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OSP Expert -Ethiopia at Safaricom Kenya

Safaricom is a leading communications company in Kenya with the widest and strongest coverage. The home of the famous Mobile Money service- M-PESA

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for OSP 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 making assessment and confirmation of OSP infrastructures proposed by vendors , timely completion of project milestones under his/her scope and to plan, define and manage roles and responsibility of on- site supervisors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Make sure SOP is prepared and validated and strictly followed by vendors.
  • Plan and monitor daily/weekly OSP 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 OSP works start criteria, RFS, completion as well acceptance criteria with coordination with other project parties like site acquisition, design, quality.
  • Plan, manage and monitor project OSP related communication, meetings, reporting’s, and documentation are being executed as required.
  • Manage Project SOP related material, ensure orders are being in place timely to execute rollout schedule, manage and follow up fast delivery.
  • Control the OSP related material storage to avoid long lasting stock material. Set measurable KPI’s for the same.
  • 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 BoQ.
  • Review and validate design submittals.
  • Spot checks on aerial and manhole works based on photos provided by Vendors.
  • Check as built quantities v design quantities v as built drawings.
  • Coordination with Vendors and other governmental authorities.
  • Review and validate Vendor’s material, design, and implementation specifications


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Telecommunications or related field
  • Advanced Degrees is an advantage
  • PMP Certification is an advantage
  • 7+ years of practical experience within in OSP design and roll-out work
  • Min 5 years of experience on similar national level position in a project with FTK Vendor Environment
  • Proven work experience with operators, vendors and subcontractors
  • In depth experience in OSP design and roll-out process and scope management

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