Corporate Social Responsibility Lead (SADC)

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline:Not specified

Position Summary And Responsibilities
This position includes a regional Lead role for Southern Africa and within this region a Lead role for South Africa. In reach this position:

serves as the focal point for IBM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity, applying and implementing IBM’s CSR strategy in the local environment to maximize the social and business impact
supports and works with general managers and senior executives to develop locally relevant strategies and plans
represents IBM in local and regional communities while building strong, quality relations with key stakeholders such as policy makers and key government representatives, business partners and providers, not-for-profit and educational institutions and existing and potential clients
demonstrates a strong understanding of IBM brand image and corporate character when defining strategies, creating solutions to address social challenges, and implements them efficiently
leverages IBM resources by aligning CSR strategies with IBM growth strategies
enhances IBM’s brand image through thought leadership in education, health, and Corporate Citizenship
attracts media attention to IBM as a unique and innovative corporate citizen
manages budget, expenses and business controls properly, and achieves planned targets and results
collaborates with IBM CSR global team to demonstrate IBM is an exemplary corporate citizen.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Deep knowledge of CSR/public policy issues across Southern Africa and how business can engage and contribute to positive social impact in the areas of education and skills, health and community resilience
strong networks within public policy and CSR communities across Southern Africa in particular in education and skills, and recognized as an expert amongst these communities
knowledge of and relationships within the education and skills ecosystem will be particularly valued to support IBM’s New Collar and P-TECH which is a high priority.
excellent communications and negotiation skills to achieve alignment amongst stakeholder and leverage CSR social outcomes for positive business outcomes, particularly brand and employee engagement
ability to drive projects to achieve goals
experience designing Corporate Citizenship/CSR programs and activities
proficient in English

About Business Unit
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
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