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Position Details: Radio Network Planning & Optimization Engineer

Location: Juba, South Sudan
Openings: 1



Job title

 Radio Network Planning & Optimization Engineer

Reports to

Manager, Network Quality manager

 Job purpose

 To ensure that the network is cost effectively planned & optimized and tuned, in both quality and coverage, and meets MTN South Sudan and MTN Group network quality targets across the Radio, network.

 Duties and responsibilities

 Network Optimisation

  • Ensure that the network performs to the MTN South Sudan and MTN Group standards in terms of quality. Such KPIs include CDR, CSSR, Data throughout etc as stipulated in the Group KPI toolkit
  • Be in charge of capacity management for all radio technologies GSM,WCDMA,LTE
  • Prepare 12 month, 24 month and 72 month site rollout plan for the network to achieve desired coverage, quality and capacity in a cost effective way
  • Coordinate and champion the resolution of customer complaints to meet the Mean Time To Resolve targets as set by MTN SS
  • Coordinate and champion the resolution of customer complaints to meet the Mean Time To Resolve targets as set by MTN SS
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and annual Network performance reports for internal use, MTN Group or as per request
  • Prepare and carry out Network drive tests as per the group recommendation as well as Network benchmarks twice a Year.


Operational Duties

  • Ensure that the planning & optimization tools are consistently updated to reflect the configurations on the live network
  • Be in charge of Change Management  procedures for all network nodes through documented and optimized works authorization procedures
  • Propose and implement network configuration changes in line with business requirements
  • Ensure that cell data is prepared accurately by ensuring that the new site checklist is adhered to
  • Prepare and implement and optimize GSM & 3G frequency plans
  • Prepare and implement network parameter optimization plans
  • Prepare drive test routes for proactive network quality validations with drive test schedules and oversee execution of drive tests
  • Coordinate with site implementation/network operations to ensure new sites/ upgrades to site are introduced without negative impact to existing service
  • Monitor Performance of the network from core, Transmission and Radio and escalate any alarms where possible


 Minimum of a BSc in Electrical Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering.

 Skills and competencies

  • The candidate should exhibit skills in 2G/3G ,LTE network, planning &Optimization, with good analytical skills. Good computer skills with basic applications/programming are desired.
  • The candidate should be hardworking , innovative and corporate actively with other departments like marketing, operations etc
  • Working in a managed service environment with multivendor.



  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Telecommunications is required in a related field with ZTE equipment’s


Working conditions

 The Job is subject to the standard MTN SouthSudan working hours (8:30 AM to 5:30 AM), however, the candidate may be required to work at odd hours to meet the deadlines.

 Direct reports

 Direct reports: None

  • Matrix reports: Core Operations
  • Key customers: Marketing, Customer Services, IT, Finance
  • Key suppliers: Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE

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