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  • IT Programme Manager at GVA Partners

  • Posted on: 29 October, 2018 Deadline: 31 October, 2018
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  • Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners - Our client, a Bank located in Lagos State, is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

    IT Programme Manager

     

    Job Description

    • We require the services of a Programme Manager who will coordinate and supervise resources across multiple projects, managing links between projects simultaneously and overall cost and risks of the programme.
    • The ideal candidate must possess a good understanding of the interdependency between technology, operations and business needs.

    Responsibilities and Functions

    • Develop individual project plans complete with budgetary information and resource needs.
    • Communicate project objectives with all team members.
    • Responsible for project tracking, monitoring, control and success from sign-off to delivery in the production environment
    • Proactively monitor projects’ progress daily and resolve issues that may arise and provide adequate corrective measures.
    • Ensuring quality assurance by ensuring infrastructure planning is in line with corporate technical, specialist and legal standards.
    • Managing effective allocation of resources and skills within the program’s individual projects.
    • Managing the program’s budget by monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realized benefits as the programme progresses.
    • Delivering the project in line with the customer’s and Company’s objectives.
    • Manage communication to all stakeholders.
    • Managing risks to the programmes successful outcome.
    • Initiating management interventions whenever gaps in the programme are identified or issues arise.

    Requirements/Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree or a suitable Post-Graduate PM Qualification in Computer Science/Business Studies with a Formal internationally recognised/certified Project Management qualification.

    Experience:

    • At least 5 - 7 years in Program/Delivery management in the Telecom Domain
    • A solid project management background with extensive experience with a proven and successful in-depth experience of using standard program/project management methodologies (PMP, Prince2) and software engineering methodologies complying with international quality standards such as ISO or CMM.
    • Good track record in delivering high quality projects in time
    • Candidate must have experience of handling multi-supplier engagements with strong skills in contract/scope management.
    • Candidate must have experience of managing project budgets and accountability for program P&L.
    • A record of successful completion of a number of significant projects covering each part of the project life cycle.
    • Thorough understanding of the life-cycle of multi-phase, multi-tier, multi-party project plans with mixed discipline project teams comprised of customer personnel, 3rd Party personnel and Company personnel.

    Competencies:

    • The ability to successfully structure and plan a project to deliver both customer and Company objectives pre-empting possible issue.
    • Manage projects, performing tasks in a timely manner, cognisant of project deadlines and customer expectations.
    • Build, agree and communicate multi-phase, multi-tier, multi-party project plans with mixed discipline project teams comprised of customer personnel, 3rd Party personnel and Company personnel.
    • Maintain Project P&L responsibility, managing, controlling and monitoring project progress against time and budget, timely addressing project slippage and reporting any deviations in excess of tolerance to the customer and Company management.
    • Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of banking and business processes, and the ability to understand the business and objectives of the customer.
    • Detailed knowledge of banking concepts, basic accounting procedures and banking operations

    Skills & Abilities:

    • Practitioner in the methods and techniques that have been designated as the current Company standards:
    • Project Methodology - as an operational Project Methodology
    • PRINCE II/PMBOK or equivalent - as a general Project Management methodology.
    • Accomplished in the use of tools that have been designated as the current Company standards:
    • Microsoft Project - as a Project Management Planning and Monitoring tool.
    • Microsoft Excel- for Financial Reporting, Change Control and Miscellaneous Reporting.
    • Microsoft Word - for General Communications and Reporting.
    • Microsoft PowerPoint - for internal/external presentations.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the customer organization.
    • Self-driven and self-motivated, capable of performing without the need to be managed on a daily basis. Ability to meet deadlines. Achieves and exceeds standard objectives consistently.
    • Excellent and mature communications skills - oral and written.
    • Excellent standards of report writing.
    • Ability to control meetings where opposing views are displayed and to resolve without conflict.
    • Ability to mentor Company’s Consultants.
    • Presents a professional image of the Company.
    • Ability to pro-actively manage expectations, assessing and reacting quickly to customers’ needs and identifying risks early.
    • Good inter-personal skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV in MS Word format and Cover Letters to: contact@gvapartners.com and reference recruitment@gvapartners.com with the job role as the subject of the email.

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