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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