Project Manager Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Janta Kenya

Job Description

The Project Manager systems is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering agile projects that provide exceptional business value to users. The PM is responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple projects.

At the program level, leading and managing complex program- level projects consisting of multiple agile teams and/or requiring integration with activities outside with other activities outside the scope of the agile teams.
At a team level, playing a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools and coaching members of the team as needed to optimize the efficiency of the project team

In situations that require a hybrid Agile approach, using good judgment and skill to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints

Project Planning and Management

Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value;

Organize and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports;

Manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects

Manage projects in JIRA and Confluence; providing software training to team members as needed

Team Management

Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments,

Removing roadblocks to their work;

Leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work;

Mentoring and developing team members

Product Owner Support

Support the Product Owners in managing customer expectations for project deliverables

Managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance

Process Management and Improvement

Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management

Team building

Promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution

Encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team

BA or BSC or equivalent experience is required; MA or MSC is a plus

Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building

Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met

Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools:

Agile Project Management tools such as Jira/Greenhopper, Rally, VersionOne or equivalent

Microsoft Project, Visio, and all Office Tools

Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels including the executive level

Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view

Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment