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Current Contact Info: PO Box ? Kigali, RWANDA ? Tel: +
Permanent Contact Info: Decker Dr. ? New Albany, OH , USA ? +
. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
Masters of Science in Telecommunications GPA .
University of Maryland College Park, Maryland USA. December .
B.Eng Hon’s in Electronics and Communications Engineering :
University of Bath, ENGLAND. June .
Program in Project Management PPM Certificate
University of Pretoria, South Africa. March .
. PROFESSIONAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Senior Project Manager, MTN RWANDA
Reporting to the CEO, duties and responsibilities include:
o Implementation of MTN Group Enterprise Asset Management EAM process and Capital
Project Management CPM toolkit in MTN Rwanda.
o Development and implementation of best practice project management standards and
processes, including project governance and project portfolio management processes.
o Overseeing and managing day to day operations and activities of Project Support Office.
o Vendor and Contractor management, Staff development, skills transfer and building project
o Manage all company projects from project initiation to project closeout and asset
capitalization using CPM toolkit.
o Weekly reporting on progress of all projects to senior management.
o Identifying business development and "addon" sales opportunities as they relate to specific
o Liaise with project sponsors and vendors on change control processes and acceptance.
o Prioritize projects and ensure consistency with company strategies.
o Project Managers direct reports.
o Ericsson Charging System CS. Upgrade; CIP/IP and Convergence Solution.
o Gemalto Phone Book Backup solution.
o Electronic Document management system.
o Charging System Geographical redundancy.
o Implementation of new Blade cluster MGW/MSC.
o new GSM sites roll out countrywide.
Technical Project Manager, MTN Rwanda
Reporting to Senior Manager, Project Support Office
o Create and update project processes to reflect MTN accepted guidelines in site acquisition,
construction, logistic, implementation, quality control and acceptance reports.
o Develop project management plan including project plans of execution PPoE, financial
plans, communication and quality plans. Assign resources to projects.
o To report cost and ensure that project budget is met.
o To manage Contractors and to implement the project scope of work.
o To conduct contract management activities for projects agreements.
o Facilitate setting of technical, functional and business requirements.
o Weekly and monthly communication on project status to all project stakeholders.
o Report to management and executive team on project progress.
o Goodwill Fixed Asset Management Project: $K project to perform physical inventory of
all company fixed assets and install inventory management software.
o MBC Project: $.M+ turnkey project to implement Ericsson’s Multi Band Cell MBC and
RBS synchronization feature for > sites nationwide.
o Ericsson’s MPBN expansion: $M project to implement Mobile Packet Backbone MPBN
Node expansion project for redundancy.
o New sites build project: Implementation of new GSM base station sites in .
o MTN Remera Building: To complete construction of new switch building. Relocated +
staff from Network Group, IS Dept., and Project Support Office to new facility, which
includes data center.
o Regional BSCs expansion and Mega BSC implementation to replace legacy BSCs.
o New SDP Project: Successful delivered implementation of Service Data Point SDP
o Implementation of Ericsson’s HLR Redundancy solution.
Consultant, S.Com, New Albany, OH
Provided engineering design and system performance management of True Position’s E
Timed Difference of Arrival TDOA network for AT&T and TMobile. Identified methods for
optimizing network coverage, performance, and capacity. Monitored system alarms and
highlighted potential and real outages to limit/prevent reportable outage times.
o Improved emergency calling capabilities for cellular users nationwide by identifying
operational gaps and developing internal processes to optimize and test network design and
o Project support for TMobile InterWLS solution for San Diego, Escondido & Riverside
o AT & T BSCs migration for various regions across the country.
o AT & T Location Measurement Unit LMU software upgrade.
o AT&T AGPS support implementation.
Consultant, Global Wireless Solutions, Chantilly, VA
AT& T Bench Mark Project: Team member of AT&T Mobility’s nationwide voice and data
competitive benchmarking project, providing sitebysite comparisons of GSM and UMTS
networks vs. Verizon, TMobile, Sprint, and Alltel. Performed postprocessing of field data and
generated site reports. Monitored KPIs for dropped calls, call success rate, handover
success/failure, signal strength, and coverage issues.
o Increased service quality by identifying call and services issues by geographic region.
Systems Engineer II, Andrew Corporation, Ashburn, VA
Emergency National Program: Manage, coordinate and perform testing of the Geometrix
Wireless Location System, which provides the ability for the wireless carriers to locate the
position of wireless callers. System employs a network overlay technology operation on CDMA
IS, TDMA IS and GSM networks. Perform end to end test for equipment and software for
cell sites across the USA for E geolocation system. Responsible for customer market sites to
ensure all required equipments are identified and all customerprovided site configuration is
verified for a successful installation of a Wireless Location System WLS.
o Site survey for WLS system for AT&T Chicago metro area over sites surveyed.
o Plan, implementation, test and accuracy certified over WLS sites for City of Dallas,
Dallas Fort Worth, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Little Rock, Fort Wayne, Houston, Boston and
Washington DC metro Public Safety Access Points PSAP.
o DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION. Served as Lead Engineer installing,
deploying, and testing WLS sites in Boston exceeding timeintensive project deadline
CAREER NOTES: Previously held positions of Network Engineer with UNIVERSITY OF
MARYLAND and Telecommunications Engineer with DATEL TANZANIA
. Details available on request.
o Leading Bold Change. MTN Academy, Kigali, Rwanda
o Finance for NonFinance Managers. Johannesburg School of Finance, Kigali, Rwanda.
o Planning and Budgeting, Neotelis, Kigali, Rwanda.
o PM Practices, Principles and Scheduling. University of Pretoria, South Africa
o Financial Principles and Project Cost Management. University of Pretoria, South Africa
o Legal Aspects of Project Managers. University of Pretoria, South Africa
o Project Risk Management. University of Pretoria, South Africa
o The peopleside of Project Management. University of Pretoria, South Africa
o Cisco Routing and LAN Switching. Cisco Systems, Johannesburg, South Africa.
o Advance Cisco Router Configuration .. Cisco Systems, Johannesburg, South Africa
o Road to Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MCSE. NIIT Tanzania.
o Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Airspan Wireless Communication System.
Airspan Wireless Tanzania
o Construction and commissioning of BODVSAT antenna s