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Senior Manager, Public Affairs at MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria – The leader in telecommunications in Nigeria, and a part of a diverse community in Africa and the Middle East, our brand is instantly recognisable. It is through our compelling brand that we are able to attract the right talents who we carefully nurture by continuously improving our employment offerings even beyond reward and recognition.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Manager, Public Affairs

Locations: Abuja

Job Description

  • Provide advisory support and execute MTNN Government Relations Strategy at both federal and state levels with particular emphasis on the executive and legislative arms of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
  • Support the Shareholders return strategy by developing and implementing Processes that are aligned to achieving all elements on the business score card. (I.e. Grow Market Share, Grow ICT & Data Revenue, Increase EBITDA margins, Assure Revenue, CAPEX Returns Management and Net Subscriber Additions).
  • Participate in the review of Business Processes (headcount, process optimization etc.), to drive efficiency gains to ensure at least 5% reduction in Divisional budget year-on-year.
  • Participate in Contract negotiations to reduce cost and drive MTNN Value Creation Philosophy.
  • Serve MTNN’s customers and provide solutions to improve the customer experience.
  • Improve MTNN’s Net Promoters Score
  • Collaborate with other business units in the development of business models for use in MTNN and develop measurement strategies to support strategy development and business optimization.
  • Network and build solid relationships with internal units and relevant third parties (e.g. strategic investors, technical and finance partners, business consultants etc.) and develop a close working relationship with relevant information sources to provide an integrated service.
  • Drive planned strategy for the successful delivery of MTN Group and MTNN transformation initiatives focusing on Customer centricity, including Perfect 10 Project.
  • Network and build solid relationships with internal units and relevant third parties (e.g. strategic investors, technical and finance partners, business consultants etc.) and develop a close working relationship with relevant information sources to provide an integrated service.
  • Partner with MTNN’s Ecosystem Partners to deliver business value.
  • Establish and maintain effective corporate relationship with key stakeholders and decision makers in the executive and legislative arms of government to effectively channel the goals and desires of MTNN.
  • Initiate regular meetings with key government stakeholders and give regular feedback to the business on new development (bills, new policies within the legislative/ regulatory arena).
  • Develop government relations strategy for the department in alignment with MTN Nigeria’s business direction and provide advisory support to the Regulatory Affairs function of MTN Nigeria.
  • Establish and maintain effective corporate relationship with key stakeholders and decision makers in the executive and legislative arms of government to effectively channel the goals and desires of MTNN.
  • Develop and maintain a strong ethical relationship between MTN Nigeria and the relevant institutions/ bodies with a view to ensure the long term viability of the business.
  • Observe the business, political and regulatory environment closely and provide support to other functions within the CSD in Assigned location.
  • Carry out research, provide detailed policy analysis, identify regional vulnerabilities and recommend due mitigation.
  • Coordinate action/ response plans to pertinent issues and lobby campaigns on identified issues.
  • Provide periodic intelligence reports, political audits and proactive feedback on emerging issues, developments and trends.
  • Provide technical leadership /advice in the formulation and development of Regulatory Affairs framework, policies/guidelines and ensure compliance of operations with MTN policies and procedures.
  • Regularly monitor and review resources of the department ensuring they are allocated and utilized in a cost effective and financially disciplined manner and in line with budget provisions.
  • Continuously seek self-professional development to sharpen skills and capabilities in a versatile and evolving digital landscape.
  • Identify, evaluate and track the development needs and performance of staff within the department, providing opportunities for staff to build on the company’s investment in their training and improve productivity.
  • Review the performance of individual team members and complete appraisals in accordance with the employee performance appraisal procedures and time schedules.
  • Coach and mentor the Regulatory Affairs team to ensure understanding of the objectives and goals of the department, awareness of all related job requirements and accountabilities and leverage human resources career development programs for staff career development.
  • Build MTN’s profile amongst governmental stakeholders for effective engagement and guarantee access by the MTN management to such key stakeholders as required.

Job Condition

  • Standard Working Condition.

Experience & Training
Education:

  • First Degree in any relevant discipline
  • Fluent in English and language of country preferable
  • Relevant Degree
  • An MBA would be an added advantage

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience  including:
  • Manager track record of 3 years or more in a government relations and/or stakeholder engagement function/activity; with at least 3 years in relevant sector/ industry
  • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies advantageous
  • Proof of requisite stakeholder contact/network base
  • Prior Telecommunications experience will be an advantage.

Training:

  • On-the-job training
  • Courses, Seminars, Conferences  and workshops in Government Relations and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Management Development Program
  • Effective Management and Leadership

Minimum Qualification

  • BA, BEd, BSc, BTech or HND.

Application Closing Date

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