Friday, 3 March 2017

Senior Manager, Disaster Recovery at MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria is recruiting to fill the position below:Senior Manager, Disaster Recovery at MTN Nigeria

Job Title: Senior Manager, Disaster Recovery
Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • To provide specialist expertise in the implementation of common Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery processes; to work closely with Information Systems (IS) staff to evaluate, recommend, implement and monitor security architecture, tools, methods and standards.
  • Support the Shareholder return strategy by developing and implementing the Division’s processes that are aligned to achieving all elements on the business score card. (I.e. Grow Market Share, Grow ICT & Data Revenue, Increase EBITDA margins, Assure Revenue, CAPEX Returns Management and Net Subscriber Additions).
  • Participate in the review of Business Processes (headcount, process optimisation etc), to drive efficiency gains to ensure at least 5% reduction in Divisional budget year-on-year.
  • Participate in Contract negotiations to reduce cost and drive MTNN Value Creation Philosophy
  • Review business plans for MTN Nigeria and manpower imperatives for the organization and determine the organisation’s manning requirements/ manning levels and ensure efficient allocation of manpower for organization effectiveness.
  • Serve MTNN’s customers and provide solutions to improve the customer experience.
  • Partner with MTNN’s Ecosystem Partners to deliver business value.
  • Improve MTNN’s Net Promoters Score
  • Collaborate with other business units in the development of business models for use in MTNN and develop measurement strategies to support ongoing strategy development and project optimization.
  • Perform and analyze disaster simulations for the prompt restoration of services.
  • Develop and manage the disaster recovery plan to ensure that, at all times, the recovery objectives of the business can be achieved.
  • Identify the work and levels of services that can be supported by the disaster recovery systems.
  • Investigate current performance areas of IS Systems disaster recovery infrastructure and identify bottlenecks and develop ideas for performance improvements and implementation.
  • Review existing systems metrics and provide forecasts to management regarding systems requirements for disaster recovery and monitor trends, risk and impact analysis forecast for disaster recovery.
  • Recommend Technology upgrades, reviewing status and Requirements with application owners and Technology groups and defining the approach needed to meet requirements.
  • Determine critical business processes and establish resources required for the successful resumption of business operations in the event of a disaster.
  • Continuously seek self-professional development to sharpen skills and capabilities in a versatile and evolving digital landscape.
  • Coach and train the team to ensure understanding of the objectives and goals of the department, awareness of set targets/requirements and regularly review their training needs.
  • Review the performance of individual team members and complete appraisals in accordance with the employee performance appraisal procedures and time schedules.
  • Network and build solid relationships with internal units and relevant third parties (e.g. strategic investors, technical and finance partners, business consultants etc.) and develop a close working relationship with relevant information sources to provide an integrated service.
  • Design and implement disaster recovery and business continuity procedures for re-establishing servers, databases, and operating systems in the event of a disruption.
  • Assist in the formulation of business requirements, technology solutions and directions for disaster recovery.
  • Develop and implement a Business Impact Analysis and formulate business continuity plans.
  • Develop appropriate off site data and document repositories to be utilized if information were to be irretrievable at the head office due to a major disaster.
  • Develop and implement a plan to provide fail-over capacity of all mission critical servers, applications and networks.
  • Develop, review and standardize all recovery plans, including process and procedural standards to address routine, backup, redundancy and recovery architectures.
  • Ensure the company’s data, data systems, infrastructure and networks are recoverable in the event of a disaster.
Job Condition
  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • May be required to work extended hours
  • Occasional local and international travel often at short notice
Experience & Training
  • First Degree in any discipline preferably Computer Science or equivalent.
  • ITIL, Disaster Recovery Certification.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
  • ITIL Manager Certificate will be an added advantage.
  • 10 years comprising;
  • Manager track record of 5 years or more; with at least 3 years in relevant sector/ industry
  • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies advantageous
  • 3 years’ experience in Business continuity planning and implementation
  • 3 years of experience in Disaster Recovery, planning, documentation and testing is preferred.
  • Experience and Knowledge of various hardware platforms, Operating systems and applications currently in use in the industry
  • Practical experience of disaster recovery methods and techniques
  • 4-6 year experience working in an enterprise Telecoms environment
  • Project Management methodologies (PMP or PRINCE2)
  • Business Continuity and Contingency Planning
Minimum Qualification:
  • BEng, BTech or HND.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline Date 
15th March, 2017.


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