Vacancy – Business Liaison Officer

Business Liaison Officer 

PURPOSE:

To manage relationships between the Minister of Business and the business community.

KEY OUTPUTS:

  • Develop and maintain contact information of key businesses in Guyana and those who have been in contact with Minister
  • Daily policy advice for the Minister on issues of immediate concern to businesses
  • Verbal and written briefings on government information provided directly to businesses
  • Develop strategies and programmes to allow the Minister and the Ministry to more effectively co-ordinate and engage with  the business community
  • Assist with drafting content for speeches and presentations

RANGE OF ACTIVITIES:

  • Meet with businesses on behalf of Minister, in order to transmit concerns, ideas, and other communications
  • Attend and assist with creating events of key interest to businesses
  • Advise the Minister of immediate issues facing businesses
  • Assist to oversee the preparation and distribution of materials providing relevant information to businesses
  • Summarize media reports on individual businesses for the Minister’s information
  • All other relevant activities to help businesses ensure that their concerns are heard by the Minister in an appropriate and actionable way, and to help the Minister to effectively serve the business community

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A relevant university degree and ideally an MBA, with at least2 years of experience working closely with a range of senior staff in the business sector
  • Excellent skills of writing, presentation and communication
  • Strong understanding of the private sector, ideally with an extensive network of existing contacts at high levels in major companies
  • Competent in the use of information technology

DECISION-MAKING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND IMPACT ON RESULTS

The business liaison officer would normally be the first point of contact with businesses, and his/her activities would therefore be critical to ensuring that the concerns of businesses are heard and can be acted on.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Responsible for managing relationships and documents

WORKING CONDITIONS: Normal working conditions

PREPARED BY: Minister of Business