Site Acquisition Expert

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Accounting and Finance, Legal, Telecommunications
Addis Ababa and Other Regions 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Job Description

About Us

Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia Plc is a company supporting Ethiopia’s digital transformation. As a member of the Vodacom family, we have a wealth of experience connecting over 334 million people globally and over 180 million people in Africa across our network. We look forward to partnering with Ethiopians as we build a new network in Ethiopia.

We are setting the groundwork in readiness for the launch of our services next year and are looking to work with purpose-led teams that put the community at the heart of service.

Safaricom Ethiopia is offering a wide range of careers, whether you’re looking to join our technology, commercial or corporate teams. If you would like a challenge and the promise of a digital future for the people of Ethiopia, we are looking for you. 

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Site Acquisition Expert in Network Deployment Function in Ethiopia . In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Detailed Description

Reporting to the Project Manager , the role holder will be responsible for timely completion of project milestones under his scope. He/she will also be responsible for planning, defining and managing roles and responsibility of the Site Acquisition team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan and monitor daily/weekly site acquisition activities as well as outputs.
  • Manage vendor counterpart person and teams to achieve set project targets from both schedule, budget, and quality point of view.
  • Make sure all corresponding project tools are being filled and updated properly as set for respective related milestones and documentation.
  • Input Site Acquisition start criteria, completion as well acceptance criteria with coordination with other project parties like NWP, design, quality, CW, and telecom implementation.
  • Plan, manage and monitor project Site Acquisition related communication, meetings, reporting’s, and documentation are being executed as required.
  • Follow up latest industrial developments to find most feasible, qualified, and quick infrastructure solution.
  • Plan and manage needed vendor and subcontractor resources with continues follow and audit.
  • Ensure effective and efficiently utilization of all Project resources including but not limited to material, internal resources as well as vendor and subcontractor.
  • Validate and confirm site basis service BoQ.
  • Participation in preparation and finalization of Site Acquisition Contract and related Annexes
  • Participation in Project resourcing related to Site Acquisition and Implementation.
  • Establishment of fluent Customer Relationship with Customer’s and Vendor/Subcontractor Site Acquisition teams
  • Responsible for Site acquisition of land and building for tower installation for network rollout projects including permitting works within the whole project.
  • Ensuring that the Site Acquisition, permitting works are completed in accordance with requirements of customer, country regulation & local authorities guidance.
  • Coordinating with NWP and CW Managers to ensure timely and accurate completion of required Site Acquisition tasks.
  • Ensure document control and storage system set up and used properly. Check file system and audit content of document system to make sure all Site Acquisition, permitting folders prepared properly for site handover.
  • Verify and solve the problem of vendors for acquisition and site build activities.
  • Manage the Coordination, scheduling and tracking of site visits and technical team visits with various departments.
  • Participates in progress meetings and provides Site Acquisition, permitting reports. Participating in meetings with local authorities.
  • Controlling vendors regarding Site Acquisition, permitting works on the sites. Initiating and leading meetings with vendors for analyzing the progress, highlights & challenges.
  • Support project manager in creating/validating of roll out forecast based on agreed lead time

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in legal, finance or related field
  • Advanced Degrees is an advantage
  • PMP Certification is an advantage
  • 2+ years of practical experience within in Cellular Networks’ Radio, Transmission and /or core roll out work
  • Experience on similar national level position in a project with FTK Vendor Environment is advantage.
  • Proven work experience with operators, vendors, and subcontractors is an advantage.
  • In depth experience in Telecom implementation process and scope management

How to Apply

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