[Vacancy]: Manager – Subsea Project Management Needed at MTN Nigeria

March 20, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description


  • The Consultant Submarine Cable Projects role will be accountable for achieving the following objectives:
  • Project manage the implementation of new submarine cables from MTN’s point of view to ensure the cable is delivered on time and within budget according to contractual specifications.
  • Project manage cross-functional teams to deliver infrastructure and facilities such as cable stations, fronthaul, backhaul, and other related infrastructure.
  •  Project manage the procurement and deployment of terminal equipment that interfaces to the subsea cables.
  •  Project manage upgrades of existing cable systems.
  •  Prepare management reports on the various projects, their progress status, delivery timelines, risks and mitigations, etc.
  •  Ensure effective participation in the required regulatory process to ensure required permissions are obtained for the implementation of infrastructure projects and platforms.
  •  Track, support, and report on permitting, rights of ways approvals, etc.
  •  Support commercial and technical activities related to existing MTN GlobalConnect investments in submarine cables and other JV infrastructure, including managing and monitoring the recovery of international infrastructure investment costs.
  • Support commercial and technical activities related to the investments in new subsea cable and JV initiatives, including building the investment and business cases and supporting the decision on prioritization of investments.
  •  Manage cable and JV consortia partners and lobby within the cable consortia to ensure MTN interests are accounted for and that decisions taken are in line with MTN GlobalConnect’s strategy.
  • Ensure that the project plans for new subsea and infrastructure investments are tracked according to the plans to ensure the realization of the business case and MTN return on investment.
  •  Ensure processes and governance relating to sub-sea cable and JV activities are effective.
  • Support planning, delivery, contracting, and management of international capacity trading, including swaps of submarine cable, terrestrial and other capacity, and connectivity.
  • Assist in the financial aspects of recommendations towards implementing strategic changes to subsea cable assets plans.
  • Provide inputs to the quarterly analysis of Opco and Group-wide demand forecasts and trends with a view to managing any market and capacity availability risks.
  • Provide ad hoc performance reports, performance scorecard targets, and plans related to submarine cable and JV projects, capacity, and business.
  • Participate in subsea cable commercial sub-committees where appropriate.

Role Deliverables

  • Project management of existing and new subsea cable investments.
  •  Commercial management of the cable consortia to ensure MTN interests.
  • Management of cable consortia and participation in commercial/technical sub-committees.
  • Subsea investment recovery management.

Role Dependencies

  • Sales and commercial management
  • Subsea technical management
  •  Technical operations



  •  Minimum 4-year Academic Degree (BBA, Engineering /Computer Science)
  • Project Management certification (such as PMP or equivalent)
  • Post graduate qualification MBA/Masters (Economics, Engineering /Computer Science) preferred
  • English, French


  •  5+ years of relevant project management experience in the deployment and implementation of fixed line international telecommunication industry preferably in enterprise/carrier business


  • Able to work effectively with multiple stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment
  • Strong analytical skills to adequately anticipate demand and make investment decisions
  • A working knowledge of business practices
  • Knowledge of risk management (a risk taker who carefully considers risk/reward) and business development
  • Ability to identify key issues in a situation and to think creatively and strategically in facing internal and external challenges
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Understanding the connectivity infrastructure wholesales landscape with a focus on emerging markets


  • Regional and international travel
  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements of business and staff members
  •  Excellent Interpersonal skills

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