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Project Manager Job Vacancy (100K - 120K)

Job Title: Project Manager
 
Industry: Research
 
Location: Kampala, Uganda
 
Salary: 100K – 120K
 
Our client is one of the largest research agencies worldwide that provide actionable insights that help make impactful decisions that drive growth. 

They seek to hire a field project manager to be based in Kampala, Uganda.
 

Job Purpose: To oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of a specific short-term field projects which have a beginning, an end and specified deliverables.

Key Responsibilities
 
Plan the project
  • Define the scope of the project
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project
  • Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc) required to complete the project
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities
  • Review and revise the project schedule revise as required
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion
Staff the project
  • In consultation with the appropriate regional coordinator, recruit, interview and select staff and/or volunteers with appropriate skills for the project activities
  • Manage project staff and/or volunteers according to the established policies and practices of the organization
  • Ensure that personnel files are properly maintained and kept confidential
  • Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project
  • Contract qualified consultants to work on the project as appropriate
Implement the project
  • Execute the project according to the project plan
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities
  • Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards
Control the project
  • Write reports on the project for management and for funders
  • Communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreements
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures
  • Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly)
  • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date
  • Prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for funders as outlined in funding agreements
Evaluate the project
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase
Skills and Qualifications Required
  • University Degree in a related subject
  • Project Management Skills
  • At least 5 years project planning and/or management experience
  • At least 5 years experience in market research
  • MS Office proficiency with excellent command of Excel
  • Possess business etiquette with a strong work ethic, high level of honesty/integrity, results oriented, ability to deliver under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership & people management skills
  • Well developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously
  • Conversant with budgets, timings and quotas
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Skills
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Project Manager) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 10th March, 2015.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing


Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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