Head, Engineering Training Job Vacancy – The African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI)

Organisation: The African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About AFRALTI:
The African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) based in Nairobi, Kenya, is a leading Intergovernmental Organization and an ITU Centre of Excellence which is mandated with the provisioning of Information and Communication Technology Training, Research and Consultancy in English speaking Africa.
Job Summary: The incumbent will be required to satisfy ICT sector needs for human capital development by identifying and developing engineering training interventions in the following areas:
  • ICT networks design, planning and optimization;
  • ICT network infrastructure rollouts;
  • Powering ICT network infrastructure; and 
  • Spectrum Management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Carry out and co-ordinate the design, development and delivery of training in ICT infrastructure designing, planning and management;
  • Deliver training to the AFRALTI region;
  • Actively collaborate with the Institute’s partners to deliver a Centre of Excellence capability to the market;
  • Steer the business development teams in needs identification in the area of ICT engineering;
  • Develop strategic plans to meet with market demands in ICT training;
  • Take part in discussions on spectrum management at various international and regional fora;
  • Carry out consultancy or research assignments on behalf of the Institute;
  • Specify appropriate training equipment and training aids to meet defined training objectives;
  • Work in consultation with the Director’s Office and Business Development departments, market the Institute’ s capability to the world;
  • Prepare professional and informative articles to be posted on the Institute’s website, or published in public media or professional journals; and
  • Perform any other duties as directed by management
Key Job Functions:
  • Offer leadership in the identification of adaptable ICT technologies for Africa;
  • Develop and conduct training programmes in ICT infrastructure  planning, operations and management;
  • Demonstrate strong leadership in the management of frequency spectrum;
  • Carry out research on topical issues in ICT; and
  • Provide advisory services to stakeholders on topical issues.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should possess a good Master’s degree in Engineering Science (Radio/Telecommunications/Electronic/Power Engineering) or related field from a recognized University or equivalent;
  • A minimum of five or more (5) years of field practical experience in GSM network rollouts;
  • Teaching/Lecturing experience would be an advantage;
  • Strong qualities of leadership and the ability to work with other people;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of use of computers/laptops;
  • National of a member state of AFRALTI;
Age: Less than fifty (50) years of age.
How to Apply: 
If you believe you have the relevant qualifications, experience and aptitude to fill this post, please submit your application letter with a comprehensive CV, email and telephone contacts, one passport size photograph, current remuneration, three reputable referees and their contacts, two of whom must hold or have held senior management positions to the address below.
The Executive Director
Uganda Communications Commission
P.O. Box 7376, Kampala. Uganda
Tel: +256-41-4339000; +256-31-2339000
Fax: +256-41-4348832
Note:
  • All applications should be forwarded electronically to: Email to: hrvacancies@ucc.co.ug
  • Scanned copies of academic and professional credentials and testimonials MUST be attached to the applications. In case your documents cannot go through electronically, please call this Toll Free Line: 0800133911 for assistance.
  • Please note that only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
Deadline:  29th September 2014
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