Enterprise Risk Manager - N/A09106
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Company Overview

A subsidiary of Econet Global, Liquid Telecom is the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa. It supplies fibre optic, satellite and international carrier services to Africa's largest mobile network operators, ISPs and businesses of all sizes. It also provides payment solutions to financial institutions and retailers, as well as award winning data storage and communication solutions to businesses across Africa and beyond. Put simply, we connect people.

We started out by questioning the way things are done and being single-minded in our determination to improve them. Everything we do is driven by a simple yet powerful belief that everyone in Africa has the right to be connected. Over the last decade, this vision has helped us change the face of communications in the region.

Our future-focused approach to new product development makes our services enduringly adaptable.

€œWe have to focus on services of the future and new revenue streams not as a side show to infrastructure but as the main show leveraging off the infrastructure which we have.€ - Nic Rudnick

 Our flexible and dynamic business model keeps us at the forefront of telecoms innovation. And by listening to customers, we ensure that our solutions are constantly evolving to meet their needs. In June 2017, Liquid Telecom raised $700m in a bond and term-loan issue that will help Liquid Telecom refinance debt and provide a war chest for further acquisitions.

Our Beliefs

At the very core of our business is our belief that every individual on the continent has the right to be connected. We believe that the power of technology will create better and brighter lives for everyone.

We're for everyone - Being connected shouldn't just be for the privileged few. We believe it's for everyone and this was recognised at the AfricaCom Awards 2013 when we won an award for Best Cost Efficiency Solution. The sense of doing the right thing runs through every aspect of our business.

Integrity - Having integrity in everything we do has made us what we are today. We are all encouraged to play our part and take responsibility for doing things right €“ and doing the right thing.

Only The Best Will Do - We're constantly striving to deliver the best communications technology to everyone €“ from the smallest communities to the biggest businesses in the region.

Don€™t Talk Do - We listen carefully to our customers, then we deliver beyond their expectations. This €˜can do' attitude is key to our success.

In It For The Long Run - We've invested heavily in our own network and technology. We created the largest single fibre network in the region, which stretches over 18,000km across borders to connect people locally, nationally and internationally. We're not stopping there €“ we're continuing to invest so we can connect people all over Africa.

Further information can be found at www.Liquidtelecom.com



Job Purpose:

To implement and maintain the risk management framework which assist Liquid Telecom SA manage risk affecting achievement of objectives.

Minimum Requirements of Job


Bachelors Degree (Risk Management, Business, Accounting, Finance, Internal Audit, IT)

Post Graduate Diploma in Risk Management/Qualified CA(SA) - Essential



Risk Management - minimum 3 years

3 years management experience in Entity Risk Management (COSO mandatory)


Knowledge Areas

Risk Management


Strategic/Business Management

Governance and Compliance

Internal Audit

Fraud Risk

Financial Management

People Management



Risk Assessments

Reporting & Presentation

Research & Benchmarking

Risk Management Solutions

Business Acumen

Commercial Thinking

Relationship Management


Key Outputs:

Risk Assessment

Ensure that annually Strategic Risks are identified and aligned with the company Strategy.

Oversight of functional risks validated and assessed by the team.

Perform ERM Risk Assessment (including external and internal factors) - e.g. Competitor analysis.

Identify emerging risks that would affect the LTSA

Ensure that all risks captured and assessed is in line with LTH Group Risk Methodology approved by the LTH Board


Risk Reporting

Validates and approves risks captured through SharePoint to ensure that the Risk Rating, wording, classification, control documented and evidences updated is correct and adequate.

Inform and align with Executive: Audit and Risk around the risks within the functional area, and agree controls.

Collate Information from the team and the Risk Assurance Provider (RAP) and prepare the monthly LTSA EXCO pack.

Collate Information from the team and the RAPs and prepare the quarterly LTSA Audit and Risk Board Pack.

Ensure that the risk dashboard (Excel) is up to date.


RAP Incorporation and Risk Forum

Chair meetings with the all LTSA Functionals RAPs every 2 weeks.

Monthly meeting with LTSA RAPs at the LTSA Risk Forum to discuss challenges, obstacles, wins, opportunities and successes.

Ensure alignment, involvement, ownership and integration of LTSA RAP risks into the LTSA ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) department.

Develop template and obtain the monthly RAP report from them for their areas.


ERM Department Strategy

Conduct Awareness workshop with wider LTSA Community.

Manage the user requirements used in the development and update of the SharePoint solution.

Ensure that the SharePoint Solution can be integrated with the requirements of the Bid-Office Team, IT Governance and PMO (including Group).

Upskill the RAPs to ensure that they understand Risk Better.

Update the risk solution manual on ERM SharePoint to assist staff in effectively using the Solution.

Contribute risk management to forums and committees such as security steering committee, IT Monthly meetings.

Align all ERM work, processes, policies, methodology to the LTH Group.


ERM Team Management

Administrative management of the Risk Team

Ensure Collaboration within the team

Ensure that roles and work allocation is clearly defined

Manage the Work allocated to the team is completed in a timely manner

Ensure that the teams work rolls up into the monthly exco and quarterly board packs

Equity Statement:

In line with our company transformation policies, preference will be given to EE candidates.