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    • Policy and Advocacy Manager

    ABOUT THE ROLE:

    The Policy and Advocacy Manageris responsible forthe Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce’s (ANZCHAM) policy making and external relations with government, Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC), media and other stakeholders to achieve business goals and to grow ANZCHAM’s brand as the premier business chamber for Australian and New Zealand Businesses in the Philippines. S/he reports directly to the Executive Director and manages policy-related work relevant to economic, business, trade and sectoral issues and concerns. S/he will supervise a Policy and Advocacy Associate in conducting research, developing papers and statements and managing relationships with the JFC, government offices, partners and stakeholders. This role is pivotal in ANZCHAM’s capacity to promote a better business environment for Australian, New Zealand and Philippine businesses.

    The Manager is expected to proactively identify and understand business and economic issues and manage sectoral committees of the Chamber to solicit feedback and promote enhanced relations between private sector and government.  Under the leadership of the Executive Director, s/he will undertake the following key responsibilities: manage ANZCHAM’s sectoral committees; supervise research, grants and projects; develop policy-related work for ANZCHAM’s affiliation with the JFC; craft position papers, press statements, speeches, and presentations; organize business meetings, events and focus group discussions; participate in industry forums, policy discussions, meetings and seminars. The Policy and Advocacy Manager will also be part of the ANZCHAM Management Committee and contribute to the development and execution of effective operational policies and plans.

    EXPERIENCE and JOB KNOWLEDGE:

      • 8-10 years of relevant experience in policy, advocacy, research and communications (preferably in a chamber of commerce, non-government organization or business support organization);
      • With at least 2-3 years supervisory / management experience
      • Excellent understanding of economic and policy issues on doing business in the Philippines
      • Has extensive experience in engaging government bureaucracy and knowledge of roles of government agencies in economic and business development
      • Very good understanding of sector-specific issues and concerns related to Australian-New Zealand-Philippines economic and trade relations
      • Very good knowledge of trade agreements, policy instruments and researches on doing business and competitiveness in the Philippines
      • Extensive experience working in a multi-cultural environment is an advantage

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

      • Successfully completed a Masters Degree in business administration, economics, social sciences, public administration or other related courses
      • Excellent written and verbal English and Filipino skills
      • Excellent communication and presentation skills
      • Proficient in MS Office and other relevant software
      • Excellent interpersonal and people-management skills.
      • Knowledge of client management, sales, project management
      • Excellent interpersonal and people-management skills
      • Knowledge of client management, sales, project management

    OTHER DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

      • Dynamic professional able and willing to contribute to the overall goals of the organization
      • Pro-active, positive and progressive supervisory / mentoring skills
      • Able to multi-task, flexible, and willing to work long hours and in various chamber activities and projects
      • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
      • Ability to manage / cross-work with other teams and in a multi-cultural environment

    Only shortlisted candidates would be notified. You may also email your resume to admin@anzcham.com. Deadline for submission is on  21 March 2017.