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Thursday 3 October 2013

Chief Technical Officer jobs opportunity in Uganda at Afrimax Uganda Limited

Job Title: Chief Technical Officer
Organization:  Afrimax Uganda Limited
City Kampala
Country Uganda

About Us:
4G Networks Rwanda are focusing on bringing broadband internet to Africa using TD-LTE technology. In order to manage these operations we will establish a small, highly qualified team of engineers and technicians in each market to oversee all the technical development and operations of the radio network, the core network and the IT systems to run the business. The technical team will work closely with the commercial and finance teams in the market. The technical team will be lead by the Chief Technical Officer (CTO).

Job Summary: The CTO will report to the local Managing Director with a dotted line to the Global Chief Technology Officer. The CTO will have responsibility to plan, implement and deploy the national broadband network in concert with the needs of the marketing plan and in co-ordination with the corporate team. In conjunction with the local Managing Director, the CTO will ensure the networks are built cost effectively and with the quality that matches our strategic plans. The CTO will contribute to the development of business plans and will ensure the systems and organization is in place in the national market to grow the business effectively and efficiently.  It is anticipated that the CTO will have the minimal number of direct reports to get the job done, while ensuring quality service is delivered to the customers, and to the company wide IT users. The CTO will ensure vendor relations are maintained with a short and long term view of the interests of the company, and that technology issue resolutions are quickly addressed.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Protecting license and partnerships by responsible development and operation of the network
Help the local organization recruit and hire local engineering and technical staff
Train and support technical staff with network planning and implementation issues
Oversee the design and operation of the network and IT systems to ensure optimal quality of service including capacity planning for the various nodes within the networks.
Ensure network growth is tied to capacity needs, and coverage is tied to requirements as defined by marketing inputs
Maintain cost control
Manage personnel in the technical team
Work closely with the local Managing Director and CFO and take responsibility for the technical Capex & Opex Budgets for rollout and operations
Maintain a strategy for Vendor Management taking responsibility for ongoing relationships with equipment suppliers, ensuring both company and Vendor contract agreement commitments are met
Make sure the local organization is effectively securing necessary sites and implementing the needed civil works in a cost effective manner and in a timely way

Oversee all interfaces to other networks, through local staff organization
Ensure the Information Technology systems, such as NOC, OSS, Billing and Customer Care systems are planned, implemented and operationally effective.
Provide leadership, support and guidance to all local engineering and technical organizations to ensure that the team can deliver on their stated objectives through ongoing assessment, coaching and development

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Capability to communicate well verbally and in written form
At least four (4) years as a technology lead in a wireless operation
Experience in managing people in environment
Ability to travel internationally
Program management experience with multiple projects over $ 1 million in value
Knowledge of wireless, IP, VoIP technologies and IT systems
Ability to explain technical issues to non-technically oriented co-workers and others
Ability to work in both hands on and on a high level strategy level

How to Apply:
Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.
Write an Application letter and CV/Resume.
Merge these two documents into one document in either word or PDF format.
Do not attach or send any scanned documents. These are sometimes too large for our inbox.
Send your application, please click "Apply to Position"
Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.