Title:  Corporate Affairs Manager-Stakeholder Relations& Partnerships

Closing Date:  30 October 2023

Gaborone, BW

Description: Debswana Diamond Company would like to invite suitably qualified innovative, results oriented and self-driven individuals to apply for the position listed and described below and join a professional team driven by service excellence, where the demands of the business are met by encouraging team work and addressing the needs of the individual.

Purpose of the Role

The purpose of this role is to design, implement and manage a stakeholder relations engagement framework, as well as a sponsorship and partnerships framework. Enhancing goodwill, trust, regular and timely stakeholder engagement and feedback is important to Debswana’s reputation and social capital. This role will play a key role in this, as well as taking into cognizance brand positioning and Debswana’s strategic goals.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage and coordinate the implementation of Debswana’s Stakeholder Relations, Sponsorship and Partnerships strategy and annual plans
  • Manage and coordinate the implementation of Debswana-wide stakeholder map and analysis; and where necessary develop issues specific stakeholder map and stakeholder analysis
  • Develop concept notes for and implement value-adding, brand enhancing and business strategy aligned stakeholder engagements, sponsorships and partnerships programmes
  • Ensure alignment with the company’s code of conduct and business ethics, business and transformation strategy, Stakeholder Engagement Standard and Policies, CSI and Sponsorships policies, Debswana’s ESG, citizen economic empowerment
  • Provide advice regarding Debswana’s external relations and partnerships
  • Track and coordinate key government and relevant stakeholder relations programmes across Debswana
  • Develop position papers and fact sheets for management’s consideration in various relevant areas, taking into account regulatory, legislation and industry-specific requirements; and provide briefings on specific issues
  • Coordinate and provide support for Debswana representation in external forums
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of annual stakeholder relations and partnerships annual plans and provide data-driven recommendations for improvement
  • Undertake special projects as required

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Acquire knowledge on the implementation of safety, health and environmental programmes


  • Degree or professional qualification in a relevant discipline ( e.g Communications Management, International Relations, Sociology, Economics, Political science)


8 years work experince, of which 3 years should be in Stakeholder Relations and Partnerships

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

  • Membership of a communication / PR / reputation management or related association

Technical Competencies

  • Demonstrates fully operational knowledge and significant experience
  • Applies in complex and non-routine contexts across a large team, Business Unit or discipline
  • Shapes and contributes to strategy, improvement and developments
  • Stays up-to-date, applies, interprets and shapes best practice standards
  • Translates discipline strategy into practical solutions
  • Ensures ongoing focus on the management of major discipline risks

Behavioral Competencies

  • Business Acumen
  • Managing Performance and Holding People Accountable
  • Planning, Coordination and Execution
  • Change Leadership
  • Impact and Influence
  • Innovation
  • Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment
  • Service Orientation
  • Developing Others
  • Teamwork & Collaboration

Debswana is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that we only contact shortlisted candidates.

Permanent Contract

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