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Senior Manager - M-Pesa Product Developer: Safaricom Jobs in Kenya

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The M-PESA Product Development & Operations department within New Products Division is responsible for the roll out and operation of the M-PESA product.

To build on the existing team of professionals, the department is now looking to fill the position below.

Senior Manager - M-Pesa Product Developer
Ref: NP – SM (MPESAPD) – FEB10


Reporting to the Head of Department M-PESA Product Development & Operations, the job holder will be responsible for managing the M-PESA Product Development team, determining and delivering to market new and enhanced functionality through an agreed roadmap.

This role requires a highly innovative individual, who will be instrumental in ensuring M-PESA in Kenya remains a world leader in the field of Mobile Money Transfer.

Key Responsibilities:

• Drive the M-PESA roadmap to ensure timely delivery of relevant products to Safaricom customers;
• Project manage the delivery of new functionality and system enhancements to the market, including requirement specifications, testing, documentation of processes and procedures;
• Develop new procedures as required for the roll-out of new functionality and continual enhancement of procedures for efficiency[P1] ;
• Provide product support to internal customers on functionality issues and ensure new functionalities, processes and procedures are fully understood;
• Effective management of staff and resources allocated;
• Report on functional activities to various Stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in a Business or Technical field with Project Management certification - PMP / PMI or its equivalent;
• 8-10 years post-graduation work experience of which 3 years must be in a managerial role;
• Work experience in a technical field at line management or senior engineer level[P2] ;
• Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously;
• Good understanding of financial principles;
• Good understanding of the Kenyan Market, subscriber preferences and trends;
• A highly innovative, creative, results oriented individual with excellent analytical skills;
• Attention to detail with good organizational, planning, report writing and presentation skills;
• Proactive, confident, energetic with the ability to work under pressure on tight schedules;
• A proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
If you meet the requirements and are self driven, proactive, highly innovative and up to the challenge, please send your resume and application letter quoting the job reference number to the address below.

All applications must be delivered on or before Friday, 12th February 2010.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition,
Safaricom Limited.
Via email to: hr @ safaricom.co.ke





Any questions on this opportunity please email: kenyanjobsandvacancies@googlemail.com or get us on facebook
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