Manager, Macrostrategy
Posted on 02 Feb 2022 2 days left for application
Job Description

Job Purpose

The Macrostrategy unit is aimed to develop and facilitate strategic direction for MDEC and the country’s digital economy working closely with internal and external stakeholders, including Federal, State, international bodies as well as the industry sector.

The Manager is expected to play a key role in driving the strategic workstreams of the Macrostrategy unit. This involves contributing to the analysis, design, and implementation of approaches, developing tailor-made solutions, strategic direction and working closely with stakeholders to ensure positive impact and sustainable results for implementation. The manager is required to have a good big-picture thinking with execution in mind, working closely with internal and external stakeholders.

Duties & Responsibilities

Strategic Planning:

1. Facilitate and plan Enterprise Advisory for corporate MDEC and across MDEC divisions on their strategic plans and studies which includes:

  • Pre-planning phase: Facilitate initial discussions and scoping, with corporate office and MDEC Divisions and other key stakeholders in determining themes and strategic direction for the digital economy
  • Planning phase: Facilitate workshops and discussions to determine strategies and initiatives within MDEC and its stakeholders
  • Post planning: Facilitate review sessions of content and outcomes with key stakeholders, and, assisting to develop into practical strategies for implementation of initiatives and projects
  • Implementation phase: Roll-out and facilitate strategic studies, blueprints and frameworks where relevant with internal and external stakeholders

2. Facilitate the development of Strategies and Frameworks for Federal and State-level Ministries, and Agencies in the Digital Economy which includes:

  • Pre-planning phase: Facilitate initial discussion with Ministries, Agencies and EPU/MOF in determining themes for digital economy
  • Planning phase: Facilitate workshops and discussions to consolidate strategies and initiatives within MDEC and its stakeholders
  • Post planning: Facilitate review sessions of content and outcomes with key stakeholders, and, assisting to develop into practical strategies for implementation

Research & Analysis:

Ensure research is aligned to the strategic objectives of key projects and we as well as stakeholders including enterprise, Federal, State and industry stakeholders

  • Conduct research and analysis on the external and internal macro-environment to be used as reference and as benchmarks to evaluate all opportunities as well as threats
  • Determine and analyse information on macroeconomic and industry trends, competitor and client behaviour
  • Provide insight, analysis and recommendation during planning initiatives by providing insights on current trending and future outlook
  • Provide recommendation to key stakeholders for next course of action based on insights developed
  • Provide relevant information to measure success of strategic initiatives

Digital Economy Decision-making Platforms:

Represent MDEC at Key Decision-making Platforms

  • As a key representative of MDEC at key Digital Economy platforms, to facilitate and provide input on Digital Economy related issues including State Digital Economy agenda
  • Provide advice and recommendations on agenda setting and oversee the follow through of key action items for the key decision making platforms

Stakeholder Reporting & Project Management:

Engage and develop reports for stakeholders across MDEC Divisions and at Federal and State-level on matters related to the strategic development of the Digital Economy for the Nation, where applicable:

  • Provide input and content to strategic and operational reporting in MDEC, KKOM and other relevant platforms
  • Manage budget, resource utilization effectively to meet performance expectations
  • Facilitate and lead planning for the unit for corporate business planning as well as RMK efforts

Learning and Growth:

  • Actively enhance personal development of skills and acquisition of knowledge
  • Develop and coach team members in the unit and department, where relevant to build the right skillsets
  • Lead by example and build a positive work culture that promotes productivity and collaboration


  • Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Engineering or IT or other relevant qualification.
  • Minimum 6 years working experience with 3 years’ experience in Strategy and Advisory functions, preferably.

Competency Required

Soft Skills:

  • Previous consultancy, advisory or policy experience is preferred
  • Understanding of the Digital Economy, its concepts and themes, and growth levers
  • Proven track record of delivering impact on major sector transformation initiatives
  • Interest in international development and public and social sector
  • High-level communications to work collaboratively in a team and create an inclusive environment with people at all levels of an organization
  • Ability to break down and solve problems through quantitative thinking and analysis
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Good business development and project management experience
  • Ability to think strategically and to work in a fast-paced and complex work environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Technical Skills / Knowledge Specialization:

  • Strategic planning as well as frameworks and models development
  • General knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodology
  • General knowledge of statistical methodology and macroeconomics
  • General knowledge of economics and ICT sector
  • Balanced Scorecard and Key Performance Indicators

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