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Engineer - Network Implementation


About MTN Afghanistan

MTN Afghanistan is the subsidiary company of MTN Group operating in 22 countries with a subscriber base of over 200 Millions. MTN provides GSM services in Afghanistan. We are looking for qualified and experienced candidates to fill the vacant position(s).

Job Summary

This mission to Coordinate and manage the roll out of transmission infrastructure related to BTS, Core network, Interconnection, on air of 2G & 3G sites as well as Hybrid Systems and miscellaneous internal operational requirements within an assigned region.

Job Details

Date Posted: 09 Jul 2018 Reference: MTNA HR 2018 - 04
Closing Date: 14 Jul 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Telecom/Engineering Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Tasks:
• Coordinate the installation of indoor and outdoor equipment’s with Vendor according MTNA specs
• Responsible for commissioning, testing & troubleshooting of Transmission equipment’s e.g. IDUs/Traffic Nodes/ ODUs/Radio Units, MW Antennas etc
• Responsible for on air & upgrade of MW links/backbones.
• Responsible for commissioning, testing & troubleshooting of 2G/3G BTSs (2206/2116/2116/2306/6102/6601 etc).
• Responsible for on-air & upgrade of 2G and 3G sites
• Coordinate Transmission infrastructure to Friendship centers and Switch centers and MTN buildings
• Coordinate the roll out of MTN backbones within the region
• Coordinate interconnection with other operators based on requirements, corporate clients and GSM service providers within the region
• Coordinate installation of optical fiber network
• Responsible for installation, commissioning, testing, trouble shooting and hand over to vendor for maintenance
• Providing technical guidance to colleagues and to other teams
• Finding creative solutions to the challenges of network design, mobile communications, data service requirements, internet and network signaling protocols
• Providing inputs on errors in work packs/templates if any for improvement
• liaising with internal and external suppliers
• Working in extremely pressured and hostile environment to meet daily challenges and tight schedule.
• Re-writing or modifying processes to ensure all aspects of the service run smoothly and on schedule
• Report to Direct Supervisor about the engineering implementation progress
• Preparing and follow up of travel expenses, work of statements for the mission
• Responsible for installations and commissioning, implementation, testing and troubleshooting of Hybrid System
• Implementation of all tasks related to network assigned by planning department

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces



• Commitment to Health and Safety
• Testing Procedures and Acceptance Standards
• Cellular transmission technology
• Knowledge and application of technological advances
• Complete knowledge on GSM/CDMA/WCDMA network
• GSM network operations
• Knowledge of Microwave system installation
• Basic Fiber Optic Principles
• Computer and Information Technology Appreciation
• Engineering Inspection
• Information Management
• Testing Procedures and Acceptance Standards
• Cellular transmission technology
• Knowledge and application of technological advances
• GSM network operations
• Knowledge of Microwave system installation
• Basic Fiber Optic Principles
• Knowledge in Computer (Operating Systems/Office Automation/Internet Browsing/Emailing etc)
• Good grasp of English Language and fluency in communication

• Problem Solving
• Quality Assurance
• Reporting
• Software utilization
• System Administration
• Systems Testing
• Telecoms Network and GSM Knowledge
• Vendor Management
Skills / physical competencies:
• Ability to learn quickly
• Ability to work under pressure
• Advanced computer skills
• Analytical skills
• Conflict management
• Decision making
• Electrical / Electronic Engineering
• Feedback and coaching
• GSM technical skills
• Inspection
• Network Capacity Management
• Network Operations
• Network Planning & Design
• Network Security & Assurance
• Performance appraisal
• Performance improvement
• Problem solving
• Quality Assurance
• Resource Management
• Telecommunication and Mobile Network Standards and Specifications
• Training Needs Identification
• Transmission Media Technologies

• Analytical
• Assertive
• Attention to detail
• Decisive
• Influencing
• Planning and organizing
• Quality assurance
• Results/Goal oriented
• Solution providing
• Taking initiative
• Team building
• Technical orientation


• Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering/Electronic Engineering/ICTI or Computer Science from a recognized university.
• 3 - 5 years’ experience in Technical field i.e. basic Technical civil experience
• Ericsson AXE /or EWSD switching experience is desirable
• Microwave systems installation
• Fiber optic transmission
• Network Transmission systems
• PC literacy and send / receive emails and report
• GSM System Delivery
• Synchronization planning course
• 2G and 3G rollout training
• Transmission/MW trainings

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree, Telecom/Engineering

Submission Guideline

Interested Afghan Nationals can send their applications and resumes (with three valid references) by March 30, 2018.

Please mention the name of the position you are applying in your email subject line.
Applications received after the deadline and those, which do not meet the requirements mentioned above, will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview (s).

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