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Project Manager -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 Project Manager 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 Head of Network Deployment, He/She will be responsible for E2E Network Deployment of RAN New Sites and OSP fiber , management of special projects for Company to deliver quality network within reduced CAPEX and OPEX , responsible for creating Project Charter and creating and updating Project Management Plan (PMP) for all main and sub-Projects which includes all Knowledge areas and Process Groups.

Job Responsibilities

  • E2E Vendor/Subcontractor Management by daily, weekly, monthly scheduled communication, meetings, and reporting.
  • Prepare all Project related reporting to line manager with extensive excel and power point skills.
  • Responsible for E2E Project success considering all below aspects:
    1. Develop project management plan.
    2. Direct and manage project work.
    3. Manage project knowledge
    4. Monitor and control project work.
    5. Plan, define, validate, and control scope.
    6. Plan, develop and control schedule.
    7. Plan, determine and control budget.
    8. Plan, manage and control quality.
    9. Manage and control resources of the projects including internal, vendor and subcontractor resources.
    10. Plan, manage and monitor project communications.
    11. Plan project risk and related risk responses, implement responses and monitor accordingly.
    12. Involve in procurement management for planning, conducting, and controlling procurements.
    13. Identify stakeholders, manage, and monitor stakeholder engagement


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Telecommunications, IT, Project Management or related field
  • Advanced Degrees is an advantage
  • PMP Certification is an advantage
  • 10+ years of practical experience within in Cellular Networks’ Radio, Transmission and /or core 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 on position of a national level.
  • Multivendor and oversea project experience are preferred.
  • In depth experience in Telecom project Roll out process and management.
  • Team leading experience

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