Safaricom Ethiopia External Vacancy Announcement
Job Position 1 – Senior System Engineer: VAS
Required Qualification and Experience: Degree or equivalent in one of the following: Telecommunication Engineering/Electrical Engineering/ Electronics engineering/Computer Science/IT.
Experience: 5+ years’ experience in IT / telecommunication environment or Software Engineering
Good knowledge in VAS solutions including Messaging, Voice & Service Delivery Platforms
Experience on development in Java
Experience with REST API and microservices development
Strong understanding of virtualization and container infrastructure technology
Knowledge of Distributed Systems, analytics tools such and Python, Standard Query languages, Procedural Programming languages, Linux/Unix, Shell scripting
Knowledge in TCP/IP, IP Traffic Engineering, SS7 signaling, GSM MAP and SMPP Protocols
Working knowledge in Unix systems and Databases – Oracle, MySQL.
Deep understanding of 3GPP protocols and interfaces
Key accountabilities and decision ownership:
Transforming requirements into stipulations, and lead implementation thereof, to keep enhancing, optimizing and maintain VAS applications.
Research and perform proof-of-concept on new technology and methodologies that can improve the architecture and user experience.Implement rollout of routine business requirements including but not limited to building USSD menus, backend API integration, testing and other service requests on the VAS
platforms to deliver new services and improve on existing services.
Constantly improve and enhance the code that power and drive the VAS services
Collaborate with the rest of the project members and the engagement manager to design and launch new features.
Troubleshoot technical issues, fix code bugs, and set up the required infrastructure
Collaborate with members of other departments in resolution of issues as well as planning of network related projects.
Provide input and ideas into the assessment of technical feasibility of new products or service propositions from the Business Unit
Provide technical expertise in planning and design for new VAS solutions or optimization of existing solutions in line with the IT strategy execution plan.
Actively participate and provide professional expertise in defining strategy, roadmaps, architecture design and evolution especially towards Cloud & Micro services or applicable technologies.
Timely delivery of project plans and architecture designs with the goal of ensuring high quality standards are met and solutions are operationally viable.
Manage the vendor output and track their delivery according to their SLA’s and SOW’s
Lead, manage, and mentor VAS Systems Engineers and Specialists within Safaricom as well as our Partners.
Enhance processes and DevOps to improve delivery and increase efficiency by focusing on continuous improvement and optimization.
Job Position 2 – Senior Accountant Tax (Internal/External)
Required Qualification and Experience
Education: A bachelor’s degree in business, legal or Accounting & Finance
Successfully completed a professional qualification (CPA, ACCA or equivalent accounting/tax designation)
Experience: 5 years’ experience in progressive tax finance roles, including tax reporting, compliance, and accounting.
In depth experience and technical knowledge of tax accounting and disclosures for accounting & reporting purposes
Experience in proactive management of tax matters, keeping up to date with changes in the regulatory environment and dealing with Tax Authorities will be an added advantage.
Ensure monthly tax returns (VAT, withholding tax, Income Tax and Pension) are prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Revenue within prescribed timelines, including payment of the corresponding tax liabilities.
Supporting timely reconciliation of tax related GL accounts and collaborate with stakeholders on identified exceptions monthly.
To support monthly tax computation & adequate reporting with relevant input from all business touchpoints.
To ensure adequate analysis, compiling and present supporting information required by Revenue Authority periodic information requirements and other audits in collaboration with relevant information sources.
To support in the reviewing of new business initiatives and scoping any effects on existing transaction tax calculation process and systems set ups.
Research and respond to tax queries and related projects as assigned with view of tax compliance and optimization.
Actively participating in projects throughout their lifecycle from design to delivery and subsequent performance tracking and reporting
Work with and where required, support regular and relevant training for finance staff and business partners to mitigate tax exposures within the control’s environment.
Proactively advise and support the wider business in providing and coordinating tax advice on the implications of operational transactions and ad hoc projects as required.
To set up a well-structured process and a digital system of company documents and managing all their files and records in order meet all its regulatory and statutory obligations.
To support the maintenance of a well-designed centralized registry that supports all the company information resources necessary for tax compliance.
Establish and maintain accurate and reliable databases of documents processed to ensure they are received, captured, stored and retrieved in an efficient and controlled structure.
To develop a framework and a policy for document information management and supporting procedures to ensure compliance across the business.
To support tax invoices collation and filing as per defined procedure on a monthly basis.
On a regular basis, to support in setting up training programs on the key business stakeholders in order to build capacity, improve document management awareness and mitigate risks.
File labelling and entering the file information on a spreadsheet or portal developed to manage document processing Maintaining the document handling facilities in required state to support document retrieval, use and maintenance process.
Job Position 3 – Senior Accountant- Treasury & Cash Management
Required Qualification and Experience
Education: Qualified Accountant CPA /ACCA/CIMA/ACA and a member of a professional body with a finance or related Honors degree from a recognized university
Experience: 4-5 years Accounting experience in a well-run company
At least 2 years at a supervisory level Extensive experience in preparing cash forecasts and cash flow analyses.
Experience in building complex financial models to evaluate various financial plans.
Review budgeted cash flow forecasts and monitor ongoing liquidity requirements across the organization and its companies.
Ensure preparation of daily bank reconciliation of all the bank accounts maintained by the company and implement auto bank reconciliations for all the bank accounts when availed.
Ensure timely resolution of issues to do with the transmission of data between the bank and download into Oracle application
Ensure data on actual revenue cash receipts, revenue expenses and capital expenditure is captured accurately to be utilized in the preparation of the cash flow actual for comparison to forecast
Ensure timely and accurate monitoring of all payments made to the bank via the electronic payment solution and ensure charges levied are as per contract terms with the solution provider
Invest centralized cash pool daily/overnight in money market in line with group Treasury policy
Explore techniques (Available options) and potential sources of funding to finance business plans
Ensure that funding sources are both diversified and compliant from a regulatory and treasury policy; build and maintain relationships with banks and other lenders
Ensure capital structure is aligned with both business and financial strategy.
Provide information requirements needed to maintain good investor relationships.
Analyze and interpret all financial risks and employ measures to mitigate. With specific focus to:
Interest Rate Risk
Foreign Exchange Risk
Counterparty Risk (Bank risk assessments)
Carry out an annual review of group Treasury policy (a) to ensure full alignment with Safaricom group policy and (b)to strengthen or reformulate the policy if necessary (based on operating feedback)
Ensure divisional/departmental policies and procedures, systems and controls are always updated and aligned with group treasury policy.
Ensure that all treasury transactions are timely and accurately recorded.
Liaise with business units and FBPs on (a)major funding issues (b). HOD and CFO on critical projects (c) Relevant external stakeholders as required.
Implement treasury policies that clearly define the Treasury operations namely for forex, cash management, banking procedures and cash forecasting that conform with best practice within the Group
Ensure and monitor the adherence to the laid down procedures for approval of the transactions, generation of payments, checking, and transfer of the electronic files are strictly adhered to and report any breach of any part of the process to management. This should cover the application IT security policies requirements
Preparation of cash forecast on agreed periodic basis and approval by Financial Management
Report variances and explain them between forecast and actual cash flow to measure level of forecasting accuracy.
Identify treasury issues within M&A and other projects, recommending commercially viable solutions.
Manage the performance of assigned staff in the section, define performance indicators, assign tasks, and define goals and objectives for the staff develop the skill base of the staff assigned, motivate, discipline, and recommend reward of staff.
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