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  • Posted: Aug 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • MTN Group Limited entered the telecommunications scene at the dawn of South Africa’s democracy, in 1994. In 1998, we began our expansion by acquiring licences in Rwanda, Uganda and Swaziland. Since then, we continued to grow, with a view of bringing world-class telecommunications and digital services to markets across Africa and the Middle East. Throug...
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    Senior Manager: Regulatory Strategy and Public Policy

    Mission/ Core purpose of the Job

    • The Senior Manager: Regulatory Strategy & Public Policy is responsible for the formulation and implementation of MTN Group’s public policy and regulatory affairs strategy. The role is also responsible to protect and enhance the reputation of MTN Group and support MTN Group’s growth objectives.

    Key Performance Areas: Core, essential responsibilities / outputs of the position (KPA's)

    • The Senior Manager: Regulatory Strategy & Public Policy will be accountable to achieve the following objectives:
    • Implementing Public Affairs plans and strategies to strengthen the corporate image and reputation of MTN Group as a thought leader, breakthrough innovator, and a trusted partner
    • Providing a political perspective to help develop thought leadership, engagement on public policy issues and to inform policy & regulatory briefings
    • Developing new ideas for the policy & regulatory engagement strategy
    • Maintain deep understanding of current issues in the environment affecting MTN Group and its brand;
    • Implement public affairs strategies that inform and shape belief, action, behavior and advocacy to shape the external environment;
    • Position MTN on the relevant specific policy issues; build public affairs capabilities within the OpCos;
    • Proactively engage, inform and influence key external stakeholders: issues important to MTN Group and its operations;
    • Develop relationships with key external stakeholders, including major trade associations;
    • Assess opportunities and organize proactive participation of company leadership in key events and forums
    • Provide operational support on regulatory matters to the different Opco’s
    • Anticipating and keeping the company’s leadership team informed of regulatory developments and providing relevant strategic guidance;
    • Proactive management of public policy issues affective the company;
    • Support Opcos in the fulfilment of their public policy and regulatory responsibilities;
    • Building relationships with policy makers and other relevant key stakeholders (e.g.  government departments, regulatory bodies and agencies) in support of the group’s public policy and regulatory agenda (Stakeholder & Reputation Management);
    • Managing Group membership of Industry associations dealing with Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy;
    • Maintenance of the departmental library (including research material, Opco licences, Spectrum allocation records etc.)

    Key Deliverables

    • Build and strengthen strategic relationships with government officials and third-party organizations, and educate and help shape strategic policy outcomes of importance to MTN’s customers
    • Identify advisory committees, trade events etc. and leverage industry to intensify MTN’s messages
    • Monitor policy and regulation movement on issues related to key topics to advise on actions or necessary reactionary preparations
    • Operationalise the strategies across the Group

    Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Competencies)

    • Minimum of 4 year tertiary degree
    • MBA or MPA or other related Masters qualification prefered
    • Relevant certification / accreditation / membership with professional body as required for role


    • A minimum of 8 years working experience to include
    • 6 years experience in a regulatory affairs function/activity preferably in a telecoms environment
    • 5 years management track record
    • 3 years relevant sector / industry/ area of specialisation -Public Policy, Regulatory Affairs etc.
    • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies advantageous
    • Experience working in a medium to large organization


    • Strategy Implementer, Decisive problem Solver, Best Practice Creator
    • Culture and Change Champion, Guiding People Manager, Relationship Builder
    • Results Achiever, Operationally Astute

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MTN on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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