Manager, Network Deployment (Fibre Operations) at IHS Towers

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  • Job ID 42302
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Job Description

IHS Towers is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.

Today IHS Towers has operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of MTN and Etisalat’s tower portfolios in Nigeria, IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Manager, Network Deployment (Fibre Operations)

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Employment Type: Full time
Department: Fibre Operations

Job Description

  • As Manager, Network Deployment (Fibre Operations), you will manage the deployment of end to end passive and active Fibre networks, proffering Fibre optic network technical solutions and deployment processes to ensure optimal project execution.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close fibre projects across the business.
  • Ensure that civil works, equipment installation and integration activities are completed and delivered to time, operational, quality, budget, and performance standards.
  • Prepare and manage project plans and implementation schedules using required software.
  • Review and monitor Project Implementation Plan (PIP) as submitted by vendors.
  • Hold vendors and contractors accountable for delivering to agreed terms and obligations.
  • Control the project implementation process.
  • Ensure proper quality inspections are carried out and provide vendor evaluations.
  • Manage implementation teams and external contractors during project execution.
  • Hold regular meetings with all stakeholders on project status.
  • Produce Project reports and project summary report for customer and internal consumption.
  • Ensure the team maintains a proper database of all design, permitting and deployment activities.
  • Build and manage the team’s risk management processes and activities.
  • Ensure HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) compliance by the service providers vendors.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned by the Principal Specialist, Network Deployment (Fibre Operations).


  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Telecommunication, Science, Engineering or any related discipline and other relevant professional certifications, e.g. PMP and PRINCE2, will be an asset.
  • 7 -10 years’ work experience in fiber optic network design, implementation, operational maintenance and managing fibre optic network deployment projects.
  • Knowledge and relevant experience in the broadband telecommunications industry transmission networks (SDH/DWDM/OTN), IP/MPLS and Fiber network technologies and solutions will be an advantage.

Functional Competencies:

  • Project Management
  • Fiber transmission technologies and solutions
  • Fiber Optic Implementation
  • Reporting, Documentation and Communication
  • Materials Planning
  • Knowledgeable in HSE regulations
  • Proficiency in GIS mapping/applications, Google Earth
  • Excel/PowerPoint skills for data analysis & reporting
  • Process improvement & Management

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Result Oriented

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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