Head, Technical Project Delivery at 9mobile Nigeria

Head, Technical Project Delivery at 9mobile Nigeria

9mobile is a Nigerian private limited liability company. EMTS acquired a Unified Access Service License from the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2007. The License enables EMTS provide Fixed Telephony (wired or wireless), Digital Mobile Services, International Gateway Services and National / Regional Long Distance Services in addition to spectrum assignments in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head, Technical Project Delivery

Job ID: IRC4351
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Job Summary

  • Plan and coordinate all Project Management activities within the EMTS Technical Team, to ensure all Technical projects are delivered within projected timelines, cost, quality and contractual obligations
  • Responsible for implementing Technical Project Governance directives including Budget Implementation, Budget Monitoring and Contract Administration.

Principal Functions

  • Keep abreast of global and local best practice for end-to-end management of multi-functional technical projects within the Telecom Industry.
  • Review the unit / team’s activities, make recommendations for improvement and implement approved improvement initiatives to ensure enhanced performance of the team.
  • Identify required resources, personnel, funding to achieve the unit/ function’s strategy.
  • Establish and maintain relationship with key internal and external stakeholders.


  • Work closely with EMTS PMO & Operational Strategy Department to ensure alignment of all Technical PMO processes and procedures with business requirements and standards.
  • Build and manage relationships with diverse set of internal and external stakeholders including Technical teams, non-technical teams and third party suppliers to enhance consistent execution success within the team.
  • Build and manage reliable database of project characteristics, documenting all progresses and changes in traceable manner. Ensure diligent update and accuracy.
  • Implementation and continuous review of project management automation tools within the Technical Team.
  • Documentation and continuous update of all contractual requirements for Technical CAPEX projects.
  • Monitoring of Actual CAPEX spends against yearly Budget on line-by-line basis, and providing periodic reports to management at agreed intervals.
  • Effective, accurate and timely reporting of Projects to Senior Management. Periodic and ad-hoc reports
  • Manage internal and external expectations in line with project critical success factors.
  • Contract management for all Technical CAPEX Projects, to ensure all EMTS and vendors’ activities on projects are inline with Contract Terms and Conditions.
  • Lead a team of Project Managers (PMs) responsible for following up and reporting on all EMTS Technical Projects, end-to-end.
  • Work with Technical Functional Heads to ensure quality milestones are identified on projects. Ensure PMs identify and embed agreed milestones in project deliverables.
  • Establish and maintain framework for coordinating TPMO activities with Functional Teams and Subject matter experts in the resolution of issues on assigned projects.
  • Ensure PMs coordinate PAT for all Network elements deployed, facilitate snags clearance where applicable and ensure proper handover to the Network Operations team; confirm RFS, PAC status based on actual project deliverables and perform project closure activities when all project objectives have been accomplished.
  • Work with functional teams to identify, analyse, prioritize, mitigate and communicate project risks throughout project lifecycle and during conceptualization phase.
  • Ensure timely communication of project status, risk, and escalations to Project Sponsor and Project Steering Committee
  • Implement the function’s work programs and plans in line with agreed upon procedures and guidelines.
  • Plan and manage the human and material resources of the team/ function to optimise performance, morale and enhance productivity.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinate’s performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives.
  • Monitor and control the budgetary needs of the unit/function.
  • Prepare / compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the CTO
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the CTO.

Educational Requirements

  • First Degree or equivalent in a relevant field of Engineering.
  • Postgraduate / professional qualification in Project Management will be an added advantage. Ten (10) to twelve (12) year work experience, with at least three (3) years in a managerial role.

Experience & Skills:

  • High level of computer literacy and a good level of articulation, thoroughness and rigor.
  • Certification by a global project management institution (eg PMP, PRINCE2), or MSC degree will be an advantage.
  • Profound knowledge of managing multi-functional projects, with track record of successful completion of projects, end-to-end.
  • Must demonstrate good understanding of GSM Technology including Transmission, Core and Access Networks.
  • Ability to operate successfully in a dynamic, complex and fast-moving environment.
  • Interpersonal and Collaborative problem-solving skills.
  • Must have good computer skills in handling MS Office packages such as MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Project, Visio etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Financial Management skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Highest ethical standards.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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