Etisalat Nigeria Recruiting [September 2014]

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12 Sep, 2014

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Telecom Jobs in Nigeria

Etisalat is a world where people’s reach is not limited by matter or distance; a world where people will effortlessly stay in touch with family and friends; a world where businesses of all sizes can reach new markets without the limitations of distance and travel.

Etisalat Nigeria is recruiting to fill the below position of:


Support the Network Finance Manager to ensure agreed targets and financial benefits are optimised, costs are managed within agreed envelopes and guidance is provided to the Technical Department on finance issues
Support the improvement of the Network Finance processes

Principal Functions
Liaise, support and assist the technical business area on all aspects of financial and operational matters
Provide support for monitoring and controlling the financial performance of the technical business area via monthly reporting and budgeting/forecasting processes to provide insight into business performance
Support the preparation of techno-economics and accounting analysis/reports as required by the business including:
Product Profitability analysis;
Cost-benefit analysis
Variance Analysis
Geo analysis relevant to financial modelling
Other accounting analysis as required by the business
Ensure Oracle reporting data quality and compliance with accounting standards and guidelines
Provide input into the production of business cases and investment appraisals that could have a material impact on the performance of the business
Liaise with business teams to gather required data for post implementation review of local business initiatives and business cases
Follow up on actions from the technical business area’s monthly financial reviews.
Build strong and influential relationships with the technical business area to promote seamless working relationships with the rest of the Finance community.
Attend operational meetings to represent Finance within the assigned business team
Work with the Finance Support Manager to implement financial governance within technical team
Assist the Finance Support Manager on other ad hoc projects
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Finance Support

Educational Requirements
First Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognised university
Membership of Professional association (CIMA, CFA, ACCA, ICAN, etc)

Three (3) to Five (5) years relevant work experience.
Experience in Telecoms industry or management/operational consulting is an advantage.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access
Strong accounting fundamentals
Knowledge of Oracle ERP & other industrial standard financial systems
Good understanding of current accounting standards (IFRS)
Basic technical knowledge of Telecoms
Financial modeling (Opex, Capex and Revenue)
Project management
Strong analytical
Problem Solving
Risk and cost control conscious
Quality deliverable
Passion for Excellence
Empowering people
Growing people
Team work


To perform the daily procurement activities in an efficient way to guarantee getting the quality materials/services in a proper time with a competitive prices.

Principal Functions
Receive the end users purchase requests through the category manager
Check the requests to make sure it contains all required details; drawings, specifications, short list bidders, etc.
Prepare the RFX document
Check if the short list bidders are registered in Etisalat
Float the RFX
Communicate the clarifications requests between the end user and the vendor
Receive the offers from the vendors
Communicate with the stakeholders to form a bid committee (when it is applicable)
Documents the received bids
Participate in bids evaluation process
Invite the vendors for negotiations
Participate in negotiations sessions together with the category manager
Prepare the bids evaluation report and get the signature of the bid committee
Get the CEO approval on the bid evaluation report after getting the approval of procurement director
Upload the final offer in the ERP
Prepare the quotations summary sheet and send it to end user department for evaluation (if amount of purchases below N45M)
Get the procurement director signature on the summary sheet
Upload the final prices into the ERP
Follow up with budget and the end user to make sure that the PR is finally approved
Follow with the procurement QA to print the PO
Initiate the PO and get the initial of category manager and approval of Procurement director
Answer the pre audit questions (if any)
Follow with the procurement QA to make sure that the PO was sent to the vendors
Follow with the vendors for delivery
Follow with end user if there is any complaints
Monitor the exact delivery time to calculate and report the penalties (if it is applicable) to finance department
Follow with the end user and legal to finalize the contracts (if applicable)
Prepare the flash and savings report
Prepare any reports requested by the category manager or Procurement Director

First degree (BA, BSc) in Business, Engineering, finance or related field from a recognised university

Three (3) to five (5) work experience preferably in a procurement environment.
Industry knowledge
ERP Applications
MS Office especially Excel
Stakeholder Relationship Management
Personal Effectiveness
Customer Focus
Passion for Excellence
Empowering people
Growing people
Team work


Coordinate and manage the telarix billing system, SLAs and contract agreements on traffic exchange with existing and potential partners. Manage wholesale partners, invoicing, payment and collection.

Principal Functions
Monitor and ensure prompt and accurate update of billing rates on Telarix – iXTools interconnect platform.
Update the price list received from each carrier and ensure routing changes are made based on Direct and Least Cost Routing.
Analyse event detail records (EDRS) and resolve any dispute that may arise on all presented invoices using Audit Command Language (ACL)
Liaise with finance and wholesale and carrier relation to ensure partner invoices are paid as at when due.
Set up new interconnect partners on Telarix platform and ensure strict compliance with billing and invoicing clauses as provided in the contracts.
Prepare weekly partner statement of accounts, update subsidiary books in the Carrier business folder with invoices and other source data for referencing in any recurring issue or dispute settlement.
Treat all EDRS sitting in Telarix – iXConnect error bucket and ensure they are completely resolved before processing interconnect invoices.
Generate all partner invoices on the Telarix – iXTools, receive interconnect partner invoices and ensure wholesale clients and interconnect partners are billed accurately and promptly
Extract and analyse daily, weekly and monthly interconnect traffic data and generate EDRS reports for interconnect partners based on request.
Liaise with prospective interconnect partners to resolve all interconnect issues
Coordinate and review partner draft agreements with Legal and other stakeholders
Provide routing instruction via the interconnect platform to network operations team.
Identify and escalate billing system’s inadequacies and offering solutions.
Negotiate bilateral agreements with potential international carrier/operator
Reconcile monthly partners’ statement of account
Provide least cost routing (LCR) reports for international destinations.
Interpret interconnect traffic pattern and escalate unusual traffic trends
Perform other duties as assign by the Manager, Carrier Relations.

First degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

Three (3) to Five (5) years work experience, with at least Two (2) years in a wholesale and carrier relations function.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office – Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Good understanding of Event Detail Records (EDRS).
Knowledge of billing platforms
Must be familiar with Accounting terms – SOA, Payment Schedule, Netting and Set Off.
Ability to understand and analyse data
Must understand and possess knowledge of Audit Command Language (ACL).
Attention to details.
Good written and oral communication skills
Interpersonal and relationship management skill.
Ability to work under pressure and multitask
A team player


Provide support on all operational TXM equipment and facilitate PAT of new integrated BSS & TXM/ADM network element. Also, facilitate 99.9% Network Access availability.

Principal Functions
Perform operation and maintenance of Access, Transmission and Power element to achieve network availability.
Assist the Manager, Access Support in the implementation of an effective framework for the operation and maintenance of the BSS
Supervise change requests implementation, faults escalation, resolution and ensure TTs are accurately closed within MTTR by NOC.
Participate in acceptance of new BSS site, MW, ADMs and Power plant according to scope and BOQ.
Ensure execution of routine and corrective maintenance scheduled for all active and passive elements on site.
Ensure effective supervision of vendor/sub-con performance and other related activities (telecommunication equipment monitoring )
Ensure effective diesel delivery and consumption within assigned cluster
Perform cross functional support based on business demand
Facilitate resolution of community related issues
Generate Incidence report for network outages – weekly/ monthly report of cluster performance.

First degree or equivalent in Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline.

At least 2 years relevant experience in GSM Access Network, VSat, Multiplexers, Fibre, SDH MW Links and Power systems
GSM Access/Transmission and AC/DC power operation and maintenance
Problem-solving skills
Good time management
Computer knowledge (MS Office, MS Projects, AutoCAD)
Community relations
Strong reporting and communications skills


Responsibilities includes but not limited to New sites acceptance, Fault escalation follow up & timely resolution, maintain 99% site & TCH availability, Site inspection, Spot checks and Preventive maintenance of both active and passive equipment including Hybrid & Public mains operation and maintenance, fuel delivery and consumption management, DG and A/C replacement, BTS, TX & power optimization, BSC/MGW power operation.
Also supervise and ensure that ALL power operations activities of EOT vendors and other partners are in accordance with the agreed scope, SLA and best practice.

Principal Functions
Ensure monthly, Quarterly and annual Preventive maintenance on both Passive and Active equipment on sites timely and escalate to you time manager where necessary
Track and Monitor diesel delivery and consumption to avoid diesel shortage and outage on site
Strictly follow up for fault/TT escalations resolution within the agreed SLA on both Colo and GF sites to avoid KPI degradation and ensure correct TT closure captured the actual cause of failure
Ensure deployment of mobile DG & Cell on Wheel where necessary to avoid prolong outage and improve customer satisfaction
Liaise with Government regulation department to resolve Environmental, regulatory, states, Local Government and community issues with 24hrs and follow up to permanent solution
Follow up for proper execution of approved CR within your cluster and escalate to your line manager when activity is deviated
Ensure timely replacement of faulty components on BSS, TX and Power equipment as well weekly link alignment for MW links with deviated RSL
Ensure timely replacement of faulty fibre patch cord and splicing on national fibre BB to avoid prolong outage and reduce MTTR
Operate and maintain hybrid & public power supply, manage fuel delivery and consumption, supervise and coordinate DG and A/C replacement, BTS power optimisation, BSC/MGW power operation.
Perform acceptance of new sites, optimisation of power & active infrastructure by ensuring all work packets, services and materials are delivered in accordance with contractual agreement, scope and quality.
Provide high level support to the regional team on power, BSS & Transmission issues and coordinate resolution.
Assess work quality of contractors within your cluster to identify possible shortfalls and instruct correction of same for the realisation of optimal performance.
Monitor and control power capacity utilisation and ensure optimal safe limits on generators, rectifiers, UPS, AVR etc. are not exceeded. Timely escalation of any capacity issue and recommendation for optimisation and upgrades is also required where necessary.
Prepare and present periodic reports on power availability and timely escalate any serious issue that may negatively impact on network quality and availability.
Supervise maintenance of all equipment on site in your cluster as well as activities of EOT vendors and other contractors to ensure quality of service and scope. Also confirm and sign off successfully completed tasks by both parties with JCC.
Maintain adequate and up to date inventory of all power infrastructure within purview
Perform effective monthly site supervision, spot check, external alarm simulations and cheek mate vendor team activity to enhance Quality of service

First degree or equivalent in electrical/electronics, mechanical engineering or relevant discipline.

3 – 5 years relevant experience in Mechanical/Electrical (Power) systems (Diesel Generators, Rectifiers, UPS, Inverters, PDF/APD panels, GTS/ATS/AMF panels, Gear Switches, HVAC, Public mains supply, power and signal cabling, safety and isolation systems, etc.) within a large telecoms or other related technical organization with extensive industry experience on power operation and maintenance.
BSS, TX, AC and DC power operation and maintenance
Problem-solving skills
Good time management
Strong reporting and communications skills


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