29 Mar 2018

MTN Ghana Job Vacancy : Coordinator, Project Microwave & Optimization

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Division:   Capital Projects Group

Department:       Transport Implementation

Location:  Accra

Position:   Coordinator, Project Microwave & Optimization

Level:            MTN Level 2

Reports to:       Manager, Project Microwave & Optimization


Job Summary:

Supervise and Coordinate Fibre deployment, fiber relocation, Terminal Equipment Optimization and Adhoc Projects according to MTN Specifications, Quality standards, PPP and CPM Tool Kits.


Job Role


  • Develops detailed field implementation project plans, control methods, procedures and responsibilities for microwave and wireless project implementation
  • Prepare, collate and analyse TSS reports and microwave link budgets.
  • Demonstrate a degree of experience with Management, scheduling, inventory, procurement and project Management of all installation works
  • Provides leadership and direction to site implementation teams and represents MTN’s interest in any microwave deployment in a designated region
  • Responsible for the physical installation of IDU/ODU and IF cable installation at or inside MTN tower property in a given geographical area
  • Develop detailed project tracker, report templates and organizes weekly project meetings to review progress and quality requirements of all microwave projects under your supervision
  • Implements MTNs Quality Control/HSE program on site and ensure all project documents are obtained and verified before project closure
  • Preparation of RFPs, BOQs and implements procurement management activities on Microwave Projects
  • Provide critical support in identifying, escalation and mitigation of project risks and challenges.
  • Undertakes basic troubleshooting on IP/Ethernet/SDH/WDM networks to resolve service anomalies
  • Ensures strict inventory integrity of project materials and logistics records for Microwave Projects
  • Ensures project team harmony, bonding and motivation on assigned project.
  • Supervises critical project activities such as antenna installation, link alignment, IDU Powering and earthing during microwave link deployment
  • Conduct ATP and sign off with project contractors, and assists with service migration/cutover of network services onto newly deployed microwave routes with minimum impact to network availability and quality.




  • Sc. Electrical/Electronic or Telecoms Engineering
  • CCNA Routing & Switching Certification (Added Advantage)
  • PMP Certification (Added Advantage)
  • AutoCAD Design Suite Training (Added Advantage)



3 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with an emphasis on Microwave networks deployment

  • Minimum of 2 year of experience in a project management capacity
  • Experience and working knowledge on microwave network technologies





  • Knowledge and experience with telecommunication standards including GSM, UMTS, LTE, ANSI, and ITU.
  • Must have good understanding of legacy transport technologies like PDH, SDH and PtMP and PtP
  • Good appreciation of OSI layer 2 and 3 transport technologies like Ethernet, MPLS and IP networks
  • Must have a good appreciation of aerial and ground fiber implementation procedures
  • Should have good understanding of ITU-T transmission/transport performance related recommendations including but not limited to G.826, G.828, and G.829.
  • Knowledge and/or certification in Ethernet switching and Routing protocols (CCNA. preferred)
  • Must possess adequate knowledge in AD/DC power solutions for mobile communication requirements
  • Hands-on Configuration experience on MW and IP products like Ericsson Minilink, Aviat Eclipse, Cisco Switches and Routers, Huawei OSN
  • Good appreciation of NMS platforms such as U2000, Provision and IPTNMS
  • Adequate knowledge in Microsoft office suite (Power Point, Project & Excel) and must have good presentation skills


Skills & Physical Competencies:

  • Skill in communication, leadership and team management
  • Excellent Skills in presentation, reporting and performance management
  • Self-Starter, responsible and works with little or no supervision
  • Ability to develop and manage technical resources
  • Ability to handle issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to plan and manage processes that are not under direct control
  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to manage conflict, self and team performance
  • Positive attitude, self-motivated & no-limit mind-set
  • Assertive and influential in timely decision making
  • Reliable, methodical and Good facilitator
  • Adequate knowledge in the latest advanced technology
  • Conceptual & Analytical skill
  • Business acumen

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae by 3rd April 2018 to:

Email: [email protected]

Kindly indicate the Position in the subject and note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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