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Safaricom Senior Manager (Program) Job in Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Feb 18, 2014

Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya.
We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community.
At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!
Senior Manager – Program


We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Network Engineering Department within the Technology Division.
In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Head of Department – Network Engineering, the role holder will oversee and manage of all Network Engineering Programmes/Projects.

He/She will facilitate the development of department processes and procedures.
In addition the role holder will manage programs within the constraints of cost, time and scope so as to deliver the desired departmental objectives as well as overall company objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide an overall oversight for all Network Engineering Programmes/Projects;
  • Facilitate central CAPEX planning and management to ensure planned CAPEX utilization and all capitalization of projects assets is within acceptable limits;
  • Co-ordinate Preparation of CAPEX governance and project steerco reports;
  • Ensure CAPEX tracking tools are in place;
  • Ensure network engineering processes are in line with other company processes and procedures to ensure proper service delivery and alignment to ISO processes;
  • Coordinate the development of SLA between business units and other support functions i.e. Risk, HR, Supply Chain, Technical & IT;
  • Provide overall oversight on Management of recovery, utilization and/or disposal of materials and equipment as per agreed usage and disposal plans;
  • Provide overall oversight on Materials issuance and stock level management.
Role Requirements
  • Honors Degree in Engineering, IT or Commerce;
  • Professional certifications: PMP or PRINCE II;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in project management with experience in line management or principal engineer;
  • Master degree: MBA, MSc/MA in Project management will be an added advantage;
  • Experience in managing multiple projects (6 – 12 month duration) simultaneously from start to finish, which have impact across a company, customers and on the revenue generation capability of the organization;
  • Good understanding of financial principles, financial ratios with ability to interpret standard financial statements;
  • Good understanding of regulatory framework for mobile operations particularly in the Kenyan environment.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below.
The deadline for application is Tuesday 25th February 2014.

The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited

via e-mail to [email protected]


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