Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Project Quality Assurance Manager

The Project Quality Assurance Manager reports to the Director, Strategic Projects and  is responsible for ensuring that all business cases for strategic projects are prepared to a high quality that enables robust decision making and that all the appropriate standards, methodologies, budgets, timelines and other elements of governance are adhered to throughout the project implementation.

In addition the role is responsible for managing the post-implementation stabilisation period and tracking the benefits realisation for all projects across the business.

The successful applicants will have the following key responsibilities:
Work with the project management team to ensure that all projects are scoped thoroughly
Deliver high quality business cases that adequately address all business and benefits aspects
Ensure accurate budgeting of funds and resources required

Drive the project management governance agenda for all project implementation and ensure adherence

Track project performance to ensure that each initiative is delivered in line with that plan and that all benefits are realized on a timely basis

Utilise available information to improve the governance methodology and advise senior management of the same

Manage the handover of projects to business
Proactively track the realisation of benefits as anticipated
Ensure projects lead to enhanced employee productivity and satisfaction; increased client base, satisfaction and loyalty; and increased shareholder value.

The ideal candidates should possess:-
A recognized Degree from a reputable institution in a business related field. Project management qualification such as PRINCE 2 is an added advantage.

A minimum of 5 years working experience of which a minimum of 2 years prior experience in a monitoring function such as internal audit or quality assurance in the financial services sector.
Exposure to project management is an added advantage.

The ideal candidates should:-
Demonstrate an understanding of the retail financial services sector
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of controls and implementation and monitoring of the same
Have a good understanding of financial modelling

Have a good understanding of critical success factors for project management
Demonstrate strong business analysis skills and experience

Demonstrate an understanding of key operational risk factors in the business environment that affect the organisation’s success, and ability to utilize this to develop appropriate methodology
Demonstrate an ability to infuse a team with a common vision and motivate them
Demonstrate strong organizational skills
Demonstrate strong monitoring and evaluation skills
Strong problem solving skills and communication skills, both verbal and written
Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
Demonstrate conflict resolution and negotiation skills
Be a person of integrity who cannot be compromised
To apply, please send your application letter and detailed CV indicating your qualifications and experience to:
Human Resources Manager,Housing Finance,
Rehani House, Kenyatta Ave/Koinange St, P.O. Box 30088 GPO 00100 Nairobi.
Applications should be sent via e-mail to on or before 28th June 2013.
Please note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted
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