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Manager-Core Network Planning Job Placement - MTN-Uganda

Organisation: MTN-Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Technical Officer

About MTN:
MTN-Uganda is the leading telecommunications Company in Uganda, providing payphone, fixed lines, fax/data, internet and mobile services.

Job Summary:  The Manager-Core Network Planning will provide Strategic and Operational Leadership to ensure the efficient and effective planning of the core Mobile (Voice and Data) and Fixed line voice network in line with the business requirements (required timelines, budget constraints and quality standards). Systems include MSC, HLR, SGSN, GGSN, SSW, MGW, IMS etc.)

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategic Planning:
·         Ensure future proof Core network design to guarantee deliverables are met according to customer requirements both internal and external
·         Active participation in expansion and growth of the network
·         Translate MTN Uganda’s Business plan and subscriber growth assumptions into:
o   Requirements for the Core Network
o   Requirements for the IP Network
·         Strategically drive the Design and plan for cost efficient/least cost core, to support rollout with a 5+ year time horizon taking cognizance of technology developments.
Capacity Planning and network architectural design:
·         Maintains capacity and functionality requirements timeously and ahead of traffic for the PS Core, CS Core network
·         According to departmental KPI’s in line with the company elements
·         Develop policies on the deployment of selected equipment
·         Approve detailed Product and Service design (route sizes, etc.)
·         Approve equipment configurations to be ordered from supplier(s) including cost control
·         Ensures that all the licensing requirements are met and controls budget directly related to any upgrades or licensing requirements, mission, objectives and customer satisfaction indices
·         Sufficient headroom according to KPI’s to provide flexibility in customer and traffic growth
Vendor Management: Participate as technical lead in all procurement negotiations with vendors and select vendors based on technical expertise and ability to rollout
Core Network Rollout:
·         Oversee Rollout of the core network
·         Ensure on time planning and designs are released
·         Oversee and drive rollout, installation and integration of new nodes and systems
Core Network Performance:
·         Oversee, drive and manage network performance in the core areas
·         Provide weekly and monthly reporting on performance
Skill and Competencies Development:
·         Manages the issues relating to resource requirements to complete critical design, planning and process tasks
·         Oversee IPF and PDP processes of direct and indirect reports
·         Recruits, develops, and retains people with outstanding potential
·         Accountable for development of talent - builds strong and deep skills.
·         Communicates actively throughout Core Planning group.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant for the MTN Manager-Core Network Planning career placement must hold a BSc Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering
·         At least four years tertiary qualification / Masters advantageous
·         At least five years’ managerial experience; with three years in relevant sector/ industry
·         Seven years in Core Network Planning
·         Additional Training in Network planning & optimization, Advanced Telecommunications and network overview, Supervisory and Leadership Training
·         Worked across diverse cultures and geographies is advantageous
·         Excellent communication skills
·         Creative problem solving
·         Ability to take clear and economically sound decisions in a fast moving competitive environment
·         People leadership and management skills and demonstrated ability to build and energize teams
·         Strong “can-do“ attitude combined with an ability to take a step back and articulate the strategic implications of key decisions
·         Excellent relationship building (interpersonal skills)and negotiation skills, to establish successful partnerships with vendors and partners
·         Good networking skills – the ability to build relationships internally that foster the flow of work
·         Excellent influencing skills – able to influence people for action over whom he/she has no line of authority
·         Ability to handle uncertainty
·         Keen attention to detail
·         High stress tolerance
·         Highly self-motivated
·         Possess a persuasive & decisive character
·         Highly resilient in nature
·         Customer centricity
·         Operate with integrity
·         Focused and priority driven

NB: Please note that presentation of false academic documents and certification will lead to criminal prosecution.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the telecom industry should send/deliver their Job Applications  with detailed CVs, certified copies of academic certificates (originals are to be presented at the interview) and names and addresses of three referees addressed to the: Recruitment Officer, MTN- Uganda, P.O Box 24624, Kampala, Uganda at (MTN Towers)

Deadline: 13th October, 2016

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