Project Manager

Website Atlas Mara

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Designation: Project Manager (x1)

Reporting Line: Country Manager – Projects & Innovation

Business Unit: Information Technology

Location: Lusaka

Employment Type 2 Year contract

Key Outputs & Responsibilities

Project Stakeholder Engagement And Co-Ordination

  • Co-ordinate performance of project teams to ensure timely and quality delivery.
  • Provide close direction and guidance to team members on specific deliverables to achieve project benchmarks.
  • 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 to ensure smooth working relationships.
  • 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 to meet stakeholder requirements.
  • Facilitate workshops to obtain agreement regarding responsibilities and timelines encompassing risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies to ensure all relevant stakeholders understand and approve project plan.
  • Co-ordinate a strong project team to ensure the management and implementation of all project plans

Management of Project Budgets

  • In consultation with relevant stakeholders, develop project budgets to attain good return on investment
  • Ensure that project is delivered within Budget and on time to ensure that scope and approved budget are adhered to.
  • Identify and implement cost savings and other financial efficiencies where appropriate to avoid budget overruns.
  • Monitor project expenses and act to manage and mitigate variances to track and update project committee in a timely manner.

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 or to be taken so as to ensure Stakeholder satisfaction

Adherence To I.T Governance, Risk and Compliance Standards

  • Identify and mitigate project risks e.g. from a regulatory and governance and/or tactical / strategic perspective to ensure ongoing compliance to IT governance, risk and compliance standards
  • 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 to ensure clients’ needs are met and productive working relationships
  • Liaise with business users and broader IT team to provide information and assist with queries
  • Resolve problems, conflicts and bottlenecks as required to achieve project objectives

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 Be sure to include the job applied for in the subject field.

Closing date: Wednesday, 8th September, 2021.

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