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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Safaricom is the leading provider of converged communication solutions in Kenya. In addition to providing a broad range of first-class products and services for Telephony, Broadband Internet and Financial services, Safaricom seeks to uplift the welfare of Kenyans through value-added services and support for community projects.
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    Manager - Public Policy

    Reporting to the Senior Manager Public Policy and Market Regulation the position holder will provide Safaricom with skilled and professional analytical and advisory services, with an emphasis on public policy issues, industry engagements, proactive policy review, research and development as well as strategic stakeholder mapping and management to support Safaricom’s business objectives.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Identify policy and legislative priorities for Safaricom.
    • Prepare opinion pieces, white papers and any other relevant documents detailing Safaricom’s position on matters of public policy.
    • Develop and lobby/advocate for establishment of relevant policies that support Safaricom’s business objectives and priorities.
    • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders in developing industry policies, legislation, guidelines and codes of practice on.
    • Prepare expert opinions and advisories to the business on upcoming changes to policies, laws, regulations and guidelines.
    • Monitor and advise the business on changes in policy and legislation and guide various business teams in adopting the changes to business processes, policies and product portfolios.
    • Monitor and research current and relevant emerging public policy issues
    • Recommend best practice methods for policy and legislative interventions and public policy matters and
    • Push for adoption of policy and legislative best practices by strategic and Active lobbying of relevant stakeholders on identified
    • Prepare detailed submissions representing Safaricom’s view in changes in policies, laws, regulations and guidelines.
    • Engage and participate actively in industry bodies to ensure unified approach to common industry concerns for the benefit of Safaricom.
    • Keep abreast with parliamentary discussions on matters affecting Safaricom’s business.
    • Track progress of parliamentary bills and align reevant internal stakeholders;
    • Review the political landscape from time to time and advise business on likely impact to its objectives


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Business, Policy or Social Sciences from a reputable university
    • At least four years relevant post-graduation experience in an ICT company or regulator
    • Demonstrable knowledge in public policy, preferably in the ICT sector
    • Excellent knowledge and experience in the Kenyan ICT and regulatory environment
    • Advanced knowledge and understanding of contractual matters.
    • Attention to detail with good organizational, planning, report writing and presentation skills.
    • Proactive, confident, energetic with the ability to work under pressure, to tight schedules/deadlines and monitor and follow up on all actions taken.
    • A highly motivated person with a positive attitude towards work
    • Innovative, creative, results oriented with excellent analytical skills.
    • A proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong awareness of market trends, competitive impacts and market opportunities

    Closing: 03 August 2022

    Method of Application

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