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IT Manager / Project Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Job Title: IT Manager / Project Manager

Reports to: Regional Technical Director


To plan, execute, and finalize all Company projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and co - coordinating the efforts of team members and third party contracts or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.

The Project Manager will also define project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

Key Tasks
  • Oversee all projects which are being undertaken by the company in liaison with Head of departments
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Track project milestones and deliverables
  • Carry out appropriate project assessment and advise the management on the most appropriate and economical approach
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals e.g., human, equipment, materials etc
  • Ensure that there is proper business planning preparing long-term strategies and success paths.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentations and presentations
  • Prepare status reports for the project team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Build, develop and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendation report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management
  • Any other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills Requirement
  • Holder of first Degree or Higher Diploma in information technology or computer science
  • Five years technical experience and competence
  • Five years work experience in a project management capacity
  • Strong familiarity with project management software
  • Certifications in ICT
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team oriented, collaborative environment is essential
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently
  • Flexible during times of change
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including senior management, clients and other departments
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn, understand and apply new technologies
  • Customer service skills and asset
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a a high pressure environment is crucial
  • Ability to lead and establish credibility within a culturally diverse environment.
To apply for this position send your CV only to on or before 3rd February 2011.

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