Project Manager (Telecommunication) Job in Rwanda & Tanzania

Project Manager (Telecommunication)

Location: Rwanda* and Tanzania
Terms: Permanent
*Candidates interested in positions based in Rwanda must be Billingual (English and French)*

The Organisation

Our client is has a mission to change the face of IT in Africa. With a presence in 21 countries; 17 of which are in Africa this company is looking for innovative, energetic and dedicated candidates to join their expanding team in Tanzania and Rwanda.


Full project management life-cycle responsible according to strict deadline and within budget; this includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants to deliver projects according to plan.

Ideal Candidate

You are open-minded, passionate and the way you work energizes others. You are committed to the timely delivery of a job well done. You behave with integrity and transparency.

Core Responsibilities

This individual will bring to bear deep hands-on project management experience in deployment of Category products, promotions, services, and processes in the country. The main responsibilities include:
  • Assure that a project only starts if all requirements are accomplished
  • Evaluate if a project documentation was completed and project can be included into the project plan  (feasibility was completed and resources were assigned) and report to head of program management
  • Identifies needed resources and assigns individual responsibilities
  • Ask the local operation about required resources to implement projects.
  • Negotiate priorities and resources with local operation in order to assure plan accomplishment
  • Coordinate and assure approval of General Manager to the local plan
  • Report accomplishment of the local project plan to Head of Program Management, Category Manager and General Manager
  • Evaluate and report projects performance KPIS to Head of Program Management, General Manager, Category manager, Supply chain, Customer service and Factory.
  • Analyse project definition and expected results, and adjust accordingly
  • Lead, manage, coordinate, and report on multiple complex projects.
  • Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.
  • Reviews deliverables prepared by team.
  • Effectively applies a standard methodology for all projects and enforces project standards.
  • Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.
  • Minimizes exposure and risks on projects under his/her responsibility.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Support Procurement/Contract Management to resolve conflicts between Company and suppliers.
  • Work closely with Supply Chain and Operations to ensure implementation following MIC’s Factory Engagement processes.
  • 3+ years of proven project management experience.
  • University degree in technology / engineering / business administration or related areas.
  • PMP certification is highly appreciated.
  • MBA or Master in Science is desired.
  • Experience with Scrum Project Framework and related agile development environments or any other telecom, IT related framework is a plus.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office Suite including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Project and Visio
Essential Knowledge
  • Experience with project management software and tools.
  • Deep understanding of project management cycles (form design to roll out) in digital and/or telecom environments
Core Competencies
  • Passionate about the possibilities (and challenges) of an increasingly digitally enabled world.
  • Passionate about digital products and services.
  • Strategic thinker.
  • Effective communicator and presenter.
  • A team player, able to work well in global/local environments and influence them.
  • Able to build relationships and credibility quickly.
Application Process:

To apply send CVs and cover letter to by Saturday, August 4th 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered for the position.

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