Multiple New Job Vacancies At Vodacom

Vodacom Business is an international company with its head office based in Johannesburg, South Africa and operations in the 12 other African countries, including Nigeria, Kenya and Cameroon. With customers in 40 African countries and spread throughout the world and European offices in London, Paris and Brussels, some travel could be a requirement.

Job Title:   Specialist: Network Security

Department: Network Engineering
Reporting to: Manager, Product & Service Design
Job type: Full-time
Employment type: Permanent
Location: Lagos
Closing date: 31st August 2015
Job Summary
Responsible for design, service provisioning, third level support, recommendation of best practices and preparation of standard processes and as built documentation for Fortinet and Cisco ASA security product suites.
Principal Accountabilities/Objectives

  • Produce designs and network architectures based on Fortinet  (FortiGate 200b, 1240b, FortiManager, and FortiAnalyzer) as well   Cisco ASA security platforms.
  • Build and support firewall related administrative and or infrastructure systems.
  • Respond to trouble tickets and perform high- level troubleshooting on network security devices.
  • Research and certify the operation and compatibility of hot fixes (patches), new versions of vendor provided applications and appliances, across a variety of hardware and software platforms.
  • Maintain and administer firewall and general network security standards, documentation, processes and procedures.
  • Responsible for producing technical documentation associated with each implementation.
  • Develop and maintain environmental supporting documentation.
  • Follow defined Change, Problem and Incident management processes.
  • Perform in-depth troubleshooting of customer – related issues as needed.
  • Work closely with other team members to integrate firewall / security devices into the overall network design.
  • Work with Customers to activate services and assist with problem resolution when required.
  • Participate in projects of any scale.
  • Implement proof of concepts and derive results from consistent testing methodologies and measures.

Communications and Work Relationships

  • Collaborate with various divisions within Operations department and come up with strategies for network evolution.
  • Act as a mentor for the less experienced engineers within VBN.
  • Make recommendations for network improvement.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competency requirements

  • A Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related discipline with cumulative grading equal to or greater than Second class Upper division ( 2-1).
  • Relevant Cisco and network security certifications will be a strong advantage
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the design , setup and support of Fortinet Product Suite and Cisco ASA Firewall and Network Security Platform.
  • Review logs and reports of all in-place devices, whether they be under direct control (i.e., security tools) or not (i.e. workstations, servers, network devices, etc.). Interpret the implications of specific activities.
  • Understanding of networking protocols TCPIP, SMTP, FTP, HTTP, SNMP, Syslog, SSH etc.
  • Possession of Fortinet Security certifications (FCNSA and FCNSP) is a strong advantage.
  • MS-Office skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently, with tight deadlines and to build up good team relations.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and capable to supervise teams in field and within the office.
  • Excellent knowledge of Networking and IP-Protocols at CCNP level is mandatory.
  • Knowledge and understanding of information security principles and practices.
  • Working experience on event log monitoring of security devices i.e. intrusion detection/ prevention systems, firewalls, VPN, ACS, and application level firewalls, content filters.
  • Knowledge of intrusion detections systems and understanding of advanced security protocols and standards, vulnerabilities, threats , security breaches over networks, devices, servers , and desktops.
  • Experience with security practices on Intranets and Extranets.
  • Knowledge on Operating systems i.e. Windows, Linux. Along with OS vulnerabilities, switching, routing, wireless networking.
 

Job Title:  EHoD; Legal & Regulatory Services

Department: Legal & Regulatory Services
Reporting to: Managing Director
Job type: Full-time
Employment type: Permanent
Location: Lagos
Closing date: 31st August 2015
Key roles

  • Responsible for monitoring, ascertainment and management of regulatory matters and Government relations.
  • Preparation/vetting, negotiation and execution of Customer and Supplier contracts and other agreements.
  • Provision of routine and ad hoc legal/ regulatory advises and generally anticipating proactive and evolving ways and means of protecting the Company from legal and regulatory challenges.
  • Reducing/mitigating or eliminating regulatory and contractual risks, while monitoring legal, institutional and regulatory developments that impact on the Company.
  • Direct the development/implementation of Legal and policies compliance as well as monitor the effectiveness of identified control measures throughout the organization.

Principal Accountabilities/Objectives

  • Preparation/vetting, negotiation and execution of legal documents [Supplier Contracts, Customer Contracts and Leases]
  • Contract management.
  • Develops compliance organizational strategies by contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction; establishing functional objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • Monitoring effectiveness of identified internal control measures.
  • Coordinating and overseeing all enterprise risk management activities.
  • Ensuring compliance with internal policies, relevant contract /agreements in accordance with an internal compliance plan.
  • Preparation and filing of all Corporate Legal / Compliance documents and managing of routine Company Secretarial documentary processes.
  • Offering of routine and ad hoc legal advises on legal/regulatory matters
  • Superintending in and over litigations, claims and disputes involving and relating to the Company.
  • Interfacing with and ensuring a seamless working relationship between the Company and all regulatory authorities.
  • Management of renewals and negotiation of License terms and conditions
  • Follow up on and Manage compliance with License terms and Conditions
  • Obtainment of required Frequencies; Renewal and Negotiation of Frequency allocation terms and conditions and other regulatory permits.
  • Interfacing with, monitoring and advising on pending, anticipated and new legislation and bills that impact on the Company’s area of coverage
  • Obtainment of required Expatriate Quota Positions; Renewal of quotas and entry permits and management of quota returns in keeping with statutory obligations.
  • Regular attendance at national, Regional as well as Global Regulatory Confabs and staying abreast with regulatory developments
  • Revision and articulation of company policies, procedures and process framework and strategy.

Communications and Work Relationships

  • Internal: Contract Manager; Legal Officers, Managing Director and other Management Team members
  • External: – Regulatory Agencies, Contractual Business Partners
  • Other Business Units: All Departments.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competency requirements

  • LLB (Hons) BL and LLM
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Able to provide advise over a wide range of issues and provide requisite support in Management’s decision making process
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Have a good understanding of both Commercial Law and Company Law
  • Excellent Legal Drafting Skills
  • A good understanding of Telecoms Laws and Regulations as well as a good grasp of the objectives of the Regulatory Agencies
  • A good knowledge of the ICT Products and Services and understanding of the dynamics of Spectrum Management and Pricing as well as the Satellite industry.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact with regulators especially in Nigeria, The Gambia and have a good network of Contacts within the Telecoms Regulatory Framework in West Africa.
  • Well sharpened inter personal skills and ability to interact, work with and interface with all authorities within the legal, regulatory and institutional space of the Company including regulators, line ministries, National Assembly as and when due.
  • Build trust and maintain values that ensure mutual respect between the Company and other government agencies.
  • Able to guide professionals and synergize with other departments / functional heads
  • Honest and reliable
  • Ability to relate with people of different backgrounds at all levels [Top to Bottom]
  • Over 26 years post Call experience as a Corporate and Regulatory Lawyer in the two highly regulated sectors of the Nigerian economy (Oil and Gas and Telecoms)
  • Must have held Management Positions for several years in the organized private sector prior to joining.

 Job Title:  Account Manager

Department: Business Development
Reporting to: EHoD; Business Development
Job type: Full-time
Employment type: Permanent
Location: Abuja, Kano, Benin and Lagos
Closing date: 31st August 2015
Key roles

  • Responsible for sales/sales management: attracting new businesses while managing the growth of existing clients.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships whit clients for future opportunities.
  • Shall promote and maintain the strength of Vodacom’s image and quality at all time.

Key Accountabilities

  • Identify sales prospects
  • Prospects aggressively and develops new customers through networking, referrals, company lead generation and cold calling and follows up appropriately to obtain appointments.
  • Identify new business and ways to increase revenue share of within existing accounts.
  • Monitor account performance and ensure that the set targets are met.
  • Maximize customer satisfaction by developing and maintaining excellent relationships and effective communication channels.
  • Manage the customer relationship for assigned accounts and develop revenue stream
  • Be both proactive and reactive to the customer’s needs and actively manage/monitor their performance (conduct and facilitate regular client visits.)
  • Monitor account performance and ensure that the set targets are met.
  • Prepare necessary reports (RFP’s, Metrics, Periodic Business Reviews) and maintain in company database. Provide monthly reporting of revenue intake and closed sales to EHOD, Business Development.
  • Maintain complete customer files and maintain appropriate customer and prospect information into the company contact management database.

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate ability to interact and cooperate with all company employees.
  • Build trust, value others, communicate effectively and politely with mutual respect
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company’s core values.
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all other departments.
  • Have a good understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements.

Qualification

  • The job holder must have Bachelor a Degree or HND in Electronic/Electronics, Telecommunications Engineering or Business related with a minimum of Second Class Upper/Upper Credit.
  • The candidate must possess 5 years’ Sales experience in Telecommunications or ICT environment.

Skills

  • Excellent Communication Skills (Verbal and written)
  • Good presentation skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Must be energetic, honest and reliable
 
Job Title:  Specialist: VoIP Design

Department: Operations
Reporting to: Program Manager, Network Engineering
Job type: Full-time
Employment type: Permanent
Location: Lagos
Closing date: 31st August 2015
Key role

  • This position is responsible for planning, and implementing VoIP services via existing IP/PBX systems.

Job Summary
The VoIP Specialist will provide overall network design and support for a broad range of activities with a primary focus on Voice over IP (VoIP) -based products and services. This employee will support installation, configuration, maintenance and usage of VBN’s VoIP infrastructure. Will propose solutions to management to make sure all VoIP requirements are based on future needs and current usage. Acts as final point of contact for VoIP problems in collaboration with Network Operations as needed.
Principal Accountabilities/Objectives

  • Lead the setup, integration operation of the VoIP services to VBN sold to VBN customers using existing IP-PBX system.
  • Carry out high-level Troubleshooting on VoIP issues including compatibility, performance and quality of service
  • Work with Customers to activate services and assist with problem resolution when required.
  • Participate in projects of large scale.
  • Implement proof of concepts and derive results from consistent testing methodologies and measures.
  • Responsible for updating technical documentation associated with each implementation.
  • Develop and maintain supporting documentation.
  • Follow defined Change, Problem and Incident management processes.
  • Lead the installation, testing, troubleshooting, monitoring and support different VoIP equipment in VBN lab and production network.
  • Develop reports to assist in the review, analysis and evaluation of deployed solutions and in the design of new technology solutions.
  • Works closely with different departments on projects related to the design, development, deployment, monitoring and evaluation of new products and services –

Communications and Work Relationships

  • Collaborate with various divisions within Operations department and come up with strategies for network evolution.
  • Act as a mentor for the less experienced engineers within VBN.
  • Make recommendations for network improvement.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competency requirements

  • A Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related discipline with cumulative grading equal to or greater than Second class Upper division ( 2-1).
  • Strong knowledge and Six (6) or more years Hands-On-Experience with VoIP, IP-PBX, Unified Communications, SIP, OCS, and Call Center Applications.
  • Functional experience with general database implementation, including, setup and running database scripts.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and capable to supervise teams in field and within the office.
  • Strong time management, problem solving, prioritization and planning skills.
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and demanding environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex technologies to a broad audience in a concise, clear and simple manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Prior technology VoIP implementation and support experience with Enterprise type accounts.
  • Solid understanding of IP and inter-networking (LAN & WAN) technologies is mandatory for this role.
  • Very strong knowledge of Softswitch class 4 and Softswitch class 5.
  • CCVP certification is a strong advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of information security principles and practices.
  • Understanding of networking protocols TCPIP, SMTP, FTP, HTTP, SNMP, Syslog, SSH etc.
  • MS-Office skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently, with tight deadlines and to build up good team relations.
Job Title:  Senior Financial Accountant

Department: Finance
Reporting to: Chief Accountant
Job type: Full-time
Employment type: Permanent
Location: Lagos
Closing date: 31st August 2015
Key role

  • Financial Reporting Role

Principal Accountabilities/Objectives

  • Responsible for General ledger accounts management and reconciliation. Ensure that Balance sheet reconciliations are completed for review by the Chief Accountant and the Finance Director on a monthly basis;
  • Assisting in timely completion of the high quality monthly reports;
  • Adherence to monthly closing checklist and closing calendar;
  • Assist the Chief Accountant in preparing internal management reporting to the Executive Management and the board of directors as directed from time to time;
  • Assist the Chief Accountant in the preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual management reports;
  • Support month and year end close process;
  • Assist in ensuring timely completions of Internal and External Audits. Respond to queries from auditors and ensure implementation of all recommendations raised during the audit;
  • Assist ad-hoc analysis requests from the Chief Accountant;
  • Assist in the provision of financial analysis and preparation of annual budgets, forecasts and projections;
  • Accomplishes department and organization mission by completing related results as needed;
  • Ensure accurate preparation and submission of VBN HFM Reports to Group;
  • Analyzing general ledger accounts, to identify costs that should be capitalized and included in fixed assets;
  • Completing standardized forms to set up entries on the fixed asset register, or in the asset management system;
  • Preparing capitalization entries;
  • Monitoring reports to ensure that assets are correctly entered into the fixed assets sub-ledger;
  • Completing forms to record transfers of equipment from one department to another;
  • Relocations of equipment, sales, disposals, thefts, and other losses;
  • Reconciling the fixed asset register or sub-ledger, or the subsidiary asset management system to the general ledger control account for each class of fixed assets, and resolving any reconciling items;
  • Preparing depreciation schedules and making accounting entries to record depreciation expense;
  • Keeping files of all supporting documentation for fixed assets and capital projects;
  • Generation of capital projects lists and reports of capitalized assets, values, and depreciation;
  • Maintaining schedules and files of insurance policies on fixed assets;
  • Providing information for fixed asset reporting, such as summarizing financial activity for inclusion in the property, plant and equipment section of the financial statements;
  • Providing information for the preparation of tax schedules for depreciation and for gains and losses on the sale or exchange of fixed assets;
  • Controlling assets that are not capitalized but for which a control register is maintained, such as tools and small equipment;
  • Coordinating the physical inventory process for fixed assets;
  • Reviews of asset activity for compliance with company policy; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Accountant.

Communications and Work Relationships

  • Internal: All staff
  • External: Auditors
  • Other Business Units: All Departments

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competency requirements

  • Strong technical accounting skills including a depth of knowledge of IFRS and its business application
  • Exceptional analytical problem solving skills
  • Attention to details
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Exceptional modelling skill
  • Ability to work under pressures and deadline driven
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to research and report on various technical accounting issues.
  • Very comfortable with Microsoft office applications and SAGE Accounting Packages
  • Big 4 audit firm experience highly desired
  • ACA/ACCA qualified with at least 7+ years cognate corporate reporting experience

Job Title:   Network/Systems Support

Department: IT
Reporting to: IT Manager
Job type: Full-time
Employment type: Permanent
Location: Lagos
Closing date: 31st August 2015
Job Summary
Will offer IT support services covering IT infrastructures and provides Desktop support services, and administer the hosted firewall services. The role also includes support services for other infrastructural platforms as stipulated by the IT Manager.
Principal Accountabilities/Objectives

  • Providing helpdesk support duties to all Authenticated users on the network including Apple Mac users in the company including installation and configuration services.
  • Maintaining the daily / monthly backup of data in all VBN offices including Abuja and Port Harcourt and liaising with the IT Contact personnel in each of the offices on all IT-related issues.
  • Providing required IT-support which include but not limited to Windows Operating Systems and Server Applications.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving of network problems.
  • Maintain the IT network including servers, switches and all other IT-network related equipment.
  • On-call and after hours support.
  • Installs or modifies existing installations of networked computer hardware, software, and other components.
  • Provide 2nd level support for all business applications and other applications used in the company.
  • Ensuring that the firewall security aspect of the IT overall security implementation is maintained and supported.
  • Research and certify the operation and compatibility of hot fixes (patches), new versions of vendor provided applications and appliances, across a variety of hardware and software platforms.
  • Work with Customers to activate services; and assist with problem resolution as required.

Communications and Work Relationships

  • Internal: The role will involve interfacing and communication with all stakeholders on a regular basis. This will include interfacing with Core IP and Installs teams as needed.
  • External: The role will also involve communications with customers and there is a need for good analytical skills.
  • Other Business Units: All Department.

Education, qualifications and Special training

  • BSc / HND Computer Science / Engineering
  • BSc / HND Electrical / Electronics Engr.
  • MCSE / MCP / CCNA / CCNP

Experience

  • System & Network Administration
  • Helpdesk services
  • Network security
  • Mac Apple Server / System administration and support
  • Fortigate administration
  • WiFi implementation and support

How to Apply

Please email your CV to [email protected] and tell us why your talents are a good match for our opportunities.

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