Manager, IT Projects, Job in Kenya

Job Purpose:

The position holder will coordinate the implementation of all ICT projects in the Bank and ensure that projects are completed within scope, time and budget.

The position holder will be responsible for setting project goals and coming up with plans to meet those goals

The position holder will be responsible for implementing IT strategies that deliver projects on schedule and within budget

Key Responsibilities

Organizing meetings to discuss project goals and progress

Maintaining project timeframes, budgeting estimates and status reports

Managing resources for projects, such as computer equipment and employees

Day-to-day management of a portfolio of ICT projects in the Bank,

Coordinating with Project Management Office to ensure ICT projects initiated by all divisions and captured in the bank’s annual plans, or ad-hoc projects. are completed on

time, within budget, within scope and within quality specification to generate value for the Bank and customers

Work closely with the Manager, Change Management & Projects to:

Design methodology and procedures relating to project management

Develop the templates necessary for monitoring project progress

Prepare project definition and detailed plans for each project

Define the responsibilities, work scope and target for each member of the project team for each project.

Monitor and manage risks and opportunities

Manage the resolution of issues relating to each project.

Manage the scope of each project and control changes in the scope of a project

Communicate with stakeholders; give updates to PMO on status of each ICT project from time to time.

Manage the closure of each project.

Ensure individual integrity and professionalism by adhering to legal requirements and ethical standards in order to protect the Bank and stakeholders.

Tracking of all IT Projects

Conducting risk assessments for projects

Coordinating project team members and developing schedules and individual responsibilities

Setting project goals and coming up with plans to meet those goals

Skills, Experience and Competencies

Business graduate from an accredited university, Project Management qualifications mandatory.

At least 5 years’ experience in banking, a good understanding of banking processes, services and products, with 3 years at Manager Level.

Proficiency with various project managements tools

Experience in managing projects, especially ICT related projects and coordinating a crossfunctional committees.

Project management and leadership skills for managing projects and the teams involved with them

Ability to prepare an effective work plan and organize his/her time in a manner that enables that plan to be implemented

Strong written and verbal communication skills to coordinate with team members and management and explain technical issues

Excellent resource planning and task scheduling skills

Ability to get on well with people and to influence through leadership skills

Strong networking skills, both externally and within the Bank

Good negotiations skills to negotiate with stakeholders

Dynamic individual, who takes pride in his/her work, and has the ability the thrive in a

competitive and dynamic environment (working effectively under pressure)

Problem solving and analysis skills especially within a business context; good business sense is a key requirement

Professionalism, i.e. ability to win the confidence of, and work effectively with clients and colleagues

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