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ZAIN1063 - Site Acquisition Specialist

  • Operation
    Zain Iraq
  • Division
    IT & Technical
  • Location
    Iraq - Baghdad
  • Closing Date
    01-Jun-2024
About Zain
Zain is the pioneer of mobile telecommunications in the Middle East. We began life in 1983 in Kuwait as the region’s first mobile operator, and since the initiation of our expansion strategy in 2003, we have expanded rapidly. Today, we are a leading mobile voice and data services operator with a commercial footprint in 7 Middle Eastern and Africa countries with a workforce of over 7,900 providing a comprehensive range of mobile voice and data services to over 42.4 million active individual and business customers as of March 31, 2024.
Role Purpose

Zain Iraq is Actively recruiting to hire a Site Acquisition Specialist who is responsible for identifying, negotiating, and securing locations for telecommunication infrastructure, such as GSM towers. This role involves close coordination with internal teams, contractors, and landowners to ensure sites meet technical, regulatory, and business requirements. The specialist plays a critical role in the expansion and maintenance of mobile network coverage.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the work of contracted site acquisition teams, ensuring they adhere to established protocols and timelines.

  • Conduct regular performance reviews and provide constructive feedback to maintain contractor effectiveness.

  • Act as a liaison between internal stakeholders and contractors, facilitating smooth communication and project execution.

  • Review and approve potential sites identified by contractors, ensuring they meet technical and regulatory requirements.

  • Monitor contractor progress in securing lease agreements with landowners, ensuring favorable terms and timely completion.

  • Track and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) related to contractor acquisition activities.

  • Identify and address any potential roadblocks or delays encountered by contractors during the acquisition process.

  • Work collaboratively with engineers and other internal departments to ensure acquired sites meet technical specifications.

  • Maintain detailed project documentation, including lease agreements, permits, and other relevant site acquisition materials.

  • Contribute to the development of project budgets and timelines for site acquisition activities.

  • Prepare comprehensive reports for management on the progress and performance of site acquisition efforts.

Education, Experience and Competencies

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or above

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in telecommunications site acquisition, preferably with a focus on GSM towers.

  • Proven experience in managing and overseeing the work of contractors.

  • Strong understanding of telecommunications infrastructure and relevant regulations.

  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport with landowners and contractors.

  • Proficient in project management methodologies and tools.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Detail-oriented with a strong work ethic and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

 

Competencies

 

Behavioural

 

  • Serving our Customers

  • Achievement Driven

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Team Work

  • Problem Solving and Creativity

  • Relationship Building

  • Initiative

 

Technical

  • Financial Management

  • Project / Program Management

  • Oral and Written Communication

  • Managing Information

  • Technology Application

 

DEI Competency

  • Courage to Engage

  • Addressing Bias

  • Allyship

About Application Process

If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):

1. Resume/CV