Senior Project Manager

Kano, Kano State Salary Negotiable
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Management Jobs
  • Posted By: eHealth Africa on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Employer: ehealth Africa

eHealth Africa designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities. eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings, and smartly uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position:

Summary of Job

- The Senior Project Manager leads project delivery team comprising project management professionals.

- S/he manages improvements to project management processes, tools, and infrastructure in order to ensure that all projects meet the organization's needs.

- S/he must work closely with stakeholders to ensure organizational cohesiveness
Keywords:

- Project Management, Sprint Planning, Engagement, Agile, Relationship Management Mapping.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

- To perform this role successfully, the Senior Project Manager will perform the following responsibilities which may include but are not limited to:

- Introduce a culture of project management supported by policies and guidance.

- Advocate for Agile principles and create clear visibility into status and progress of all projects.

- Evaluate and improve systems and processes to effectively meet project requirements and execution goals.

- Facilitate Release Planning activities across all program teams and manages the overall program communication and stakeholder management.

- Perform overall project risk and issue management, and handle detailed tracking and mitigation planning.

- Plan and coordinate project activities and ensure the timely implementation of projects.

- Ensure that project deliverables meet quality standards and business requirements.

- Manage small and complex projects through the entire project lifecycle (inception, design, development, integration, test, trial and maintenance).

- Ensure that work requests and backlogs are properly articulated, prioritized and detailed.

- Organizes and facilitates project planning, daily stand-ups, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other project-related meetings.

- Tracks tasks and milestones and reports on the project's progress.

- Works to identify blocked or stalled activities and influences the team to resolve the issues, seeking opportunities for innovation and enhancing the efficiency of project delivery.

- Defines requirements and work with relevant cross-functional teams to guarantee smooth, efficient implementation and delivery of projects.

- S/he will be responsible for communicating and defining the team’s objectives, as well as eliminating any productivity barriers.

- S/he will develop and oversee project management and schedule goals, procurement and contractual requirements, personnel assignments and capacity planning.

- As project management lead, s/he will assess the team's skills and train where necessary.

- Assesses and identify any changes in forecast process accuracy, as well as balance resources for producing or delivering project deliverables

- Manage project communications, providing formal and informal status updates both internally and externally.

- Foster a project work environment that promotes productivity, innovation, and fairness.

- Provide thought leadership, strategic insight, and clear communication (written and verbal) to project managers members on strategy.

- Performs any other duties assigned by Management.

Candidate Requirements

- Master's degree in Management, Business Administration, Project Management or a related field.

- Minimum of 5 years project management experience and 2 years agile project management experience.

- Strong project management skills, including experience in agile practices and frameworks e.g. Lean, Scrum, and Kanban.

- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and deliver within tight timelines while being flexible in adapting to new roles.

- Strong leadership skills that include the ability to build effective teams, ability to motivate others, delegation, and timely/quality decision making.

- Training and presentation experience is preferred.

- Action-oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.

Competencies:

- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and great attention to detail.

- Ability to work independently with at least 4 years supervisory experience.

- A deep understanding of agile software development best practices.

- Strong leadership skills, including the ability to inspire confidence in teams to follow the recommended product direction.

- Proficient business and technical experience, with a strong talent for enabling productive communication between groups.

- Passion and proven talent for launching projects on-time, on-budget, and on-strategy.

- Ability to seamlessly handle multiple projects at once.

- Ability to proactively track the progress of all project team members and keep everyone focused on the tasks at hand.

- Must be a world-class individual contributor to eHealth Africa good problem-solving skills.

Certifications and Licenses:

- A Project Management (PMP) certification is required

- PMI - Agile Certification is an added advantage.

Work Environment

- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can become louder at times due to group discussions or activities. eHealth Africa is a tobacco-free environment.

Physical Demands

- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

- Performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.

- The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

- The employee is frequently required to sit and use a computer and/or reach with hands and arms.

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