Airports Company South Africa is excited to announce a Stakeholder Relations Consultant vacancy at their Corporate Office. This key position in the Corporate Services Division is geared towards a professional adept in managing diverse stakeholder relationships and enhancing strategic partnerships.

The Stakeholder Relations Consultant will report directly to the Stakeholder Relations Specialist. This role is essential for developing and implementing strategies that effectively manage and optimize stakeholder engagements in alignment with our corporate objectives.

Stakeholder Relations Consultant Vacancy

  • Position: Stakeholder Relations Consultant – Grade C5
  • Location: Corporate Office, Airports Company South Africa
  • Application Deadline: 10 May 2024

Minimum Requirements

  • National Diploma in Public Relations, Communication, or Marketing (3 years, 360 credits, NQF level 6).
  • Minimum of 4 to 5 years of experience in stakeholder management or communication roles.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Code B motor vehicle license.

Competencies

  • Collaborative Approach: Ability to work synergistically with internal teams and external partners.
  • Customer Focus: Prioritize stakeholder needs and maintain high satisfaction levels.
  • Strategic Decision-Making: Aptitude for making informed, effective decisions under pressure.
  • Organizational Skills: Expertise in managing multiple tasks and timelines effectively.
  • Stakeholder Identification and Analysis: Proficient in identifying key stakeholders and analyzing their needs and influences.
  • Engagement Strategy: Skilled in crafting and executing tailored engagement strategies
  • Dynamic Adaptability: Comfortable adjusting to changes and managing disruptions smoothly.
  • Problem-Solving: Quick to resolve issues and adapt strategies in evolving scenarios.

Key Performance Output

The successful candidate will report to the Stakeholder Relations Specialist and will undertake a broad range of responsibilities designed to strengthen stakeholder relations and enhance partnership management within the organization:

Strategy Development and Implementation

  • Strategic Planning: Develop comprehensive strategies for stakeholder relations that align with the organization’s long-term goals.
  • Implementation Oversight: Lead the execution of these strategies, ensuring they effectively manage and optimize stakeholder engagements.

Policy and Procedure Formulation

  • Policy Development: Establish clear policies and procedures that standardize stakeholder and partnership engagements across the organization.
  • Procedure Oversight: Ensure these procedures are consistently applied and reflect best practices in stakeholder management.

Engagement Effectiveness

  • Engagement Matrix: Create and maintain a detailed matrix to measure the effectiveness of interactions with stakeholders.
  • Performance Monitoring: Regularly review engagement strategies and outcomes to ensure they meet organizational objectives.

Analysis and Planning

  • Gap Analysis: Conduct thorough analyses to identify gaps in stakeholder engagement and propose actionable solutions.
  • Action Planning: Collaborate with team members to formulate and implement plans addressing identified deficiencies.

Engagement Plan Management

  • Plan Consolidation: Aggregate individual stakeholder engagement initiatives into a cohesive organizational plan.
  • Plan Implementation: Manage the roll-out of engagement plans, ensuring alignment with broader strategic objectives.

Reporting and Accountability

  • Quarterly Reports: Prepare and present detailed quarterly reports on engagement activities and outcomes to governance structures.
  • Outcome Tracking: Monitor and document the progress and results of stakeholder forums to guide future engagements.

Strategic Support

  • Strategic Assistance: Support the broader strategic implementation of stakeholder relations initiatives across the organization.
  • Collaborative Opportunities: Proactively identify and exploit opportunities for collaboration that can lead to enhanced business outcomes.

Communication and Administrative Support

  • Communications: Manage the production and distribution of communication materials, such as stakeholder newsletters and quarterly communiqués.
  • Administrative Efficiency: Provide essential administrative support to ensure the smooth operation of the stakeholder relations function.

Financial Management

  • Budget Management: Oversee the allocation and monitoring of budgets dedicated to stakeholder relations activities.
  • Expenditure Tracking: Ensure that spending is kept within budget limits and is effectively tracked and reported.

Application Process: Airports Company South Africa

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications online by the deadline, including a comprehensive CV, cover letter, and any necessary certificates.

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Additional Information

  • Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of their academic qualifications and obtain Top Security Clearance within three months of starting.
  • Hiring will reflect the Airports Company South Africa’s commitment to its values and Employment Equity Policy.
  • Please note that if you do not hear from us within 30 days of your application, consider your application as unsuccessful.

This vacancy provides an excellent opportunity for professionals in the field of public relations and stakeholder management to contribute to a leading company in the aviation industry.

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