Head, RF Planning & Optimisation at 9mobile Nigeria

9mobile is a Nigerian private limited liability company. EMTS acquired a Unified Access Service License from the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2007. The License enables EMTS provide Fixed Telephony (wired or wireless), Digital Mobile Services, International Gateway Services and National/Regional Long Distance Services in addition to spectrum assignments in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head, RF Planning & Optimisation

Job: IRC4922
Location: Abuja

Job Summary

  • Manage and coordinate all RF planning and optimisation activities to implement the strategy for the design, planning and optimisation of EMTS’s radio network coverage and capacity rollout.

Principal Functions

  • Advise on strategies for capacity rollout and support the Director, of Engineering by providing field-sensitive feedback to the nominal rollout strategy.
  • Coordinate the evaluation of local and global telecommunications trends and development and implement up-to-date strategies to counter/minimize the possible impact on the architecture and integrity of the access network.
  • Keep abreast of global and local best practice as it relates to RF planning and optimisation.
  • Identify required resources, personnel, and funding to achieve the unit/ function’s strategy.
  • Establish and maintain a relationship with key internal and external stakeholders.


  • Manage and coordinate all RF planning and optimization activities to implement the strategy for the design, planning and optimization of EMTS’s radio network.
  • Manage the daily activities of the unit and ensure alignment with the overall goals and objectives of the department and the organisation.
  • Develop and drive design and strategy to optimize EMTS (2G, 3G, 4G) coverage, quality and capacity to provide a high level of the network to enhance customer experience.
  • Manage the execution of the unit’s work programs and plans.
  • Manage the planning of the nominal radio coverage across the country.
  • Review and track the detailed RF design carried out by the regional teams to ensure conformance with the nominal rollout plan
  • Monitor network performance and configuration to ensure conformance with formulated performance strategy and KPIs.
  • Ensure that radio coverage is done promptly so that it falls in line with regulatory stipulations for GSM rollout in Nigeria.
  • Assist in identifying specialist tools, equipment and solution for radio network coverage enhancements.
  • Ensure that the RF component of the required network coverage matches marketing’s requirements.
  • Ensure radio network quality and performance achieves the KPIs and quality targets as defined by the Director of Engineering.
  • Plan and manage the human and material resources of the team/ function to optimise performance, and morale and enhance productivity.
  • Manage inter-functional relations to ensure synergy across the various departmental functions.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinate’s performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives.
  • Monitor and control the budgetary needs of the unit/function.
  • Prepare and submit periodic activity/management reports to the Director of Engineering.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director, Engineering

Educational Requirements

  • First Degree or equivalent inElectrical Engineering.
  • Postgraduate Degree/relevantprofessional qualification.
  • Nine (9) to Twelve (12) years of workexperience with at least three (3) years in a managerial role.

Experience, Skills & Competencies:

  • Network Planning and Design
  • Telecommunications & Mobile Network Standards & Specifications
  • High Voltage Systems Engineering.
  • Telecommunications Technology Fundamentals.


  • Leadership and People Management
  • Accountability
  • Influencing and Negotiation


  • Passion for Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Empowering people
  • Growing people
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Focus.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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