MTN Nigeria Career Opportunities January, 2018

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 vacant position below:

Job Title: Manager, State & Local Government Affairs


Minimum Qualification
  • BA, B.Ed, B.Sc, BT.ech or LLB.

Job Description

  • To relate with and manage Government and other stakeholders at the State and Local Government levels, including the State Houses of Assembly, all State and Local Government Agencies and parastatals, to ensure that the activities of the company to a large extent is continuous and is not impeded by government red tapism, regulations and policies that are inimical to MTN’s operational interest.
  • Research and identify new ways to generate revenue, as well as cost saving opportunities arising from competitive or regulatory developments.
  • Identify all proposed Policies claims , and other issues of the State & Local Governments across the country that are likely to impact legally, socially, economically on MTN operations and prepare submissions and inputs accordingly
  • Monitor application of extant State and Local Government Policies, Laws & By-Laws to MTN operations by the relevant agencies & Authorities
  • Coordinate and advise on MTN’s CSR initiatives at the State & Local Government level together with other relevant internal stakeholder Groups/Divisions
  • Coordinate the regulatory activities of all MTN’s regional regulatory personnel
  • Draft and manage interconnects agreements and prepare capacity leasing agreements with incumbent operators and new entrants.
  • Identify policy issues that impact MTN and create a strategy to maintain and/or improve potential outcomes.
  • Review prepared infrastructure sharing guidelines/ agreements and national and international roaming agreements.
  • Influence the telecommunications sector competitive policies to attain a level playing field as well as monitor compliance with interconnect agreement and all interconnect related issues in the industry.
  • Regularly engage with these stakeholders to analyze the impact of current and future legislative and regulatory issues/trends
  • Create and manage of a Relationship data base on MTN’s regional operations
  • Monitor key legislative opportunities and risks for the company and alert internal stakeholders about them while identifying possible solutions to potential challenges
  • Represent MTN at trade association, government, coalition and other industry stakeholder meetings
  • Engage directly with state and local government groups to strengthen MTN’s relationships with key decision makers
  • Undertake general & periodic audit of events and developments in the various segments of Government at the State & Local Council levels across Nigeria that impact on MTN operations
  • Build awareness among internal stakeholders of key state policy decisions affecting the telecommunications industry in the present and in the future
  • Cross functional interface with other units especially the Legislative Affairs Unit, to improve the legislative environment and to help enhance MTN’s reputation in state capitals
  • Negotiate with various communities, resolve local community issues and differences and ensure harmonious relations exist.
  • Support management and advice MTN N on interconnects agreements/relationship, license conditions and compliance with regulations and legislation.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners
  • Advice stakeholder Groups within the company on compliance with relevant extant State & Local Government Policies & Laws
  • Build relationships with state and local government entities and identify risks and key legislative opportunities to drive MTN’s strategy and engagement at the state and local levels.
  • Continuously seek self-professional development to sharpen skills and capabilities in a versatile and evolving digital landscape.
  • Foster active collaboration and relationships with employees across all levels and divisions in line with MTN’s VB and values.
Job Condition:
  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • May be required to work extended hours
  • Tool of trade vehicle provided
  • Occasional travel (mostly local) often at short notice
Experience & Training 
  • First degree in any relevant discipline
  • Fluent in English
  • LLB or other recognized law degree
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience which includes:
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialization with experience in supervising/managing others.
    • In depth experience and understanding of the Nigerian telecommunications industry and regulatory framework
    • Experience in a commercial legal environment, alternatively within a legal & regulatory control body
    • Experience within the telecommunication environment is desirable
    • Effective stakeholder relationship management experience in a telecoms regulatory environment
  • People Management skills.
  • Project Management.
  • Courses, Seminars, Conferences and workshops in Government Relations and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Management Development Program
  • Management Development Program

Deadline: 25th January, 2018 

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title Manager, Federal Executive Affairs
Job Description

• To Liaise And Manage Relations With Federal Ministries, Parastatals, Agencies And Relevant Multilateral Institutions (ECOWAS) On Behalf Of MTN.
• To Ensure That Activities Of The Company To A Large Extend Is Continuous And Is Not Impeded By Government Bureaucracy, Regulations And Policies That Are Inimical To MTN’s Interests
• Manage Unit And Departmental Budget In Line With Budget Approvals.
• Respond To Internal And External Inquiries Related To Federal Affairs.
• Informs Internal Clients Of Key Legislative And Political Developments And Works To Understand Impacts And Formulate An Effective Response
• 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.
• Monitor And Contribute To The Development Of Policies, White Papers And National Plans That Might Impact MTN To Ensure Risks Are Mitigate And Opportunities Are Accessed.
• Maintain Effective Corporate Relationship With Key Stakeholders And Decision Makers In The Executive And Legislative Arms Of Government As Well As Government Agencies To Effectively Channel The Goals And Desires Of MTNN.
• Identifies Allies And Alliances, And Builds Them To MTN’s Advantage.
• Manage All MDAs To Assure A Beneficial Relationship For MTN.
• Support In Enhancing MTN’s Profile Amongst Governmental Stakeholders For Effective Engagement And Guarantee Access To MTN Management (Across All Divisions) To Such Key Stakeholders As Required.
• Develop Relationships With Public Policy Makers And Allied Policy Organizations That Can Be Helpful When Working On Issues Of Importance To The Company
• Influence Federal Public Policy, Including Legislation And Regulation, To Ensure Business Sustainability.
• Support The Development Of A Company-Wide Government Relations Strategy In Alignment With MTN Nigeria’s Business Direction.
• Liaise With Relevant Internal Groups To Ensure Compliance With Applicable Policies Of The Ministry Of Communications, National Planning Commission, Federal Ministry Of Finance, Customs Service, NLRC, NIPC; Etc.
• Where Required, Manage The Process And Ensure The Obtainment Of Approvals From MDAs Including National Office Of Technology Acquisition And Promotion (NOTAP), NLRC, RoW Etc.
• Oversees Analysis Of Proposed Federal Legislation To Determine Potential Impact On The Organization.
• Establishes Company Positions On Federal Regulations And Communicates Positions Internally And Externally.
• Monitors Legislative And Regulatory Activities, Oversees The Implementation Of Policies That Support Organizational Goals.
• Solicits, Digests And Effectively Translates Internal Business Input On Legislative And Regulatory Developments That May Affect MTN.
• Identifies And Articulates Major Opportunities And Threats Related To Policy, Politics And People, Both Within MTN And Externally
• Educate Legislators, Staff, Members Of Administrative Departments, And Other Important Stakeholders On MTN’s Products And Positions.
• Identify Policy Opportunities To Gain Competitive Advantage And New Opportunities To Build Federal Support For MTN Projects.
• Carry Out Research, Provide Detailed Policy Analysis, Identify Regional Vulnerabilities And Recommend Due Mitigation.
• Conduct Regular Political Audits And Provide Periodic Intelligence Reports, Political Audits And Proactive Feedback On Emerging Issues, Developments And Trends.
• Provide Advisory Support To The SM, Public Affairs On Key Government Matters Especially As It Relates To The Telecoms Industry To All Business Functions
• Provide Management Across All Divisions With Insights On National And Regional Government Legislation Policy To Accommodate Current And Future Business Initiatives.
• Responsible For Legal Compliance Associated With Federal And Sponsorship Program.
• 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.
• Promote A Sustainable Organizational Culture That Enhances Employee Productivity And Oversee The Management Of The Year On Year Performance Of All Dimensions Of The Group Culture Audit.

Job Condition

• Standard MTNN Working Conditions
May Be Required To Work Extended Hours

Experience & Training

• Masters Qualification Is Advantageous
• Fluent In English
LLB Or Other Recognized Law Degree
Minimum 6 Years’ Experience Including:
•Minimum Of 3 Years’ Experience In An Area Of Specialization (Government Relations And/Or Stakeholder Engagement Function/Activity) With Experience In Supervising/Managing Others
•Effective Stakeholder Relationship Management Experience In A Telecoms Regulatory Environment
•Experience In A Commercial Legal Environment, Alternatively Within A Legal & Regulatory Control Body
•In Depth Experience And Understanding Of The Nigerian Telecommunications Industry And Regulatory Framework
•Strong And Effective Business Communication/Negotiation/Influencing Skills (Verbal And Writing Skills)
•Courses, Seminars, Conferences And Workshops In Government Relations And Stakeholder Engagement
•Management Development Program
•Effective Management And Leadership

Minimum Qualification LLB

Job Title Manager, Legislative Affairs (Abuja)
Job Description

• To Relate With And Manage The Legislature At The Federal And State Level; And For That Purpose To Undertake Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities And Threats) Of Bills And Activities Of The Legislature To Ensure That Threats To MTN’s Business Are Defused And Opportunities Are Promoted. And To Manage The Stakeholders In The Federal And State Legislature.
• Identify Bills And Laws Impacting On MTN’s Operations And Conduct SWOT Analysis On Same.
• Monitor Said Bills And Laws And Advise Senior Manager, Government Relations On Potential Impact On MTN’s Operations.
• Ensure Customer Queries Are Handled Appropriately And In Compliance To The MTNN Regulatory Framework.
• Support Management And Advice MTNN On Interconnects Agreements/Relationship, Licence Conditions And Compliance With Regulations And Legislation.
• Manage Relationships With The Members Of The Federal And State Legislature And Ensure Benefits For MTN, Including Proactively Identifying Risks And Advising The Business.
• Professional And Consultative Relationships With Senior Executive Stakeholders And Demonstrated Ability To Manage Challenges With Integrity, Tact And Diplomacy
• First Level Interface With Officials And Members Of Relevant Working Committees (I.E. Communications, Environment, Science And Technology, Commerce, Taxation, Etc.) Of The Senate And House Of Representatives As Well As The State Houses Of Assembly
• Coordinate Mandatory Submissions To The Above Listed Committees And State Houses Of Assembly
• Leads The Department’s Implementation Of The Government’s Regulatory Reform Measures And Oversights Monitoring And Reporting Processes To Meet Whole Of State Government Requirement.
• Monitors Legislative And Regulatory Activities, Oversees The Implementation Of Policies That Support MTN’s Goals
• Monitor And Influence The Legislative Process For The Development Of Said Bills Into Law
• Manages Staff Who Liaise Between Legislative Entities And The Organization, Leads The Communications And Interactions, Which Aligns With Corporate Business Strategies.
• Cultivate And Maintain An Excellent Relationship Between The Company And The National Assembly And All State Houses Of Assembly
• Develop Detailed Legislative Policy On Complex And Sensitive Issues That Have Nationwide -Wide Implications
• Provide Advice On Complex Policy And Legal Issues Relevant To Legislative Projects, And Ensure That Policy And Legislation Is Consistent With Departmental And Government Priorities, Policies And Legislation.
• Continuously Seek Self-Professional Development To Sharpen Skills And Capabilities In A Versatile And Evolving Digital Landscape.
• Foster Active Collaboration And Relationships With Employees Across All Levels And Divisions In Line With MTN’s VB And Values.

Job Condition

• May Be Required To Work Extended Hours
• Normal MTNN Working Conditions

Experience & Training


• LLB Law Degree From A Recognized University
• BL And Call To The Nigerian Bar
• Fluent In English And Language Of Country Preferable
Minimum 6 Years ‘Post Call To Bar Experience Which Includes:
•Minimum Of 3 Years’ Experience In An Area Of Specialization With Experience In Supervising/Managing Others
•In Depth Experience And Understanding Of The Nigerian Telecommunications Industry And Regulatory Framework
•Experience In A Commercial Legal Environment, Alternatively Within A Legal & Regulatory Control Body
•Experience Within The Telecommunication Environment Is Desirable.
•High Level Oral And Written Communication Skills Including The Ability To Prepare Substantial Policy Documents
•Courses, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops In Telecommunication Regulation
•Management Development Program

Minimum Qualification LLB

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