General Manager – Risk and Compliance Employment Opportunity – MTN-Uganda

Title:            General Manager – Risk and
Organisation: MTN-Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief
Executive Officer
About US:
MTN-Uganda is the
leading telecommunications Company in Uganda, providing payphone, fixed lines,
fax/data, internet and mobile services.
Job Summary:  The General Manager – Risk and Compliance will
primarily implement a comprehensive second line assurance function and
Framework for the company and its board of directors. The purpose being to
effectively manage all risk exposures of an internal or external nature
(strategic, operational, compliance, financial, technology, external etc.) and
ensure existence of effective internal processes and policies in general and specifically
in relation to compliance to laws and regulations across the MTN Foot print.
The role is responsible For overseeing risk-taking/ risk management activities
across the company as well as implementation of all aspects of the risk and
compliance Function, including implementation of processes, tools and systems
to identity, assess, measure, manage, monitor and report risks. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Implement the Group Risk management Framework in the operating
    company For MTN to effectively manage all risk exposures (opportunity,
    hazard, uncertainty etc.)That pose an internal or external threat
    (political, economic, financial, market, international) to the business,
    its people and assets.
  • Implement the Group Risk management Framework in the operating
    company for MTN to effectively manage all risk exposures (opportunity,
    hazard, uncertainty etc.)that pose an internal or external threat
    (political, economic, financial, market, international) to the business,
    its people and assets.
  • Implement the Group compliance framework for MTN to effectively
    manage compliance to all applicable laws and regulations and a common set
    of policies and procedures.
  • Manage the risk to the operating company, its employees, customers,
    reputation, assets and interests of stakeholders.
  • Assist in the development and management of processes to identify
    and evaluate business risk areas ‘and control self-assessments.
  • Build a risk-aware culture in the operating company by providing
    ongoing education, appropriate briefing and training
  • Investigate and research emerging risk trends in the industry and
    advise management where appropriate.
  • Implement appropriate systems for monitoring the effectiveness of
    all the risk management services and compliance; and present findings to
    the relevant parties and governance structures (MTN Group, Opco CEO,
    OpcoExCo, OpCo ARC etc).
  • Manage the process for elevating / escalating control risks to more
    senior levels when appropriate.
  • Effective management of the corporate risk and control assessment
    reporting process as well as management and maintenance of the
    infrastructure elements.
  • Analyze all costs associated to risk non-compliance, maintenance and
  • Ensure risk evaluation, which involves comparing estimated risks
    with criteria established by the company such as costs, legal requirements
    and environmental Factors, and evaluating the company’s previous handling
    of risks.
  • Ensure corporate governance involving external risk reporting to
  • Ensure effective implementation of disaster recovery, business
    continuity, risk management and access controls Frameworks in the
    operating company.
  • Ensure effective implementation of insurance risk management
    Framework and strategies including establishment of appropriate and
    effective claims management processes.
  • Develop and implement security policies, protocols and procedures to
    ensure that the employees, assets and buildings remain protected.
  • Implement the Opco Ethics Management program to ensure that the
    company conducts business in an ethical and socially responsible manner.
  • Implement mechanisms to train, monitor and test compliance to all
    laws and regulations in the compliance universe of the operating company.
  • Provide recommendations to enhance the company’s Risk and Compliance
    Management’s road-map, policy, Framework, methodology and system.
  • Conduct Post Investment Reviews of major CAPEX to ascertain whether
    proposal cost benefits are being realized and report to Senior Management.
  • Establish and chair risk and compliance management governance Fora
    and act as the accountable head For chairing and monitoring such Forums.
  • Develop strategies for ensuring Future compliance and mitigation of
    risk i.e. material legislations, fines and reporting requirements For
    various regulators (also includes JSE).
  • Develop and present risk and compliance management plans, status and
    issues to Opco and Group governance structures as required.
  • Collaboratively work with Group, Regional and other Opco’s risk and
    compliance Functions to enhance overall risk and compliance management
    posture 0F MTN as a whole.
  • Establish a continuous improvement mechanism to enhance the maturity
    level of risk management and compliance processes within the Opco.
  • Establish and lead high performance diverse teams to achieve MTN
    risk management objectives.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the MTN Uganda General Manager – Risk
    and Compliance job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business
    Administration (DBA/Degree in Risk Management/ Bachelors in Finance or
    other related disciplines).
  • Minimum 4 year academic degree with Post Graduate MBA/ Masters will
    be an added advantage.
  • Proficient with MS Office application especially Excel and Power
  • 8-10 years of senior management experience in a Telecoms industry.
  • Significant experience in evaluating the Policies associated with
    complex/emerging business and operational processes.
  • Experience in Audit/ Compliance and Risk management is mandatory.
  • Experience in people management is required.
NB: Please
note that presentation of false academic documents and certification will lead
to criminal prosecution.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should email their Job Applications with
detailed CVs, certified copies of academic certificates (originals are to be
presented at the interview), recent pay-slip and copy of driving permit
to Please use this format in the Subject Line
i.e. Key Account Manager -Surname First Name-current Dept.
Deadline: 2nd April 2019
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