MTN Uganda Jobs – Senior Manager Carrier Relations

Organisation: MTN Uganda
Reports to: Chief Finance Officer
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda 
About MTN:
MTN-Uganda is the leading telecommunications Company in Uganda, providing payphone, fixed lines, fax/data, internet and mobile services.
Job Summary:  The Senior Manager Carrier Relations will manage and plan and manage the wholesale (interconnect and roaming) and the operational end-to-end implementation of all Carrier related contracts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the negotiation and establishment of new roaming arrangements.
  • Ensure growth of MTNU’s roaming business by entering into Preferred Roaming agreements with major partners.
  • Responsible for the commercial aspects of roaming (validation, assurance and reconciliation).
  • Coordinate the technical configuration of the SCCP layer (signaling), TADIG and IREG testing, legal (contracts and PRDs) and any administrative issues for all the roaming partners.
  • Carry out key negotiations on all carrier-related business agreements with local and international partners.
  • Ensure operational end-to-end implementation of all carrier related contracts.
  • Accountability for all commercial interconnect issues (billing, assurance, collection and dispute resolution)
  • Ensure that there is proactive management of interconnect fraud and bypass traffic.
  • Responsible for coordination of technical (dimensioning and configuration of the physical interconnection) and legal Contracts
  • Responsible for the Routing management for all outbound international traffic to ensure best cost routing at all times
  • Management of annual budgets for Interconnect & Roaming
  • Responsible for the management of all carrier related relationships
  • Provide guidance and supervision to the team, and motivate and train them to enhance their performance.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The applicant should possess a Bachelor of Commerce or B.A Management or any related field.
  • A Post Graduate degree or professional qualification (e.g. ACCA)
  • At least 8 years working experience 4 years of which are attained working in telecommunications related environment.
  • Strong and sound understanding of wholesale (ie interconnect) billing systems.
  • Good knowledge of Mach procedures.
  • Good knowledge of mobile network topology.
  • Ability to interpret agreements and other legal documents.
  • Good understanding of roaming and interconnect principles.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Network capacity optimization.
  • Telecommunication cost methodologies.
  • Revenue assurance.
Personal Competencies:
  • Strong Leadership skills (manage both internal and external resources) and results orientated.
  • Excellent Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Extensive analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong Emotional intelligence, Teamwork, interpersonal and relationship building skills. 
How to Apply:
MTN Uganda invites suitable job applicants to send 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.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline:  Thursday, 13th June, 2013

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