Project Manager (02)

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Project Manager (x2)

Reporting to: Chief Information Officer

Business Unit: Information Technology

Location: Lusaka

Employment Type : 1 Year Contract

Key Outputs & Responsibilities

Project stakeholder engagement and co-ordination

  • Co-ordinate performance of project teams with a strong focus on ensuring timely, quality delivery
  • Provide close direction and guidance to team members on specific deliverables
  • Engage with individuals and teams throughout the project life-cycle to set and achieve buy-in to agreed objectives, monitor project progress and communicate updates, critical insights and key findings
  • Prepare Steerco pack and facilitate monthly meetings to prioritize new projects and provide feedback on existing projects

Development and execution of a functional project plan

  • Translate business cases into practical, functional plans
  • Facilitate workshops to obtain agreement regarding responsibilities and time-lines encompassing risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies
  • Co-ordinate a strong project team and manage the implementation of the project plan

Management of project budgets

  • Identify and implement cost savings and other financial efficiencies where appropriate

Innovation and enhanced efficiencies

  • In consultation with relevant stakeholders, develop project budgets
  • Negotiate favorable costs and terms with suppliers
  • Monitor project expenses and act to manage and mitigate variances
  • Identify and implement cost efficiencies

Accurate, timely reporting

  • Manage quality assurance by developing relevant project reporting and metrics, including critical success factors, risks, mitigations, high level actions and decisions taken / to be taken

Adherence to IT governance, risk and compliance standards

  • Identify and mitigate project risks e.g. from a regulatory and governance and/or tactical / strategic perspective
  • Produce relevant documentation and policies to comply with audit requirements

Stakeholder engagement

  • Build professional working relationships with key stakeholders, track progress on tasks, manage expectations and ensure clients’ needs are met
  • Liaise with business users and broader IT team to provide information and assist with queries
  • Resolve problems, conflicts and bottlenecks as required

Experience & Qualifications

  • Grade 12 School Certificate with 5 credits including English and Mathematics
  • Degree in Computer Science or any relevant IT and/or business degree. • A Project Management Certification (PRINCE2, PMP etc.) is required.
  • Experience with Agile Project Management (Kanban or Scrum).
  • Demonstrated experience in the use modern Project Management tools like Jira and Microsoft Project
  • Track record of managing projects successfully.
  • 5+ business and IT experience

Interested Applicants who meet the job requirements should e-mail their CV’s to [email protected] . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For detailed information on the jobs, visit our website at http://www.atlasmarazambia.com . Be sure to include the job applied for in the subject field. Closing date: Monday, 9th November, 2020.

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African Banking Corporation Zambia Limited T/A Atlas Mara. Registered Commercial Bank

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