MTN Uganda General Manager - Risk and Compliance - Jobs in Uganda

MTN Uganda General Manager - Risk and Compliance - Jobs in Uganda

MTN Uganda is the leading telecommunications company in Uganda, providing Mobile, Payphone, and Fixed lines, Data, Internet and Mobile Financial Services.

MTN is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to recruit competent individuals to fill the following vacant position.


  • General Manager-Risk and Compliance

    No. of position:
  • 1

    Reporting to:
  • Chief Executive Officer

  • Risk and Compliance

    Main Purpose of the Job:

    To 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. .

    Prime Responsibilities of the Position:

  • 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 prevention.
  • 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 stakeholders.
  • 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.

  • 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 Point.

  • 8-10years’ 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.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 2nd April 2019
  • Interested Candidates Should email their job Application addressed to the GM-Human Resources indicating the vacancy of interest, with detailed CV’s certified copies of academic certificates (originals are to be presented at interview), to
  • Please note that presentation of false academic documents and certification will lead to criminal prosecution.
  • Any Form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
  • Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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