Friday, 5 July 2013

Insurance Company Project Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Project Manager

Recruiter: Altima Africa Ltd   
Contract: Permanent       
Location: Nairobi    
Available: ASAP
Category: Experienced    
Offer: Neg.
Profile Introduction
Our client is a leading insurance company with operations within the region. 
As a strong and trusted brand leader in the market, the company seeks to recruit a Project Manager for their Nairobi office.

The overall purpose of the role is to:
The strategy & innovation team is responsible for establishing and leading company-wide, cross-functional strategic initiatives. 
The project manager in the team will lead a variety of different types of projects including innovation initiatives, launching new products and services, operational efficiency improvements and establishment of alternative channels of distribution

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Project Management or equivalent required
  • Project management certification; PMP, PRINCE2, etc
  • 3+ years of experience in Financial Services that spans the full spectrum of functional and business perspectives, e.g. Audit, Financial Planning and Analysis, Financial Reporting, Operations or other business related field
  • 3 to 5 years of strong and demonstrated project management and execution skills with a proven track record of process transformation
  • Experience in application of reengineering methodologies such as Six Sigma and Lean preferred
Job Specification- Project Manager
  • Manage all aspects of the project life cycle for large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external stakeholders and partners
  • Define and track project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan on company-wide strategic initiatives
  • Single accountable party for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering given strategic initiative(s).
  • Maintain all relevant documentation related to the project: e.g. regulatory approvals, integrated project plan, resource plan, contingency plan, risk assessment reports, etc.
  • Rigorously manage scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time, cost, and quality parameters; Validates financial forecasts and provides on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures
  • Develop and conduct briefings to management & other key stakeholders on project status, cost, schedules, trends, accomplishments and other aspects of assigned initiatives
  • Propose recommendations and adjustments to project delivery and related solutions throughout the life of the initiative
  • Process engineering – continued review of systems and processes (e.g. contracts, procedures & policies, etc). Implementing improvements to develop client experience and financial control
  • Assist in developing success criteria, best practices, metrics and benchmarks, monitor and manage adherence to SLAs, KPIs and targets.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Leadership Skills. Set clear and challenging objectives, inspiring and encouraging high performance in their team and as individuals. Review progress achieved regularly, publicly and privately recognizing achievement by others
  • Innovative. Think of and/or encourages new ideas, and is keen to experiment and see ideas implemented
  • Decisive. Make timely and balanced decisions, based on available information but is prepared to review if circumstances change
  • Initiative. Take appropriate action before being asked and actively finds solutions to problems
  • Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders; mobilize and motivate teams; set direction and approach; resolve conflict; execute with limited information and ambiguity
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrate, applied experience in establishing and delivering complex projects; Ability to manage multiple deliverables, excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize appropriately
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Outstanding analytical, strategic and problem solving skills coupled with strong finance and internal control skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Package: Projects, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint & Excel
How to Apply
If you are qualified and up to the challenge visit and apply online by 5pm, 18th July 2013
Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted



Like us on Facebook