Senior Technology Project Manager Kenyan Jobs
Senior Technology Project Manager Kenyan Jobs
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. Nairobi
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
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;
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
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
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@example.com with Senior Technology Project Manager – Banking Industry on the Subject line.Apply by 25th December, 2018
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