Specialist – Radio Planning and Optimization West.Technology, Spécialiste – Planification et optimisation radio Ouest.Technology, Douala, MTN Group

Specialist – Radio Planning and Optimization West.Technology, Spécialiste – Planification et optimisation radio Ouest.Technology, Douala, MTN Group

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Description

Operational Delivery

  • Strategy Development

_ Ensure the application of Group Business Planning strategy recommendations across Regional entities

_ Drive Solution roadmap and Technologies choice

_ Support translation of commercial demand into radio strategies to be adopted in near term plans.

_ Consolidate Regional team inputs for access network business plan preparation

_ Support development of 2G, 3G, LTE Radio Network strategies and other key technology projects.

_ Ensure and maintain Regulatory compliance as per the terms defined within the License

_Ensure Vendor selection for service delivery during tender follows MTN framework guidelines.

  • Planning & Delivery.

_ Produce detailed and comprehensive designs for Project implementation and radio network optimization.

_ Align planning with other functions through design authority and integrated network planning activities

_ Suggest and track the implementation of wireless features and processes across regional entities which will result in improvement of network quality and without compromising its profitability.

_Drive capacity planning base on inputs received from Regional entities and iterate the process in other to achieve Market demand/forecast.

_Translate high level plan to low level design as well as specify detailed configuration setting of design in accordance with Regional entities.

  • Planning of sites.

_Achieve the most efficient cost-effective design of RF installation which will satisfy the market demand by reusing leftover materials.

_ Consider cost of installation, market requirements and expected traffic, environmental management legislation and knowledge of the existing radio access network.

_ Specify hardware/software requirements for implementation.

_ Ensure drive test of site after integration is duly validated by Regional entities

_ Assist in testing and approval of any new equipment to be used in the radio network.

_ Ensure all new equipment introduced in the network are homologated as per regulation recommendation.

_ Give guidance, assistance and high-level support to Radio Planning and Optimisation Engineers in regions on 2G,3G and LTE network optimisation and         performance issues.

_ Perform a good communication and co-ordination.

_ Communicate plans and integrate feedback.

_ Co-operate with and support other departments at all levels

_ Cooperate with other departments within MTN.

_ Monitor all competitor Network radio access strategy.


  • Master Degree in Electric/Electronic/telecommunications engineering or equivalent.


  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in an area of specialization.
  • Experience in supervising others is an advantage.
  • Experience working in a medium organization


  • 2G System Survey.
  • 3G Capacity Planning and dimensioning.
  • UMTS & LTE planning and optimization
  • RAN next technologies including 5G and Open RAN.
  • Achieving Performance Excellence & Line Effectiveness Management.

Skills/ competencies:

  • Analytical Thinker / Problem Solver.
  • Operational Value Creator / Culture and Change Champion.
  • Supportive People Manager / Relationship Manager.
  • Results Achiever / Operationally Astute.
  • Strategic thinker / Business acumen.
  • Strong numeric ability / Good communication skills.
  • Mentoring skills / Team worker.
  • Extensive Local travelling.
  • Over time work required.
  • Driver’s license is essential; considerable travel required – car provided (company car).
  • Need to climb masts and building is necessary on occasion – head for height – safety gear and training provided.
  • Dial in facility will be required as to have access to certain databases when out in the field – mobile data modem and sim card provided.

About Us

MTN Group Limited is a South African multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African, European and Asian countries. Its head office is in Johannesburg. MTN recorded 232.6 million subscribers, making it the eighth largest mobile network operator in the world, and the largest in Africa.

With more than 17510 professionals, working in over 20 countries around the world.

MTN recruiters are always searching for brilliant candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit, looking for a work culture where innovation is the goal, hard work is expected, and creativity is rewarded. MTN employees enjoy competitive salaries, excellent health benefits, and a network of like-minded co-workers that drive innovation across the entire telecommunication industry.

About the Team

The Human Resources team partners with all aspects of the organization, driving success through the effective and innovative management of people for both current and future business needs.

Key roles that the Human Resources team performs:

Executive Role: Specialists in all aspects of people management. High-level input at a strategic level into all key business decisions.

Audit Role: Ensures all areas of the organization are compliant with legal requirements AND best practice employment policies and procedures.

Facilitator Role: Close partnership to support, advise and extend the ability of all areas of the organization to meet their objectives through the implementation of highly effective employment practices in areas such as Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, Reward systems, Performance Management, Health and Wellbeing.

Consultancy Role: Provide expert advice to the organization and it’s managers on any aspect of workforce management and employee relations and performance.

Service Role: Ensure the organization is fully aware of and is equipped to deal with developments impacting employment matters, such as changes in legislation, changes in the characteristics of the labor market.

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