Safaricom Optic Fiber Project Manager Job in Kenya

Safaricom Ltd, the leading telecommunication Company in Kenya plans to build its own inland fibre optic network. 
To support the Fiber Deployment Project, we are looking for a Project Manager who will manage the Fiber Deployment Project end to end. 
The Project Manager will work as a consultant within the Executive Business Analysis-Project Management Office. 
We are looking for a Project Manager who meets the criteria indicated below:

Optic Fiber Project Manager


Reporting to the Executive Business Analysis_ Project Management Office, the Consultant will be responsible for Project management of The Safaricom Fiber Deployment Project and ensuring an integrated and well thought out project plan for the roll out of The Safaricom Optic Fiber.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage all project resources  to ensure timely delivery of project;
  • Manage allocated budget  and ensure delivery within budget;
  • Prepare, maintain  and periodically update the project plan;
  • Prepare and issue project progress reports as per plan;
  • Manage the contracts Project manager;
  • Define and manage internal project teams objectives and KPI’s within project cycle and at the end of project;
  • Liaise and provide regular project updates to the relevant stakeholders as per the defined communication plan;
  • Pro-actively manage selected contractors to achieve given targets;
  • Identify and managed project risks including escalations as applicable;
  • Ensure that project implementation is done in accordance with the Company’s health and safety policies
  • Investigate project disputes and resolve or recommend appropriate action;
  • Analyze project changes request and resolve or  recommend appropriate action to the Safaricom change control board for approval ;
  • Manage tracking register for all works issued to the contractors.
The ideal candidate should possess the following:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or a Technical field – Engineering or Information Technology from a recognized university;
  • Project Management Certification, PMP/Prince2 or equivalent qualification;
  • Minimum 10 years technology vendor management experience, with solid background in IT infrastructure, fibre cabling, LAN, IP Backbone;
  • Sound knowledge in Optical Fibre Cable laying, splicing and testing;
  • Knowledge on latest execution techniques;
  • Good technical knowledge of Fiber, OSP and acceptance criteria;
  • Experience of civil works associated with Optical Fibre Cable Network, water or oil pipeline build projects Construction preferably in Sub Saharan Africa;
  • Demonstrable experience in management of budgets in large complex projects;
  • Knowledge and experience in way leave approval process preferably in Sub Saharan Africa;
  • People and Financial Management skills;
  • Good internal, cross-functional and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills ;
  • Strong contractor/sub-contractor management skills  ;
  • Strong process management skills;
  • A highly motivated person with a positive attitude towards work;
  • Innovative, creative, results oriented with excellent analytical skills;
  • A proven team player.
NB: This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya. If you are NOT a Kenyan Citizen, You will be required to hold a valid work permit

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below. 

The deadline for application is Friday 10th August, 2012

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd

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