VisionFund IT Change Program Manager Jobs in Kenya

VisionFund IT Change Program Manager Jobs in Kenya


Purpose of Position:

  • VisionFund International is implementing a US$6.7m multi country grant funded digitalization project in 6 MFIs in the Africa Region.

  • The project is focused on improving efficiency and effectiveness in the use of technology and standards focusing on Core Banking Systems, Mobile Money, Digital Field Applications, Data Warehouse and Hardware.

  • Under general direction of Regional Head-Africa, the IT Change Manager will provide strategic oversight of all aspects of the Weberg Grant funded project over the entire project life cycle.

  • The role will coordinate the activities of a multi-country project team to deliver efficiently and efficient technologies in line with grant requirements. .

    Key Responsibilities:

    Program & Project Management:

    • Drive and actively manage IT Change programs (IT implementation PLUS the business process changes that accompany it) with local business and IT management in VisionFund MicroFinance Institutions (MFIs).

    • Mentor and coach MFI project managers on the ground through their IT Change programs.

    • Guide local MFI business managers through necessary process changes due to IT implementation.

    • Define and demand IT Change program reporting standards for MFIs.

    Reporting:

    • Provide regular IT Change Program reports to Donor Management team name in the format requested.

    • Escalate in a timely way, any project delays or risks for swift resolution/mitigation

    • Develop MFI Project Reporting Templates.

    • Make consolidate reports on project Implementations for Region.

    • Act as contact person for the donor, Vision Fund and key stakeholders and respond to queries as needed.

    Consultation with Subject Matter Experts:

    • Consult with experts in VFI Digitisation and Operational Change team on best-practice implementation of relevant systems and technologies.

    Monitoring Project Budgets:

    • Ensure that accurate Budget Monitoring Reports are produce for each project.

    • Coordinate with all stake holders to ensure all budget information are captured in time.

    • Make consolidated report on budget spending for
    region.

    • Alert region and DOC team in case of delay over or under spending.

    • Ensure that project spending will not be made without proper approvals of all stake holders.

    Managing Project Procurements:

    • Participate in procurement process of services and goods needed for project implementation.

    • Participate in building TOR for requesting service from vendors and providers needed for project implementation.

    • Ensure that VFI Procurement polices are followed when procurement process for project taking place.

    • Coordinate with all stakeholders in process of procurement.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    Required:

    • 5+ years of hands-on experience of managing IT Change projects, dealing directly with stakeholders and IT teams.

    • Ability to manage and influence multiple simultaneous projects and stakeholders.

    • Good written and verbal communication skills in English (required) and French (desirable).

    • Ability to positively influence senior management.

    • Analytical problem-solving skills.

    • Remote working with multiple departments/organisations in multiple countries.

    • Strong self-motivational skills.

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business

    • Administration.

    • Certified qualification in Project Management (eg PMP or Prince2).

    Preferred:

    • 5+ years experience in the retail banking or micro-finance industry.

    • Fluency in spoken French would be an advantage.

    • Certified qualification in business process re-engineering (eg Six Sigma) would be a bonus.

    • Experience implementing donor funded projects/programs.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; VisionFund IT Change Program Manager Jobs in Kenya


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