Zonal Technical Officer
Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND MBA/MSc/MA \
Experience 4 - 8years
Job Field Engineering / Technical
The successful candidate will coordinate, control, manage, support and track day to day network operations in the zone to ensure optimal network availability and coverage while maintaining target network KPI’s to deliver plus one network quality.
He/She will also be responsible for providing local network support for both the sales and marketing team in the zones to ensure that network impacting issues are proactively resolved.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Day to day management of all Zonal Network Operations & Maintenance Strategic Partners(SPs) to deliver optimal availability and QoS -
Support the Operational Interface for both internal and external stakeholders especially commercial teams to ensure customer issues are resolved within acceptable key performance indicators [KPIs]
Track special events calendar with Zonal Business Managers and the Marketing function to ensure best in class service during special events within zone
Track zone network performance (Various KPIs and Network Availability)
Support periodic audit of all transmission, core and radio network and preventive maintenance schedule audit
Ensure that special task/project required by HQ technical is carried out in the zone
Closely work with E// MS Team to develop processes to prevent/reduce network failures
Track and ensure that Colo Partners deliver on servive level agreements [SLAs]
Ensure SAQ activity is up to date (rental renewal and lease payments with zonal finance)
Follow up with various internal functions; MS Partners, Colocation [Colo] Partners on all issues affecting radio network availability, quality and experience
Ensure security and community issues do not cause delayed closure of sites
Advise and ensure implementation of preventive activities by MS Partners and Colo Partners in order to improve network performance
Ensure the adherence to applicable regulatory requirements
Audit and support zonal spares management to ensure availability of both critical and non critical spares at the zonal warehouses
Probes network experience by doing a weekly trending analysis of the volume as well the types of complaints received
Ensure proactive and continuous improvement of customer experience and perception within zone
Daily analysis of worst cells and follows up with MS partners on corrective and preventive measures
Ensure power availability of all IBS sites that are not transferred to Tower Company
Drive continuous network improvement of own zone drawing up improvement plan and following up on related functions within network
Prepare and manage the annual Zonal operating plans OPEX (AOPs) for all the active and passive network systems in Airtel Nigeria [Financial] -
Direct annual zonal operating plan compilation for Airtel Nigeria Networks
Direct achievement of annual zonal operating plan targets and all local and group operating expenditure saving initiatives to ensure optimization of all network investments
Ensure key focus on recurring operating expenditure
Drive the end to end process documentation, implementation and compliance to processes, procedures and policies to ensure seamless operations across all SP [Process Management] -
Institute service level agreement measurement methodology to ensure all SPs are accurately measured, rewarded and penalized accordingly
Identify, document and implement pertinent processes procedures and policies that will continually improve operational efficiency
To ensure that all network facilities are maintained in adherence to global best practices
Ensure that all activities of operations and maintenance in the zone adhere to corresponding regulatory requirements in daily operations
Ensure all processes for effective management of partners
Ensure that zonal SP requirements receive the necessary support from both the network local and central teams
Relevant Skill and Experience
Bachelor of Electrical /Electronic Engineering or Telecoms Engineering(Masters Degree in Engineering a plus)
Sound knowledge of Mobile Network O&M
4-8 years of varied experience in operation and maintenance in the Telecom industry
3-5 years managerial/Supervisory experience in a GSM/mobile company
Other requirements (Behavioural etc.)
Analytical and Presentation skills
Strategic negotiation skills
Entrepreneurial disposition in decision making and managing resources
Logical decision making abilities
Flexible and dedicated
Ability to innovate and deliver value to business
Ability to manage an outsourcing partner to effectively deliver on service level agreements
Ability to motivate and lead both internal and external partners
Impeccable integrity and character
Cost, process and automation Innovation.
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