Senior Specialist – Radio Planning & Optimization at MTN Uganda Limited

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MTN Uganda Limited is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to recruit a competent individual to fill the following Position;

Job Title: Senior Specialist – Radio Planning & Optimization

Reports to: Senior Consultant – RAN Planning & Optimization

Division: Technology

No. of Vacancies: 1

Main Job Functions:

  • Consolidation of capacity requirements for 2G, 3G, LTE, WiMAX, Wi-Fi from the business and site performance KPIs.
  • Consolidate regional coverage requirements for 2G/3G/LTE/WIMAX/WIFI/5G from Marketing, Sale & Distribution, Customer Service, Radio Planning and other stakeholders for inclusion in the annual budget cycle.
  • Ensuring that site physical parameters are strategically positioned to meet the predetermined business targets and counter competition.
  • Ensuring all network related regulatory and group key performance indicator targets are met through liasing with OEM and Managed Services partners
  • Follow up on site rollout projects for 2G, 3G, LTE, WiMAX, Wi-Fi to ensure that drive tests, configuration and performance checks are properly done.
  • Evaluation of new equipment like new BTSs, Node Bs, antennas, eNodeBs, new RRUs
  • Evaluation of new RAN network solutions and technologies such as OPENRAN, network sharing, refarming, spectrum sharing.
  • Play a supervisory role for major RAN projects such as modernization and site build in terms of the site performance.
  • Generation of reports on 2G/3G/LTE/WiMAX/Wi-Fi sites performance


  • Bachelors’ degree from a recognized University in any of these fields; Electrical / Telecommunications Engineering
  • Project management approach such as Prince II or PMBOK an added advantage


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in radio planning and optimisation which must include:
  • Experience across diverse OEM vendors such as ZTE, HUAWEI, ERICSSON
  • Experience working with subcontractors to deliver on assigned works
  • Experience working with radio planning tools such as ASSET, MAPINFO, google earth
  • Strong understanding of different radio network configurations for 2G, 3G, WIFI, WIMAX, LTE
  • Project Management

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge of radio propagation principles and techniques
  • Knowledge of the end- to -end basic telecommunications network
  • Project Management Skills
  • 1 year driving experience
  • Ability to climb and access difficult physical terrain.
  • Advanced Supervisory skills
  • Flexibility and Agility regarding problem solving and working hours.
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Communication/reporting skills (verbal and written)
  • Drive test skills

Other Training:

  • Radio Access Network Design, Planning and implementation training (2G,3G,4G,5G, WIMAX)
  • Survey skills
  • Project management skills
  • Vendor management skills – OEM Vendors
  • GSM Systems Survey
  • WCDMA Capacity Assessment and Improvement Solution
  • LTE Network Planning, Design and Dimensioning
  • Advanced Cell Planning Training – Small cell, macro cell, pico cells
  • Advanced Planning Principles
  • Defensive driving skills
  • Agile, Design Thinking, Scrum
  • Supervisory training

MTN Uganda Limited has the obligation to safeguard its employees through providing a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of its employees. MTN has a Vaccination policy for all its employees to be fully vaccinated against MTN Covid-19 in order to work from its offices and premises. Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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