Safaricom Program Manager Jobs in Kenya

Safaricom Program Manager Jobs in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the PMO Department within the Technology Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

  • Reporting to the Program Manager, the position holder will coordinate and manage projects assigned to ensure implementation within agreed timelines and processes as well as provide project support services in the management and execution of projects within the department.

    Key Responsibilities:
  • Management of projects using agreed methodology. i.e. Waterfall or Agile
  • In association with stakeholders, refine project requirements, assumptions and constraints through communication with stakeholders and/or by reviewing project documents to baseline the scope of work and enable development of the execution plan.
  • Develop the resource management plan (Human Resource), by identifying resource requirements and obtaining commitments from internal, external, and procured sources to complete all project activities.
  • Refine project estimates in order to determine and define project baseline, schedule.
  • Establish project controls by defining the required correct processes, measures, and controls to manage project change, communications, procurement, risk, quality, and human resources to facilitate project executing and controlling processes, and to ensure compliance with generally accepted industry standards.
  • Develop a formal and comprehensive project plan by integrating and documenting project deliverables, acceptance criteria, processes, procedures, risks, and tasks to facilitate project executing, controlling, and closing processes.
  • Obtain project plan approval by reviewing the plan with the client and other required stakeholders to confirm project baselines prior to proceeding with project executing processes.
  • Implement the project plan by ensuring the execution of project activities and tasks to produce project deliverables.
  • Manage project progress by ensuring that activities are executed as planned in order to achieve the project objectives.
  • Communicate project progress by producing project
    reports to provide timely and accurate project status and decision support information to stakeholders.
  • Implement quality assurance procedures by performing project control activities to meet project objectives.
  • Measure project performance continually by comparing results to the baseline in order to identify project trends and variances.
  • Take timely corrective action by addressing the root causes in the problem areas in order to eliminate or minimize negative impact.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the corrective actions by measuring subsequent performance in order to determine the need further actions.
  • Ensure compliance with the change management plan by monitoring response to change initiatives in order to manage scope.
  • Reassess project control plans by scheduling periodic reviews in order to ensure their effectiveness and accuracy.

  • BSc. in Computer Science / Business oriented degree.
  • Other IT technical certification an advantage
  • Certificate in project planning/project management expertise or PRINCE 2, PMP or Agile
  • 2-3 years’ experience as an IT analyst in a busy IT environment
  • Planning and organization
  • Experience as a projects team member in a large project preferably an IT project
  • A good understanding of managing projects in a changing business environment
  • Experience in providing administrative and project support

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 17th September 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Safaricom Program Manager Jobs in Kenya

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