Senior Specialist, Public Affairs, Spécialiste principal, Affaires publiques, Yaoundé, IHS Towers

Senior Specialist, Public Affairs, Spécialiste principal, Affaires publiques, Yaoundé, IHS Towers

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Who We Are

IHS Towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators, and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world by tower count and is the only towerco solely focused on the emerging markets. The Company has more than 38,000 towers pro forma across its 11 markets, including Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kuwait, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, and Zambia. For more information, please visit:

The Opportunity

IHS Towers is expanding our global footprint and we are seeking an individual to join our Public Affairs team in Yaounde, Cameroon. The Senior Specialist, Public Affairs would execute and provide advisory support to the business on the government relations strategy. They would also relate with and manage government and other stakeholders to support the government relations strategy

Key Responsibilities

Network and build sustainable relationships with relevant external governmental parties across the nation.

Establish and maintain effective corporate relationship with key stakeholders and decision makers in the government to effectively channel messaging around the company’s goals and objectives.

Build the company’s profile amongst government stakeholders to facilitate access and drive engagement as required.

Initiate regular meetings with key government stakeholders and give regular feedback to the business on new developments (e.g. bills and new policies across the legislative/ regulatory arena).

Manage the company’s policy advocacy and lobby program, including multi-level engagements/ networking with important positions in government, industry, and standardization bodies.

Develop and maintain a strong ethical relationship between the organization and the relevant institutions/ bodies with a view to ensure the long-term viability of the business.

Observe the business, political and regulatory environments closely and provide relevant advisory support to functions across the business.

Carry out research, provide detailed policy analysis, identify regional vulnerabilities, and recommend mitigations.

Coordinate action/ response plans to pertinent issues and lobby campaigns on identified issues.

Provide periodic intelligence reports, political audits and proactive feedback on emerging issues, developments, and trends.

Provide technical leadership/ advice in the formulation and development of the company’s Regulatory Affairs framework and policies/ guidelines while ensuring compliance.

Identify and prepare inputs/ submissions on all proposed policies, claims and other issues which are likely to impact legally, socially, and economically on company operations.

Collaborate with the Sustainability team on all Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives at government levels.

Create and manage a database of information on key government relations to support operations.

Monitor key legislative opportunities and risks for the company and alert internal stakeholders about them while identifying possible solutions to potential challenges

Represent the company at government, coalition, and other industry stakeholder meetings.

Engage directly with state and local government groups to strengthen the company’s relationships with key decision-makers.

Build awareness among internal stakeholders of key state policy decisions affecting the telecoms industry in the present and in the future.

Collaborate effectively across the Legal and Corporate affairs team to develop and implement initiatives aimed at improving the business environment for the company’s operations as well as enhance the company’s reputation.

Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Legal and Corporate affairs Director

Key Qualifications

Master’s degree in Humanities or social science.

2 years and more work experience in a corporate affairs position (preferably in telecoms environment) or reputable consulting firm.

Good drafting skills and ability to prepare memorandum and other letters within tight deadlines.

Good communications skills

Bilingual: English and French

Relationship building, collaboration and teamwork skills

Organizational awareness and influencing skills.

Functional Competencies:

Stakeholder Management

Industry Knowledge

Regulatory, Compliance & Governance

Customer Ecosystem

Public Policy

Business Communication

Strategic Networking

Strategic Thinking

Our Vision

IHS is committed to improving the quality and availability of telecommunications infrastructure, the lifeline for an increasingly connected world. We are dedicated to helping create a sustainable future for the communities in which we operate, and our sustainable strategy is structured around four pillars: ethics and governance, environment and climate change, education and economic growth, and our people and communities.

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!

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