Airtel Nigeria Job Vacancies for Nigeria Graduates

Airtel Nigeria (Airtel Networks Limited) is a leading telecommunications services provider in Nigeria headquartered in Lagos, the commercial nerve-Centre of Nigeria. The telco ranks amongst the top four mobile service providers in terms of subscribers with a customer base of more than 39.8 million. The company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce and enterprise services.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Lead, Site Deployment

Location:Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Level: Mid-Senior

Purpose of the Job (Brief)

  • This role holder will Plan, Direct and Deploy all Identified Network Projects and Programs to ensure High Speed of Time to Market.
  • This role must guarantee synergy, effective and efficient resource utilization, cost optimization and Return on investments to deliver on Business goals and +1 Network experience.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure the speed to market exceeds competition and first time right (FTR) of all RAN deployment.
  • Track the rollout of sites in ZTE/Huawei/Nokia area and all expansions from budget approvals to site integration and acceptance.
  • Ensure proper installation of RAN equipment in accordance with OEM specification and provided installation manual and all required documentation is shared by the OEM.
  • Work closely with the team at various low level task, coordinate all internal and external dependency for smooth deployment.
  • Determine and Manage strict timelines and quality delivery with the OEMs.
  • Create Project Tracking Systems and ensure the central repository for all site rollout projects and information is maintained with continual improvements.
  • Support with resource plan and forecast including own resources, subcontractor needs and tools required for seamless rollout.
  • Evaluate all Service Level agreements, partner with all stakeholders to achieve positive customer experience and optimize costs
  • Output daily/weekly report including progress/status/issues and partner performance evaluation for site and expansion projects.
  • Work closely with Head of Deployment to track closely project milestones to ensure seamless delivery.
  • Responsible for collating and analyzing data from the PMs and flagging SLA violations on site rollout projects to the Head of Deployment to ensure swift intervention.
  • Responsible for providing regular reports on PM and Partner performance.
  • Provide plans and Set up process of Increasing network coverage in strategic revenue generating locations
  • Determine and Manage strict timelines and quality delivery in a multi-vendor environment with ZTE, Nokia & Huawei.
  • Work closely with planning to review BOQ for new site rollout and expansion projects.
  • Propose and review Roll out of sites and expansion as per network priorities by collaborating with commercial for the identification of new areas and deployment of the network.
  • Establish departmental process to align to PMI process for site rollout, expansions and enforce strict adherence.
  • Ensure Management of CWIP (Capital work in Progress) to deliver equipment within 3-6 months of delivery to the warehouse.
  • Ensure all necessary documentation for regulatory compliance is adequate and readily available
  • Ensure all statutory permissions required for deployment have been approved and documented.
  • Provide support and ensure effective process of management of Service Provider and Infrastructure vendors.
  • Establish procedure for Improving rollout and maintenance vendor and subcontractor performance to ensure regular follow-up and objective measurements.
  • Developing a win-win relationship by setting common goals and objectives.
  • Ensure and monitor timely release of site request (SR) and Service Order with Tower Company and SP
  • Provide platform for seamless sharing of sites with other Tower Company for effective and speedy deployment.
  • Review site sharing activities with the telecom vendors and ensure that all the sites are inside the rental brackets and required permitting (environmental etc.) are secured in time to avoid project delays
  • Partner with Supply Chain Management team and validate the requests for purchase of new hardware based on standards.
  • Track and Follow-up on material arrival / dispatch and warehousing for the network rollout (Local & imported).

Education & Experience

  • First Degree in Engineering from a reputable university.
  • Professional qualification in Project Management Techniques
  • 10-12 years’ experience in the Telecom sector
  • 5-8 years in deployment of GSM and/or 3G&4G.
  • Experience of managing multiple complex Network projects simultaneously.
  • Evidence of successful project delivery with wide geographical spread.
  • Relevant experience in site planning and Use of Map Info and planning tools.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong Numeric skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Eye for details
  • Environmental Knowledge
  • Communication skills
  • Project management
  • Process Quality.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Assistant Manager – Transmission Network Planning (Microwave)

Location: Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Level: Mid-Senior

Purpose of the Job (Brief)

  • This role holder will support network unit to do planning and providing technical solutions for connecting cell sites and enterprise customer locations.
  • This person will be interacting with the Partners’ teams’ very extensively. Robust, flexible and state of art fiber and microwave transmission network planning & delivery is the essence of the role.

Key Accountabilities

  • Study the new site’s requirements and prepare connectivity plan.
  • Take inputs for BTS site’s expansion from the RF team and prepare expansion of transmission links / network.
  • Analyse monthly and correct any frequency interference cases as & when reported or noticed.
  • Preparation of AOP & budget for capex and opex for transmission network. This should include expansion of existing network and planning of new routes as well.
  • IP Network including IPRAN design & Planning
  • Last mile, access & backbone network Design & planning including link engineering. Validation of LOS reports and ATP documents. Preparation of feasibility reports as required from time to time. Carry out sample checks for LOS reports and ATP documents.
  • BoQ preparations & validation
  • Preparing RFP & Technical specifications
  • Close interactions with internal departments like Supply Chain, Finance, deployment, and operations.
  • Bandwidth and capacity planning & management. Monthly monitoring of traffic, utilization and keep optimizing the links to ensure each links have sufficient capacity to carry traffic.
  • Adherence to the local regulatory requirements wrt frequency spectrum usage.
  • Project Plan preparations, progress monitoring and tracking for Fiber projects
  • Day to day monitoring of KPIs of transmission network to ensure that the reliability is as good as it was planned.
  • MIS for senior management
  • Regular meetings with partners.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronics & Communication
  • 5 – 7 years relevant experience in planning of transmission networks domain
  • Appreciable knowledge of Transmission of Mobile & Enterprise Network – Planning.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Analytical and Presentation skills
  • 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 SLAs
  • Impeccable integrity and character
  • Go-getter.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Manager, PS Core Planning

Location: Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Level: Mid-Senior

Purpose of the Job (Brief)

  • The role holder is expected to act as the representative for business, technical and other functional requirements in Packet Core solutions to support Mobile Data services.
  • The function will define the optimal topology of the packet core network to meet premium service level agreements and industry architecture for next generation Packet switched networks;
  • Also expected to evaluate network design and define best criteria and guidelines with partners for capacity management and dimensioning of the PS core network;
  • In addition would ensure delivery of PS projects to agreed SLAs whilst exploring the most efficient ways to realize new business requirements placed upon the 2G/3G/4G Mobile Core Network which includes but not limited to voice and data.

Key Accountabilities

  • Analyze business requirements and processes before converting ideas into a solution design; where required, research into new technology/features in Telecommunication industry with regards to Mobile Data services.
  • Liaise with partner teams, Airtel HQ and other departments to assure optimal data network architecture adapted to local traffic profile, implementation and deployment of key networks systems through the full delivery life cycle from initial design to full operational handover.
  • Ensure projects are aligned with the Annual Operating Program (AOP) specifications
  • Ensure that all nodes within the Packet core network are functioning as per the business and network requirements.
  • Provide a pathway towards evolving PS Core network in line with 3GPP Roadmap
  • Ensure that the project related documentation reflects a fit-for-purpose design and complies with the contractual vendor requirements.
  • Coordinate and review Vendor documentation in the form of SD, HLD and LLD designs prepared to include technical functionality, platform design and platform integration with relevant network elements.
  • Prepare and update network designs to reflect most recent changes in Network architecture/capacity.
  • Perform adequate dimensioning, of all interfaces of EPC related Nodes and add-on solutions – in accordance with network growth and business projections.
  • Continuously monitor network traffic, licenses, trends and various parameters to ensure the Network elements are operating as expected. Where required, take corrective action with input from Operations and performance teams.
  • Effective understanding of Operational and Business support systems (OSS/BSS) for performance reporting, Key performance indicator (KPI) monitoring and tuning for effective end to end planning of data services.
  • Periodical audit and optimization of Product-related configurations on the Deep Packet inspection (DPI) node to avoid data fraud and over/undercharging of data services
  • Periodically revise and optimize signaling traffic towards charging system and other peer nodes
  • Understand the business requirements and impact on data network infrastructure.
  • Responsible for planning all expansion of nodes well in advance.
  • Plan evolution of PS core network to best industry practices.
  • Provide consultation services to relevant business units including Liaising with Marketing and IT for better understanding of proposed services.
  • Hold necessary Kick off meetings with stakeholders where/when required.
  • Always maintain high Team Harmony and Engagement with both internal and external teams and stakeholders.
  • Ensuring that Internal Operations and Vendor Team deliver projects to the high quality expected first time right.
  • Explore new initiatives which meet business requirements by developing and delivering cost efficient delivery plans of proposed solutions.
  • Technology assessments and POC trials (RFI/RFP/RFQ). Verification of solutions before roll-out.
  • Prioritize self-workload as required to meet the fluctuating demands of business and requirements from other stakeholders.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s of Telecommunication / Electronic Engineering Degree / Computer Science.
  • 6-8 years work experience in large Mobile Network Operator within the PS core domain.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Mobile Packet Core from a design, optimization, and evolutional perspective.
  • Knowledge of 3GPP/GSMA standards.
  • Detailed knowledge of Diameter Routing and Data Analytics platform.
  • Understanding of NFV and Native Cloud Operations.
  • Multi-vendor experience HUAWEI, ERICSSON platforms preferably.
  • Hands-on Experience with Ericsson PS core nodes will be an added advantage.
  • Good Experience with Project deployment of key network systems from initial design to full operational handover.
  • A thorough understanding of Network KPIs and their use.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Personal Integrity and good interpersonal relationship
  • Personal tenacity to succeed
  • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Highly organized and good at implementation
  • Time management skills with commitment to project timelines.
  • Self-motivational skills
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good practical skills in troubleshooting and fault resolution for supporting operations teams as an escalation point
  • Professionalism in delivering daily services
  • Innovative and Entrepreneurial in managing challenging situations

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Commercial Controller

Location: Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Level: Mid-Senior

Purpose of the Job (Brief)

  • The prospective role holder will provide management with information relevant to aid decision making and steer the company towards being a profitable entity.
  • Drive business partnering and collaboration with stakeholders in evaluating risks and opportunities to drive strategic business and financial objectives.

Key Accountabilities

  • Build AOP Financials, based on functional and Operational Inputs.
  • Monthly/Quarterly Analysis of Variance.
  • Prepare 3 /5 year plan as appropriate.
  • Timely and accurate reporting of CWN daily.
  • Issue zonal CWN report.
  • Performance analysis highlighting function-wise areas of concerns and improvements.
  • Prepare Functional review decks.
  • Monthly review deck for Board.
  • Quarterly Review deck for Audit Committee.
  • Review of Finance MAPA and coordination of Zonal MAPA to drive and monitor the delivery of the AOP.
  • Controlling Opex / Capex approvals and updating functions on their YTD spent status.
  • Obtain appropriate approvals for any cost over runs.
  • Budgetary Check and evaluation of all Capex investment.
  • Coordination of the flash and forecast process with functional heads to have an understating of the expected performance of the current month and the remaining months of the financial year.
  • Bucket Wise revenue analysis (weekly-Gap against budget & Run rate).
  • Segment Wise revenue analysis for proactive decision making and customer profiling.
  • Pre and post launch promo analysis to Marketing for performance tracking.
  • Issue quarterly competitor analysis .
  • Monthly Market share reporting and analysis.

Education & Experience

  • First & Second Degrees in Accounting, Economics and Finance
  • Professional qualification in Accounting – ACA/ACCA/CFA
  • 12 – 15 years of relevant experience in Telecoms &/or FMCG.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong business and financial acumen.
  • High level of commitment.
  • Resilience.
  • Achieving Results
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Extremely proactive and able to take initiative in making strategic decisions.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Financial Reporting & Tax Manager

Location: Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Level: Mid-Senior

Purpose of the Job (Brief)

  • The prospective role holder will contribute to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing Financial Reporting, taxation and accounting processes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure company level books closing process every month, quarter and year in terms of timelines and accuracy.
  • Preparation of Financial Statements (Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Statements, Cash Flows and Notes on Accounts as per applicable IFRS and Banking Regulation by CBN). Custodian of the internal control framework as required by Regulation. Drives cross functional compliance.
  • Review of work related to vendor payments and ensuring completeness of month end provisions.
  • Compliance of all statutory requirements related to Direct and Indirect taxation of the organization are met including timely and accurate submissions returns, proper documentations, etc.
  • Conducts reviews of the banking operations. Analyses trial balances including aging, movement, recoverability and impairment. Perform variance analysis and sense checks.
  • Ensure adherence to audit requirements including co-ordination with Statutory, Tax and Internal Auditors, regulatory audits, for timely closure as per calendar.
  • Implement and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining Financial Delegation of Authority (FDoA).
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures as required to ensure that company financial information is secure.
  • Should be able to specify accounting and tax implication when new products are rolled out.
  • Governance of tax accounting done by Shared Services team and guide them with relevant rules, steps etc.

Educational Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum of a First Degree in Accounting, Finance or related disciplines.
  • Over 8 years of work experience in banking/financial services industry.
  • Experience of working in a Accounting /FINCON function in a Bank is a mandatory requirement.
  • Understands accounting principles, standards (IFRS) and Banking Regulations.
  • High level of proficiency in the using the Oracle Flexcube/Accounting software, Proficient in using Microsoft Offices Software.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills to evaluate alternatives and provide recommendations on business issues.
  • Verse with taxation rules and returns for reporting and compliance.
  • Excellent excel skills.
  • High integrity.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Extremely proactive and able to take initiative in making strategic decisions.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Lead, IT Infrastructure – Server & Storage

Location: Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Level: Mid-Senior

Job Purpose

  • The role holder is responsible for maintaining and managing Enterprise Hardware infrastructure which manages in-house developed and applications sourced from various third party vendors including Huawei, IBM, Comviva, Avaya etc.
  • Responsible for maintaining uptime, enhancements as per Business requirements, integration & Support of Hardware. Major Hardware include IBM/Huawei Servers, Enterprise Storage Systems, High end Backup and recovery devices, etc. The Hardware Infrastructure houses BSS systems like CRM, Billing, Service Delivery Platform, Business Intelligence, ERP, Sales Systems etc.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the overall IT strategy with solid network infrastructure planning and roadmaps.
  • Maintain/update and govern the execution of technology plans that are aligned with the business strategy and vision across the IT stack for Airtel Nigeria with strong visibility on how IT contributes to business success.
  • Responsible for the end to end (multi-tier) Enterprise IT and Telco centric infrastructure planning and operations to ensure availability of adequate capacity, system uptime to meet business expectations in a sustainable and optimized manner.
  • Ensure uptime of Hardware (Servers, Storage, DC Infra, and Services as per agreed SLAs with the Partners & Vendors)
  • Oversee the operations of multivendor and multi-technology Server and storage infra landscape to ensure seamless delivery of infra requirements. Eliminate complexity and potential inhibitors within the landscape.
  • Participate in IT normal and business disaster recovery drills for critical and non-critical applications.
  • Engage in standard Incident, Problem, Change and Risk Management of the Server and Storage Infrastructure.
  • Liaise with partners in the process of delivering required SLAs, KPIs and RCAs.
  • Engage partners for adequate capacity management to meet Server and Storage infra needs.
  • Act as a single point contact for the customer for all server and storage related issues
  • Track and evaluate usage statistics of deployed systems and advise on required capacity provisioning actions.
  • Continuously engage with Business & Technology departments to understand the issues, requirements and engage with the Partners for proper resolution and delivery of services as per agreed time and SLAs.
  • Ensure Server and Storage infrastructure is provisioned according to designed architecture.
  • Contribute to the overall quality of service delivered to internal users.
  • Provide technical leadership for the implementation of assigned IT Infrastructure projects.
  • Own project technical deliverables and ensure delivery to acceptable standards.
  • Engage with the Projects team / delivery team and solution engagement teams for Operationalizing of the Project. Engage in ‘Build-to-Operate’ activities.
  • Work in close co-ordination with Applications team for selecting and implementing end to end Solutions and support.
  • Implementation of end to end service path and revenue path of the customer

Educational Qualification & Experience

  • A First / Second Degree in related discipline from a reputable university.
  • 10 to 12 years relevant experience in mid to large size organizations
  • Preferable working experience in Telecom environment.
  • Experience in multiple, diverse technology environments and domains.
  • Practical working knowledge with hands-on exposure in Network infrastructure domain.
  • Advanced understanding of Active Directory, Servers, Storage, Windows and Linux operating systems, virtualization (VMware), cloud technologies, Databases, CCT, containers and orchestration platforms.
  • Strong understanding of technology architecture.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Proven ability to collaboratively pursue issue resolution and push for long term and permanent solutions to on-going problems.
  • Proactive engagement with Internal teams & Partners.
  • Proven Problem solving capabilities.
  • Excellent communication Skill.
  • Understand complex relationships and meet timelines.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

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Job Title: Interconnect & Carrier Assurance Officer

Location: Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Level: Mid-Senior

Purpose of the Job (Brief)

  • The position is key in identifying potential and existing revenue leakage areas in the business and preventing such leakages thus enabling the business maximize its revenues and in essence increase profitability.

Key Accountabilities

  • Comparison of Interconnect CDRs and Switch CDRs from other downstream systems e.g. Cognos, Connectiva etc. to ensure accurate recording of traffic on the Interconnect System.
  • Review international interconnect dump from all Transit MSC for B table and check for all the charging, routing, and barring parameters defined on each MSC.
  • Design controls and processes to ensure accuracy and completeness of billing of revenue products across all billing domain with the organization. Identify GAPS and initiate work steps.
  • Developing and interpreting Roaming reports and revenue KPIS and providing consultation to management
  • Ensuring compliance with self-validated control check list.
  • This is achieved through reconciliation of partner’s records, highlighting areas of dispute and liaison with partners to resolve disputed invoices.
  • Reconciliation and validation of roaming partners test records with Airtel data and ensuring accurate processing of records by the data clearing house.
  • Ensure that routine test and validations are done for all new roaming partners, products/services to ensure accuracy and completeness to prevent loss in revenues.
  • Reconciliation and validation of Airtel records d with the clearing House records, ensuring record completeness, billing accuracy and prompt transfer of files to avoid old and unbillable records for inbound and outbound roaming operations.
  • Review of audit issues on roaming controls and ensuring prompt closure of any outstanding issues.
  • Monitoring of roaming traffic trend per revenue stream as well as analysis, investigation and resolution of traffic issues
  • Conduct root cause analysis for all KPIs beyond admissible parameters
  • Ensure Least Cost Routing is prepared and implemented accurately.
  • Resolving all interconnect disputes where variance between Airtel records and Interconnect Operator records exceeds acceptable variance allowed by NCC.
  • Ensure Interconnect CDRs are made available to Operators when invoices are disputed
  • Ensure the accuracy of rates, trunks, switch and all other reference data configured on the interconnect billing system.
  • Reconcile test CDRs between Airtel and Interconnect operators and ensure completes, accuracy and validity of CDRs before new routes are opened or expansion of existing routes.
  • Ensure that Interconnect reports and KPI’s are available to stakeholders and management for decision making.
  • Monitor Interconnect Switch, Trunk and Operator to ensure completeness of Operator minutes of use and revenue arising.
  • Reconcile traffic sent/from various MNOs through clearing houses to detect possible cases of traffic refiling.

Education & Experience

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  • First Degree in Finance, Sciences or related discipline, MBA an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 12 years relevant working experience with +5 years in Revenue Assurance and Fraud management.
  • A professional qualification such as ACA, ACCA, CISA is desirable.
  • Solid problem-solving and business acumen skills.
  • Team leadership/project management skills.
  • Sound knowledge of SQL (Structured Query Language) and ACL (Audit Command Language) for data analysis and reporting.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Proactive and resilient.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good leadership/interpersonal skills.
  • Problem solving skills and good team spirit.
  • Good leadership/interpersonal skills.
  • Communications skills.
  • Proactive and resilient.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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