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Project Manager Job At MAL Consultancy

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience 3 – 5 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field ICT / Computer  , Project Management 

JOB SUMMARY

  • The Project Manager is responsible for developing in conjunction with the Project Sponsor project roadmaps and strategies. S/he will ensure that company projects are well managed and are delivered on time, to budget and to the required quality standard (within agreed specifications). The Project Manager will also ensure that assigned projects and or change request implementation is effectively resourced. S/he will also be key in nurturing, building and retaining relevant relationships with a wide range of groups and partners, including relationships with project contributors. The Project Manager will play a critical leadership role leading and managing the work of project team members, allocating and utilizing resources in an efficient manner while maintaining a co-operative, coordinated, motivated, agile, high performing and successful team.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the project lifecycle and the strategic intention of each project assigned to you and ensure that the lifecycle of any assigned project or change request implementation is completed i.e. project initiation, requirements gathering and planning, deployment and testing, Piloting and closure
  • Prepare and share projects and change requests scope documents and ensure the scope documents are approved before implementation commences 
  • Proactively identify and re-assess the required decision making, problem solving and/or evolving changes in and assigned project as the demand/ situation progresses
  • Manage internal and external stakeholders’ expectations on the respective project’s investments, requirements, performance and deliverables
  • Identify and analyze the respective project’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks, establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibilities for initiating mitigating action
  • Resolve cross-functional issues and conflicts at project level
  • Manage co-ordination of project partners and working groups engaged in any project work as the focal point for any such partners and groups
  • Monitor project progress and provide regular reporting on the performance of assigned projects daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually and as may be required
  • Maintain projects related documentation and updates as required, and ensure data protection
  • Prepare and share internal and external project meeting minutes
  • Coordinate multiple internal and external project stakeholders
  • Escalate in a timely manner any risks and issues impacting delivery of assigned projects or change requests implementation within the constraints of time, budget and quality
  • Coordinate with products and QA teams to ensure user acceptance test cases are fully defined 
  • Coordinate with the products team to ensure customer training is properly conducted before a customer conducts user acceptance testing of the product
  • Coordinate with products team to ensure products user manuals are prepared and shared with customers 
  • Document lessons learnt for each and every completed project and maintain in a shared folder records of learnings to support knowledge management and for future references
  • Track trends in project management practices, document and provide advice/ recommendations on key developments to relevant teams and during strategy review sessions
  • Actively participate in the continuous improvement of the PMO processes.

EDUCATION SKILLS & COMPETENCIES DESIRED

  • A Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering or in any other relevant and related field 
  • Skills and experience in using Project Management Tools (e.g. ZOHO, Microsoft Project) to implement and monitor respective projects and deliverables
  • Experience in managing software projects following the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) processes 
  • Experience in managing projects using different project management methodologies e.g. Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Hybrid
  • Professional certification in Project Management
  • Have at least 3-5 years working experience as a Project Manager preferably in FINTECH (Financial Technology) or Oil and Gas field
  • Hands-on experience in project management with experience enhancing the methodology, techniques and tools used in project management when managing various project assignments
  • Experience in managing and monitoring projects effectively and efficiently, resulting in the successful implementation, timely reporting and analysis, and profitability of the respective projects
  • Experience in complex customer application systems upgrades and migration projects 
  • Conversant with on-prem and cloud based applications deployments
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Proven track record of managing and coordinating internal and external projects stakeholders 
  • Resourcefulness, self-starter with excellent problem-solving analytical and decision making aptitude
  • Attention to detail, a good listener with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and driven with a great sense of teamwork
  • Customer centric, efficient and reliable
  • Strong ICT project management experience with ability to work within the agile framework
  • Proven team management skills including the ability to develop staff by identifying and fulfilling gaps in skills and knowledge
  • Experience in partner selection and management and contract negotiation with 3rd party and other service providers
  • Open mind towards innovative ways of solving problems and creating solutions for staff through the appropriate use of technology.
  • Passionate about innovative solutions.

Method of Application

Please share with us your CV and cover letter in PDF Format and addressed to the Recruiting Manager, detailing why you are our candidate of choice to recruitment@mal-consultancy.com with the subject of your application being “Project Manager (FinTech/Oil & Gas).

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