Safaricom – Senior Manager (Public Policy). 

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Senior Manager-Public Policy  (21000630)
We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Senior Manager-Public Policy in the Regulatory & Public Policy within the Corporate Affairs Division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Reporting to the Head of Department-Regulatory & Public Policy the position holder will responsible for developing and executing public policy and advocacy priorities on issues in support of customer initiatives. The Senior Manager-Public Policy presents Safaricom’s view to policymakers and regulators coordinating their strategic advocacy work to secure the company’s licence to operate. The Senior Manager-Public Policy works collaboratively and transparently with Safaricom’s business units to ensure seamless alignment between business priorities and public policy goals. The Senior Manager-Public Policy will also be expected to assess and communicate potential policy changes back to the business, being responsible for the development of innovative mitigations, solutions or positions, while coordinating external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, and key initiatives in concert with business objectives. The Senior Manager-Public Policy is additionally responsible for Public Policy engagements within the industry to ensure that Safaricom is not adversely impacted by regulatory interventions that would affect achievement of licence obligations and business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engaging with relevant regulators and other stakeholders in developing Industry Regulations and Guidelines
  • Managing regulatory interventions that could adversely affect Safaricom  
  • Analysing new legislation that may affect Safaricom and offering engagement strategies to manage implementation
  • Ensure compliance with licence terms and Regulations
  • Offer detailed and benchmarked opinions on regulatory issues to guide management in making regulatory/policy decisions
  • Engage industry bodies to ensure unified approach to common industry concerns for the benefit of Safaricom
  • Closely monitor changes and benchmark with other jurisdiction on Public Policy issues to ensure Safaricom adopts relevant regulatory positions.
  • Establish, manage and maintain positive relationships between Safaricom, the Regulator, Government other telecommunication industry players which will assist Safaricom achieve its commercial objectives

Role requirements;

  • A degree in law, economics or business related field from a recognised university
  • Post Graduate Qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Eight years’ experience in a Regulatory & Public Policy environment in the telecommunications space.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of policy issues in the telecommunications space
  • Applicable commercial and legal acumen, ability to pay attention to detail and able to formulate and deploy relevant strategies.
  • Supervisory and people management skills    

How To Apply    

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, kindly proceed to update your candidate profile on the recruitment portal and then Click on the apply button. Remember to attach your resume.


Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.




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