M-Pesa Africa – Strategy & Partnerships Manager at Safaricom Kenya


Safaricom offers diverse career opportunities across telecommunications, digital services, and technology sectors in Kenya. They value innovation, diversity, and growth, providing a dynamic environment for professional development.

M-Pesa Africa – Strategy & Partnerships Manager

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience 5 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Data, Business Analysis and AI  , Project Management 

About the Role

The Strategy and Partnerships Manager will manage the development and execution of strategy and key partnerships that drive growth and enhance our delivery to the markets that we serve. This role involves rigorous analysis, strategic planning, and cross-functional collaboration. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with a strong analytical background and a passion for fintech


  • Manage the development of 3-5year strategy for M-Pesa Africa;
  • Develop competitor intelligence insights for M-Pesa Africa Board strategy sessions, Steerco Strategy sessions and Vodacom Board sessions;
  • Provide ecosystem and competitor insight to the M-Pesa product management and technology teams during product design and delivery;
  • Ensure strategic alignment and execution across various departments, including Product, Marketing, Finance, and Operations;
  • Track strategic plans, including long-term goals and objectives, business plans, and growth strategies;
  • Develop and maintain financial models to evaluate business opportunities and support the decision-making processes;
  • Identify and assess potential partnerships, acquisitions, and new business opportunities. Prepare detailed reports and presentations for senior leadership;
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) to track the progress of strategic initiatives and ensure alignment with business goals;
  • Manage and execute strategic projects, ensuring timely delivery and alignment with MPA’s objectives;
  • Deal vetting, pipeline reporting and preparation of investment proposals and documentation including proposal analysis, due diligence etc;
  • Work closely with investment teams as required in interventions to support potential investments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business or relevant area required
  • 5+ years of experience in Strategy preferably in Consulting or a Technology business
  • Master’s degree in business field is preferred (e.g. Finance, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship)
  • Proven experience in management consulting, partnership development, business development, or innovation management
  • Contagious passion for, and commitment to driving mobile money growth and innovation.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on egjd.fa.us6.oraclecloud.com to apply

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