Project Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Project Manager
Position Summary: You will manage extensive, complex projects simultaneously and lead project teams.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the successful and timely completion of business and system-related projects to achieve business goals, including the identification and management of risks and issues which can impact project delivery.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to develop comprehensive project plans and obtain required commitment. Project plans include: scope, roles/responsibilities, tasks/schedule, resources assignments, cost, quality assurance, communications, integration requirements, testing, and risk and issue management.
  • Perform cost/benefit analysis for proposed projects. Track actual benefits vs. planned project results.
  • Ensure all stakeholders and their needs are identified and managed.
  • Effectively manage project work within the approved scope.
  • Lead development of work breakdown structures and create detailed project schedules.  Understand the dependencies and inter-relationships of the tasks and deliverables.
  • Track actual schedule and costs against the project estimates. Report significant variances and develop corrective action plans.
  • Communicate project plans and routine updates on project status and issues/risks to the project team, stakeholders and management.
  • Schedule and lead project meetings, including preparation of meeting agendas and meeting minutes.  Track and follow-up on action items to closure.
  • Utilize project management best practices.
  • Handle project administration regarding the project library, deliverables tracking, issue/risk inventories, meeting scheduling and coordination, accomplishments reporting, etc.
  • Develop user acceptance test plans and coordinate their execution.
  • Handle routine status and metrics reporting on Business initiatives portfolio; prepare presentations for Business leadership.
Experience and Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, Project Management Certification preferred
  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in project management and business analysis with experience using a structured methodology
  • Experience with analyzing and documenting business requirements and interfacing with application developers
  • Good understanding of systems development lifecycle
  • Experience in managing global projects in a matrix organizational structure
  • Leadership and adaptability when facing unique challenges encountered on projects
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a multi-tasking environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Must have good follow-up with strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong meeting organization and facilitation skills
  • Team player with good conflict resolution and influencing skills
  • Track record of managing work to achieve milestones on time and within budget in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio; Access is a plus)
  • Experienced with process re-engineering/optimization is preferred
  • Experience with Call center processes or systems is a strong plus
Qualified and interested candidates should send their resumes to clearly stating the position on the subject line by Friday 12th February 2016

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