The Stakeholder Development Officer will be responsible for assisting AFRINIC develop and improve its relations with all its Stakeholders as well as promoting the usage of its services and expertise on the African continent.
1) Job Background
(A) Job Purpose/Mission of Role
This role is responsible for assisting AFRINIC to develop and improve its relations with all its Stakeholders as well as promoting the usage of its services and expertise on the African continent.
The Stakeholder Development Officer (SDO) will inform, communicate, consult, and engage with AFRINIC’s members and stakeholders. He/She will identify existing barriers to the effective engagement of our key stakeholders and develop communication and engagement initiatives that enable increased members’ satisfaction. This role will also raise the profile of AFRINIC’s services to our key stakeholders.
The role will also work on diversifying AFRINIC’s membership portfolio and categories as well as expanding partnerships and collaboration with other stakeholders.
The SDO will liaise with other services across the entire organisation to foster coordinated and impactful stakeholder engagement initiatives. The role will nurture collaboration across the AFRINIC’s Stakeholder Engagement Team and other departments to ensure excellence in AFRINIC external representations.
- Reports to Stakeholder Development Manager
- Number of Direct Reports: N/A
(B) Qualifications and Work Experience
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree (OR equivalent of Tertiary qualifications in public relations and/or internet related fields / Law / Political Science / Social Sciences or International Relations or equivalent work experience.)
- Minimum 3 years experience in a related role, with international exposure.
- Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
- Superior written and spoken English skills.
- Speaking French and or Arabic would be a definite advantage.
2) Reporting Structure
3) Key Responsibilities
- Good understanding of the nomenclature, the ecosystem and the operating culture of the Internet especially in developing countries.
- The ability to communicate in one or more languages other than English is highly desirable.
- Superior interpersonal and communication skills
- Superior written and spoken English skills
- Understanding of, or experience with, international treaty organisations/governments/Internet organisations across a range of geographic regions
- Political awareness, cultural sensitivity, and skills in diplomatic communications
- AFRINIC’s Behavioural Competencies as applicable and as revised from time to time.
5) AFRINIC Expectations
In carrying out essential duties, an individual should commit to AFRINIC’s mission and values, working as one team to deliver service excellence.
This includes but is not limited to:
- Demonstrates a shared commitment to fulfilling team and organisational goals co-operatively
- Strives for excellence and focuses on continuously improving outcomes
- Displays professionalism through competence, high standards, self-management, and a service ethic
- Displays integrity through ethical behaviour, constructive contribution, and use of appropriate channels
- Makes responsible use of member funds through efficient use of time, funds, and resources
- Models respect by being punctual, reliable, prepared, courteous, and responsive
Head of People & Productivity, 11th Floor, Standard Chartered Tower, Ebène Cybercity, Ebène Mauritius
- Please indicate in the subject title of your email the job reference only: AFJOB-SDO-20220112
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: 26 January 2022
- Start date: As soon as possible
Final interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held at the AFRINIC office in Ebène, Mauritius, when possible; otherwise, interviews will be conducted remotely. The shortlist selection will be based on the dossiers of applicants and telephone/remote interviews of candidates with the desired profile.
AFRINIC reserves the right to call only the best-qualified candidates for an interview and not make an appointment following this advertisement.
Applicants who are not contacted for an interview within 15 days after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.