2 Feb 2023

Lead Radio Network Operations at Airtel Zambia

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Job Description


VACANCY : Lead –Radio Network Operations

LEVEL : Manage



To provide operation and technical support of the Mobile Access Radio Network and operational support on a 24/7/365 for Airtel Zambia customers.


  • Coordinate and manage RAN on a 24x7x365 basis (always on call).
  • Maintain Radio Network Availability (RNA) for customers, reducing Meantime to Restore (MTTR) for all service affecting outages and alarms.
  • Ensuring Airtel Zambia Mobile Access infrastructure and equipment meets the Service Quality expectations of Airtel Zambia’s customers including availability, capacity, throughput and success rates.
  • Ensure that Radio Access Network is appropriately managed from a spare parts management perspective by supporting the critical spares processes and providing appropriate budget forecasts.
  • Operational vendor management of key RAN operational services.
  • Manage the workload and priorities of the Active and passive equipment Vendors ensuring Airtel Zambia customers’ expectations are met.
  • Organise and motivate teams and suppliers to respond to major system problems or incidents.


Educational Qualifications & Functional / Technical Skills:

  • A degree in Telecom Engineering or the equivalent.
  • IP Literate. Cisco CCNA /CCNP a must.
  • An in depth understanding of 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and RAN architecture, networks, signaling and protocols.
  • A thorough understanding of software upgrade procedures and processes, experience of Field Operations, 1st and 2nd line O&M process and procedures.

Relevant Experience:

  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in Telecommunications of which 2 years should be in a management role in an operations related field.
  • Proven experience working in Radio networks as well as shaping and leading a current and constantly evolving technology agenda.
  • A robust understanding of the business, financial management, regulatory environment, and external influences to ensure effective strategic decision-making.
  • Prudent and efficient management of OPEX budgets such as Return & Repair process and NFA for spares.


  • Entrepreneurial disposition in decision making and managing resources.
  • Logical decision-making abilities.
  • Flexible and dedicated.
  • Ability to innovate and deliver value to business.
  • Ability to manage an outsourcing partner to effectively deliver on service level agreements.
  • Impeccable integrity and character.
  • Go-getter.
  • Good Communication Skills.
  • Understanding of Cost optimisation, network process, automation and Innovation.
  • Must be a member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia.
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Method of Application

Suitable candidates requested to apply by sending through their CV’s to [email protected]

The closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 3rd February 2023.

Airtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is non-discriminatory on the basis of race, gender, disability, ethnic grouping.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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