Project Manager / Head of Projects Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Project Manager / Head of Projects -  Nairobi


Liaise with Planning and pre-sales team to manage the projects plan as per solution designs hence scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, and allocation of available resources 

Develop project plans for implementation of new or existing projects 

Demonstrate practical working knowledge on established project and implementation methodology used – PIP 

Formulate and manage a detail stakeholder and project communication plan

Identify stakeholders and determine levels of influence on achievement of project outcomes and have an initiation planning session to confirm high-level project plan / schedule / charters.  
Manage a team of Project officers and associates on different projects. 

Facilitator and moderator of project meetings with stakeholders involved at every stage of the project to ensure ongoing tasks risks and challenges are monitored and mitigated accordingly with team involvement. 

Liaise with procurement department pro-actively to take into consideration lead times for delivery of equipment and materials for use in the projects assigned. 

Analyze project plan vulnerabilities and develop solutions to overcome shortfalls against established plans through regular review of potential and known risks with the development and deployment of the corrective mitigation. 

Manage delivery teams to analyses, rationalize and integrate the requirements of all project outcomes to determine agreed, achievable project objectives 

Manage the internal working environment with the various departments i.e planning, legal, commercial finance, procurement and the external environment like Local communities, property owners, suppliers e.t.c to ensure that the necessary project control mechanisms are implemented and manage all project changes with impact assessments and alignment to the revenues schedule. 

Manage detail project scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, procurement, risk and communications with the necessary corrective actions 

Ensure that the client’s procurement process is followed; equipment purchase orders are placed for the correct equipment and on time and manage the delivery of equipment on time. 
Ensure appropriate transition processes are in place for successful handover from the project team to operations management 

Project implementation weekly reports to internal clients these include; Account Managers, management, that outlines status on each project implemented. – Communication and reporting 

Facilitating and moderating project progress meetings to achieve the best possible output 
Daily update to external clients on project implementation 
Monthly report to Management on Projects implemented against the amounts billed. 

Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the company’s discretion.

  • Master’s degree in the relevant field
  • BSC degree in Comp Science/IT/Engineering/project management planning.
  • Project Management Certification – PMP/PMI/PRINCE
  • Experience in developing and implementing financial policy and strategy and responsibility for achieving results.
  • Highly computer literate and able to drive computerisation in all operational areas.
  • Ability to build and motivate a team and able to work with a diverse multi-cultural team of specialists.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to influence and play a creative role in the continuing development of business.
  • Effective communication and resource management skills are a pre-requisite for the position.
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