Relationship Consultant-Government

    Expired on: Aug 1, 2023

    Job Title: Relationship Consultant-Government
    Department: Marketing and Communications
    Reporting to: Strategic Relationship Manager: Government
    Salary: R632 944,00 – R791 180,00 (TCTC)
    Paterson Level: D1
    Reference number: 22062023

    Job Purpose:
    To manage and influence relationships with key stakeholders as identified and prioritized in the strategic plan to promote Brand SA’s branding and communications objectives in partnership with these stakeholders, to external audiences. To play a key programmatic role in the definition and delivery of projects through obtaining the brief from internal or external stakeholders, developing internal briefs where required, needs and expectations of the stakeholders and ensuring they are effectively addressed in the roll-out plan facilitated by Brand SA and through efficiently leveraging stakeholder resources.

    The Relationship Consultant is one of the main Brand SA custodians of the relationship with identified stakeholders and a key output is to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of these collaborations.

    Minimum Qualification requirements & Experience:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science/ Economics/ Marketing/ Business Management/ Project Management.
    • Postgraduate degree in Political Science / Economics / Marketing / Business Management/ Project Management (e.g. MBA)/, will be an added advantage.
    • 5+ years combined project management experience in marketing, communications, public relations, stakeholder relations, at a mid-management level.

    • 5 years’ experience using systems such as excel and or Microsoft projects to deliver high level Gannt and planning charts.
    Key Performance Areas:
    1. Development of programme specific projects and initiatives
    • With reference to Brand SA business plan and signed MoU’s with priority stakeholders, unpack, research, workshop and develop implementation plans to activate the delivery of a project / initiative / campaign in line with the integrated marketing and communications programme and stakeholder expectations.
    • Maintain and manage relationships with the right decision-makers and influencers and canvass all input from geographic and stakeholder plans and target group information.
    2. Sell the project / initiative / campaign plan for buy-in and approval (sign-off) with relevant stakeholder priority base (levels, locations, platforms, decision-makers, beneficiaries)
    • Support the Strategic Relationship Manager to sell the project / campaign / initiative to the relevant stakeholder bases and decision-makers / beneficiaries to ensure buy-in in terms of the content, tone, roll-out mechanism(s), budget, audience target(s), collaborative ownership, time lines and output.
    • Feedback stakeholder inputs, research, scanning of the environment, and other relevant information (budgets, changing priorities) back to Marketing and Communications for refinement and amendment in the activation plans to ensure sign-off.
    3. Compliance, monitoring and reporting

    • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the stakeholder-implemented initiatives (including risks) and reflect this in the quarterly reporting in accordance with the contracted performance measurement and business plan scorecard of the organisation.
    • To scan the wider public policy environment to identify and leverage opportunities for future work where supportive of the strategic aims of Brand South Africa, develop leads to establish relationships with public policy makers and influencers and identify opportunities for joint future work where appropriate. (e.g. new international relations strategy, diplomacy rules for sectors and geographic regions).
    • Ensure adherence to the project corporate identity, copy right, correct representation, referencing, necessary Brand South Africa support to affect the objectives of the stakeholder roll-out plans.
    Ensure collateral is available at all Brand South Africa stakeholder activations.
    • Monitor resource spend and financial expenditure in accordance with the approved project plans.
    Develop an ROI for increased stakeholder value. Complete a variance report on a monthly basis and
    identify reconciliations where appropriate.
    4. General administration

    • Ensure all portfolio of evidence is correct, appropriate and uploaded onto InSite or an identified
    SharePoint portal. Maintain all project documentation for retrieval.
    • Develop error-free submissions for presentation by the General Manager to EXCO.
    • Process all necessary payments, S&Ts, travel and other disbursements.
    • Ensure leave management is monitored and managed within the business unit.
    Required Technical Skills, Competencies and Attributes:
    • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Excellent proposal and account / portfolio writing and planning ability
    • Presentation skills
    • Supplier management
    • Project management
    • Results oriented (output driven)
    • Willingness to work extended hours and travel substantively (within and across borders where
    • Perform under pressure
    • Thorough and excellent follow-through ability
    • Self-management
    • Perceptiveness and Discernment
    • Networking ability
    • Service oriented
    • Customer oriented
    • Persuasive

    Brand South Africa is committed to ensuring and maintaining workplace diversity and the attainment of employment equity, having due regard to qualifications and appropriate experience. Brand South Africa encourages applications from African Males, Indian Males and Females , Colored Males and Females, White Males and Females as well as people with disabilities.

    Please note that certified copies of qualifications will be requested from the shortlisted candidates ONLY.

    The processing of your personal information by Brand South Africa will be done in accordance with the

    POPI Act 4 of 2013. Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates. Brand South Africa reserves the right not to make an appointment.

    To apply for this position, submit a comprehensive CV to:
    Please quote the position title and reference number on the subject line.

    The closing date for applications is 01 August 2023.
    For enquiries please contact: Ms Lesedi Khalo on 011 483 0122 or 072 736 5827

    *Should you not hear from us within three months from the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful


    Job Category: Communications Marketing
    Job Type: Full Time
    Job Location: Brand South Africa Head Office
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