Senior Manager, Risk Management

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June 07, 2017
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MTN Nigeria is recruiting for fulltime Senior Manager, Risk Management.

Job Details

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, Risk Management

Location: Lagos
Division: Business Risk Management

Job Purpose

  • To assist Senior and Executive Management with the implementation of proper best practice Risk Management framework, policies and processes; promote competence,  awareness and integration, and  facilitate an efficient reporting protocol on risk exposures and prevention strategies to key stakeholders.

Job Summary

  • Support the Shareholder return strategy by developing and implementing Processes that are aligned to achieving elements on the business score card.
  • Participate in the review of business processes (headcount, process optimisation etc), to drive efficiency gains.
  • Participate in Contract negotiations to reduce cost and drive MTNN Asset Optimization efforts.
  • Provide input into forecasting, planning, and development of the budget for the unit and actively monitor business risk management operations, ensuring expenditure is in line with the agreed budgets.
  • Serve the Division’s internal customers and provide solutions to improve the customer experience.
  • Serve MTNN’s customers and provide solutions to improve the customer experience.
  • Drive an increase in MTNN’s Net Promoter Score
  • Collaborate with other business units in the development of business models for use in MTNN and develop measurement strategies to support ongoing strategy development and project optimization.
  • Provide timely and quality reports to stakeholders including escalation of risk issues in line with appetite and escalation process.
  • 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
  • Review internal and external business environment and provide input into the development of plans for the roll-out of Risk Management in conjunction with the Business Units across MTNN, in alignment with the Group Risk Management Framework.
  • Analyse long term implications of actions on the viability of the business from a broad perspective and assess the impact of risk management decisions and recommendations on other areas in relation to the organisation
  • Develop, implement and fine-tune methods, processes and systems to enhance divisional performance and ensure MTNN’s operations are driven by best practices to achieve continuous improvement and foster innovation.
  • Provide input into the development of risk management policies and procedures and develop operational plans and targets in alignment with MTNN business strategy.
  • Implement and maintain Business Risk Management policies and procedures and ensure periodic review of their effectiveness and impact.
  • Analyse local conditions utilizing appropriate models and competitor activities and assess potential business risks.
  • Facilitate enterprise-wide risk assessments, mitigation and ownership in all Business Units across MTNN including annual Principal Risk assessment workshop with Excom, in line with the Group ERM framework.
  • Ensure that ERA (risks management system/ tool) is implemented and fully utilized to automate the risk management process within MTN Nigeria.
  • Perform in-depth evaluations on key risks within the organization and assist the business in developing prevention strategies and business continuity plans.
  • Provide input into the development of procedures and processes for crisis prevention and management.
  • Facilitate the implementation of defined project risk management framework and provide ongoing risk identification, assessment, monitoring and reporting to the stakeholders.
  • Support the Insurance unit in its implementation of Insurance risk management per Group framework.
  • Provide Enterprise Risk Management reports to stakeholders and contribute to reports to Audit and Risk Committee on a quarterly basis.
  • Regularly monitor and review resources of the department ensuring they are allocated and utilized in a cost effective and financially disciplined manner.
  • Provide training to management and staff on risk matters and train the use of ERA software,
  • Facilitate the application of the risk maturity model across selected  risk specialist areas


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Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

10 year(s)

Min Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:


  • B.Sc/B.Eng in Any numerate discipline
  • Risk Management qualification would be an added advantage
  • Professional Certification - ACA or ACCA or CIA is required.


  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Risk Management in a Telco, Consulting or an audit firm
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialization; with experience in supervising/managing others
  • Experience working in a Large organization
  • Manager track record of 3 years or more; with at least 3 years in relevant sector/ industry
  • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies advantageous
  • At least 3 years financial experience in Business Risk or Auditing 


  • Risk management tools
  • Computer and systems training
  • Project Management
  • Principles and practices of ERM

Job Conditions

  • Normal MTNN office environment.
  • Willingness to travel at any time
  • May be required to work extended hours

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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About Mtn Nigeria

  • Type: Private
  • Headquarters: MTN Nigeria, Golden Plaza, Falomo Ikoyi, Lagos

MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, Africa's leading cellular telecommunications company. On May 16, 2001, MTN became the first GSM network to make a call following the globally lauded Nigerian ...Know More about Mtn Nigeria

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