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12 Sep 2019


Telecom Vanuatu Limited –  Port Vila, Efate

Job Description

Telecom Vanuatu Limited is seeking a Head of Core, VAS, Billing based in Port Vila.


  • Leading technical activities in Core network, VAS domain and Billing domain
  • Technical project management within the scope of responsibility
  • Team management along with planning of team activities, tasks assignment, work progress control, results acceptance, etc
  • Manage day-to-day operations to ensure high availability and quality of services in mobile and fixed networks in relation to voice, SMS and mobile data
  • Manage telecom network elements such as MSS, MGW, HLR/HSS, SGSN, GGSN, MME, SGW, PGW, SMSC, IN-OCS, VM, USSD, Billing, Provisioning
  • Design of new services in Core, VAS, Billing domains along with implementation and testing
  • Dimensioning of network elements to secure appropriate capacity for future growth
  • Operation and maintenance of relevant network elements
  • Troubleshooting in case of network failures
  • Liaise and cooperate with TVL network suppliers
  • Provide network statistics and dashboards
  • Preparation of short, mid and long-term network strategies and network evolution plans
  • Assist CTO regarding CAPEX/OPEX budget management for Core, VAS, Billing
  • Evaluation of contracts, proposals, tenders
  • Negotiations with suppliers of telecom equipment and solutions
  • Participation in company committees
  • Spare parts management
  • Training, coaching and mentoring for TVL staff
  • Working outside normal working hours in case of network failures or maintenance activities
  • Cooperation with other technical departments as well as with commercial, marketing and finance
  • Reporting to Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Other activities defined by the direct superior in order to fulfil all position’s requirements and to address current needs

Position requirements:

  • BSc degree in Telecommunications Engineering from recognised institution. MSc degree will be an advantage.
  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience in telecom companies whereof 4 years in Manager role is a must. Proven records of leading big projects in telecom networks.
  • Excellent knowledge about 2G/3G/4G mobile networks, their architectures, services and procedures.
  • Very good knowledge about fixed network based on copper and fiber.
  • Expert knowledge about CS and PS core network.
  • Very good knowledge along with practical skills and hands-on experience related to ZTE and Nokia core network equipment is a must.
  • Excellent knowledge about SS7 signalling over TDM and Sigtran and other protocols including: MTP, SCCP, TCAP, MAP, ISUP, BICC, Camel, RANAP, BSSAP, GTP, Diameter, H.248, SCTP, M3UA, IUA, DSS1.
  • Practical skills in using of network protocols analysers.
  • Very good knowledge related to Voice over IP and SIP protocol.
  • Very good knowledge related to Value Added Services (VAS domain) and its network elements such as: IN-OCS, Voice Mail, SMSC, USSD.
  • Very good knowledge about online and offline charging/billing in regards to voice, SMS, data.
  • Very good knowledge related to international roaming, its technical realisation and billing procedures.
  • Very good knowledge about TCP/IP networks. CCNA would be an advantage.
  • Fluent English. Bislama and French will be an advantage

Personal attributes and other requirements:

  • Team leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Project management skills
  • Experienced in negotiations
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High commitment, quality and result-oriented
  • Capable to work under time pressure and meet challenging deadlines
  • Resistance to stress
  • Willingness and ability fast learning
  • Availability, ability to work after working hours
  • Valid driving license.
Job Expired 30/09/2019

Job Category: Marketing, Media & Communications. Job Type: Full-Time.

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