South Africa

Public Relations and Communications Officer

Company SEZA Botswana
Reference # SEZA2020/8
Published 12/02/2020
Contract Type Contract
5 Years
Salary Market Related
Location Gaborone, South East, Botswana

Botswana Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA) is a Parastatal under the Ministry of Investment Trade and Industry (MITI). It was established in 2015 through the 2015 Special Economic Zones Act of Parliament and institutionalised in 2018. The Organisation is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of activities related to the establishment and development of Special Economic Zones (SEZ).

Applications from qualified and experienced candidates are invited for the following position:


Main Purpose of the Job
Initiates and facilitates Corporate and Stakeholder Communications to meet the needs of SEZA, including the development of Corporate branding and Communications Standards and Stakeholder Management Processes.

Job Functions Public Relations
Industries Parastatal

Key Result Areas:
•Initiates the development of Corporate and Stakeholder Communications Strategies and Plans, ensuring alignment within all Departments.
•Initiates the development of corporate branding standards and guidelines for SEZA.
•Initiates the development of a professional and effective online presence for SEZA, including website and Social Media platforms i.e. SEZA mobile app, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
•Provides ongoing advice to Managers and staff in relation to Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Management.
•Initiates the development of communications content and coordinates the design and approval of official communications materials such as reports, newsletters, press releases, brochures and presentations.
•Coordinates the procurement and management of services from external suppliers e.g. advertising, website development, event management etc.
•Recommends special communications initiatives to enhance Stakeholder relationships.
•Participates in periodic reviews of Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Management Practices, including consultation with relevant stakeholders and national/international benchmarking and recommends/implements adjustments and continuous improvement measures.

Key Skills and Competencies
•Timely response to customers
•Excellent written and oral communications
•Excellent stakeholder management
•Strategic perspective
•Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
•Strategic perspective
•Planning and organisation skills

Qualification and Experience
Degree in Public Relations, Communications Marketing, Event Management or related discipline, plus at least four years post graduate experience in PR and Communications in a commercial environment.

Job Closing Date 02/03/2020
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