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Diageo Ethiopia Vacancy : Sustanibility and Responsibility Manager - Vacabncy in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Diageo Ethiopia

Diageo Ethiopia

Sustanibility and Responsibility Manager


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Purpose of Role

The Sustainability & Responsibility manager is responsible for providing leadership, consultancy, project management and support to the business on the implementation, development and delivery of responsible drinking and community involvement programmes and positively contributes to corporate reputation.

Top Accountabilities
  • To support to the CRD and business on the development, implementation, and delivery of RD and CSR programmes and positively contribute to corporate reputation
  • To support the Meta extended leadership team and staff in understanding social responsibility and responsible drinking and its fit into the Meta’s corporate citizenship agenda.  Educate customers and consumers on Meta’s RD program.
  • Define and constantly reevaluate policies and processes to ensure the right controls are in place to drive the Sustainability and Responsibility agenda
  • Develop and implement a strategy that will create a step change in relevant key stakeholders’ awareness and understanding of Meta’s RD programs
  • Work to earn public recognition for Meta RD programmes by selected key government, community and media stakeholders
  • Stay abreast of emerging developments alcohol policy and other public polices locally and globally and track developing policy trends that affect Meta’s alcohol in society agenda; Identify threats and opportunities in market and legislation on regularly updated risk and opportunity footprint.
  • Work with marketing/commercial teams to ensure RD is embedded in all commercial activities and consistently track the company’s  performance on RD
  • Champion DMC for the department and business in liaison with marketing. Build internal (employee) awareness and capability on responsible drinking i.e., DrinkiQ
  • Work with relevant PR/Lobbying/issues management agencies to deliver a favorable agenda for RD
  • Promote Meta’s leadership of a responsible drinking culture, industry responsibility and company sustainability via government and community relations programmes
  • Develop a systematic, strategic approach, to deliver Meta’s Water of Life agenda; manage WOL partners and track progress.
  • Identify community related projects that are in line with business goals
  • Responsible for the development, preparation, design and evaluation of Meta’s enriched community initiatives in the areas of: water of life, health, education, skills for life and Environment.
  • Work with the various business locations to ensure minimal disruption to the business due to community related actions.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Business Degree and a post graduate qualification or equivalent experience in one or more than the following: Marketing, Consulting, Communication, Public Affairs, Issues Management
  • Interpersonal relationship building skills and exposure to stakeholder management, e.g., customer, government, media, and employee. Comfortable with public speaking and strong networking skills
  • Good industry and commercial understanding – able to translate regulatory threats into commercial impact
  • Proven track record in communications and communication strategy development
  • Superior written and verbal skills in Amharic and English; superb public speaking and interpersonal skills; effective communicator
  • Project management – highly organized with great attention to detail; well versed with Microsoft tools: Power point, Office, Word, Outlook. Other communication tools are a plus.
  • Ability to mobilize people and teams and exposure to influencing both internal and external senior management level
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related discipline (communications, or marketing or policy). Minimum 5 years’ experience working at a strategic level, developing and implementing community programs either in the corporate or voluntary sector.
  • Sustains a positive outlook across a range of situations and encourages this in others.




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