Government Relations/External Relations | Part of Shell Graduate Programme

Astana (KZ)
04 Oct 2018
04 Nov 2018
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you looking for an exciting career within a multinational company? Do you have the passion, the creativity and the drive to bring GR/ER projects to life? Apply now for the following position:

Government Relations/External Relations (GR/ER) | Part of Shell Graduate Programme
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan

Your Shell:
Do you have the passion, the creativity and the drive to bring GR/ER projects to life? With more than 86,000 employees across 70 counties committed to tackling the world's energy challenges we place a high value on our relationship with host government and communities. It's therefore vital that our people are at the heart of our business.

Your Graduate Programme in GR/ER:
As a graduate within the GR/ER area of the Shell Graduate Programme you can expect an industry-leading two to three-year on-job learning programme, offering real responsibilities, challenges and continued professional development. As a GR/ER professional you'll provide the essential support that is needed to form long-term relationships with our stakeholders (government bodies, industry and investor associations, partner companies, JVs, diplomatic communities, communities in the areas of our operations).
You'll need a high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate across all areas of the business, to join us. The GR/ER team is responsible for every relationship Shell Kazakhstan has with the stakeholders and the image and reputation of the company. You will play a pivotal role in helping Shell Kazakhstan work with projects to enhance our relationship with host communities and government, and local authorities and on social investment projects.

Roles and Responsibilities
As you will be experiencing different projects within GR/ER at Shell Kazakhstan you can discover your strengths, develop your skillset and propel your career to remarkable heights. Within GR/ER you may have the opportunity to work in business areas, such as:

  • Government relations
  • External relations
  • External/internal communications
  • Social performance

And take on a range of responsibilities including:

  • Performing/contributing to stakeholder analysis
  • Stakeholder relations management
  • Developing/contributing to country reputation strategy
  • Developing and implementing communication plans for various projects (internal and external)
  • Participation in crisis communications
  • Delivery of /contribution to Social investment projects
  • Inputs in non-technical risks assessment

Training and Development Opportunities
Ambitious individuals will flourish in our supportive working environment that encourages forward and creative thinking. You will also receive continuous coaching and mentoring, formal training and regular progress checks to ensure we are providing you with everything necessary to help you reach your potential.

Your rewards and benefits include:

  • The opportunity to work on projects with external partners
  • A structured development programme, highly valued across the industry
  • Working for a globally recognized brand tackling significant business issues
  • Flexibility and work-life balance

Your Background:
The GR/ER graduate programme particularly suits ambitious graduates (0-3 yrs work experience) pursuing or holding with a Master or Advanced degree in Communication, Political Science, Social Studies/Humanities, Development Studies or similar. Evidence of good negotiation and project management skills and strong communications skills, both verbal and written in Russian and English languages. Good command of Kazakh language is a huge advantage. Domestically and internationally mobile.

Information on our global selection criteria (Capacity, Achievements and Relationships) and our graduate selection process can be found on:

Your application:
Apply online by using the 'Apply' button or at our website.

The application process for our graduate programmes is rigorous, but is designed to enable the most talented graduates to stand out. After submitting an online application, you will be invited to complete our online assessments and our on demand interview. Successful candidates will be invited to final stage of the selection process in a virtual assessment. This stage includes a live virtual case study session with two Shell employees who will host the discussion. You will be assigned a topic relating to an aspect of your case, and then asked to prepare a presentation.

Through this process we will be assessing candidates':

  • Capacity - the intellectual ability to analyze and apply unfamiliar information to complex situations;
  • Achievement - the ability to identify and manage resources in order to deliver results;
  • Relationship-building - the ability to work within, and lead, diverse teams

Agency calls are not appreciated.