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Projects Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job title: Projects Manager 

Reports to: Head of Operations and Rollout   

Division / Section: 
 Projects

Location: Nairobi

Job Summary:
 The job holder is responsible for managing the assigned large and medium sized concurrent projects to achieve project delivery through enhanced value and benefit realization in line with the approved time, cost and quality project baselines and overall company objectives. 

The job is guided a professional methodology based on the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge).  

PMBOK describes project management best practices that are applicable to most projects executed in the following four phases – Initiation, Planning, Execution and Control and Closure.

Key Responsibilities

Communication and Project planning :
  • Liaise with Planning and pre-sales team to manage the projects plan as per solution designs hence scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, and allocation of available resources
  • Develop project plans for implementation of new or existing projects
  • Demonstrate practical working knowledge on established project and implementation methodology used – PIP
  • Formulate and manage a detail stakeholder and project communication plan
  • Identify stakeholders and determine levels of influence on achievement of project outcomes and have an initiation planning session to confirm high-level project plan/schedule/charters.
  • Manage a team of Project officers and associates on different projects.
Project Execution and progress management:
  • Facilitator and moderator of project meetings with stakeholders involved at every stage of the project to ensure ongoing tasks risks and challenges are monitored and mitigated accordingly with team involvement.
  • Liaise with procurement department pro-actively to take into consideration lead times for delivery of equipment and materials for use in the projects assigned.
  • Analyze project plan vulnerabilities and develop solutions to overcome shortfalls against established plans through regular review of potential and known risks with the development and deployment of the corrective mitigation.
  • Manage delivery teams to analyses, rationalize and integrate the requirements of all project outcomes to determine agreed, achievable project objectives
  • Manage the internal working environment with the various departments i.e planning, legal, commercial finance, procurement and the external environment like Local communities, property owners, suppliers e.t.c to ensure that the necessary project control mechanisms are implemented and manage all project changes with impact assessments and alignment to the revenues schedule.
  • Manage detail project scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, procurement, risk and communications with the necessary corrective actions
  • Ensure that the client’s procurement process is followed; equipment purchase orders are placed for the correct equipment and on time and manage the delivery of equipment on time.
Project closure:
  • Ensure appropriate transition processes are in place for successful handover from the project team to operations management
  • Project implementation weekly reports to internal clients these include; Account Managers, management, that outlines status on each project implemented.
Communication and reporting
  • Facilitating and moderating project progress meetings to achieve the best possible output
  • Daily update to external clients on project implementation
  • Monthly report to Management on Projects implemented against the amounts billed.
  • Participates in team goal setting and problem solving.
  • Customer Activations – fiber and Radio Base stations, PTP(Point to point) ( single site or single installation)
  • Major Projects (complex AND/OR multiple site – more than 20 individual installations linked to a single client AND/OR high risk of business reputational loss).
  • Capital Projects-capital intensive above USD 10,000
Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the company’s discretion.

Focus areas of responsibility - % of time spent
  • All capital projects delivered on budget
  • All projects delivered on schedule
  • Completion Sign-off
  • Project reporting weekly after meeting with the relevant stakeholders
  • Project reporting monthly for client reviews
  • Effective project communication
Working Relationships
   
 
Internally
  • Supervision  various  team every respective project.
  • Work interdependently departments  for  management  of implementation from planning to close i.e planning for solution designs, finance
Externally
  • Liaise with various clients vendors for actual  scope implementation i.e Fibre, Microwave Mast, telecommunication
  • Communication with internal and external stakeholder’s    i.e    clients    and    the  commercial teams.
Work Environment               
  • Works in the office for project    documentation    reporting
  • Works    in  the  field    to  monitor    and    control   project    execution    process,    at    the    same proactively acquire materials and any other supplies on time to make sure the delivery of the project is not affected               
  • Work in liaison with the internal and external teams to come up with project budgets and ensuring that  they  are  well  presented  and  funds  are  well  managed.               
  • Works in liaison with the public stakeholders i.e.  communities  and  local  administration  to  create  harmony for the success of the project(s)
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in the relevant field
  • BSC degree in Comp Science/IT/Engineering/project management planning
  • Project Management Certification – PMP/PMI/PRINCE
Experience
  • 6-7 years’ experience in the industry and related role
Additional skills                                                   
  • Proactive and initiative.
  • Self-motivated
  • Team player
  • Amiable
  • Conscientious
  • Decision maker
  • Organized
Core Technical competencies required for the role
  • In-depth knowledge/ Understanding/knowledge of Project Management theory;
  • MS Project skills;
  • Advanced project management tool skills.
  • Telecommunication Background
Core Behavioral competencies
  • Leading and Deciding - Takes control and exercises leadership. Initiates action, gives direction and takes responsibility.
  • Supporting and co-operating - Supports others and shows respect and positive regard for them in social situations. Puts people first, working effectively with individuals and teams, clients and staff. Behaves consistently with clear personal values which complement those of the organization.
  • Interacting and presenting - Communicates and networks effectively. Successfully persuades and influences others. Relates to others in a confident and relaxed manner.
  • Analyzing and interpreting - Shows evidence of clear analytical thinking. Gets to the heart of complex problems and issues. Applies own expertise effectively. Quickly takes on new technology. Communicates well in writing.
  • Organizing and executing - Plans ahead and works in a systematic and organized way. Follows directions and procedures. Focuses on customer satisfaction Adapting and coping
  • Adapts and responds well to change. Manages pressure effectively and copes well with setbacks.
  • Enterprising and performing - Focuses on results and achieving personal work objectives. Works best when work is related closely to results and the impact of personal efforts is obvious. Shows an understanding of business, commerce and finance. Seeks opportunities for self
All qualified candidates to send their CVs to cvs@careerdirections.co.ke before 4th March 2016

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