undergraduate degree is essential.

  • A minimum of 4yrs of professional experience, with at least 2 years
    of marketing experience organising diverse events in a B2B, G2B and/or G2G environment.

  • Experience of working in organisations with a matrix management structure and/or in a dispersed network

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strategic thinker with proven track record of problem solving and innovative and creative initiatives.

  • Experience negotiating and working directly with 3rd party agencies, suppliers, and vendors.

  • High level of organizational and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple collaborators, stakeholders, and concurrent programs in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated success in increasing process efficiencies and optimizing resource.

  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Ability to lead, facilitate, motivate, and organize across different cultures, religions, and geographies

  • A solid understanding of collection, analysis, and interpretation or data

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; US Embassy Events & Stakeholder Engagements Manager for Africa Jobs in South Africa

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