IT Projects Manager

at Metajua
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 11, 2020
Category IT / Information Technology
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX

Description

Purpose

The primary role is to scope, plan, and monitor the qualitative and timely execution of IT projects at Metajua.

Responsibilities

  • Translate the business case into a practical, functional plan.
  • Facilitate meetings to obtain agreement regarding responsibilities and time-lines encompassing risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies.
  • Co-ordinate a strong project team and manage the implementation of the plan.
  • Facilitate the development of the project planning and execution documentation.
  • Manage changes in project scope.
  • Co-ordinate performance of project teams with a strong focus on ensuring timely, quality delivery at every level of the project cycle including design specifications, planning, development, project lead and quality assurance.
  • 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.
  • Facilitate periodic/monthly meetings to prioritise new projects and provide feedback on existing projects.
  • Manage project budgets
  • Stakeholder engagement: Liaise with key stakeholders to track progress on tasks, manage expectations and ensure clients’ needs are met.
  • Manage quality assurance by developing relevant project reporting and metrics, including critical success factors, risks, mitigations, high level actions and decisions taken / to be taken
  • Adherence to IT governance, risk and compliance standards
  • Promote a co-operative climate in working with others to achieve shared goals.
  • Plan and manage own project workflow, anticipating obstacles, juggling priorities and following through on objectives within agreed time-frames and according to quality standards.
  • Act in an ethical, transparent and morally defensible manner, including highlighting unethical practices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Graduate in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • 5+ years’ experience as an IT professional with Project Management responsibilities for a minimum of 2 years in a multicultural environment
  • Professional Project Management Certification from accredited intuition is a plus, alternatively online course certificate
  • Proficiency in using IT Portfolio and management Software to managing projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of Project Management processes, strategies and methods
  • Capacity to make project budget and conduct cost monitoring in dialogue with finance dep.

All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged to apply by uploading an application/cover letter in Pdf/Microsoft Word format not exceeding 2MBs stating the exact position they are applying for, current and expected salary, daytime contacts, detailed Curriculum Vitae with three professional referees.

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