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* MGW O&M ENGINEER – KENYA The company is currently looking for an MGw O&M Engineer with at least 2 years proven Media Gateway (MGw) Administration, MGw activities in telecoms operation's environment. The person requires a highly developed customer orientation. Proven record on AXE/MSC/HLR (minimum 2 years experience), configuration and Fault Management. Capable to interact in different levels of customer organization (Engineering and Operations). Ericsson GSM/WCDMA Mobile MGw Operation and Configuration is an advantage. For further information contact advertising@balancingact-africa.com * SENIOR ENGINEERS – EGYPT The recruiting company is looking to grow its wireless consulting and deployment services in Egypt and is excepting applications from local engineers with proven experience in RF Planning and Optimisation, Transmission, Core, IN VAS, and LOS. An ideal candidate profile would include a minimum of 6 years experience in wireless network design/rollout or related fields with a demonstrated record of senior technical ability in the areas mentioned above ; previous consulting experience combined to a BSc (Eng) or MSc. Electronics, Electrical Engineering, HNC/HND or equivalent with a concentration or specialisation evident in Communications.; strong communication skills with fluency in English and Arabic Languages. For further information contact advertising@balancingact-africa.com * MELLON FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES AWARDS FOR OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced a Call for Nominations for the 2006 Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration. These awards, to be bestowed for the first time at an international technology conference in the fall of 2006, will recognize nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the collaborative development of open-source software through the contribution of substantial, self-funded organizational resources to the open-source project for which they are nominated. MATC awards will be made at two levels -- $25,000 and $100,000-- for significant contributions to collaborative, open-source software development that serves one of the foundation's traditional constituencies. The level of the award will depend on the scale and significance of the nominated project. For more information, visit http://rit.mellon.org/awards/. Deadline: August 15, 2006. * CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR US$100,000 DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY AWARD The Development Gateway Foundation is calling for nominations for its US$100,000 prize for outstanding achievement in the use of information and communication technologies to improve lives in developing countries. Sponsored in part by Intel Corporation, this year’s Development Gateway Award is focusing on initiatives that empower or improve the conditions of youth. For full award criteria and to access an online application, please go to www.developmentgateway.org/award. The application deadline is August 11. * GSM ACADEMY - BSS O&M TRAINING FOR AFRICAN PROFESSIONALS Starting October 2, 2006, TOP will provide a GSM curriculum for Expert Training on BSS Operation & Maintenance. The boot camp includes 3 months oflectures and hands-on labs and is completed by 6 months of apprenticeship at a European GSM network operator. This heavily sponsored program targets on African engineers / technicians to improve their job possibilitiesin their home countries. For further information visit http://www.topbusinessag.com/e/news/07-04-2006_gsmacademy.php