Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Software Group is a global technology company that enables the transformation of the unbanked world and accelerates financial inclusion by providing the right solutions and technology.



We elevate the operations of our customers to increase their outreach and improve their efficiency through alternative delivery channels and integration solutions.


Software Group provides solutions to a range of players in the financial sector but focuses particularly on working with microfinance institutions (MFIs), savings groups, credit unions, banks, telcos and fintech companies.

Our extensive portfolio covers the whole lifecycle of financial services provision and helps our customers implement a true multi-channel strategy from agents management, digital field applications, up to personal banking.

The company serves a worldwide client base from nine main offices located in Australia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, Philippines and the USA.


All offices employ an experienced team of professionals, with an outstanding track record of handling complex financial development projects.

Software Group prides itself on delivering products and services which adhere to the principles of quality, transparency and affordability.


The position reports to the PMO Regional Manager and has not direct reports.


Job Responsibilities


  • Manage the planning and implementation of projects within agreed cost, timeframe, quality standard and scope.
  • Define project scale, tasks, resources and schedule.
  • Track, manage and report on project progress in regards to: deliverables, timeframes, quality and risks to all stakeholders (internal and external).
  • Provide accurate projections and actions on project changes, based on business, technological, situational or client influenced requirements.
  • Proactively support members of the project from both internal teams (developers, support teams, quality assurance engineers, TDM’s etc.) and external representatives (clients, partners, third party vendors).
  • Remains responsible for the ultimate compliance towards agreed deadlines and deliverables through decision making, problem solving, nurturing communication and collaboration and executing professional acumen on large size
    projects or several projects simultaneously.
  • Develop and conduct strategic plans to solve significant escalations and mitigate critical risks.
  • Coach, mentor and support junior project managers and assist them in the resolution of complex tasks.
  • Enforce the policies, practices and methodologies in the field.
  • Perform other job tasks assigned to him / her by the management in relation to their competence and professional responsibilities.


    Requirements


  • Master or Bachelor’s degree – Computer Science, Economics, Management or relevant.
  • Industry and good understanding of IT fundamentals. Minimum 6 years of experience in Project Management in the software delivery life cycle.
  • PMP, SPO, SM certifications are desirable.
  • Experienced in working with end customers, various information sources and compilation of bulk data.
  • Experience in improvement of project management tools and techniques to contribute towards management and optimization of multiple project teams.
  • Able to coach, mentor and support less experienced PMs and help them resolve complex problems.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of Waterfall and Agile Project Management methodology.
  • Soft Skills: conducting and chairing effective meetings; communication skills; leadership and influencing/negotiation skills;
  • Customer relation management skills.
  • Corporate work ethics acumen: organized, able to work under pressure, able to prioritize and resolve critical and complex issues.
  • Interpersonal Skills: self-motivated, creative, adaptable, analytical.
  • Strong command of English and French Languages – verbal and written.


    How to Apply


    Send applications to [email protected] by 31st August, 2018


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