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Microsoft is recruiting a senior professional to manage corporate affairs work in Middle East and Africa (MEA). The professional will act as general advisor to the business leadership in North Africa countries, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt on government, industry and corporate affairs issues and will coordinate coverage across the business locations operated in the region. The position will report to the Regional Corporate Affairs Lead for MEA, and also work closely with the LCA teams in North Africa, East Med and Pakistan (NEPA) and Egypt. The position will also have “dotted line” reporting responsibilities to the NEPA General Manager and LCA lead in Egypt.
The successful candidate will have at least ten years relevant experience in the areas of public policy, and government affairs. A combination of public and private sector work experience would be preferable. Experience and/or relationships with key government officials is a plus. Fluency (written and spoken) in both French and English is required; fluency in Arabic is strongly preferred.
Position: Corporate Affairs Manager, North Africa countries, Microsoft Middle East and Africa
Location: Morocco or Tunisia or Egypt
Reporting to: Regional Corporate Affairs Lead, MEA LCA
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Specific responsibilities of the position include:
Developing, orchestrating and implementing, in partnership with key stakeholder groups in the Company, strategic outreach strategies and campaigns to positively shape the debate and public policy outcomes on issues important to the ICT industry. These issues include online and software ecosystem growth and development, privacy, ICT security, intellectual property rights protection, competition law, and trade and market access.
Working in close partnership with the Company’s public relations team to develop effective internal and external communications strategies.
Supporting the Public Sector business through engagement with government departments, mapping of account influentials and development and implementation of strategies to support the revenue and growth objectives of this segment.
Externally representing the Company in small and large group settings to promote the Company’s and the industry’s position on important public policy issues.
Working closely with the Microsoft leadership team in markets to keep them well informed on public policy issues, debates and trends and providing proactive advice on the impact and relevance of these issues to the Company’s businesses. Directing the external engagement of the leadership team as it relates to outreach on public policy issues.
Being a leading voice for the Company in (and building and strengthening the Company’s relationship with) industry partners, trade associations, advocacy organizations, multi-lateral organizations, and industry coalitions to more effectively shape and advance the industry’s position on important public policy issues.
Championing the Company’s values and the highest ethical standards in the conduct of Microsoft’s business and engagement with government customers and officials
Identifying new and emerging legal and regulatory issues that may affect Microsoft’s businesses in the region. Coordinating with internal and external legal and non-legal expert resources, as necessary, to help analyze and address such issues in the implementation of the company’s business strategy.
Implementing an effective measurement and analysis approach for campaigns that will support prioritization of activities and investments
A minimum of ten years of relevant professional activity, preferably in North African countries and the Middle east.
Experience in building and managing relationships with key government officials.
A combination of private and public sector work experience.
A strong understanding of business issues and thinking, preferably in the IT sector.
A proven record of cross-group collaboration.
Minimum of 5 year studies at university in the areas of law, economics, communications, political science, international affairs or equivalent is strongly preferred.
Education in public administration (preferred).
Excellent written and spoken French and English.
Fluency in Arabic is strongly preferred.
This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group.
Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity.
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- Cairo, Egypt
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- Information Technology
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- Employer (Private Sector)
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