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  • Posted: Apr 4, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 11, 2024
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    Safaricom is the leading provider of converged communication solutions in Kenya. In addition to providing a broad range of first-class products and services for Telephony, Broadband Internet and Financial services, Safaricom seeks to uplift the welfare of Kenyans through value-added services and support for community projects.
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    M-Pesa Africa - Service Operations Manager

    About the Role

    The role of the Service Operations Manager is to govern the service deployed across a subset of Vodafone Markets - Safaricom, Vodacom.The Service Operations Manager will be expected to report to The Service Manager, M-Pesa Africa on deviations from the agreed service levels, capacity changes that affect budgets and any local capability needs that impact on the delivery of the end-to-end service. During Major Incidents the Service Operations Manager will participate in service recovery and will drive to ensure that end-to-end customer service is restored without delay. It is expected that the Service Operations Manager will understand the local business model for each of the markets that he/she supports.


    • Accountable for the delivery, to agreed SLA/KPIs, of the end-to-end service to a subset of Vodafone Markets
    • Build and maintain the local market operational relationships. 
    • Build and maintain 3rd Party supplier Operational relationships.
    • Internal Operations Liaison within Vodafone Group Technology 
    • Drive the Continuous Service Improvement (CSI) opportunities and follow up on the corrective actions.
    • Develop improvement plans and training the local market in best operational practices.
    • Support Delivery and Project activity with operational experience, acceptance into BAU, training and process adherence.
    • Influence product development with real-world Operational experience and local market knowledge.
    • Supporting the Transition to Operations of new platforms / products in alignment with best operational standards.
    • Drive the efficiency and effectiveness of the Problem Management 
    • Oversee Capacity planning & Assist with Budget forecasting.
    • Service Level Agreement management
    • Manage 3rd party organisations in delivering service.
    • Reporting weekly/monthly on service & presenting operational improvement plans
    • Understand the process and procedures of all parties (Suppliers/ organizations) to ensure that they align with the overall goals and operational aims of the MPS team.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics  or related field 
    • 5yrs+ experience in Operations Management  with  Banking/ Financial experience
    • ITIL qualification is highly recommended 
    • Proven data analytics skills
    • OLTP Architecture knowledge for managing OLTP Environments
    • Natural diplomatic skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Global / cultural management and awareness
    • Project planning and delivery skills
    • Organization skills with the ability to define the important from the urgent.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on to apply

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