Public Affairs Manager

Novo Nordisk A/S

Marketing & Communications

Unspecified KSh Confidential
2 weeks ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

Are you motivated by the opportunity to be part of the Affiliate of the Future, joining a winning team with ambitions to set new standards? Then you could be our new Public Affairs Manager. You will be part of Novo Nordisk Kenya. Location of the job is Nairobi, Kenya.

This could be your chance to be part of this journey and play a crucial role in transforming the Middle Africa health care system which in the coming years is under pressure due to more elderly, overweight people, and patients with chronic diseases.

The Public Affairs Manager is overall responsible for defining and implementing NNMA Public Affairs strategy in alignment with NNMA business priorities and the iCARE strategy.

The position

Together with your colleagues at MAPA your role will be to secure favorable framework conditions and to pave the way for patientsâ access to our medicines and other products â both those we currently have on the market and new, innovative ones we have in our pipeline. The position reports to The Head of Market Access & Public Affairs Manager and you shall be part of the MAPA team.

Your key tasks include:

Define and implement NNMA Public Affairs strategy in line with NN Way of Public Affairs and in support of NNMA business priorities incl. iCARE strategy. Develop NNMA Government affairs strategy as instrumental part of the Public Affairs strategy. Define and drive initiatives that are in line with NNMA Public Affairs strategy, including policy shaping activities. Responsible for government affairs and key stakeholder engagement by building strong stakeholder relations with decision makers and influencers, incl. KOLâs, health authorities, institutions, policy makers and media Prepare and drive development of impactful communication initiatives to effectively convey key messages in line with the Public Affairs strategy, in close collaboration with the communication manager Ensure that national and regional decision makers prioritize obesity and diabetes and invest the resources to develop and improve access and patient care. Put focus on access to medicines and enter into dialogue with the regions.  Build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to improve outcomes in diabetes/obesity care and biopharma; improve the voice of the patients and build and leverage strong political network.


To be effective in this role, you will need to have relevant University degree (e.g. in public health, nursing, pharmacy, nutrition, health management, medicine, physiology, etc.).

Also, you will need to have: 

5+ years of experience in the pharma industry Experience with Public Affairs, Access and/or Communications is preferred Project management experience Stakeholder management experience Business, industry, and political understanding Personal leadership skills

About the department

The position is located in Novo Nordisk Kenya Limited and will be reporting to the Head of Market Access & Public Affairs Manager, Middle Africa. The jobholder will be a part of the MAPA team based in Nairobi. The MAPA team is working with tasks covering the entire value chain; early input to pipeline products, reimbursement, lobbying for solid framework conditions and ensuring effective engagement with government stakeholders.

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