Poa Internet – Network Engineer

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Mission Statement for the Role:

To own the deployment,commisioning,field support & preventive maintenance of all the assigned sites for Poa Networks across Kenya in a cost effective, timely and high quality manner allowing the Poa Commercial teams to achieve their growth goals.

Overall Responsibility:

Responsible for the deployment,commissioning,field support and preventive maintenance of all the assigned sites in the field (new networks and expansions) across Kenya helping in achieving the wireless install & commissioning targets cost effectively with a keen focus on quality and high safety standards hence assisting to achieve the company’s scale up plans.


  • Profitably deploy,commission,support & maintain all the assigned sites for all the relevant Poa Networks.


  • Network Tech and possibly engineering interns

Key SMART Results for A-Player

  • Successfully deploy,commission,support & maintain at least 45 new wireless Distribution Points/ Entry Towers.End of Q4 2023
  • Deploy & commission all the assigned sites within the planned timelines.Monthly
  • Ensure right first time installations (No repeat works) for all the assigned works.Quaterly
  • Maintain Tower (Distribution point) Availability _ 99.9% through proactive maintenance and timely reactive interventions.Monthly
  • Ensure zero complains from the community/landlords during the site deployment & commissioning process for all the assigned works due to damages to property/improper site keeping.Quaterly
  • Zero breaches to EHS requirements for all the assigned works (Ensure use of the PTW for all works).Quaterly
  • Ensure that all the assigned works are deployed & commissioned in accordance with the Site Installation Documentation.Monthly
  • Ensure all the assigned site installs are done with 100% compliance to all relevant legal regulations.Quaterly
  • Ensure zero fatalities on site due to accidents for all the assigned works.Quaterly
  • Ensure 100% accountability for all the issued materials/equipment.Monthly
  • Ensure 100% accountability for work attendance & productivity of all direct reports.Monthly
  • Ensure consistency, transparency and correct reporting among all direct reports.Monthly

Level of Management Experience Required (Mandatory & Nice to Have)

  • Mandatory – proven experience in building, documenting and continually improving quality & efficiency in fast moving consumer tech services business in Kenya

Department stage of development where this role sits

  • Prepare for Scale / Systemisation / Standard Documentation / Change ProcessesPrepare for scale through driving quality in operations

Key Competencies Criticality (H, M, L)

  • Must have at least a bachelors Degree in any relevant Engineering Field but prefferably in Telecommunications/Electrical & Electronic Engineering.H
  • Must have knowledge of routing and switching protocols, IT Systems, Radio Frequency Engineering an added advantage.HMust have at least 5 years of hands on experience as a Wireless Network Engineer or equivalent within the telecom industry.H
  • Must be experienced and confident in working at heights with experience in Antennae installations/all other associated outdoor installs including Lattice masts Installation/ power installations/equipment installation and commissioning.H
  • Must have successfully implemented major wireless installs & commissioning in a fast growing organization with limited resources and strict timelines.M
  • Must demonstrate a consistent track record of having cost effectively deployed & commissioned wireless networks with strict adherence to high quality and safety standards in the past engagements.H
  • Must be an enthuasistic strong team player with strong analytical and problem solving skills.H
  • Must possess explicit team engagement capabilities with a great desire to always continue learning.M
  • Must possess key third party supervisory skills with a results focused culture.M
  • Must possess advanced knowledge of the wireless installation & commissioning standards and government regulations in the telecom industry.M
  • Must be an optimistic individual with a to do attitude and an initiative taker.H
  • Must be willing and ready to travel frequently to any part of the country on short notice.H

Mandatory Criteria if Any with no exceptions to hire:

  • Must have operated in a business with similar Values and DNA to Poa to ensure quick cultural alignment.
  • Must have directly supervised teams of at least 3 people.
  • Must have worked for a rapid large scale growth organisation .
  • Ideally must have worked in various parts of the Kenyan Coastal Region.
  • Must be ready and willing to be tasked with higher but realistic deliverables under minimal supervision.
  • Must have worked with multi cultural teams in the past.Must have worked productively, efficiently & effectively with self initiative and drive under strict timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality.