22 Jan 2016

Full-Time Job vacancies at Vodafone Group Enterprise (VGE)

Toni AdewunmiLagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Job Description

Vodafone Group Enterprise (VGE) is our Global organisation, committed to providing innovative products and services to enable multi-national organisations to stay agile and competitive – wherever in the world they do business. We are on a journey to pioneer a world of total communications solutions, where fixed, mobile, voice and data will all become one mobility solution and are able to help our clients do ‘more with less’ by empowering employees to work more flexibly and efficiently.

We are recruiting to fill thefollowing vacant positions:

Senior Financial Account

Job Description

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.

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

Credit Control Officer

Job Description

Administer Customer credit vetting and new customers onboarding procedures
Manage customer relationship in terms of payments
Ensure delivery of invoices to customers based on the agreed payment terms
Ensure all payment cheques are picked and remitted to Vodacom bank accounts
Issue and ensure delivery of payment receipt to customers
Perform internal procedures such as booking of payment receipts, processing of credit notes and tax entries
Carry out account reconciliation and reconciliation meetings with customers on payment issues
Carry out telephone and email follow up and ensure collections are done as at when due
Any other AR duties which might be required

Innovative thinking
Ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment
Working and relating with peers excellently
Multitasking abilities and ability to work under pressure
Effective public speaking, communications and writing skills
Effective presentation skills
Problem solving skills
Ability to take ownership and leadership by influencing superiors
Good interpersonal and people management skills


Network System Support

Job Description

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.
Education, Qualifications and Special Training

BSc / HND Computer Science / Engineering
BSc / HND Electrical / Electronics Engr.

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

VTM E-Statement Technical Lead

Role Purpose

The main role would be focused on providing a coordinated effort and technical expertise in delivering Vodafone Telecom Management services to VGE (Vodafone Global Enterprise) customers.
Acting as a technical lead an a subject matter expert in E-Statement services and telecom services.
Key Accountabilities and Decision ownership

Ensure good communication flow between team members on project level. Ensure entire teams are regularly updated on the big picture on what has been achieved and delivered within the acquired account
Arrange regular Review meeting to track progress against plan and drive for mitigation where needed.
Raise any issues/challenges / risks facing the solutions projects with the steering committee and cascade down to the project team with any new decisions or changes
Early Identification for any deviations in the project plan or during implementation so we can have fast corrective actions
Think of creative approaches beyond the normal ones to ease any complexities facing the project launch date.
Master range of technologies to analyze data and produce detailed insight reports for business customers to support decision-making
Work closely with modelling and Data Management team members within VIS or Business customers environment for building the new models that serves the business requests
Comply with Vodafone governance policies, Business Intelligence Standards, Data Standards and Data Warehouse Methods and Procedures in the delivery
Good statistical analysis background
Good dimensional modelling and report design/definition
Core Competencies, Knowledge and Experience

Coordinate a virtual project team consists of different work streams (Steering Committee, Commercial, GSMs, Technology, Operations, Program Managers) and also working closely with customer solutions.
Technical background ideally within Managed Services and IT outsourcing industry. Knowledge of the following – Systems management platforms, service management solution, ITIL.
Excellent documentation skills and attention to detail.
Ability to deliver technical presentations competently.
Must be commercially aware, able to identify & effectively communicate commercial opportunities.
Must have technical / professional qualifications:

Minimum of 3 years business experience is required
1+ Year GSOC experience is plus
HTML web Coding is a must
SQL basic Knowledge
ITIL Certification or course attendance is a plus
PMP Certification or course attendance is a plus
Technical Configuration
Stakeholder management
Relationship management
Strong communication and decision making skills
Knowledge in financial related matters like budgeting, forecasting, controlling.
Experience in setting up new processes & projects
Knowledge of mobile data applications Knowledge in telecommunication systems and industry
In depth experience in appropriate business sector e.g. telecommunications, IT, management consulting
Practical experience of transforming business requirements to functional capabilities
Ability to manage an international and distributed virtual team
Team player
Enthusiasm for working in an intensive, deadline-driven and high-profile role
Excellent Customer relationship management skills with ability to interact at Senior level.
Understands application business area and application requirements.
Familiar with test-program concerns including test data management, trouble reporting and resolution, test design, and test development.
Familiar with different test tools, defect-tracking tools, and other tools that supports the testing life cycle Perform test execution, including functional (front-end and back-end), regression and integration tests
Write manual test cases/matrixes
Technical Support
Customer Interface
Create test plans and test strategies
Report issues and create status reports
Work closely with Development team to isolate and resolve bugs/issues
Open/maintain case logs in defect-tracking system
Performance testing experience is a plus.
Software test certificate is a plus (ISTQB, or tools certification).
Advanced MS excel is required.
Excellent in communication and interpersonal skills
Key Performance Indicators

Produces consistent documentation required and quick reference cards can be used for the BAU transition (Working instruction).
Design learning tools to facilitate content implementation and issue resolution (language requirements are flexible, we use whatever is the best tool for the job)..
Act as Subject Matter Expert in their applicable field.
Risks: Raise any issues/challenges / risks facing the solutions projects with the steering committee and cascade down to the project team with any new decisions or changes
Early Identification for any deviations in the project plan or during implementation so we can have fast corrective actions

EHoD, Finance

Job Description

Responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial related activities of the Company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, cash management, tax management, strategic planning, forecasting (budgeting), financial reporting and business plan execution for future business growth.
Provide leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives and operating procedures.
Create, coordinate, and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of the company to include budgeting, tax planning, and conversation of assets.
Approve and coordinate changes and improvements in automated financial and management information systems for the company.
Communication and Work Relationships:

Internal: Managing Director, CFO of VBA group and other Management Team members
External: Tax Authority, Consultants, External Auditors, Banks etc.
Other Business Units: All Departments

Supports the Board in the preparation of budgets and financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets and forecast for future business growth.
Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
Oversee the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, and position control documents, department budgets, mass salary updates, ledger, and account maintenance and data entry.
Coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses and information reports.
Develop and implement finance, accounting, billing, and auditing procedures.
Interact with other managers to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations.
Ensure records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
Analyze cash flow, cost controls, and expenses to guide business leaders. Analyse financial statements to pinpoint potential weak areas.
Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
Oversee financial management of foreign operations to include developing financial and budget policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned by the Managing Director and CFO of VBA group
Knowledge & Skill Requirements

Experience in strategic planning and execution.
Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.
A strong working knowledge of Sage and Excel is preferred.
Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.
Personal Attributes:

Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization.
Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
High level of integrity and dependability with strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
A graduate of Accountancy or any related discipline with a minimum of Second Class Upper
CA, ACA/ACCA qualified with experience in financial leadership roles, preferably in a Telecommunication industry with minimum of 12 years post NYSC relevant experience.
Possession of an MBA/Masters degree in relevant discipline will be an added advantage
Big 4 audit firm experience highly desired

EHOD Legal

Job Description

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 advices and generally anticipating, proactively evolving ways and means of protecting the Company from legal and regulatory challenges and reducing/mitigating or eliminate regulatory and contractual risks and 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.
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 advices 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.

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.

Manager, IP & Transmission Design

Job Description

The Manager, IP & Transmission Design shall ensure the smooth design, implementation and management of the Vodacom Business Nigeria (VBN’s) Core IP/MPLS and Transmission {Ethernet, TDM (SDH) DWDM (OTN)} networks and also ensure maximum availability on the core.
He/she shall also manage capacity planning and ensure that the entire network is built and secured to modern acceptable standards.
He/she will have leadership, development and line-management responsibilities for the IP & Transmission Design team and ensure the continuous improvement of its performance.
He/she is also expected to lead the resolution of complex network problems and give recommendations for network evolution.
Key Responsibilities

Carry out professionally the planning, design and implementation of core IP/MPLS and Transmission {Ethernet, TDM (SDH) & DWDM (OTN)} networks and customer access segments, with emphasis on uptime, scalability and redundancy.
Be fully responsible and accountable for the leadership, development and line-management responsibilities for the IP & Transmission Design team.
Carry out capacity planning and management across the entire network.
Implement international NNIs as part of Vodacom Groups Pan-African network.
Review and optimize existing core IP/MPLS and transmission circuits and develop / implement new processes and procedures towards ensuring maximum availability on the core network.
Prepare change control documentation in line with core and access network requirements.
Manage the security of IP/MPLS network and its uptime.
Manage business continuity and failover/redundancy on network core elements.
Manage core network documentation, ensuring it’s accurate, version controlled and readily available.
Carry out detailed and advanced configuration tasks on Core network elements – Cisco Routers, Switches, Mutiplexers, etc when required.
Ensure all necessary network security policies and procedures are in place and in line with Vodacom Business standards.
Manage IP address assignment and database for the entire network.
Manage Network access login servers – Tacacs and implement network access policies.
Prepare weekly and monthly reports on state of network performance.
Provide expert level support for the design , planning and fault resolution for VBN’s VoIP and network security platforms
Liaise with Project management, Provisioning, Customer Services Operations Centre (CSOC), Enterprise Network Services (ENS) and the Network Services Africa (NSA) teams and any other relevant parties (internal or external) for the integration of new local and international circuits.
Manage Core network capacity – ensuring that the business is formally notified when utilization of core links are at 70% and above.
Specific Roles

Ensure all core circuits are pro-actively managed and monitored.
Ensure that good co-operation and team work exists between Network Engineering and other segments of the business.
Provide 4th level and final internal escalation support to the CSOC on fault resolutions.
Manage core network spares and forecast for future network expansion and growth.
Carry out any other tasks as may be assigned by the Head of Network Engineering.

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronic or Computer Engineering with cumulative grading equal to or greater than Second class Upper division ( 2-1)
Cisco certification at expert level CCIE. Routing and Switching and/or Service Provider.
Minimum of 2 to 3 years managerial experience in leading commercially-oriented technical teams.
Minimum of 8 years hands on experience in the design, capacity planning, implementation and management of IP/MPLS and wireline transmission – TDM (SDH), Ethernet and DWDM (OTN) networks in an Enterprise ISP and international IP/MPLS VPN Service Provider or mobile network environment .
In depth knowledge of IGPs, EGPs, layer 2 and layer 3 MPLS VPNs, QoS and Traffic Engineering Firewall, cloud computing and tier 3 data centre environments.
Possesses an appreciable knowledge of voice over IP, network security, scalable network design, and managed services concepts.
Multi-vendor equipment experience is an advantage.

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