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Digital Project Manager1

  • Company: Squad Digital
  • Deadline: Sunday 31st March 2013
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

General Purpose

To be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Should Have SDLC understanding
  • Proficient with Agile & Waterfall
  • Should have web Technology understanding
  • Must understand web development lifecycle for small, Mid & large projects.
  • Should able to manage multiple projects.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of project
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements
  • Develop full scale project plans
  • Assemble and coordinate project staff
  • Manage project Documentation
  • Manage project resource allocation
  • Plan and schedule project timelines
  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools/templates
  • Provide direction and support to project team
  • Quality assurance
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • Project evaluations and assessment of results

Education and Experience

  • B.E.
  • 5-6 year experience in project management
  • Project management certification (not mandatory)
  • Qualification in project management or equivalent
  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools
  • Direct work experience in project management capacity
  • Proven experience in people management
  • Proven experience in strategic planning
  • Proven experience in risk management
  • Proven experience in change management
  • Proficient in project management software

Key competencies

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Decision-making
  • Communication skills
  • Influencing and leading
  • Delegation
  • Team work
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict management
  • Adaptability
  • Stress tolerance


More Details:

Project Planning

  • Identify project stakeholders
  • Determine stakeholders needs and expectations
  • Prioritize demands
  • Establish clear set of project goals
  • Sequence activities to meet delivery dates
  • Produce detailed project schedule
  • Determine type, quantity and quality of resources required
  • Allocate resources and establish resource schedule
  • Determine budget and create financial plan
  • Define quality expectations and targets
  • Identify techniques for quality control and develop quality plan
  • Map risks, identify contingency actions and develop risk plan
  • Clarify completion criteria for each deliverable and develop acceptance plan
  • Develop communication strategy with stakeholders and establish communication plan
  • Identify external supplies required and develop procurement plan
  • Assemble project team

Project Manager Skills for Planning Phase

  • Long term vision
  • Goal setting
  • Attention to detail
  • Scope, time, quality, resource, risk and cost management skills
  • Interactive communication skills
  • Expectation management
  • Persuasive techniques

Project Execution

  • Implement project plans to build deliverables
  • Monitor and control project deliverables
  • Manage timelines
  • Identify and manage risks
  • Assure and control quality
  • Suggest and implement modifications to project scope, deliverables, timelines and Resources
  • Prepare and present project status reports to stakeholders
  • Support and direct project team

Project Manager Skills for Execution Phase

  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Team building
  • Performance management
  • Motivation skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Diversity appreciation
  • Staff development
  • Problem solving
  • Adaptability
  • Change management
  • Consultative skills
  • Sense of urgency
  • Judgment
  • Decision making
  • Customer relations management
  • Negotiation skills

Project Closure

  • Ensure project completion criteria have been met
  • Obtain stakeholder approval for final deliverables
  • Present final project report
  • Handover project documentation
  • Release project resources
  • Conduct project review
  • Evaluate performance against defined project goals

Project Manager Skills for Closure Phase

  • Presentation skills
  • Data management
  • Evaluation skills

How to apply

Please apply with your cover letter and CV to