Project Manager

Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
Date Posted: 01-07-2016
The Project Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing special projects and tasks under the direction of Senior Management; assists in performing various activities related to administrative, compliance, and internal affairs; ensures compliance with legal regulations; analyzes verbal or statistical data for report preparation for use by management; and aids executive officers and other management by analyzing and coordinating office services such as personnel, budget preparation and control, records control, and special management studies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assess and confirm that the pre-requisites for initiating the project are in place. This would entail the review of ;
  • the objectives for the project;
  • the product under development;
  1. Provide a high level plan and cost estimate
  2. After project approval, assist the sponsor to create a detailed project plan and update the project cost estimate
  3. Manage the various phases over the life cycle of the project:
  • schedule the project based on targets and resource availability;
  • management of the project plan (milestones, activities, key  deliverables);
  • initiate the project - change to project initiation;
  • adherence to best practice software development processes;
  • monitor progress and prepare reports for discussion with management;
  • review test scenarios, test outcomes, documentation, re-work and sign-off’s;
  • implement effective project monitors and controls;
  • assess conformity of deliverables to original designs and intended capabilities;
  • assess quality of outputs against set criteria and expectations of stakeholders;
  • assess conformity to set change control procedures; and
  • manage/monitor cost
  1. Guide project teams to deliver projects to agreed time, quality and budget;
  2. Obtain approval of completed products; and
  3. Orchestrate project closure and review.
  4. Review of business, system and functional requirements
  5. Risk and issue management
  6. Knowledge sharing and mentorship to junior staff
  7. Reporting to key stakeholders
  8. Liaising with other Project Managers and Stake holders

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 1+ years of experience as Project Manager.
  • Effective project management and leadership skills are essential.
  • Proven ability to manage complex and multiple projects with tight and conflicting deadlines - fast paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Sound working knowledge of technologies and industry trends.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to successfully engender a participative process across a culturally diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong initiative, forward thinking and creative problem solving skills with the ability to create or stimulate customer-focused strategies.
  • Strong level PC/software skills, particularly in MS Office suite and project/process design and administration tools (e.g. Visio, MS Project).
The position is for a specific project running for duration of 6 – 12 months, but is renewable based on a favorable performance.
Applicants should send their CV and cover letter to with the subject PM0116, on or before the 14th January 2016
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