Risk Manager at MTN Nigeria

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.
MTN Nigeria is recruiting to fill the below position:
Job Title: Risk Manager
Reporting To: SM, Business Risk Management
Location: Lagos
Job Description
1.) Operational Planning
Analyze long term implications of actions on the viability of the business from a  broad perspective and the impact of solutions on other areas of the business, as well as the interdependency of units.
Drive best practice, continuous improvement and innovation at process and procedure level within Business Risk Management unit as well as utilize appropriate models for analyzing potential risks to the business, taking a 360 degree view of the organizations’ risk profile.
Construct, implement and fine-tune methods, processes and systems to enhance effectiveness and meet organizational goals , and ensure implementation and maintenance of BRM policies and procedures.
Provide input into the development of risk management policies and procedures , in benchmarking local and international risk management best practices and strategies ; and analyse local conditions, as well as competitor activity to create competitive advantage.
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 , and the implementation of improvements to Risk Management capabilities within Business Units in MTNN.
Align operational targets to business strategy and assist the General  Manager, Business Risk Management in establishing and implementing structures to comply with the Group Risk Management Framework in conjunction with the Business Units across MTNN.
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Implementation
Facilitate on-going enterprise-wide risk assessments and mitigation of risks and ownership in all Business Units across MTNN, in line with the Group ERM framework (including interviews and workshops with Senior Management) and support the ERM environment in aligning to other disciplines within Business Risk Management unit.
Ensure ongoing risk identification, assessment and reporting to the stakeholders; and CURA (the risks management system/ tool) is implemented and fully utilized to automate the risk management process within MTN Nigeria.
Provide input into the development of procedures and processes for crisis prevention and management.
Ensure the implementation of defined project risk management framework as well as Insurance risk management in terms of group framework.
Analyze and advise on costs associated with risk non-compliance maintenance and prevention and carry out in-depth evaluations on key risks within the organization.
Monitor/report exposures and assess current and potential risks and assist the business in developing prevention strategies and its continuity plans.
2.) Budget Management:
Manage and optimize the budget, ensuring all expenditure is in line with the agreed budgets.
Monitor costs and determine initiatives to optimize resources as well as provide input into forecasting, planning, and development of the budget for the unit.
Generate and submit report to Audit and Risk Committee on a quarterly basis ; and ensure preparation of ERM reports to stakeholders when required.
3.) Training and Support:
Liaise constantly with Senior Management and Executives on various risk matters especially tracking ownership and mitigation of risk items identified  as well as train relevant stakeholders  and staff on risk matters; champions on the use of CURA software, on an on-going basis regarding ERM projects.
Review the performance of individual team members and complete appraisals in accordance with the employee performance appraisal procedures and time schedules.
Identify training requirements of team members, develop program to address knowledge gaps and to enrich knowledge repository within the department.
First  degree in numerate discipline
Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACCA or ACA) would be an added advantage
Risk Management qualification would be an added advantage
8 years work experience comprising:
At least 3 years financial experience in Business Risk or  Auditing  
At least 1- 2 years of leadership experience in similar positions, fast-moving industries would be an added advantage
A strong background in managing business risk in a fast – moving industries (i.e. Telecommunication)
Application Closing Date
7th November, 2012
How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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