Safaricom Ethiopia Job Vacancy 2024

Safaricom Ethiopia is looking for a qualified person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Safaricom Ethiopia is owned by an international consortium including Vodafone Group; Safaricom PLC; Vodacom Group; Sumitomo Corporation – one of the largest international trading and business investment companies; and British International Investment (BII) – the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor.

Position 1: Regional Operations Head

Technical / professional qualifications:

  • Degree in Engineering or master’s in engineering (Essential)
  • At least 12 years’ experience in   Operations within a telecommunication network operator or vendor, and a minimum 5 years as a people’s leader, inclusive of the following:
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience in one of the following operational areas: Radio Planning & Optimisation/Radio Maintenance & Transmission/Network Performance Management/Project Management/ Property

Role purpose: To lead and direct the Operations function to ensure a reliable high quality network service is provided to customers.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

  • To provide leadership to the Operations team to ensure Safaricom strategy is embraced and executed in their respective region of responsibility.
  • Improving customer experience and overall quality of service through network optimization, performance management and proactive network maintenance
  • To ensure the region meets set network expansion targets without compromising network quality.
  • To come up with strategies to reduce cost to operate.
  • To ensure effective execution of sound network capacity plans end to end i.e. RAN and Access transmission.
  • Execution and effective execution of new technologies such as LTE, ensuring zero negative impact on network quality and revenue.
  • Develop and control operational budgets to promote profitability within agreed financial parameters in the respective region.
  • Maintain great working relationships with regional executives in Sales & Distribution and External Affairs to ensure effective co-ordination of all regional activities in support of the company’s core objectives.
  • Provision of effective leadership towards the vendors and the subcontractors to ensure efficient operational delivery.

Place of Work: Hawassa, Dire Dawa, Mekelle, Bahir Dar, Amhara

Position 2: Regional Security Officer

Must have technical / professional qualifications:

· Degree in Security Management/Administration or any technical or business discipline

· At least 4 years’ experience in corporate security with adequate exposure in leadership appointments.

· Service in the discipline forces preferably not below the rank of “captain” from the Military or it’s equivalent in the police service will be an added advantage .

· General knowledge of Ethiopian Laws and Government Regulations pertaining to law enforcement

– Knowledge of local language is desirable.

Role purpose: Responsible for the management and delivery of round-the-clock physical and personnel security operational requirements within the assigned region.

Security and Safety advisory support across the business units in the assigned region.

  • Investigate, follow-up and resolve security issues/cases affecting company mobile and immobile assets e.g. facilities, network equipment/property, staff, documents etc.
  • Assist company staff, through liaison with law enforcement agencies, on resolution of matters that require such intervention.
  • Liaise with law enforcement agencies and sensitize regional company staff on general insecurity trends, personal/residential security awareness.
  • Coordinate the conduct of bi-annual security awareness briefs at all manned company facilities in conjunction with contracted Security Risk Management Consultant/agencies
  • Develop budgets and forecasts for all physical and personnel security related services for Safaricom facilities in the assigned region
  • Manage the assigned security budget and all security related projects including timely cost administration and payment of vendors
  • Indirect: Manage security personnel seconded by contractors on service provision within the assigned region.

Place of Work: Adama, Jigjiga

How To Apply:

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, kindly proceed to update your candidate profile on the career portal and then Click on the apply button. Remember to attach your resume. 

The closing date for receiving applications is Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

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