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Corporate Affairs Officer




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Afriflora Sher possesses the largest rose farm in the world in Ethiopië. Sustainability has been the benchmark ever since Afriflora was founded in 2005. Afriflora Sher’s main objective is to grow and sell roses that have been sustainably cultivated. This is done while respecting people and the environment.

Job description Corporate Affairs Officer

The Corporate Affairs Officer is a trusted advisor to the CEO and supports the organization in its corporate image externally (NGO’s, certification bodies etc) and is managing risks related to communications, accountmanagement and reputation in relation to CSR.


  • External spokesperson and company representative towards external stakeholders like NGO’s, Certification Bodies, Dutch and Ethopian government and other relevant parties.
  • Participate in steering committees and projects related to topics such as Living Wage (IDH), IMVO Convenant and Floriculture Sustainability.
  • Maintain contact with press, related questions and drafting press releases.
  • Managing the content of the website.
  • One of the key management members in the Netherlands directing and managing Ethiopian Management.
  • Drives improvement changes throughout the organization.
  • Sparring partner for CEO in relation to organizational business topics


  • Joint accountability for Dutch and Ethiopian legal entities in their organizational performance
  • Assure (and correct if necessary) working methods in line with Quality Handbook (ISO 9001) and other certifications
  • Alignment with Certification Bodies and related communications (in- and external)


  • Statutory Director of Afriflora – Sher Holland

Functie eisen Corporate Affairs Officer

  • Master Degree in Marketing/ Communications/ Journalism/ Political Science or related
  • At least 5 years of experience in a comparable role
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Experience with labor and wage issues in low wage countries would be a plus
  • Affinity with Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Goals

Package Corporate Affairs Officer

Conditions are competitive for role and sector. If you want to know more about this vacancy, please contact drs. Jan Visser (janvisser@hoekconsultants.nl).

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