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  • Posted: Feb 10, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • 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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    General Manager Legal (Mergers and Acquisition)

    Mission/ Core purpose of the Job

    The General Manager: Group Legal M&A is responsible to manage all aspects of commercial legal requirements, transactions in the M&A and Business Development Function as well as any other M&A related strategic initiatives within the MTN Group.

    This role will manage and provide guidance, support and advice to internal stakeholders and operating units on legal aspects of commercial matters, transactions and managing legal risks.

    Context (Global influences, environmental / industry demands, organisational mission etc.)
    MTN is entering a new phase in its lifecycle where operational and commercial excellence has become critical for success. The urgency for change has become more heightened amidst increased competitive intensity across all markets in which MTN operates. The Group’s Commercial Legal function must therefore ensure the successful delivery in context of:

    1. Rapidly changing ICT environment
    2. The geographic complexity of MTN’s foot print across Africa and the Middle East
    3. Management of executive and local shareholder expectations across all MTN Operating Countries
    4. Achievement of top quartile operating efficiency and effectiveness through scale and common processes
    5. Driving growth through business intelligence and standardization to maximize business impact
    6. Management of customer and supplier expectations
    7. Enhance MTN position as a leading network and system provider
    8. Constant dynamics and local challenges in the economic, regulatory and legal environments

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

    The General Manager will be accountable to achieve the following objectives:

    1. Provide legal opinions and legal advice and support to the Group on South African law, as well as International Law;
    2. Support Group acquisitions and divestments and restructuring;
    3. Negotiate, draft and implement legal agreements;
    4. Lead negotiation meetings;
    5. Provide legal support to the legal teams in Operating Countries (Opcos) across MTN Group;
    6. Provide guidance in respect of compliance with applicable legislation;
    7. Manage legal risk across the Group;
    8. Formulate contractual framework for strategic projects;
    9. Advise management and stakeholders on new legislation and the impact thereof on the business.
    10. Co-ordinate and supervise external counsel from both an advisory perspective and managing fees.
    11. Champion Collaboration between the Group Legal & Regulatory Function, Risk & Compliance and Internal Audit.

    Key Deliverables

    1. Draft, negotiate and formalise legal aspects of commercial arrangements concluded by the MTN Group in implementing its strategy relating to Legal Services
    2. Liaise with, and collate and incorporate feedback from, various internal stakeholders and departments for purposes of transactions, initiatives and projects
    3. Provide support, guidance and advice to MTN Operating Companies, where requested or required, regarding commercial aspects of transactions, risks and other matters.
    4. Generally managing all matters and issues relevant to the legal aspects of the MTN Group’s commercial and transactional activities.

    Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Competencies)

    Education:

    1. Degree with Honours (LLB or equivalent preferred)
    2. Admission as an attorney
    3. MBA / Masters advantageous
    4. Fluent in English
    5. Fluent in French (an advantage)

    Experience:

    1. Minimum 10 – 12 years of Legal Experience at a reputable law firm (local or International).
    2. Considerable exposure and participation in Negotiations and drafting of highly complex transactions documents (locally and internationally)
    3. Multi-lingual and cross-border transactions
    4. Work across diverse cultures and geographies

    Competencies:

    1. Strategy Formulator, Decisive Problem Solver, Innovative Value Creator
    2. Culture and Change Champion, Inspiring People Leader, Relationship Builder
    3. Results Achiever, Operationally Astute
    4. Excellent drafting skills
    5. Strong analytical skills
    6. Strong Negotiating skills
    7. Agile and Management skills
    8. Leadership skills
    9. Consulting skills
    10. Effective communication and writing skills
    11. Good general commercial awareness
    12. Good interpretation skills
    13. Articulate
    14. Competent in Microsoft Office Suite

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    Senior Manager: Services Regulation

    Mission/ Core purpose of the Job

    The Senior Manager: Services Regulation is responsible to participate in the development and monitoring of Services regulations that help in achieving business goals while providing expert advice to MTN and relevant stakeholders. To ensure compliance and awareness of internal policies, applicable laws and regulations across MTN Group.

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

    1. The Senior Manager: Services Regulation will be accountable to achieve the following objectives:
    2. Provide strategic input into and manage implementation of MTN Group’s Services Regulation agenda
    3. Ensure effective implementation of the MTN Group Services Regulation Strategy by providing direction, structure, frameworks, models, roadmaps and support for the teams within the OpCos
    4. Monitor and control the budgetary needs of the Services Regulation function
    5. Ensure compliance with relevant legislation, across the different Opcos, regarding services regulation, including, but not limited to, Consumer Protection, Data Protection, Cybersecurity etc.
    6. Develop monitoring tools, guidelines, frameworks to ensure compliance with all relevant services regulation, ensuring services contracting across MTN are aligned and compliant
    7. Undertake research and benchmarking on MTN’s policy changes from time to time, to update and align the Services regulations to the overall MTN objective and industry best practice
    8. Escalate Services Regulation violations to the General Manager: Regulatory Affairs
    9. Engage with the relevant internal and external stakeholders within the digital service regulatory landscape
    10. Ensure that the Services Regulation Policy is maintained and stays up to date
    11. Initiate and facilitate compliance meetings to ensure relevant participation and provide direction and counsel to the various discussions
    12. Provide input and feedback around how the function can service the business optimally
    13. Deliver timely analysis and reports on digital Services regulatory rules and decisions and provide assessments of proposed strategies for any required follow-up to the General Manager: Regulatory Affairs and the Executive Regulatory Affairs.
    14. Stay abreast of different local and global regulatory requirements within the Telecommunications Industry.
    15. Prepare monthly reports for Group Exco based on functional KPIs and any other key issue the Group Exco may require details on.

    Key Deliverables

    1. Deliver on all objectives as stated above
    2. Implementation of the Services Regulations strategy
    3. Up to date drafting and documentation of relevant Services Regulation
    4. Liaise with relevant stakeholders on relevant statutory and regulatory policy to inform Services Regulation activities
    5. Coordinate the preparation and compilation of agreed periodic activities and performance reports for the attention of the General Manager: Regulatory Affairs

    Role Dependencies

    1. Deep understanding of the MTN business strategy
    2. Understanding of the Opco technology, business and regulatory context
    3. Timely decision making and reporting
    4. Alignment of OpCo and Group strategy initiatives

    Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Competencies)

    Education:

    1. Legal Degree or any other relevant field Degree
    2. Master’s degree is an advantage
    3. Fluent in English and language of country preferable
    4. Relevant certification / accreditation / membership with professional body as required for role

    Experience:

    1. A minimum of 8 years’ experience require with the breakdown as indicated below:
    2. 5 years management track record
    3. 3 years relevant sector / industry/ area of specialisation
    4. Worked across diverse cultures and geographies advantageous
    5. Experience working in a medium to large organization

    Competencies:

    1. Strategy Implementer, Decisive problem Solver, Best Practice Creator
    2. Culture and Change Champion, Guiding People Manager, Relationship Builder
    3. Results Achiever, Operationally Astute, Agile and Excellent Communication (written and & verbal) Skills.

    Other:
    Regional and international travel

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    General Manager Regulatory Strategy & Policy

    Mission/ Core purpose of the Job

    The General Manager: Regulatory Strategy & Public Policy is responsible for defining MTN’s position, developing and executing its advocacy strategies on key regulatory developments. The role will be responsible for leading an integrated global regulatory and public policy strategy and proactively aligning business initiatives with policy trends and public policy objectives.

    The role requires an expert with broad and comprehensive understanding of international laws and regulations including in respect of digital, Technology Telecommunications, & financial Regulation across the various jurisdictions in which MTN operates. The incumbent would lead sensitivities involved in reconciling business needs and opportunities with risk minimisation and proactive engagement with regulatory and other industry Stakeholders. The ideal candidate would be required to provide thought leadership and manage a team of public policy and regulatory professionals across the Opcos.

    Additionally, the role will monitor and analyse the political, economic, and social environment for developments and risks and manage MTN’s Regulatory strategy. Through research, they will provide innovative strategies to effectively address policy and legislative developments across the MTN ecosystem

    Context (Global influences, environmental / industry demands, organizational mission etc.)
    MTN is entering a new phase in its lifecycle where operational and commercial excellence has become critical for success. The urgency for change has become more heightened amidst increased competitive intensity across all markets in which MTN operates. The Regulatory Affairs unit must therefore ensure the successful delivery in context of:

    Rapidly changing ICT environment
    The geographic complexity of MTN’s footprint across Africa and the Middle East
    Management of executive and local shareholder expectations across all 22 OpCos
    Management of customer and supplier expectations
    Enhance MTN position as a leading network and system provider
    Constant dynamics and local challenges in the economic, regulatory, and legal environments

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

    The General Manager Strategy & Public Policy will be responsible to achieve the following objectives:

    1. Define MTN’s position, develop and execute value accretive advocacy strategies on key regulatory developments and defining MTN Regulatory risk Appetite and internal policy position on various specialist aspects of regulations in conjunction with various control functions within MTN.
    2. Environmental scanning and development of strategy to meet future and current needs of MTN in relation to industry positions and advocacy of MTN’s position.
    3. Collaborate with Risk & Compliance to develop Risk Management Plans
    4. Identify, monitor, and analyse policy and regulatory issues affecting MTN operating companies. Devise proactive strategies to solve existing challenges and drive business growth.
    5. Develop and implement a Regulatory strategy, policy and framework that supports MTN Group’s strategy.
    6. Manage the Group’s advocacy strategy towards Regulatory and Policy issues, ensuring a consistent Regulatory and Policy approach to key issues across the MTN Group.
    7. Advising the Group and Opcos on external regulatory issues that have an impact on the regulatory environment and providing the necessary support.
    8. Harnessing MTN-wide experience, on various issues to assist Opcos in responding to regulatory matters such as external benchmarking exercises, ensuring consistency across MTN’s ecosystem.
    9. Develop policies to contribute positively to regulatory decisions and industry issues.
    10. Support M&A activities and geographic expansion with the Proactive identification of relevant policies and legislative requirements, including scenario planning, impact analysis & businesses cases.
    11. Informing the Group of policy cycles and identifying potential areas that may require amendments to existing legislation or policies, including the analysis of new or amended policies and legislation.
    12. Provide strategic insights into international industry trends that have a Regulatory impact on the MTN business.
    13. Support the business in managing Regulatory risks that emanate from global developments including but not limited to advisory support in respect of competition and anti-trust laws, sanctions & exports controls Data Privacy,
    14. Protection & cybersecurity as well as new and emerging issues in relation to MTN Ambition 2025 etc.
    15. Proactive stakeholder management to keep stakeholders informed of regulatory developments and provide continued relevant strategic guidance.
    16. Monitor and track developing political, economic, and social issues that may have Regulatory or Policy implications.
    17. Timeous monitoring and analysis of pending legislation and regulations that may impact the company’s operations.
    18. Prepare and/or compile periodic performance reports on all legislation and external regulatory matters.
    19. Support of the individual Opcos in the fulfilment of their public policy and regulatory responsibilities (e.g., through research, establishment of virtual teams to support Opcos on specific policy & regulatory issues e.g., Economic regulations, Legislative and Regulatory Amendments etc.)
    20. Supporting training of local executives and regulatory affairs professionals with strategic public affairs management
    21. Make MTN’s public policy positions, research, tools and reports broadly accessible by helping develop and evolve the team’s knowledge management platform
    22. Help coordinate MTN-sponsored symposiums and other forums, in partnership with academic partners, to promote MTN’s thought leadership and industry dialogue on key public policy issues
    23. Provide counsel and advice on regulatory and public policy opportunities and risks facing MTN Group operating companies.
    24. Proactively manage public policy and regulatory risks by influencing outcomes through engagement with regulators and industry bodies and as an advocate for public policy.
    25. Champion Collaboration with Legal & Regulatory and Compliance functions.
    26. Establish and maintain strategic relations with regulatory stakeholders across MTN’s operating companies and with multilateral bodies, at regional and sub-regional levels, such as SADC, EAC & AU to mention but a few

    Key Deliverables

    1. Develop a co-ordinated group/Opco strategy and plan for engagement with respective stakeholders on regulatory and public policy issues
    2. Leverage synergies available within MTN Group and affiliated companies.
    3. Lead an integrated global regulatory and public policy.
    4. Manage MTN’s external regulatory strategy.
    5. Provide innovative strategies to address policy and legislation effectively across the MTN ecosystem.
    6. Group awareness of Public Policy.
    7. Build and implement monitoring tools
    8. Develop a global risk matrix that will allow MTN to track every public policy risk in real time.
    9. Develop critical skills and Talent.

    Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Competencies)

    Education:

    1. Legal Degree or any other relevant field Degree. LLB or PPE preferred. Degree in Public Affairs, Politics, Law and/or Economics will also be considered
    2. Postgraduate Qualification is an advantage
    3. Relevant certification / accreditation / membership with professional body as required for role
    4. Fluent in English and language of country preferable

    Experience:

    1. 10-15 years’ experience Technical and Operations experience, in telecommunications, banking or related industry (i.e., similar socio-economic and security features dealing with regulation, government / public sector relationship building, etc.)
    2. Emerging Markets experience will be advantageous and working across different geographies across which MTN operates.
    3. Experience in senior leadership and management operating in a matrix organisation working with specialized experts.
    4. Significant experience and track record of managing strategic outreach with a diverse set of stakeholders (including regulators and industry bodies).

    Competencies:

    1. Strategy Formulator, Decisive Problem Solver, Innovative Value Creator
    2. Culture and Change Champion, Inspiring People Leader, Relationship Builder
    3. Execution driven and Results Achiever & Operationally Astute
    4. EQ & Relationship Management
    5. Agility
    6. Financial & Business Acumen
    7. Strong Legal understanding and analysis
    8. Policy development and writing
    9. Research capability
    10. Strong analytical and writing skills
    11. Track record of identifying, monitoring and analyzing policy and regulatory issues across African jurisdictions. Good understanding of policy and regulatory issues facing communication and financial service providers required.
    12. Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
    13. Experience executing cross-functional campaigns
    14. Ability to provide leadership and guidance to a team of public policy / regulatory specialists.
    15. Ability to navigate a matrix organisation.
    16. Analysis and Synthesis: Ability to analyze a complex set of information requiring a mixture of technical/professional competencies to comprehend, the ability to synthesize the issue and propose a decision
    17. Decision making: The ability to communicate, influence and negotiate successfully to conclude an agreement on complex and important issues
    18. Relationship management: Ability to liaise and communicate effectively externally and to project a positive image of the company
    19. Leadership: Ability to manage, motivate and develop a team of high performance, high skill staff of diverse technical and professional backgrounds.
    20. Ability to provide functional leadership across the business
    21. Integrity and resilience: Ability to operate/negotiate in high-pressure situations, a strong sense of principle and the ability to represent and maintain a principled position in a negative or hostile situation.

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    Senior Manager: Public Policy and Research

    Mission/ Core purpose of the Job

    The Senior Manager: Public Policy & Research is responsible for the implementation of the Group objectives on regulatory strategy and public policy issues including the protection and enhancement of MTN Groups reputation and the support of MTN Group’s growth objectives.

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

    The Senior Manager: Public Policy & Research will be accountable to achieve the following objectives:

    Drive the development and Implement Public Policy plans and strategies to strengthen the corporate image and reputation of MTN Group as a thought leader, breakthrough innovator, and a trusted partner

    1. Assisting in the formulation and implementation of MTN Group’s public policy and regulatory affairs strategy.
    2. Providing a political perspective to help develop thought leadership, engagement on public policy issues and to inform policy & regulatory briefings
    3. Developing new ideas for the policy & regulatory engagement strategy
    4. Maintain deep understanding of current issues in the environment affecting MTN Group and its brand;
    5. Implement public affairs strategies that inform and shape belief, action, behaviour and advocacy to shape the external environment;
    6. Position MTN on the relevant specific policy issues; build public policy capabilities within the OpCos;
    7. Proactively engage, inform and influence key external stakeholders: issues important to MTN Group and its operations;
    8. Develop relationships with key external stakeholders, including major trade associations;
    9. Assess opportunities and organize proactive participation of company leadership in key events and forums
    10. Provide operational support on regulatory matters to the different Opco’s
    11. Proactive management of public policy issues affective the company;
    12. Support Opcos in the fulfilment of their public policy and regulatory responsibilities;
    13. 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);
    14. Managing Group membership of Industry associations dealing with Public Policy and Research;
    15. Developing and maintaining a structured research and analysis capability on pertinent regulatory issues affecting the business
    16. Provide strategic input on legal regulatory and external affairs issues at group leadership level
    17. Provide strategic support as requested or required on public policy and regulatory matters to the Group Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer.
    18. Provide relevant public policy and regulatory input to Strategy and Business Development function on mergers, acquisitions and new business prospects.
    19. Prepare board papers, strategies, plans and proposals for board / executive committee review.

    Key Deliverables

    1. Supporting the thought leadership agenda of MTN regarding regulatory matters which will include:
    2. Responsibility for presenting feasible strategic options and recommendations to be adopted for requisite strategy and public policy positions at Group and Opco levels
    3. Using research and various perspectives on regulatory issues to provide international, domestic and cross-industry regulatory benchmarking
    4. Accountable for driving external regulatory benchmarking research and exercises for MTN Group and Opcos to ensure that regulatory perspectives are aligned to global industry standards and best practices
    5. Using insight and analysis to provide recommendations for best practices to support regulatory strategy, positions and plans
    6. Providing strategic guidance for Group Legal & Regulatory function by:
    7. Preparing MTN’s position papers and guidance documents on key industry issues
    8. Researching and preparing insights, reviews and materials relating to policy, regulatory and legislative developments at Opco levels including the requisite analyses
    9. Being accountable for identifying policy, regulatory and legislative risks that could impact regulatory strategy and issues from across the MTN ecosystem and making recommendations for the mitigation of such risks
    10. Supporting the development and strengthening of strategic relationships with government officials and third-party organizations, and educating and helping to shape strategic policy outcomes of importance to MTN’s customers
    11. Monitoring policy and regulation developments issues related to key topics to advise on actions or necessary reactionary preparations
    12. Operationalising the strategies across the Group
    13. Supporting the requisite capacity building across the Group

    Role Dependencies

    1. Deep understanding of the MTN business strategy
    2. Understanding of the business and regulatory context
    3. Timely decision making and reporting
    4. Alignment of OpCo and Group strategy initiatives

    Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Competencies)

    Education:

    1. Degree (preferably in Law and public policy)
    2. MPA or other related Masters qualification will be advantageous
    3. Relevant certification / accreditation / membership with professional body as required for role

    Experience:

    1. Minimum of 8 years working experience to include
    2. Minimum 5 years’ experience in a regulatory affairs function/activity preferably in a Telecoms environment
    3. 3 years management track record
    4. 3 years relevant sector / industry/ area of specialisation – Public Policy, Regulatory Affairs etc.
    5. Worked across diverse cultures and geographies advantageous
    6. Experience working in a medium to large organization

    Competencies:

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

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