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  • Posted: Sep 10, 2019
    Deadline: Aug 17, 2019
  • Aker Energy aims to become the offshore oil and gas operator of choice in Ghana.The company was established in 2018, with offices in Oslo, Norway and Accra, Ghana.

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    Director of External Affairs

    When you join Aker Energy. you join a diverse and experienced team. We are looking for dynamic and entrepreneurial people ttake an active part in this industry adventure. Bold and innovative ideas are welcomed at Aker Energy. The *get it done* team spirit and ambitious objectives will provide exciting growth and development opportunities for the right Candidate.

    Our values are Transparent; Safe, Secure and Sustainable; Innovative; Decisive; Respectful; and Value. These values are an integral part of our company culture. and the right candidate identifies with these qualities.

    Job Description

    • Developing and implementing the Communications and External Relations Strategy which:
    • identifies and manages political, public policy, stakeholder and reputational risks
    • builds and maintains Aker Energy’s brand and reputation in Ghana
    • Supports and leverages the benefits of Aker Energy’s CSR activities in Ghana
    • Supporting Country Manager and Senior Management both in Accra and Oslin:
    • effective stakeholder engagement tachieve corporate strategy and objectives
    • building and maintaining government and broader political and non-political stakeholder relationships for the identification and management of political risk, stakeholder risks and regulatory/public policy issues that could impact the viability of the organisations interests
    • Providing communications and stakeholder management advice and support for company’s crisis management strategies and plans.


    • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in business, journalism, communications or related field.
    • At least 10 years’ experience in strategic communications, media relations and/or public affairs for a major multinational or national organization.
    • Experience in the oil and gas industry is a plus.
    • Proven media relations skills and relationships with top-tier media; experience as a corporate spokesperson.
    • Proven networking and influencing skills.
    • High level of diplomacy, tact and perceptiveness.
    • Strategic and proactive.

    Method of Application

      Interested candidates should please send their applications to [email protected]

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