Telecom Company Careers – Head Network Planning and Optimization

Organisation: Telecom Company
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Us:
Future Options Consulting Ltd is an online recruitment services which now seeks to recruit on behalf of its valued Client, a key player in in the Telecom industry.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for the development of strategic and detailed plans, covering network expansion & quality improvement initiatives and the implementation of new networks & technologies as well as for the existing network.
  • In charge of the implementation of projects to ensure that the projects are delivered as planned and in so doing ensure that the Network and Systems can offer the required services and are of sufficient design capacity and quality in meeting the changing customer needs promptly, efficiently and most competitively to the customer and most profitable to the company.
  • Determine the technology to be used for network development by evaluating options among competing technologies, taking into account quality and cost-effectiveness of the network.
  • Develop short and long-term plans and do constant network plan reviews.
  • Recommend redeployment plans for equipment where necessary for the approval of Exco and the Board.
  • Ensure budgets for capital expenditure are worked out well in advance and in complete detail, using the company budget guidelines, enabling effective decision-making by Management. Manage information gathering and analyze services being offered by the competition and elsewhere in the world, and determine the necessary network deployment and development plans (technologies, cost estimates, time schedules, etc).
  • Ensure that the network is properly designed with the right technologies and capacities with a lot of flexibility built in.
  • Prepare all the technical specifications for the network equipment according to the investment plan and in detail.
  • Provides technical input to the business cases for investment
  • Continuously make reviews and make adjustments in the network for including network management systems with the aim of improving performance and efficient monitoring and control of the network.
  • Check and ensure that all documentation (Work Authorities-WAs, Contracts, network drawings, etc) for provision of new systems, redeployment or recovery of old systems, etc is correct. Liaise with all the other departments/sections to ensure that the investments planned meet customer requirements.
  • Provide all the required support for Projects implementation and management and ensure that they are completed within time and budgets.
  • Make sure the company obtains value for money from suppliers, thus impacting positively on the cost leadership strategies of the Company.
  • Also, ensure the company is able to acquire sites in desired locations within the time limits that are acceptable to the company.
  • Carry out regular spot checks on the network to ensure correct and accurate records are maintained and continuously updated. This includes frequency management and the infrastructure leased to and from other operators.
  • Work closely with all the staff both Junior and Senior to ensure harmony and smooth operations in all activities within the sections and the whole company.
  • Performance management and staff motivation: To ensure that the right staff are recruited , and provide adequate training and development.
  • To ensure that planning processes are developed for all the line sub-units
  • Implement the developed planning processes in liaison with other units.
  • Organize field-planning duties to ascertain accommodation of equipment and to identify suitable land/sites for positioning the company equipment, where necessary.
  • Review the effectiveness of existing Policies by researching and benchmarking against other organisations in the same industry and advice on any Policy gaps and changes.
  • Drives the Implementation of policies to ensure optimum and effective support of business objectives.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by CTO or any other Senior Officer but that are in line with the company policy.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold an Engineering degree in telecommunications, electrical engineering, computer and automatism technology or any related fields.
  • A minimum of six or more years’ experience in the ICT industry particularly in an operational and planning role, 3 of which should have been spent in a senior position.
  • Postgraduate level in any related field.
  • Proven track record of Achievements at a managerial level Membership of a professional body such as Uganda Association of Engineers is an added advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of the existing networks (service nodes, transmission and access, wireless) and information, Computing and communication technologies and service
  • Strong knowledge of ICT technological trends and associated services
  • Detailed knowledge of strategic planning and strong analytical skills to the development of long/short term plans.
  • Strong people management skills with a track record of performing effectively in a team setting.
  • Possess the ability to provide leadership and guidance as a strategic mentor to colleagues and employees.
  • Excellent writing skills for both conceptual and detailed material with an articulate and compelling verbal style.
  • To be a highly effective manager of people and operations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborates easily with others.
  • Possess the ability to create a climate of trust and transparency with stakeholders.
  • Effective negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills.
  • Creative, strategic and able to take calculated risks.
  • Able to work harmoniously in a multicultural environment.
How to Apply: 
All qualified candidates are invited to send their applications enclosing curriculum vitae, academic and professional certificates along with the names and contacts of three referees. The complete applications should be sent by post, courier, hand delivery or e-mail to the address: The Director, Executive Recruitments, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, Diamond Trust Building, Kampala Road, P. O. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda. Phone: 031 2265028/9, 0414-231204/206, Email:
Deadline: 6th September 2014 by 10am

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