Job Title: Manager, Stakeholder Relations & International Affairs

Department: Stakeholder Relations & Trade Facilitation

Location: BASIS Secretariat

Reports To: Hashim Ahmed, Secretary, BASIS

Purpose of Position:

The Manager, Stakeholder Relations & International Affairs plays a pivotal role in fostering positive relationships and enhancing communication between the organization and its various stakeholders. The incumbent of this post is directly responsible for creating and executing a consistent and growth-enhancing stakeholder engagement strategy, which include forging and deepening alliances with the pertinent stakeholders and soliciting external support for the company. This position is entrusted for formulating and implementing strategies to engage local and international stakeholders, ensuring their needs and concerns are addressed, and contributing to the overall success of the organization's stakeholder relations initiatives. Overseeing the team of our Stakeholder Relations Executives, the assignee will ensure all strategies are implemented which support organizational benefit. By performing this, the responsible figure will assist the team accomplish its primary objective of influencing the network of our domestic and international stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive stakeholder engagement strategies aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Cultivating collaborative partnerships and effectively disseminating pertinent information to a diverse range of stakeholders, proponents, and organizations involving engagement with officials at the local and international government levels, sectoral and community associations, citizens' groups, as well as crucial private interest stakeholder groups.
  • Establishes and maintains amicable and productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, business representatives, and other organizations to make things simpler to continuously identify and address issues that are controversial or sensitive.
  • Produce and distribute persuasive communication materials that are clear, coherent, and appropriate for the requirements of various stakeholder groups.
  • Plan and organize forums, seminars, events, and meetings to engage stakeholders, discuss pertinent issues, and make sure that these gatherings offer worthwhile possibilities for discussion and cooperation.
  • Prepare documents, reports, and presentations for the top management and other stakeholders as required.
  • Research, explore and make rapports with the diversified foreign market development programs and worldwide IT Associations so that different events like international expos, B2B matchmaking events, and tech events can be arranged in overseas where BASIS members usually participate.
  • Negotiate and manage relationships with international embassies, associations, trade unions, agencies and regulatory bodies’ for the partnerships, collaborations, and agreements.
  • Collect and arrange all the information and paperwork required for completing relevant visa applications related to participation in overseas events and travel.

Educational Qualifications:

University degree in English, International Relations, Mass Communications & Journalism, Public Relations, Bachelor of Business Administration or related discipline or equivalent experience required. Master’s or equivalent in a related field will be preferred.

Experience and Skills Required:

  • 5-7 years proven experience in stakeholder relations, public relations, international affairs or a related role.
  • Extensive experience in liaising with foreign embassies, consulates, international trade associations, agencies, and delegates will be regarded as a preferred criterion for selection.
  • Excellent ability to multitask under pressure and respond rapidly to changing circumstances.
  • Outstanding ability to write correspondence and communications in both English and Bengali.
  • Superb interpersonal, networking and negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Having solid project management and people management skills will be added as additional advantage.
  • Ability to schedule work and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Possessing professional presentation preparation skills will be considered an added advantage.

Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS) is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Application Instruction

Application Deadline: October 5, 2023

Applicant must enclose his/her Photographs with CV

Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS)
BDBL Bhaban (Level 5 - West), 12 Kawran Bazar, Dhaka -1215
Hotline: 16488