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IHS Towers is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.

Today IHS Towers has operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of MTN and Etisalat’s tower portfolios in Nigeria, IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

1.) General Manager, Regional Operations (Lagos)

Location: Lagos
Reports To: Chief Regional Officer

Summary

  • The Regional General Manager will lead and manage all operational activities for IHS in the Region, providing strategic and operational leadership to the technology and associated support functions.
  • The position will work closely with both direct and matrix leadership teams to ensure that financial and growth objectives are met.
  • This role is responsible for developing and implementing the overall business strategy for the region to support achievement of the organization’s objective.
  • The role will also engage with regulatory authorities and represent the company on regulatory / legal issues that exists within the region.
  • The GM, Regional Operations will also provide inspirational leadership to employees internally and act as an ambassador for IHS externally.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for translating IHS strategic objectives into actionable operational plans detailing clear implementation roadmap and milestones.
  • Review the performance of individual team members and complete appraisals in accordance with the employee performance appraisal procedures and time schedules.
  • Develop metrics required to measure business processes and performance, build tools and job aids for monitoring performance and identify performance variances to facilitate focus and intervention in critical areas for constant improvement.
  • Develop annual budgetary plans for the region and monitor, track and approve CAPEX and OPEX trends in the Region.
  • Manage day-to-day organizational and business relationships with IHS organization and stakeholders in the region.
  • Manage the supplier relationships to ensure deliverables are achieved in timely and cost effective period.
  • Manage financial resources within contractual boundaries.
  • Provide input into budget.
  • Ensure optimization of resources
  • Provide input into continuous development of site maintenance processes.
  • Continually exploit creative ways of reducing expenditure (OPEX and CAPEX) through efficiency, cost management and negotiations.
  • Continually assess operational and business continuity risks and provide timely awareness as well as deploying mitigating initiatives.
  • Provide the organization the vision, and leadership to shape the operations into a coordinated business unit. Utilize the IHS usiness system to its fullest potential to develop efficient, profitable and effective manufacturing capabilities.
  • Monitor business performance against plan and makes adjustments as needed.
  • Stay informed of market and customer trends in order to anticipate developments and plan accordingly.
  • Identify and develop possibilities for future business growth , including possible acquisitions,  bringing them to the attention to the relevant team for further investigation and possible next steps
  • Ensure customer satisfaction, high levels of service and promote continuous improvement efforts in order to drive repeated business and customer loyalty.
  • Effectively collaborate across functions (working in the matrix) to build joint objectives to reach regional goals.
  • Be the public spokesperson for IHS in the country/region.
  • Assure that Environmental, Health, and Safety issues are addressed considering local regulations, IHS policy, and good corporate citizenship. Meet all objectives to attain a safe workplace and environment for employees and customers
  • Use of external and internal resources to achieve success; talent identification and development to drive success
  • Application of broad, cross functional knowledge to produce results best fit for the organisation’s strategy
  • Creation of an environment where everyone are held accountable for achieving goals and results
  • Drives all ‘change’ initiatives as well as organisational priorities

Personal Profile

  • The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge of telecommunications colocation sector, and significant experience in team management.
  • They will also have strong interpersonal, finance and business skills

Competencies

  • Computer and Information Management.
  • Strong Verbal and Written Communications.
  • Financial Management.
  • Data Management.
  • End User Support.
  • Planning and Budgeting.
  • SLA and Vendor Management.
  • Resource Management.
  • B.Sc. Engineering (Electrical/Telecommunications preferred).
  • 15 years hands on experience in Telecomuincations or IT Industry.
  • 8 years in a senior management role.

2.) Regional Head, PMO (Lagos)

Location: Lagos
Reports To: Regional Principal Technical Officer

Summary

  • The Regional Head, Project Management Office applies professional principles, practices, and techniques to lead project teams and control project schedule, cost, and performance risks to ensure satisfied customers.
  • This role has the ultimate responsibility for all assigned projects and manages customer satisfaction, definition, planning, monitoring, and others aspects of a project.

Responsibilities

  • To understand and communicate regional requirements to appropriate team members, and manage all requirements accordingly for the region.
  • Establish clear ownership for project tasks, ensure that team members have the tools needed, and provide timely feedback.
  • Coordinate and facilitate delivery of project objectives in the region.
  • Track progress and review project tasks to make sure deadlines are met in a timely manner.
  • Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer goals.
  • Proactively communicate project status, issues & risks to the Head Office.
  • Follow policies, procedures and methodologies.
  • Conduct regular status meetings with direct reports, keeping the stakeholder’s needs and requirements continuously in view.
  • Work collaboratively with regional rollout team and support staff to maintain thorough knowledge of product capabilities, and to ensure that all communication within the region is precise.
  • Define & maintain all implementation processes, manage implementation lifecycle; coordinate documentation when needed.
  • Arrange training and align training with customer goals.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues when the need arises, and escalating appropriately as needed.
  • Maintain timelines and target dates in project databases
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand up meetings, reviews, planning, demos and other agile project related meetings.
  • Ensure all teams are practicing the principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Facilitate productivity by ensuring that the team has tools to succeed.
  • Find and work to remove development and project roadblocks; motivates the regional operations team and keep them engaged.
  • Manage the team – Ensure that daily, weekly and monthly commitments are being upheld

Competencies

  • Project Management
  • Strong Verbal and Written Communications.
  • SLA and Vendor Management.
  • Resource Management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a Science, Business or Telecommunications discipline.
  • 10 years’ experience in project management, and/or related functional areas
  • Current PMP certification or is actively pursuing professional project management certification (PMP),
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel Projects, Visio, Outlook etc)


3.)
Regional Head of Rollout (Lagos)

Location: Lagos
Reports To: Regional Technical Officer

Summary

  • Defines and implements the company’s general policy within its structure with the Regional PTO and the General Management.
  • Ensures the targets of the respective region is met in terms of deployment delivery, resource planning and financial objectives.
  • The role is also accountable for the regional budget and profitability for each FY.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and supervision to the Regional Deployment team in the planning and execution of programs, projects and tasks assigned to the department.
  • Delivery of month on month deployment targets as per customer requirements
  • Ensure coordination of equipment supply, vendor allocation and consider the profitability of the managed regio
  • Deploy new Group activities in close collaboration with the Regional PTO and local management team
  • Support the preparation of annual budgets and/or business plan and forecasts, by identifying CAPEX/OPEX requirements, operational and personnel requirements to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Develop short/long term plans to ensure technical direction of the deployment organization to gain and support competitive advantage for IHS.
  • Establish and manage customer expectations and relationships during the course of deployment.
  • Facilitate timely and effective customer expectations through regular meetings, reporting, site visits and conference calls.
  • Lead a cross functional team of internal resources including engineering, construction management, legal and site acquisition functions during the course of deployement.
  • Oversee vendor commitments, labour expenses and other costs to ensure compliance with approved capital budgets.
  • Provide regular status updates and progress reports to senior management.
  • Compile and maintain all deployment documentation per published policies and procedures.
  • Enforce a Quality Control and Quality Assurance program for both BTS and Site Upgrades
  • Coordinate with the Regional Deployment team and other internal departments to execute all the activities required for financial feasibility, structural analysis, development and redevelopment capital expenditures, contract drafting and execution and billing.
  • Motivate team and building team’s competencies through adequate coaching & knowledge transfer.
  • Identify functional performance improvement opportunities and implement best practice approach in order to increase the quality output of the function.
  • Ensure overall compliance and adherence to appropriate security controls, protection and availability of IHS Platforms and Services.
  • Ensure overall compliance and adherence to internal policies and procedures.
  • Identify any internal and external risks, challenges and legislative requirements which could have an impact on business and suggest specific tasks/functions/actions in order to eliminate or minimise any risk of non-compliance.
  • Identify any external requirement which could have an impact on the business, and make recommendations in order to minimise any risk arising from non-compliance.
  • Lead regional Deployment Team in meeting Service Level Agreements and ensure good customer relations.
  • Exercise good governance principles while taking highly motivated, action oriented, and confident judgements in the best interest of the organization.
  • Supervise the management of vendors and contractors allocated to the region
  • Improve quality of service, manage and reduce risks and ensure change management and control
  • Ensure Security controls are in place in accordance with internal IS Policies.

Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of the geographical area: technical nature of products, target clients, local economy
  • Knowledge of telecommunications colocation sector
  • Significant experience in team management
  • Strong interpersonal, deployment and business skills
  • Basic knowledge in finance and budgeting
  • Skills in overall management of activities: management, economics, human resources
  • Knowledge of standards and regulations of security and quality (working conditions, environmental standards, fire, safety…)
  • Knowledge of all local, state and federal regulations with regard to telecommunications infrastructure
  • A University Degree in Civil Works or Engineering or a relevant field.
  • A postgraduate degree is desirable
  • 10 years’ experience in Telecom Deployment, with at least 5 years in a Senior Managerial level
  • 3 years’ deployment experience in Nigeria, preferably with a Civil Works background

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

4.) Principal Technical Officer (Lagos)

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5.)
Principal Technical Officer (Abuja)

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6.) General Manager, Regional Operations (Oyo)

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7.) General Manager, Regional Operations (Abuja)

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8.)
Principal Technical Officer (Oyo)

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9.) General Manager, Regional Operations (Port Harcourt)

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10.)
Principal Technical Officer (Rivers)

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11.) General Manager, Regional Operations (Kano)

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12.) Principal Technical Officer (Kano)

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13.)
Regional Head, PMO (Abuja)

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14.) Regional Head of Rollout (Abuja)

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15.)
Regional Head of Rollout (Oyo)

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16.) Regional Head of Rollout (Port Harcourt)

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17.) Regional Head of Rollout (Kano)

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18.)
Regional Head, PMO (Oyo)

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19.) Regional Head, PMO (Rivers)

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20.)
Regional Head, PMO (Kano)

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21.) Regional Head of Operations (Lagos)

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22.) Regional Head of Operations (Ibadan)

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23.)
Regional Head of Operations (Abuja)

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24.) Regional Head of Operations (Port Harcourt)

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25.)
Regional Head of Operations (Kano)

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Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover letter to: talent@ihstowers.com indicating in the subject the name and location of the role.

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