Senior Manager – Programme Implementation.Corporate Relations NG

March 12, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

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.


  • To manage MTNN’s Social Investment Programs in Health, Economic Empowerment and Education in line with MTN’s strategic business objectives for improved Social Return on Investment.


  • Develop and manage project budget implementation, as well as identify co-funding opportunities.
  • Manage budget implementation and validate project deliverable reports and present project updates to the MTNNF board.
  • Develop implementation strategies for MTN Foundation as well as manage oversight functions for Portfolio Projects.
  • Interact with stakeholders at different levels of society, business, governments, and NGOs in relation to MTNNF activities/projects.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external groups to coordinate release processes, facilitate deliverable hand-offs, and ensure timely launch of projects.
  • Program Planning:
    • Drive identification of key social need areas under the various portfolios in line with the SDGs and MTN Nigeria’s strategic focus
    • Facilitate design of interventions to address identified social needs that align with MTNF’s identified causes.
    • Obtain baseline information on identified projects and guide implementation of proposed interventions.
    • Work with the Sustainability and Impact Reporting (S&IR) team to design and implement projects that align with MTNN’s activities.
    • Work with Marketing and Corporate Affairs agencies and teams to design communication and stakeholder engagement plans.
    • Facilitate corporate social investment branding and exposure through marketing exposure to showcase MTNF activities.
  • Program Execution:
    • Ensure execution of MTNF Programme.
    • Drive the procurement and management of a credible team of implementing partners for various MTNF projects.
    • Facilitate effective liaison with the procurement department for an improved and expedited procurement process for MTNF.
    • Establish an enhanced and speedy contracting process for MTNF programs.
    • Design and manage a project implementation system that hastens program execution and improves speed of execution.
    • Drive a strategic and uniform program implementation approach for all portfolios to optimize impact.
  • Program Leveraging:
    • Work with Marketing and Corporate Affairs agencies and teams to leverage the activities of the Foundation on multiple platforms.
    • Develop and manage an effective communication tracking and measurement platform for effective portfolio project management.
  • Program Sustainability:
    • Create and manage effective relationships with key MTNF stakeholders for continued engagement on each project.
    • Develop and manage a standard sustainability assurance protocol for new and existing MTNF projects.
    • Design and manage a remedial process for recovering or threatened projects.
  • Coach and mentor team members to ensure understanding of the objectives and goals of the team or unit, awareness of all related job requirements and accountabilities, and leverage human resources career development programs for staff career development.
  • Identify, evaluate, and track the development needs and performance of the team, providing opportunities for staff to build on the company’s investment in their training and improve productivity.
  • Review the performance of individual team members and complete appraisals in accordance with the employee performance appraisal procedures and time schedules.
  • Identify the training requirements of team members and develop a program to address knowledge gaps.
  • Lead in the development of new processes and the improvement of existing ones as appropriate.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or Arts is required.
  • Fluent in English and the language of the country is preferable.


  • 9–17 years’ experience, which includes:
    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialization, with experience in supervising or managing others
    • Experience working in a medium- to large organization.
    • 3 years of project management experience, preferably within an NGO or C.S.I. environment.