Sunday, October 8, 2017

Project Manager - One year Contract at NMB Bank Plc 2017

Project Manager - One year Contract at NMB Bank Plc 2017

Job Purpose: 

The incumbent that we are looking will be responsible to:
  • Manage the entire project lifecycle covering the initiating, planning, monitoring, controlling and closing process groups in deploying a new Internet Banking Platform.
  • Thorough cleanup of Customer Master Data and re – engineering of account opening process into a new model that offers a consistent and improved experience across various channels.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepare the project charter and coordinate its review and approval by the project sponsor and other key stakeholders.
  • Develop the project business case and co-ordinate its review and approval.
  • Establish the requisite resource requirements for the project and motivate for their allocation.
  • Establish the relevant governance structures for the project.
  • Identify project stakeholders and determine their expectations, level of influence and impact.
  • Determine detailed requirements and develop the business requirements document.
  • Define the project scope and determine the applicable project management processes based on the project context.
  • Develop the project management plan and all its constituent baselines and management plans.
  • Coordinate review and approval of the integrated project management plan.
Project Execution, Monitoring, & Controlling
  • Serve diligently as chairperson of the project working committee and secretary to the project steering committee.
  • Acquire, direct and motivate the project team.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear manner.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an on-going basis.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Manage project risks, issues, dependencies and assumptions by ensuring proper recording, assignment, ownership and timely escalation to the appropriate level of management where necessary.
  •  Communicate progress to relevant stakeholders in a clear and timely manner.
  • Analyse and evaluate project performance and institute corrective measures in the event of any deviations.
  • Evaluate project team and individual performance
  • Manage changes to project baselines (scope, budget, and schedule) in line with the agreed changed control process.
  • Influence factors that cause changes
  • Manage the performance of third party vendors and contractors
  • Control the project budget and provide regular reports on project financials
Acceptance Testing
  • Recruitment of the Test Manager.
  • Development of the test strategy and plan in conjunction with the Test Manager.
  • Coordinate development of test cases and scenarios.
  • Assemble and facilitate training of the testing team.
  • Organize for availability of relevant testing resources e.g. test environment, facilities etc.
  • Responsible for planning and management of all logistics associated with acceptance testing.
  • Oversee the execution of system integration testing, user acceptance testing, performance testing, failover tests, regression testing and live proving.
  • Obtain sign offs for test results.
Project Closure 
  • Facilitate project closure workshops and ensure lessons learned are identified and recorded.
  • Produce a project closure report and secure its approval from relevant project executives.
  • Collaborative and ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Efficiency and promptness in reacting to project adjustments and alterations.
  • Flexibility to change.
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Interpersonal and stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to diffuse tension among project team, should it arise.
  • Ability to bring projects to successful completion through political sensitivity.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
  • Must be able to quickly learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Tenacious.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Holder of a University Degree in Business Administration, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Project Management, Management Information Systems (MIS) or related field.Sound Project Management background and practical application in a busy large corporate setting.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in managing large IT and Data Management projects.
  • Successful completion of at least 2 large IT and Data Management projects
  • Certification in project management methodologies or its equivalent e.g. PRINCE2, CAPM, PMP etc.
  • Advanced understanding of banking operations and information systems.
Location: Head Office



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