The GSMA is the global industry association that helps shape the future of the mobile industry. Our mission is to act as a guiding beacon for the mobile industry, focusing on activities where collective action can deliver significant benefit. In order to achieve this, the GSMA concentrates on four main activities:
Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations.
The GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile communications industry.
The GSMA is also established as a major inter-industry resource, partnering with industries across the mobile ecosystem in order to enable growth through mobile technologies, programmes and frameworks.
We act as a “think tank” for the mobile community focusing on strategic and policy initiatives that will impact the direction of the industry.
Our organisation engages with a wide range of governments, regulators and NGOs (such as The World Bank, UN and philanthropic organisations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) to advocate for the mobile industry and develop the social and economic value of mobile for countries, regions and continents.
We convene the mobile industry at our leading events such as Mobile World Congress Americas, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress 360 Series and the world leading Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Please visit www.gsma.com for a wealth of further information.
The GSMA has a strong and growing presence in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, with a multi-disciplinary team of 25 staff spread across the region. Among the GSMA’s key activities in the region are Mobile for Development (M4D) initiatives, public policy engagements, management of regional interest groups and member services.
Our Mobile for Development (M4D) department is a dedicated global team within the GSMA, which brings together our mobile operator members, tech innovators, the development community and governments, to prove the power of mobile in emerging markets. We identify opportunities and deliver innovations with socio-economic impact in financial services, health, agriculture, digital identity, energy, water, sanitation, disaster resilience and gender equality.
To date our work has impacted 30 million lives across 49 countries. Mobile is the single technology which cuts across geographies, cultures and incomes levels and we expect the impact on emerging markets to grow exponentially.
Reporting in to the Head of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Mobile for Development Director - Africa plays an important role in the regional senior management team and leads a department of Mobile for Development professionals based in the region.
The M4D Director will be tasked with identifying opportunities for social, economic and environmental impact to stimulate the development of scalable, life-enhancing mobile services in the Sub-Saharan Africa region
The Director and his/her team will implement the GSMA’s Mobile for Development programmes and strategy regionally across eight global initiatives to deliver innovations in financial services, health, agriculture, digital identity, energy, water, sanitation, disaster resilience and gender equality.
You must have the right to work in Kenya to be considered for this position.