GE Energy Nigeria recruits Africa Corporate Government Relations Leader

Africa Corporate Government Relations Leader
Job Number: 1265419
Date Posted: 27 September 2010
Function: Business Management – Business Management
Business: GE Corporate – International
Career Level: Experienced
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
About Us
GE is a diversified technology, media and financial services company dedicated to creating products that make life better. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging and plastics, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.

Role Summary/Purpose
Provide leadership support in developing and implementing government policy initiatives in Africa (with particular concentration on Nigeria and South Africa),

Essential Responsibilities
Engage with government officials at all appropriate levels as they develop policies that will affect GE major businesses (e.g., Energy, Transportation, Aviation, Healthcare, etc)

Work with Regional & National Executive and members of the GE Africa team to ensure awareness of key issues and GE positions on those issues, and use their contacts with governments to maximum effect.

Identify at an early stage emerging regulations and legislation that will affect GE, and ensure business awareness of the potential risks and benefits.

Ensure GE’s point of view is taken into account as governments and international organizations consider energy policies, laws, and regulations.

Support sales to governments and state owned enterprises by helping sales teams tailor GE bids to government needs, marshalling government support and advocacy for GE’s bids, and utilizing governmental financing.

Growth Playbook. Identify and quantify top governmental issues for the business and achieve results on those issues and opportunities.

Qualifications/Requirements

Demonstrated understanding of governmental policy development and decision-making processes, including ability to identify and have access to key decision makers

Commitment to conducting GE’s business affairs with the highest integrity, including strict adherence to applicable laws but also in a manner consistent with GE’s values, which often go beyond mere legal compliance

Successful experience working on government affairs and industry-related issues, ideally in national government (or international organizations) as well as in the private sector

Demonstrated orientation towards business growth

Substantive understanding of key energy issues

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to advise GE personnel on cultural sensitivities critical to their effectiveness

Proven creator and participant in informal issue and project teams

Fluency in English, and ideally French and/or Portuguese

Advanced degree in a field such as business, law, economics or engineering

Goal orientation and a high degree of personal initiative

Strong oral and written communication and advocacy skills.

The position will report functionally to the business leader for international and will be a member of Africa regional executive’s staff

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