Government Relations Advisor in Lagos, Nigeria

at MTN Nigeria

Government Relations
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Provide advisory service with regards to government related issues at the federal and state levels and maintain a strong relationship between these relevant institutions, with a view to ensuring long term viability of the business
  • Extract value from what we already have by focusing on optimizing processes within the Unit/Department in line with the value creation philosophy.  This includes individual contributions and recommendations to improve existing business project/initiative.
  • Drive Innovation by identifying and taking advantage of new business opportunities, e.g., by stimulating and encouraging new business opportunities, launch of products, product/process innovation, business model innovation etc.
  • Maintain leadership in the ICT/Digital industry by partnering with MTNN’s Partners to improve their processes which in turn will improve the efficiency of MTNN’s operations.
  • Enhance/expand MTN’s role in the larger national macro environment by participating in CSR projects and/or NGO’s, involvement in recognized professional institutions, participating in think-tank activities etc.
  • Sustain the right organisational culture and behaviors by demonstrating the vital behaviours every time.
  • Prepare correspondence and position papers on government related issues.
  • Track and monitor events in the government sector, especially as they relate to the telecoms business.
  • Provide weekly intelligence reports and feedback on emerging issues in Federal and State Government circles as it relates to Telecommunications.
  • Provide informed opinion on all issues relating to MTNN from a government relations perspective, including new legislatures, government policies, etc.

Job Condition

  • General MTNN working conditions
  • May be required to work extended hours
  • Open plan office

Experience & Training     

  • First degree in any relevant discipline
  • Fluent in English
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience with working with others
  • Experience working in a medium  organization
  • Experience in roles directly related to high level interactions in government and politics


  • On the job training and exposure
  • Industry conferences

Minimum Qualification    

  • BEd, BA, BEng, BSc, BTech, HND or LLB



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