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Head of SAQ & Documentation

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Recruiter: IHS Towers
Listed on: 28th October
Location: Egypt
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Head of SAQ & Documentation

Who We Are

Founded in 2001 by the trio of Sam Darwish, William Saad and Mohamad Darwish, along with a strong team of telecoms sector engineers, IHS Towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world by tower count, with more than 29,514 towers across nine markets. IHS continues to grow and develop its existing positions and offerings in Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Kuwait, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda and Zambia.

The Opportunity

IHS Towers is growing our global footprint and we are seeking a Head of SAQ & Documentation to join our growing team! As a Head of SAQ & Documentation, you will be responsible for managing the activities of the SAQ & Documentation team at Head Office. Responsible for proper database design and management for all Site Acquisition data. Develop strategies to optimize lease/acquisition budget for the technical function.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops SAQ reporting strategy for project. Maintain SAQ database with lease and purchase benchmarks
  • Develop market intelligence, report the same to Line and Functional Manager and define strategy to meet the challenges
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality
  • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach: assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results
  • Provide mentoring to all subordinates
  • Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication
  • Ensure all teams are practicing the principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability and visibility
  • Provide input into landlord discussions with Legal/ Community Relations as required
  • Accountable for all SAQ activities between Site Allocation and ITP issuance and to support through the lifecycle of the site build up to final acceptance
  • Accountable for the determination of the quality control management program and implementing the program within the responsibility of site acquisition
  • Ensure that the set targets are achieved within the defined timelines and periodical review for the assigned location
  • Provide accurate and concise reports and data for all sites acquired and in progress in the assigned location
  • Support SBC to acquire difficult locations and advice BTS Manager on possible solutions to these sites
  • Supports with the budgeting, supervision and delivery of sites under acquisition
  • Perform risk management on site acquisition
  • Ensure SBCs compliance with all Legal/Regulatory rules. Follow up and track submittals of all required permits (environmental, council, aviation, agriculture, etc.)
  • Oversees the activities of the SAQ & Documentation team
  • Provides feedback and focus to all team members
  • Serves as a change management agent representing the Rollout Organization with the SAQ functional team and responsibilities
  • Guide and coach junior or new members in the SAQ team
  • Present new ideas and cash flow strategies to management and other stakeholders for the benefit of the business
  • Liaise closely with other Business Units to ensure accurate and robust budget monitoring against project plans
  • Track, check, and confirm all sites are with corresponding complete C-modules. (drawings, certificates, permits, payment receipts, etc.)
  • Provide cost analysis for all sites acquired in the assigned location. Support efforts geared towards the reduction of OPEX, and CAPEX spends by the business around SAQ
  • Monitor the process of notification or escalation is in place to report on both underspend and potential overspend with appropriate approvals sought for either situation
  • Track and monitor benefits realisation against planned targets
  • Write and submit reports to the BTS Manager on all matters relating to the SAQ unit

Key Qualifications

  • 1st degree in Telecommunication Engineering or related discipline
  • Master's degree in an engineering or related field and/ or an MBA would be advantageous
  • Professional certifications such as PMP or PRINCE2 would be advantageous
  • Upwards of 14 years' experience in Telecoms Program management

Our Vision

IHS is committed to improving the quality and availability of telecommunications infrastructure, the lifeline for an increasingly connected world. We are dedicated to helping create a sustainable future for the communities in which we operate, and our sustainable strategy is structured around four pillars: ethics and governance, environment and climate change, education and economic growth, and our people and communities.

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!