29 Nov 2019

Senior Technical Project Manager at BRAVE Tanzania

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Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Contract to permanent
Senior Technical Project Manager
Job Summary
We are looking for an experienced technology and business leader to manage technology projects with a social purpose. The Company provides top tier technical program leadership to NGO’s, large commercial clients and technology startups. With a heavy focus on agriculture, finance, and social services, we offer project and program leadership that allows our clients to realize their technology vision with confidence.
The Company is founded to address the need for strong technology leadership in programs that engage the commercial market and the NGO community. We conduct light tech strategy work, develop business cases and requirements, lead design and development efforts, and management the whole process for our clients to reduce their risk and deliver quality systems.
Responsibilities and Duties
The Senior Technical Project Manager will be responsible for leading and managing business, technical and program requirements for a technical program that builds the business case, identifies technology components (custom and off the shelf), and leads the integration and ultimate delivery and operation of the system. We are looking for a strong technical leader with a history of delivering technical systems to join our team for this project.
The role starts as a contractor position for 90-120 days with the option for permanent hire.
Day to Day, the Sr. Tech Project Manager will develop requirements and validate the business case, collaborate with other team members, work with the client to validate their requirements, develop and manage the project plan, coordinate technical resources, develop executive summaries to advance the program and oversee the implementation of the solution.
Qualifications and Skills
We are looking for a leader with strong technical background and good consulting skills who is ready to jump in and apply technical leadership excellence to new and challenging business domains.

Skills include:

  • Lead the planning and implementation/delivery of all technical project
  • May include light strategy, business case, agile, waterfall, market analysis, technical project management.
  • Set goals and deliverables for the project team
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables
  • Management of project budgets while supporting Finance and Accounting teams in conducting financial analysis on projects to manage and understand the cost of delivery, margins, projections and where to optimize efforts and leverage resources.
  • Provide direction and support to the project team
  • Constantly monitor and report on the progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • Continuous project evaluations and assessment of results
  • Maintains project management staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees
  • Performs risk management for the different projects he/she is working on
  • Manage project resource allocation
  • Develop techniques for distributing and delivering tasks within the team based on the project and team requirements
  • Build and implement best practices for performing tasks.
  • Project evaluation on progress on a regular basis.

Skills Needed

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Customer relationship management
  • Planning and organization
  • Decision-making
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Good presentation skills
  • Technical Leadership
  • Team work
  • Adaptability


Qualifications
BA or BS degree (CS, IT, Marketing, Business Administration or Commerce)
Masters degree a plus
Qualification in project management and 5+ years leading technology projects
Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management tools and techniques.

Personal traits

· Needs to figure things out and is driven to find a solution
· Engaging with clients, team and a variety of citizens impacted by the solutions
· Analytical and driven
· Fun and loves to build teams and consensus

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