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 nation-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.
May be required to work extended hours
Normal MTNN working conditions
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.
LLB law degree from a recognized university
BL and call to the Nigerian bar
Knowledge, Skills & Attribute
High level oral and written communication skills including the ability to prepare substantial policy documents Training:
Courses, Seminars, Conferences & workshops in Telecommunication Regulation
Management Development Program.
About MTN NIGERIA
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 GSM auction conducted by the Nigerian Communications Commission earlier in the year. Thereafter the company launched full commercial operations beginning with Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
MTN paid $285m for one of four GSM licenses in Nigeria in January 2001. To date, in excess of US$1.8 billion has been invested building mobile telecommunications infrastructure in Nigeria.
Since launch in August 2001, MTN has steadily deployed its services across Nigeria. It now provides services in 223 cities and towns, more than 10,000 villages and communities and a growing number of highways across the country, spanning the 36 states of the Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Many of these villages and communities are being connected to the world of telecommunications for the first time ever.
The company's digital microwave transmission backbone, the 3,400 Kilometre Y'elloBahn was commissioned by President Olusegun Obasanjo in January 2003 and is reputed to be the most extensive digital microwave transmission infrastructure in all of Africa. The Y'elloBahn has significantly helped to enhance call quality on MTN network.
The company subsists on the core brand values of leadership, relationship, integrity, innovation and can-do. It prides itself on its ability to make the impossible possible, connecting people with friends, family and opportunities.
MTN Nigeria also recently expanded its network capacity to include a new numbering range with the prefix 0806, making MTN the first GSM network in Nigeria to have adopted an additional numbering system, having exhausted its initial subscriber numbering range - 0803.
In its resolve to enhance quality customer service, MTN Nigeria has also introduced a self-help toll-free 181 customer-care line through which subscribers can resolve their frequently asked questions free of charge.
MTN's overriding mission is to be a catalyst for Nigeria's economic growth and development, helping to unleash Nigeria's strong developmental potential not only through the provision of world class communications but also through innovative and sustainable corporate social responsibility initiatives.