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  • Posted on: 24 March, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Upstream is accelerating mobile commerce in high growth markets. Our software and infrastructure platform already enables 1.2 billion people to effortlessly receive and pay for the most relevant and affordable digital subscription services on their mobile devices. We have 65 million paying subscribers in 43 countries, making purchases worth $250 million in 2015 alone and growing rapidly through 10 regional hubs in Latin America, Europe, Africa, South-East Asia and the Middle East. We offer useful and exciting subscription based services, adapted to local consumer preferences and available technology infrastructure. We market these services to all countries we operate in, optimising multiple digital channels and engagement techniques. We monetise through subscription based micro-payments, made possible by our deep integration with over 50 mobile operators' billing systems. Our MINT mobile commerce platform optimises sourcing and localisation, marketing, delivery and payments, leveraging insights from more than 10 billion consumer interactions annually, achieving the highest conversion rates to purchase.

    Project Manager


    The Project Manager is based in Lagos, reports to the Regional PMO Director and is focused on managing the implementation of Upstream’s mobile marketing campaigns. This role is ideal for someone with high potential who wishes to be rewarded for outstanding performance, while having the opportunity to gain valuable experience on large complex mobile marketing projects.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Coordinating internal resources and/or third parties for the flawless execution of projects.
    • Assisting in the definition of project specifications and client requirements, involving all relevant departments and ensuring technical feasibility and resource availability.
    • Tracking progress through a solid project plan.
    • Ensuring the on-time and on-budget delivery of projects.
    • Reporting and escalating to management as needed.
    • Managing client relationships and expectations.
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with third parties.
    • Writing clear briefs for the development, operations and support departments.
    • Ensuring that all departments involved in the project operate as a united team.
    • Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation.


    • Very good educational background, preferably in the fields of computer science or engineering.
    • 3-6 years of work experience in project management and/or consulting in Mobile Network Operators.
    • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in mobile technologies, software development and web technologies.
    • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.
    • PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus.

    Personal Characteristics

    • Able to perform under pressure and deliver results in a demanding and fast-paced environment that requires fresh thinking and innovation.
    • Self-driven, responsible, and able to take ownership on projects.
    • Solid analytical thinking and problem solving capability.
    • Attention to detail.


    Compensation package includes competitive salary and benefits. Working closely with a highly motivated team in a dynamic and fast paced environment that provides the ground and the opportunity for international career development.

    Method of Application

    Interested in this position, apply online on Workable

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