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PMO & Special Projects Manager - Telkom Kenya / Orange

Job Title: PMO & Special Projects Manager 

Location: Telkom Kenya HQ, Nairobi 

Department: Marketing and Strategy 

Reports to: Head of Marketing and Strategy 

Role description 

The Programme Management Office & Special Projects Manager will be reporting to the Head of Marketing & Strategy. This is an important position requiring a high degree of initiative and skills in project and budget management, communication and negotiation. 

The role will oversee the conceptualisation, planning, development and implementation of programs within Marketing & Strategy. 

Key Responsibilities 
  • Planning, designing and defining the Marketing & Strategy Business plans within program standards and proactively monitoring its overall progress, resolving issues and initiating corrective action as appropriate
  • Ensure overall integrity of the programme - focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the function and outwardly on its coherence with infrastructure planning and interfaces with other functions
  • Ensuring that there is efficient allocation of common resources and skills within the project portfolio;
  • Guarantee the good execution (Quality/Delay) of Projects within the department
  • Update and communicate to the Head of PMO weekly and monthly identified tasks
  • Coach the staff concerned regarding PMO skills, knowledge and attitude
  • Ensuring that the delivery of new products or services from the projects is to the appropriate standards, on time
  • Reporting progress of the programme at regular intervals to the Head of Marketing & Strategy
Education Background & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent; (A Master’s degree or a Certificate in Project Management will be an added advantage).
  • 1 to 2 years work experience at different Managerial and leadership levels (Project Management is desirable)
Professional Knowledge: 
  • English language - fluent
  • MS Office
  • Management training is a plus
Professional Skills: 
  • Business & Financial: Strategic thinking, Business/industry/product knowledge, Financial analysis capability, Ability to partner and use network
  • Customer & Market: Market validation, Commitment to customer, Knowledge of customer application,
  • Team: Ability to work as a part of a team, Leadership and team building, Influencing and delegating, Decision-making, Communicate in all directions
  • Professional Development: Continual Improvement, Depth/Breadth of expertise, Self motivated, Advocate for change
Professional tools used: 
  • Car / Mileage
  • Laptop
  • Handset
Deadline: 22nd August 2011 

Application to: Visit our careers page at 

Applicants must upload a PDF or Ms Word copy of his / her CV to be considered. 

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