Senior Manager (Governance) Job at IHS Towers

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 emerging markets. The Company has more than 40,000 towers across its 11 markets, including Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kuwait, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, and Zambia.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Senior Manager (Governance)

Job Location: Lagos
Job type: Full-time
Employee Type: Permanent
Department: Procurement

Job Description
Due Diligence and Vendor Management:

Due Diligence: 

  • Ensure due diligence of potential suppliers and vendors to assess their reliability and adherence to legal and ethical standards. 

Vendor Performance Metrics: 

  • Ensure and audit the vendor performance management process. 
  • Ensure scheduled meetings for Key Performance Indicator (KPI) and Service Level Agreement (SLA) review are conducted. 
  • Ensure the application of penalties or rewards as necessary based on performance metrics.  

Financial Stewardship:
Financial Reporting and Calculations: 

  • Ensure the accuracy and the compilation and analysis of intricate financial reports related to procurement activities. 
  • Ensure accurate financial calculations, including cost analyses, budget variances, and financial forecasting. 

Contractual Affairs:
Contract Creation: 

  • Ensure contractual documents are in place timeously as required and that comply with legal requirements and organizational policies. 
  • Ensure that the contracts: 

Governance Framework: 

  • Formulate, implement, and monitor a robust governance framework in alignment with internal standards and external regulations for all procurement/supply chain policies and SOPs 

Policy and Procedure Development: 

  • Lead the creation, monitoring, and enforcement of procurement policies and procedures to ensure compliance across all procurement activities. 

Regulatory Compliance: 

  • Ensure full alignment of procurement activities with federal, state, and organizational laws and regulations, including CIPS guidelines and SOX. 

Custodian of Governance: 

  • Serve as the ultimate point of accountability for all governance-related matters. 
  • Maintain an up-to-date RFx (Request for Proposal/Quotation/Information) register. 

Compliance and Auditing: 

  • Will be responsible for all Audit and Forensic interactions, providing all supporting evidence as and when required. 

Tender timeline management 

  • Ensure and is responsible that tenders are executed as per agreed SLAs with the internal business. Identifying, escalating, and removing obstacles as they are identified. 

SOP Adherence: 

  • Ensure that all procurement processes strictly adhere to the Procurement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 


  • Oversee and conduct continuous auditing of the procurement team's work to ensure alignment with SOPs. 

Vendor Documentation: 

  • Ensure that all diligence documents and vendor-based documents are complete and in compliance. 
  • No award will be done without sign-off by yourself and the associate director. 

Engagement Oversight: 

  • Oversee all engagements with external vendors for tender processes, ensuring correctness and adherence to procedures. 

SOP Development:

  • Contribute to the creation of new SOPs and facilitate digital innovation in procurement processes. 
  • Any other requirements the Associate director may have. 


  • The ideal candidate should have a background as a Lawyer, forensic auditor, auditor, or chartered accountant. 
  • 10 years of relevant experience 
  • Experience in procurement, compliance, and governance roles. 
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements related to procurement. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail and auditing skills. 
  • This role is integral to ensuring the highest standards of governance and compliance within the Procurement department. The Governance and Compliance Senior Manager will play a pivotal role in upholding ethical and legal standards while optimizing procurement processes. 
  • Polygraph and psychometric testing a prerequisite.