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GVA Partners is a business advisory and market intelligence services firm. Our objectives are to assist organizations to achieve their growth aspirations by providing market intelligence, strategy blueprint, IT solution delivery expertise and business operation improvement capabilities.

IT VAS SUPPORT

JOB SUMMARY

Manage technical operations and projects for the deployment and delivery of VAS products and services
Responsible for the provision of reliable IT infrastructure to guarantee high output levels from all teams.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Operations and Management:
Deploy new products and services on the VAS platform based on the service description, flow and business rules.
Integrate VAS platforms with MNOs including SMS Gateway, USSDC, SDP, OTA, Billing etc.
Ensure 99.999% availability of VAS and IT services and platforms.
Carry out acceptance tests for newly deployed Vas platforms and solutions.
Have a full understanding of VAS protocols including SMPP, USSDI&II, , HTTP, SS7, M3UA, Sigtran, Web service, IP and others (SNMP).
Integrate the Company's products/services in the clients environment.
Develop technical specifications for applications that meet business requirements.
Perform readiness tests on newly implemented VAS systems and products to validate features, capacity and functions.
Keep a--- of new developments and technology trends in VAS, telecommunication and networking.
Manage the company's IT infrastructure: email services, internet access, Antivirus etc.
Develop desktop, mobile and web applications, scripts for automated operational activities, etc.
Generate periodic reports including daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly performance reports, activity reports, etc.
Ensure internal collaboration and communication with other functional teams to meet customer needs and operational efficiency within the Company.
Preparation/Analysis of Logs (Shortcodes, content downloads etc.)
Setup, Maintain and Monitor Network and Third Party VPN & SMPP Connections
Liaise with technical teams of telecommunication networks on behalf of clients to resolve technical issues.
Maintain Web and Mobile Applications
Develop and maintain code for monitoring of all business service provisions as well as internal applications (7 above)
Administration and Management of all internal and external servers and systems, network devices and connections.
Planning/Implementation of systems/network checklists.
Administer company's wired and wireless local area networks.
Plan and Implement backup strategy for internal and remote systems
Identify and implement any necessary changes or upgrades.
Monitor server/network performance and availability to meet Service Level Agreement commitments.
Perform other assigned duties as delegated by management from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum of 2 years working experience in technical within the VAS, Telecommunication or ICT industry
Completed NYSC
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/ Electronic Engineering/ Technology related field.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
Operating system environments: Linux/UNIX
Windows Server Operating systems & Active Directory administration and management.
Servers and Data Backup
Databases: Database Administration (Oracle/MySQL)
Networking
Programming(PHP, Shell Scripting, SCXML and Java)
Business Intelligence (optional)
Documentation
Research and Writing
Use of CRM
Use of Microsoft Office suite
Interpersonal skills
Resource Management
Attention to detail
Excellent Communication skills

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
A self-starter with high attention to detail
Great team work and collaborative spirit
Proven ability to make an impact internally and externally
Analytical minded
Ability to engage and drive others to deliver targets
Exhibit high energy levels and drive
Ability to easily adapt to changing work environment
Exhibit Professionalism at all times

ACCOUNTANT

JOB SUMMARY

Maintain an up to date record of all Receivables and Payables from MNOs, Clients and Vendors.
Responsible for the preparing and maintaining all Company’s financial reports.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Operations and Management:
Prepare and Reconcile Logs and Invoices with the MNOs.
Maintain all statutory payments and receipts including WHT, Revenue Payments, Access fees etc
Prepare and Issue invoices to MNOs, Clients etc.
Prepare and submit revenue reports to Clients, Content Providers etc.
Prepare the Company’s Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Financial Reports including Budget, Sales Report, Bank Transactions, Financial Statements, etc.
Prepare the Company’s monthly budget including salary budget, monthly purchases etc.
Disburse petty cash as needed keeping records of all expenses.
Comply and maintain all federal, state and local government financial requirements including Tax Clearance, NSITF, Pension, ITF etc.
Liaise with the Company’s Auditors to maintain an up to date yearly Audited Accounts and Tax Clearance.
Document and file all processes relating to the role.
Maintain and file both soft and hard copy of all accounting coupons, vouchers etc.
Collaborate and communicate with other functional teams to meet client’s needs and operational efficiency within the Company.
Keep a--- of new developments and trends of Government regulations and requirements in the Accounting field.
Analyze and recommend financial options and actions to Management.
Perform other assigned duties as delegated by management from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum of 3 years working experience preferably within the VAS, Telecommunication or ICT industry
Completed NYSC
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
Chartered Accountant preferable
Knowledge of working with accounting software-QuickBooks

PREFERRED SKILLS:
Documentation
Research and Writing
Use of Microsoft Office suite
Interpersonal skills
Resource Management
Attention to detail
Excellent Communication skills

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
A self-starter with high attention to detail
Great team work and collaborative spirit
Proven ability to make an impact internally and externally
Analytical minded
Ability to engage and drive others to deliver targets
Exhibit high energy levels and drive
Ability to easily adapt to changing work environment
Exhibit Professionalism at all times

IT VAS MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY

Manage technical operations and projects for the deployment and delivery of VAS products and services
Responsible for the provision of reliable IT infrastructure to guarantee high output levels from all teams.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Operations and Management:
Develop a robust IT strategy based on the Company’s goals and business needs.
Manage deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade and support of all VAS and IT systems with scalable options for future expansions.
Deploy new products and services on the VAS platform based on the service description, flow and business rules.
Liaise with the operational and marketing teams on scoping, design, customization and commissioning of solutions based on customer requirements.
Responsible for the integration of VAS platforms with MNOs including SMSC, SMS Gateway, MMSC, USSDC, MSC, SDP, OTA, Billing etc.
Ensure 99.999% availability of VAS and IT services and platforms.
Develop test cases and carry out acceptance tests for newly deployed Vas platforms and solutions.
Have a full understanding of VAS protocols including SMPP, USSDI&II, MM7, HTTP, SS7, M3UA, Sigtran, diameter, Web service, IP and others (SNMP).
Deploy and integrate the Company’s products/services in the client’s environment.
Develop tender specifications, technical and commercial evaluation (requirements gathering, RFQ issuance, vendor evaluation, procurement) and implementation.
Build strong relationships with clients’ technical teams and facilitate client workshops and meetings.
Design and deploy technical processes and policies to guarantee shorter response/resolution time and high performance standards.
Perform readiness tests on newly implemented VAS systems and products to validate features, capacity and functions.
Maintain a trouble ticketing process for complaints resolution.
Keep a--- of new developments and technology trends in VAS, telecommunication and networking.
Maintain the change management process for all deployments, enhancements, upgrades and modifications to the products and platforms.
Develop and maintain all technical documentation including network architecture, inter-connectivity, IP infrastructure, redundancy etc.
Design and implement a data protection plan to include security, backup and restore of all forms of data across all systems.
Manage the company’s IT infrastructure: email services, internet access, Antivirus etc.
Develop desktop, mobile and web applications, scripts for automated operational activities, etc.
Management and Reporting:

Attend customer meetings with other teams to collate requirements and provide clarifications, where required.
Assist in responses to request for proposals, request for quotation, bids etc.
Generate periodic reports including daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly performance reports, activity reports, service adoption, revenue, capacity, network, etc.
Ensure internal collaboration and communication with other functional teams to meet customer needs and operational efficiency within the Company.
Perform other assigned duties as delegated by management from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Completed NYSC
Certificate Management Programs (e.g. ITIL) [optional]
Post Graduate Degree, MA/MBA/M.Sc [optional]
Minimum of 5 years working experience in technical within the VAS, Telecommunication or ICT industry
Minimum of 2 years in a supervisory/managerial level.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
Operating system environments: Linux/UNIX
Windows Server Operating systems & Active Directory administration and management.
Servers and Data Backup
Databases: Database Administration (Oracle/MySQL)
Networking
Programming(PHP, Shell Scripting, SCXML and Java)
Business Intelligence (optional)
Documentation
Research and Writing
Use of CRM
Use of Microsoft Office suite
Interpersonal skills
Resource Management
Attention to detail
Excellent Communication skills
Personal Characteristics
A self-starter with high attention to detail
Great team work and collaborative spirit
Proven ability to make an impact internally and externally
Analytical minded
Ability to engage and drive others to deliver targets
Exhibit high energy levels and drive
Ability to easily adapt to changing work environment
Exhibit Professionalism at all times

TO APPLY
Applicants should send their CV's to: contact@gvapartners.com with the job title used as subject of the mail.

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