Multinational Bank Senior Technology project Manager Job in Kenya

Senior Technology Project Manager – Banking Industry

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.

Location: Nairobi

Industry: Banking

Roles and Responsibilities

  • 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

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

Minimum Competencies

  • 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

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;

Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time telephone number to the email address: with Senior Technology Project Manager – Banking Industry on the Subject line

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Updated: November 22, 2018 — 3:33 am