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Manager, IP Planning Lagos Mainland

  • Type of contract: Permanent
A telecommunications in Nigeria, and a part of a diverse community in Africa and the Middle East, our brand is instantly recognisable. It is through our compelling brand that we are able to attract the right talents who we carefully nurture by continuously improving our employment offerings even beyond reward and recognition.

Job Descriptions

To provide Strategic and supervisory role to ensure the efficient and effective planning of the converged IP Datacomms/transport capacity for voice and data networks in line with the business requirements (required timelines, budget constraints and quality standards).

To provide Supervisory and Operational Leadership for the team of individuals working on the planning of all PS and CS Core, edge and access networks

To manage the design and planning of sustainable, future-proof IP and Core services networks that support the present and future subscriber base of MTN Nigeria

To map out a technology roadmap for technological migration in line with global technology trends

Extract value from what we already have by focusing on optimizing processes within the Unit/Department in line with the value creation philosophy. This includes individual contributions and recommendations to improve existing business project/initiative, capital/budget efficiency activities within the Unit, contracts review and negotiation in collaboration with the Procurement team, structural changes within the Unit etc.

Drive Innovation by identifying and taking advantage of new business opportunities, e.g., by stimulating and encouraging new business opportunities, launch of products, product/process innovation, business model innovation etc.

Maintain leadership in the ICT/Digital industry by influencing stakeholders within your immediate ecosystem for MTNN’s benefit. This includes participation in credible external think-tank sessions, involvement in inter-divisional focus Group sessions to improve business performance etc.

Enhance/expand MTN’s role in the larger national macro environment by participating in CSR projects and/or NGO’s, involvement in recognized professional institutions, think-tank activities etc.

Role model the vital behaviours needed to sustain organisational performance and drive people management activities by being the principal coach for your direct reports using the people management framework. Participate in employee engagement projects such as mentorship, facilitating programs, etc. In addition, support recruitment, on boarding and grievance management processes etc.

Oversee the plan and design for nodes, sites and links within the national IP/MPLS Edge & Core Networks and ensure ongoing development to cater for new developments in the organization’s business plan.

Strategic planning (brainstorming with all relevant departments) of IP transport and Core network

Ensures that all the licensing requirements are met and controls budget directly related to any upgrades or licensing requirements

Job Condition

May be required to work extended hours

National travel and a valid driver’s license.

On standby 24/7 throughout the year

Experience & Training


First Degree in any relevant engineering or science courses

Fluent in English

Minimum of 6 years’ experience which includes:

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience in supervising/managing others

Experience working in a medium to large organization

Extensive experience in ICT & Telecoms Service Provider network.

Understanding of high capacity Packet & TDM transmission technologies & products, e.g. SDH, DWDM.

Working knowledge of IP/MPLS, QOS standards & Networking protocols such as X25, TCP/IP, Frame Relay, ATM, MPLS and ATOM.

Voice Networking Telecomm standards ETSI/ANSI, VOIP, C7 (SS7).

Knowledge of advanced IP routing protocols (BGP, IS-IS, etc.).


Advanced leadership programmes

People Management

Technical Project Management

New technologies training

Telecoms network design and planning principles

Minimum Qualification

BEd, BEng, BSc, BTech or HND.


If you are qualified for this role, please send your CV and application letter to the indicated email address. hr.divineintegratedservices @


Lagos residents only are to apply. Deadline: One (1) months from publication date.
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