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  • Posted: Jun 28, 2022
    Deadline: Jul 26, 2022
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  • Primera Africa Finance Group is a financial services firm that provides a range of services to clients across the African continent. Our goal is to provide bespoke financial solutions, in the most professional and efficient manner to meet our clients' individual needs. Such ambition requires the ability to understand the various peculiar needs of our clie...
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    Project Management Officer

    General Roles

    • To manage the delivery of strategic transformation projects that will increase efficiency via the transformation of resources (organizational/people change, development, training) processes and/or information technology.
    • Ensure adherence to set standards in the execution of all ongoing projects within the Bank within set budget, time and allocated resources.
    • Monitor the entire project management life cycle by developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements, defining milestones and deliverables, monitoring activities, evaluating and reporting accomplishments

    Job Description
    Strategic:

    • Recommend new techniques and technologies to achieve business goals
    • Determine business roadmap and provide support in future business planning
    • Develop action plans to overcome business challenges
    • Recommend business improvements based on market and competitive trends
    • Perform project management and reporting for assigned projects
    • Build positive and trustful working relationships with internal/external customers
    • Maintain clear and complete knowledge of programme management, business operations and procedures
    • Drive execution of strategic projects that align with the corporate goals of the bank

    Programme Management:

    • Lead the end-to-end planning, delivery and control of projects or programs of the Bank.
    • Manages all aspects of the project e.g. delivery, resource forecasts, and project administration which includes financial and progress reporting.
    • Ensure alignment with defined reporting standards and procedures for project and portfolio management.
    • Develop strong relationships with all project stakeholders and prospective internal clients.
    • Organize assigned progress meetings and steering committees with senior management to influence decision-making.
    • Conduct risk analysis by proactively identifying and raising control deficiencies and driving diligent risk remediation for all projects within the Bank.
    • Monitor the progress of all projects against agreed and documented time and budget targets while ensuring appropriate quality standards are maintained.
    • Optimizing and improving processes and the overall approach.
    • Acts as the gatekeeper of the program’s documents to ensure that key documents are available and accessible.
    • Results delivery for critical projects and initiatives in line with set project management standards.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of 2nd class upper in the First Degree (MBA, MSc, MA, ML and/or Professional Qualifications is an added advantage)
    • 3 - 5 years of working experience in project management
    • General banking experience especially in Operations and Technology service units is preferable

    Required Certifications:

    • Project Management Professional (PMP) or PRINCE II Certification
    • ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)
    • Agile Project and Delivery Management
    • Scrum Master.

    Additional Information:
    Required Skills & Competencies:

    • Critical thinking
    • Problem-solving
    • Communication
    • Negotiating
    • Organize information
    • Change Management
    • Project Management
    • Pay attention to details
    • Team player
    • Honest, proactive and hardworking
    • Ability to adapt to changes
    • Conversant with Microsoft office tools and project scheduling computer applications.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Primera Africa Finance Group on jobs.smartrecruiters.com to apply

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