Manager – E2W Network Planning.Bayobab needed at MTN Nigeria

Job title : Manager – E2W Network Planning.Bayobab

Job Location : Other

Deadline : May 20, 2024

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Mission/ Core purpose of the Job

  • The Manager – East to West (E2W) Terrestrial Fibre Planner is expected to …. implement & manage the technology roadmap for Opco FibreCo by aligning and managing efficient and effective network roll out, operate a cost effective and future proof network & infrastructure, delivering excellent quality of service, coverage, and capacity. 
  • This role is to provide sound technical leadership in all aspects of business. The role is expected to be the technology go-to expert and play an integral role in setting up the fibre-based infrastructure to deliver products through service orchestration. The Senior Manager – Technology will also oversee overall Optical Network & Infrastructure development utilization plans and manage all information technology resources for the Opco FibreCo.


  • Key Performance Areas: Core, essential responsibilities / outputs of the position (KPA’s)
  • The Manager – E2W Terrestrial Fibre Planner will be accountable to achieve the following objectives:
  • Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Cascade the Group strategy to create functional strategy aligned with the overarching business goals, under oversight of the MD and Bayobab Group CTIO.
  • Ensure effective implementation of the functional strategy by means of providing direction, structure, frameworks, models, plans and roadmaps.
  • Oversee regular review of the functional strategy and roadmap, under oversight of the MD, to ensure its alignment with the changing dynamics of the internal and external ecosystem.
  • Staff Leadership and Management
  • Source, induct and manage talent in accordance with legislative guidelines.
  • Continually develop a culture of strong collaboration and effective team working.
  • Ensure open communication channels with staff and implement change management interventions where necessary.
  • Provide definition of roles, responsibilities, individual goals and performance objectives for the team.
  • Set KPIs and provide regular performance feedback through a well-defined and implemented performance review program.
  • Develop and implement a training plan in order to build and develop skills within the team.
  • Performance manages resources in accordance with HR policy and legislation where necessary.
  • Actively participate in leadership team and develop skills of own team.
  • Promote a ‘partnership approach’ to develop strong relationships with other working groups and ensure adherence to Group governance.


  • Strategic Meetings
  • Participate and provide input in strategic meetings.
  • Provide inputs & drive OpCo wide transformation initiatives, elicit inputs from relevant parties.
  • Provide inputs to and ensure adequate risk mitigation and controls in the function.
  • Perform evaluation baseline of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and KPIs.
  • Drive preparation of proposals/ business case on change initiatives SLA, policies and procedures.


  • Escalate issues that will result in severe time, scope, productivity, and cost or resource impact to MD / Bayobab Technology teams.
  • Manage and provide solutions to escalations that have multiple processes / functions impact on critical path of service delivery.

Function Tactical

  • Review and finalise objectives, targets and budgets for the function, under oversight of MD.
  • Review key risks, issues and dependencies and set mitigation actions, seeking guidance from the MD as and when required.
  • Sign-off / make decisions regarding tactical changes and where required seek sign-off from Management.


  • Monitor Technology & Network functional performance and alignment with overall OpCo strategy.
  • SLA approval and exception performance review.


  • Manage function’s budgets in line with business objectives, under oversight of MD.
  • Ensure that the cost of operations is managed, in line with a least cost operating strategy stemming from the business drivers, under oversight of the MD.
  • Operational Delivery

Functional Leadership: 

  • As the functional leader of the Technology & Network vertical, the role is accountable to:
  • Monitor and align the direction, strategy and results of the Technology & Network vertical, collectively and as individual work areas in the OpCo, ensuring that the Group guidelines are duly complied with.
  • Lead and deploy an integrated solution development and problem-solving philosophy across the function.
  • Serve on the executive committee to align technology goals to other departmental and organizational objectives.

Delivery Leadership: 

  • As the delivery leader of the Technology & Network vertical, the role is accountable for the following work area outcomes:
  • Manage the Technology Infrastructure, planning and design including optical core distribution plans, for National and International optical Leased Lines, National optical Transit, Backhaul, National Metro Leased Lines, FTTX.
  • Manage Fibre assets & capex.
  • Oversee team, resources and service providers to ensure provision and quality of service and connectivity and to support implementation of changes to support service delivery.
  • Accountable for the architectural and design to the develop of the Fibre Network, Backhauling , Metro FTTX, and supporting Infrastructure environment.
  • Manage technical implementation of agreed initiatives working with all required parties to ensure successful delivery. 
  • Assist Group Technology team in deploying optical Infrastructure and assets within the OpCo and monitor to ensure that Infrastructure & assets usage, performance & maintenance is as per standards.
  • Oversee Technology & Network work packages including Fibre network design, underground conduit design, and Fibre splicing design.
  • Oversee Fibre infrastructure Network Deployment plans in line with Bayobab Technology team guidelines.
  • Accountable for network resilience and redundancy plans for the network.
  • Oversee & Manage equipment providers, subcontractors (civil engineering), technical teams 
  • Oversee & manage Network Planning & Capacity, and Infrastructure roll out. 
  • Ensure customer complaints & escalations are resolved within the agreed SLA timelines with the Manager Services provider.
  • Understand the technology trends in telecom infrastructure and need to validate and apply relevant technology changes to evolve the company infrastructure to meet changing business and customer requirements.
  • Build quality assurance and data protection processes and policies by ensuring accurate SOPs and maintenance of critical documentation.
  • Develop, track, and maintain network availability and quality metrics for all routes. 
  • Knowledgeable in the Disaster Recovery processes of the systems & infrastructure 
  • Oversee & ensure appropriate maintenance processes are in place to protect the performance of the service in the longer term.


  • Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Competencies)


  • Minimum B.Tech/B.Eng. /B.Sc. or similar. 
  • Master’s degree in technology/engineering is advantageous


  • Minimum 5 to 8 years relevant experience in a similar position with at least 3 years in a managerial role
  • 10 to 12 years of Professional/Technical Experience in wholesale/infrastructure/B2B Telecommunications sector/industry with good knowledge in planning & designing, implementing, and operating Fibre (Access/Metro/NLD) Networks.
  • Experience working in a service-based business delivering both passive and active end products will be advantageous. 
  • Experience in optical support systems and tools specifically for passive and active fibre-based infrastructure will be useful.
  • Good knowledge of vendor landscape and solutions including BOQ and BOM for technology infrastructure. 
  • Proven track record in leading and delivering successful network rollout projects.
  • Experience working in a global/multinational enterprise with a good understanding of emerging markets.

Functional Knowledge: 

  • Passive Fibre Networks (Access/Metro/NLD)
  • Active Transmission/Optical Networks (xWDM/OTN)
  • Access/Metro Network architecture, design & planning (FTTX)
  • Backbone transmission architecture, design & planning (NLD)
  • Passive and Active solution design 
  • Fibre testing methodologies and tools
  • Cabling & leased line management
  • Network operations management
  • Outsourcing contract management
  • Optical service & platform management
  • Service Orchestration 
  • Service monitoring


  • Strategic thinking
  • Technical Acumen
  • Business Acumen
  • Analytical thinking
  • Conflict management
  • Data interpretation
  • Decision making
  • Delivery focused
  • Leadership
  • Negotiations
  • Innovation
  • Presentation

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