Senior Manager – Core IP/Tx Planning


  • Reference number: MTNA NTW2 27Mar24
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Kabul
  • Organisation Name: MTN Afghanistan
  • MTN Level: 3
  • Posted: 28 Mar 2024

Job requirements

Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Competencies)


  • BSc Electrical / Electronic or Communications Engineering
  • MBA or MSC in a related field will be desirable.


  • 5-8 years’ experience of which 3 years in managing / planning a GSM Network at a senior level


  • Advanced management programs
  • Advanced project management business continuity
  • Corporate governance
  • Cost management
  • General management
  • GSM
  • Leadership development programs
  • Strategy development


  • A good understanding of available and emerging technologies
  • Contract management
  • Electrical systems maintenance and repair
  • GSM Associations and GSM cellular knowledge
  • Knowledge of regulatory regimes, technical knowledge and standards
  • Network design and architecture
  • Network planning and design
  • Network risk management and network operations
  • Proficiency in performance testing execution and overall methodologies
  • Telecommunications technology fundamentals
  • Tele-traffic theory.

Skills / physical competencies:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical
  • Change management
  • Communication; verbal, written and presentation
  • Decision making
  • Organizational skills
  • Financial acumen
  • Negotiation skills
  • People management
  • Numeric skills
  • Planning and budgeting
  • Problem solving
  • Relationship management

Job description

Job SummaryJob Summary

Mission/ Core purpose of the Job :

  • Planning and designing the core network (NSS:) and transmission (transport: VSAT, fiber and lease line, Backbone and Tx Nodes and TX IP Modernization and Aggregations, Core Modernization, Layered architecture); Helping in developing a flawless implementation strategy for both.
  • Formulating the business strategy for MTNA based on Group interaction and vendors; Managing the Capex and Opex, budget for the function.
  • Monitor the Capitalization of equipment, and efficiently monitor the Capex utilization of Network Budget.
Duties & ResponsibilitiesDuties & Responsibilities

Key Tasks: 

  • Take reports from direct reports (Manager Core IP and Manager Transmission) twice a week, for budgeting issues, vendor issues, project progress, etc
  • Formulate the yearly budgeting of Core IP and Tx as per the amount allocated by the CTO; Allocate the budget to expected projects over the next fiscal year.
  • Execute the approved budget (Capex and Opex) , ensure that the budget is being spent as per planning, reporting it back to the Group, and justify the capital expenditure in terms of ROI and relevant timelines
  • Oversee execution for each project with the third parties such as Ericsson; Evaluate and solve any issues relating to project operations in case of bottlenecks, performance discrepancies or any other such contingency; Act as a point of contact between third part and top management.
  • Receive designs for projects after they have been overviewed by managers; Analyze the design according to quality standards of MTN Group and consequently approve or disapprove the project design.
  • Review the performance of Managed Services i.e., operation and maintenance of network under Ericsson and evaluate it according to defined contractual goals and targets.
  • Plan and provide ahead of time Tx capacity to fulfill the Rollout requirement of 2G, 3G and Core Nodes
  • Monitor capacity utilization of Interconnection with Operators and international Gateways
  • Facilitate the release of the equipment relevant to Core and Tx from the warehouse/customs for utilization in projects
  • Direct the completion of reports; Capitalization Report and OPEX Variance Sheet.
  • Plan and manage disaster recovery and propose geo-redundancy for MSC-S, MGW, and Core Nodes.
  • Plan to convert the existing TDM (Time Division Multiplex) Transmission towards IP gradually
  • Conduct technical feasibility of new features/services
  • Produce service capability
  • Audit detailed design performed by 3rd party/consultant/vendor
  • Facilitate Internet Bandwidth connectivity for 3G and data subscribers
  • Establish GRX and Roaming signaling and its dimensioning and redundancy
  • Establish and maintain key vendor relationships
  • Evaluate the Existing Tx redundancy and optimize/upgrade them
  • Ensure the preparation of Budget and BOQ’s based on marketing Inputs
  • Follow MTN Group technology strategic objectives and modify Budget based on
  • Monitor the Managed Services Performance in terms of Core capacity KPI’s, Call set up performance, BHCA, all Utilization % of various interfaces.
  • Coordinate with IS division on Packet Core requirements and connectivity/interfaces
  • Provide detailed and Executive reporting to his superior.
  • Attend meetings with Ericsson Managed Services on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis
  • Follow up on project implementation and bottle neck
Submission GuidelineSubmission Guideline

Interested Afghan Nationals can send their applications and resumes (with three valid references) by April 10, 2024.

Please mention the name of the position you are applying in your email subject line.

Applications received after the deadline and those, which do not meet the requirements mentioned above, will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview (s).

Submission EmailSubmission Email