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  • Posted: Jul 5, 2022
    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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    General Manager: Group Capital Management

    Core purpose of the Job

    The General Manager Group Capital Management role is accountable for capital allocation, utilization and investment returns for the Group and its markets with the objective of enhancing the MTN Group portfolio of capital assets and shareholder value.

    The role is responsible for:

    • Establishing and instituting capital strategy, budgeting, operations and governance Group, in line with the company goals and objectives
    • Evaluating potential equity related transactions including multiple asset acquisitions, disposals, mergers or other strategic initiatives
    • Management and reporting of capital allocation, utilization and returns monitoring for group-led investments and opportunities
    • Overseeing local governance and control of capital management, including but not limited to Capital Allocation and Management Committee (CAMC) funding decisions • Independent and objective capital investment insights, evaluations, opportunities and potential risks related to capital management to the respective Group Finance/Steering Committee Leadership

    The role reports to the Executive – Group Business Finance and is supported by a team capital management specialist who will be responsible to manage and execute on strategic objectives, balance capital portfolio, achieve sustainable returns on investment and to continuously improve the capital performance. Further, the role will also be responsible to institute/improve governance practices of respective Group and Local Capital Allocation governance committees, through the respective local Finance teams, Group Finance Divisions and Regional Vice President Offices.

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

    As a leader in the Group Business Finance vertical, the role is holistically responsible to lead, direct and operationalize capital management strategy, governance, monitoring and reporting for the Group. Key areas of responsibilities of the role have been broadly classified into three accountability areas as detailed below:

    Strategic Capital Management

    • Establish, continuously improve and institute the Group capital strategy aligned to MTN’s strategic imperatives, in conjunction with the respective Group Finance Leaders
    • Determine, implement and cascade the appropriate target capital portfolio mix, capital performance / investment returns models and governance reporting protocols to support capital management strategy
    • Lead, implement and cascade a sound and sustainable capital management framework, principles/guidelines for allocation, defining the DoA based on capital threshold limits, capital evaluation criteria and approver conditions. Periodically review, benchmark and adjust the framework to reflect leading class practices and business priorities
    • Work closely with the MTN Group Finance leadership, OpCo and existing Capital Management Committees (E.g Capital Allocation Management Committees – CAMC) to review strategic direction, optimize portfolio capital spend and build enterprise-wide capex capabilities for better capital management
    • Responsible advise leadership on optimum balance of capital allocation for maturing vs new business units / opportunities across the Group. Maintain a fair and equitable balance of capex allocation to business unit / Opcos, considering the short/medium/long terms benefits/returns
    • Lead research, advanced financial data modelling, industry benchmarking of capital allocation and performance metrics to continuously improve capital strategies, evaluation frameworks, cost/risk/returns targets and investment viability models.
    • Accountable to lead, implement and cascade clear capital cost and revenue allocation principles, agreements and conditions to ensure accurate and consistent financial reporting over capital, in collaboration with Group finance operations, finance business partnering and FP&A teams to establish.
    • Responsible to ensure long-term capital investment portfolio is consistent with MTN’s strategic priorities and provides an optimum balance with respect to the risk appetite of the organization.
    • Institute a rigorous and holistic capital performance monitoring framework enabled by digital and agile techniques. Implement monitoring/early warning indicators, governance mechanisms and reporting protocols in the Group and Opcos to support effective capital performance management
    • Serve as an independent advisor to the Group Business Finance Executive, Group CFO, Opco CFOs, Regional Vice Presidents and Group EXCO as required to:
    1. Support strategic capital allocation and investment decisions
    2. Support with insights on capital portfolio risk vs. return vs. shareholder value
    3. Undertake timely actions based on early warning indicators for major capital investments
    4. Support capital funding decisions and activities

    Capital/Investment Portfolio evaluation and selection

    • Lead the design, implementation and cascading of capital evaluation and selection frameworks to Group/Opco Finance Teams and Capital Committees, comprising of (but not limited to):
    1. Business drivers and recommended capital mix to improve the quality of assumptions to evaluate individual business cases and major investment projects
    2. Minimum project evaluation criteria, financial & performance estimation models applicable to difference investment categories
    3. Continuous monitoring metrics for critical/long term projects at Group and Opcos
    • Lead independent evaluation of high value/critical Investment proposals by reviewing the strategic profile (growth potential and fitment with the overall business strategy), financial profile (expected project return and short-term impact on EBIT), risk profile (payback time and assessment of market risks), and resource profile (fitment with existing capabilities)
    • Independently monitor, provide executive dashboards & insights to Group Leadership to support timely decision making. This includes reporting on high value/critical Investment Projects (Group and Opcos) with respect to quality of the estimates, risk/cost/returns ratios, the variability of cash flows, and the payback profile over time
    • Oversee out-of-budget capital projects (as per thresholds) and provide independent insights to the Capital Committee for final approval / recommendation

    Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Competencies)


    • Minimum of 4 year tertiary degree in Finance/ Commerce/ Accounting (mandatory)
    • Qualified Chartered Accountant/Chartered Finance Analyst/Relevant Financial Management Professional Qualification (preferred)
    • Postgraduate qualification/MBA (Advantageous)
    • Relevant certification / accreditation / membership with professional body in Finance and Accounting bodies


    • 5 years senior management experience or more; with at least 3 years in the ICT Industry-Finance domain (understanding emerging markets advantageous)
    • Experience working in a global/multinational enterprise in a medium to large enterprise
    • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies
    • Experience in managing a large team made up of mainly highly qualified individuals
    • Subject Matter Expertise and Leading Practice thought leader in Business Finance Management, Operations and Performance

    Functional Competencies:

    • Capital Management and Allocation
    • ICT Business Unit Operations
    • Capital/Investment Evaluation Modeling
    • Financial Planning, Forecasting and Reporting
    • Business Analytics and Market Intelligence
    • Investment/Deal Evaluation and Analytics
    • Financial Portfolio Management
    • Corporate Performance Management
    • Governance and Internal Controls

    Behavioral Competencies:

    • Leading with Care
    • Empathy
    • Accountable
    • Adaptable
    • Agile
    • Communication
    • Culturally aware
    • Gets work done
    • Innovative
    • Inquisitive
    • Collaborative


    • Decision Making
    • Organizational Agility
    • Digital Mind-set
    • Dealing with ambiguity and complexity
    • Leadership/Entrepreneurial approaches
    • Conflict Management
    • Negotiation skills
    • Implementation and Change Management
    • Customer Service Orientation
    • People and Team Management

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    General Manager: Stakeholder Management

    Key Performance Areas

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

    • Periodically revise and maintain MTN Group Reputation and Stakeholder Management Framework. This includes regular reviews of the Group Stakeholder Management Policy, annual approval of the Group Reputation and Stakeholder Management Strategy and ongoing capacity building across all business operations to embed the strategy and policy.
    • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of stakeholder relationship health, stakeholder trust, and stakeholder perceptions of MTN’s performance on reputation drivers and its overall reputation.
    • Develop and implement company-wide strategy for engaging and actively participating in relevant multi-lateral forums across Africa working with continental and regional bodies.
    • Collaborate in development and implementation of Group’s host nation strategies, polices, and procedures aligned with values of the nation’s in which we operate.
    • Engage with operating companies and business divisions to build an environmental scanning system for the early detection and management of stakeholder issues.
    • Collaborate with operating companies and business divisions to assure relationship building and corporate networking that will enhance the Group’s socio-political license to operate in each of its chosen markets.
    • Monitor and keep MTN abreast of policy, legislative and regulatory developments, especially in relation to stakeholder management across the different stakeholder categories.
    • Develop a programme to clarify the minimum requirements for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of stakeholder engagement training the leadership and key conduits (stakeholder category and relationship owners) in best practice stakeholder management.
    • Manage compliance with Group Stakeholder Management Policy
    • Responsible for regular reporting on stakeholder issues, relationships, and management thereof to the MTN leadership, as well as to stakeholders in the interest of transparency and building trust.
    • Stay abreast of global developments in cooperation between the Private Sector, Public Sector and Civil Society and plan for MTN’s leadership to be represented adequately in the multilateral engagement.
    • Work with Business Risk Management to identify, quantify and track political trends and developments that could pose long-term risk to MTN’s strategy execution



    • Degree in International Relations, Political Studies, Diplomacy, or related field. Postgraduate degree would be advantageous
    • Relevant certification / accreditation / membership with professional body as required for role


    • Minimum 10 years senior management experience or more
    • Minimum 5 years relevant sector/industry/area of specialisation (understanding emerging markets advantageous)
    • Experience working in a medium to large organization
    • Demonstrable experience of working in 3 or more countries in Africa and the Middle East


    • Business acumen to understand business risk and challenges, and recognise corporate opportunities
    • Excellent project management and communication skills
    • Strategy Formulator, Decisive Problem Solver, Innovative Value Creator
    • Culture and Change Champion, Inspiring People Leader, Relationship Builder
    • Results Achiever, Operationally Astute


    • Regional and international travel may be required
    • Fluent in English and Ability to communicate in French and other African languages would be advantageous

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