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PMO & Strategy Manager – Smartcash PSB at Airtel Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria Job Vacancies (7 Positions)
  • Full Time
  • Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria


Airtel Nigeria (Airtel Networks Limited) is a leading telecommunications services provider in Nigeria headquartered in Lagos, the commercial nerve-centre of Nigeria. The telco ranks amongst the top four mobile service providers in terms of subscribers with a customer base of more than 39.8 million. The company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce and enterprise services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: PMO & Strategy Manager – Smartcash PSB


Job type: Full-time

Job Description
The role will essentially:

  • Provide strategic assistance and financial analysis support for Smart Cash PSB in all business-related matters ? including preparation for various reviews.
  • To do preliminary research into new markets and Opportunities in Africa.
  • Engage with external bodies and knowledge forums across Africa -Identify suitable external forums to enhance knowledge and opportunities for Smart Cash Business development.

Key Responsibilities
The Role Holder?s duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Provide input as required and implement the strategy on specific Business development projects and initiatives.
  • May also be required to perform a supportive role in different phases of the strategy development.
  • Assist in creation of strategies and financial plans in close coordination with Smartcash top leadership and strategic leadership.
  • Prompt engagement customer service, Wallet platform Operation, Sales team during scheduled maintenance outages and incidents.
  • Regular business engagement & external partner engagement to improve operational efficiency.
  • Translation of business service requests into clear functional change requests to be implemented.
  • Bridging between business and technical teams.
  • Ensure optimal scheduling of changes to minimize downtime and comply with internal and external change regulations.
  • Ensure Operation handover from Project team.
  • Support decision making abilities of CBDO by conducting preliminary research and analysis on new markets.
  • Detailed financial analysis (ROI analysis, cost/information analysis etc.), conducting internal and external analysis and research to formulate strategic opinions and recommendations.
  • Plan, coordinate & minute the strategic reviews & meetings and update the Executive on status of various initiatives to ensure implementations and deployments as per plan.
  • Review and monitor various key programs to ensure consistency with defined objectives.
  • Identify suitable external forums for representation of Smartcash to enhance business development and opportunities in Africa.
  • Liaise with key strategic and financial authorities, bodies and agencies.
  • Coordinate with senior leadership for key data and information exchange and report preparation.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Strategy & Financial Planning.
  • Market Research.
  • M-Commerce.
  • Programme & Project Management.
  • Support/Networking with internal/external stakeholders.

Major Challenges:

  • Ability to operate in a multi-cultural, multi-country environment.
  • Manage expectations of multiple stakeholders: Ensure buy-in and ownership of group level and region level initiatives with top leadership.
  • Manage complex assignments/projects: conceptualization, design and implementation of specific initiatives.
  • Ensure timely and accurate data for top management review and suitable actions.
  • Multi-tasking with crunch timelines for churning out data, reporting and analysis.

Educational Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in Project management, business planning, financial services, Fintech experience in service management.
  • University Degree in Project Management or other related disciplines.
  • Postgraduate: CA/ MBA or Equivalent from a recognized institute, PMP, Scrum Master Huawei.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Strong analytical and data interpretation skills.
  • Financially savvy.
  • High energy person with the ability to organize, manage and deliver key strategic initiatives.
  • Strong communication skills – Both written and verbal.
  • Project & Program management skills.
  • Ability to work seamlessly across businesses and hierarchy levels.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Relationship management.
  • Strong Oral and Written Communication.
  • Results orientation.
  • Senior Stakeholder Management.
  • Benefit / Value assessment.
  • Decision making.
  • Technology Innovation.
  • Issues management.
  • Methods, standards creation.
  • Integrity and honesty.
  • Coaching.
  • Leadership.
  • Teaming.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We therefore do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of, among others, their race, disability, their race, disability, religion or gender.
  • All employment opportunities are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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