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  • Posted: Jun 28, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Liquid Telecom is a leading communications solutions provider across 13 countries primarily in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa that serves mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media and content companies and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity, hosting and co-location and digital services.
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    Regional Chief Technology Officer


    The East Africa Regional Chief Technology Officer’s key objective is to provide the requisite strategic planning for infrastructure and technology platforms to enable Africa digital future.

    Strategize, design, plan and implement complete technology structure for 5 OPCOs providing services in the region. The Role is an Exco position for all operations which requires giving direction in strategy and execution to achieve revenue for every budgeted year. The RCTO will be responsible for SLA , KPI management and reporting to the different stakeholders.

    All the Liquid Intelligent Technology infrastructure should be operated and maintained as a seamless network across all borders and achieve world class standards of QoS. The RCTO is responsible for all engineering projects, planning, design, procurement, implement and handover and overall reporting to EXCO.


    University Degree in Engineering, B.Admin, Business Leadership or Strategic Management along with 15 years' experience managing and implementing the planning and design, construction, operations and maintenance of a telecommunications network (with at least 8 years at an Executive level)



    Contributes to overall EAR Technical strategy and policy. Formulates technical strategic plans for the region setting out the vision, mission and objectives of the departments with strategies for growing the department in response to the needs of the Group and capacity building.

    Develops and Manages all OPCOs CAPEX and OPEX. Coordinate formulation of capital budgets for acquisition, construction, installation and commission of voice, IT, Internet and data networks.

    Coordinates the strategic design, acquisition, management, and implementation of an enterprise-wide technology infrastructure. Ensure that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the region


    Serves as a technical expert representative across teams, clients, and the Telecommunications technology industry. Suggests alternative technical solutions to meet client requirements more efficiently. Continually defines ways to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.

    Maintains lasting vendor /client relationships. Ensures that the company consistently deliver superior technical solutions to clients. Participates in key decisions as member of the Group executive team, as they relate to strategic initiatives and operational models. Selects, engages, builds and maintains relationships with external consultants and advisors.


    Identifies and mitigates current and potential Technical and Operational risks.

    Complies with Corporate Governance principles and Regulators. Coordinates network and infrastructure roll out as determined in the EA Region and ensures project are implemented in a cost-efficient manner without compromising quality.


    Designs and agrees the optimum structure for the EAR Technical Division in agreement with the GCTO. Develops a performance management framework to ensure that the team is delivering against its performance indicators and service standards. Formulate and cascade to departments measurable and time bound objectives that are consistent with the broad corporate objectives annually. Measure achievement of these objectives through reviews. Undertake all aspects of staff management and development including monitoring and addressing quality standards. Ensure systems of management control are operating in order that work is performed efficiently, effectively and safely. Undertake all people management related activities in accordance with the Group’s Standard in line with Group guidelines.

    CLOSING DATE: 30 JUNE '21 (If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful)

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    Head of Technical Operations


    The role is responsible for planning, deployment, implementation, operations and maintenance of the OPCO Network Infrastructure and Technologies to deliver the best in class network and service uptime for customer satisfaction, retention and growth. The role is also responsible for the service delivery, service assurance and service management as well as stakeholders management such as regulator, local authorities, business partners, suppliers, key customers etc


    1. Degree in a relevant field (Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Telecoms, Computer Science), MSC/MBA, relevant professional/ vendor certification, Cisco, Juniper etc
    2. Minimum 5 year's experience in a technical environment managing technical teams (in Engineer, Service Management, Service Assurance, Service Delivery) in the Telecommunication Industry
    3. Proven track record in the planning, implementation and operation of the telecommunications network
    4. Solid understanding of financial considerations relating to the technical and operational aspects specific to a telecommunications operator


    1. Strategy, Policy and Planning
    2. Oversees the implementation of the technical business plan to enable and assist the commercial department with product / service positioning in the marketplace. Co-ordinates the planning, development and roll out of the network and the associated infrastructure.
    3. Keeps abreast with emerging technologies and defines technical strategies for penetrating the market place.
    4. Network and Systems Services - ensures that there is adequate radio and fibre network coverage and has capacity to ensure adherence to prescribed standards for transmission and services delivery. Implements, controls and reports on all matters relating to the network and systems performance. Ensures the network, systems uptime and performance are as per the agreed quality metrics and SLA performance. Ensures high level of diagnosis, analysis and problem solving for all technical activities in the organization. Develops and executes Networks and Systems disaster recovery and business continuity plans. Provides input to the evaluation, negotiation and procurement of network telecommunications equipment from various manufacturers. Directs and monitors service delivery.
    5. Ensures adherence to the technical capex and opex budgets, prepares annual Capital and Operational Expenditure budgets for Network planning and development
    6. Ensures effective achievement of the agreed Technical objectives, directs and co-ordinates technical resources to ensure the achievement of OPCO’s business objectives. Approves, prioritizes, and controls projects and the project portfolio as they relate to the selection, acquisition, development, and installation of major Network systems. Promotes and oversees strategic relationships between internal Networks resources and external entities, including government, vendors, and partner organisations.
    7. Determines and develops OPCO CAPEX and OPEX budgets associated with infrastructure services, network build and optimization, operation & maintenance, and network rollouts. Manages and tracks budgets to ensure cost optimization. Assists with the operating and capital budget, financial forecasting and investment strategy. Develops Network performance criteria and data to measure productivity and goal achievement. Consolidates network resources and assets for network quantification and documentation. Reviews deployment and operating costs, prevents operational delays on delivery of projects.
    8. Establishes operations standards for cost control, waste reduction and on time delivery. Provides technical approvals and signoffs of Infrastructure and customer projects, inventory requisition, customer contracts and customers services. Develops Passive and Active network infrastructure planning and deployment across the region while providing clear direction on delivery objectives. Oversees all Network Build and Network Project implementations across EAR Region. Liaises between Regional offices on all the approved standards, designs, protocols and products. Responsible for standardizing Network implementations and deployment in EAR. Provides leadership in the planning, definition, specification and delivery of key infrastructure elements, SLA and bandwidth contracts. Manages rollout of new networking technologies in line with industry evolution and business requirements, aligning with technology advancement. Reviews critical network maintenance schedules and activities and provide approvals and guidance where applicable. Oversees build infrastructure & rollout budget to ensure compliance with organizational expenditure requirements.

    Technical Operations, Network and Customer Support Management.

    Coordinates, directs, and reports all operations activities across the OPCO. A subject matter expert and an escalation point of critical network incidents.

    Monitors OPCO network and service availability and uptime by ensuring escalated incidents are resolved within SLA. Participates in development of IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security. Supervises delivery of technical solutions from SDU backorders. Leads green field technical research and projects in introducing new products, product features, solutions, technologies. Designs and assists in developing core technologies platforms and processes to support them. Assists the presales team in evaluating market opportunities and scoping complex client solutions against network capabilities and evolving techniques and methodologies. Collaborates with the products, sales and marketing teams to review existing products, capture new markets by innovating around network capabilities for existing and new solutions, adopting new technologies and improving SLAs. Participates in providing technical guidance in vendor and contractor assessments and evaluations. Manages all the testing phase of products with the vendor. Coordinates third-party support and maintenance for active network infrastructure and passive elements Leadership and Governance.

    Provides technical approvals and signoffs for inventory requisition, circuit upgrades, disconnections, reconnections and contracts. Develops and implements best practice policies, operational governance and interdepartmental communication and driving continuous improvement in terms of operations environment

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