Multinational Bank Senior Technology project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Multinational Bank Senior Technology project Manager Jobs in Kenya


Our client a well-established multinational bank seeks to recruit a well experienced and results oriented Senior Technology project Manager.

The senior project lead will be tasked with planning and taking responsibility for the overall programme objectives – providing project management and direction to ensure overall success of programme portfolio by developing programme implementation plans including scope of individual initiatives, goals, scheduling and defined deliverables.

Location:

  • Nairobi

    Industry:

  • Banking

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Define programme success criteria, in collaboration with project sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicate programme expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve programme goals.
  • Proactively manage full life-cycle of assigned Technology initiatives, including overall programme plan, scope, change control, risks, issues, impacts, and reporting through standardization and best practice programme implementation.
  • Develop full-scale programme plans and associated communications documents.
  • Collaborate to develop, and appropriately executes, a communication strategy, including stakeholder analysis, ongoing communications and adoption plans.
  • Capture/analyze and draft information into meaningful MI reports for senior management, stakeholders, team reporting and presentation purposes – determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, troubleshoot problem areas and deliver overall progress reports to senior management.
  • Negotiate with department managers, when necessary, regarding the support of required personnel within the organization to ensure individual project continuity through completion.
  • Act as the Business Change interface and escalation point for all programme issues/concerns/actions.
  • Engage collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure appropriate prioritization of delivery.
  • Ensure Programme and Project Governance is observed including adherence to defined operational acceptance procedures and testing/approval process.
  • Ensure quality Assurance for Audit, Risk and Governance across all the projects in the Programme portfolio.
  • Guide and govern suppliers for Programme related activities ensuring they understand and adopt Bank agreed standards and architectures along with adhering to policy and procedures.
  • Work across all in-Country functions and act as an interface point between business and Technology Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise projects team members and influence them to take positive action and accountability for assigned work

    Minimum Knowledge & Skills

  • Subject matter expert (SME) in all aspects of project management and applicable business functions
  • Senior stakeholder management skills (Advanced)
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Skill in establishing and
    maintaining effective working relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Established strategic and critical analysis skills (Advanced)
  • Knowledge of SDLC Principles and Practices (Advanced)
  • Knowledge of programme and project management best practices (Advanced)
  • Knowledge of banking and IT practices (Solid)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and MS Project Server

    Minimum Competencies

  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Learning and researching
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Relating and networking
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Creating and innovating
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

    Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution, Masters preferred.
  • Degree level education in an analytical subject would be beneficial
  • PMP qualification or other Project Management certification
  • Strong familiarity with project management software – MUST be able to demonstrate competency with MS Project 2010+. MS Project Server experience preferred.
  • (8+) years’ experience and exposure to the Banking/ICT Industry
  • (10+) years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution
  • Able to display a thorough understanding of technology strategic issues in the financial services sector
  • Good understanding of ITIL processes and associated concepts.
  • Demonstrable communication and presentation experience;
  • Must be able to work under pressure, take clear ownership of issues and projects and drive to ensure a successful closure for the customer, peers and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable experience in project financial management – budget preparation and managing to budget;
  • Experience working within a Global or Regional role
  • Familiarity with ITIL-style management procedures and mainstream project management styles a distinct advantage;
  • Experience of financial services preferred;


    How to apply

  • Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time telephone number to the email address: [email protected] with Senior Technology Project Manager – Banking Industry on the Subject line Apply by 24th December, 2018

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