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  • Posted: Sep 22, 2023
    Deadline: Sep 28, 2023
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    Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance.
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    Project Manager - Bishops Gate

    Job Summary

    • To provide specialist advice and support in the development and implementation of business analysis and associated service delivery processes, methods and techniques.

    Job Description

    Project Manager

    Job Summary

    • Reporting to the Head of Change, the role holder is expected to manage Projects or acting as a project implementation manager.
    • Collaborating with various stakeholders in ensuring that the project is delivered on time, within budget, quality
    • In the delivery of programmes or projects will follow and apply Absa Bank project practices, standards and methodologies as defined from time to time and ensure that all activities and duties are conducted in full compliance with regulatory requirements and Enterprise Risk Management Framework (ERMF).

    Key accountabilities

    Accountability 1: Project Definition and Planning

    Time Split: 35%.


    • Evaluate business need for change and create or support in creation of business case.
    • Define scope, plan the project, and agree structure and deliverables.
    • Business case and Project Charter sign-off from Project Sponsor and Steering Committee.
    • Prepare and agree detailed project/sub project responsibilities.

    Accountability 2: Project Management, Governance and Risk Management.

    Time split: 35%


    • Responsible for Project Management initiatives assigned, acting either alone or managing small numbers of staff (often from the BAU line who are often seconded part-time to the project).
    • Manage compliance with Absa bank project practices and methodologies.
    • Comply with the appropriate structures established and maintained to ensure the delivery of projects.
    • Prepare current and accurate forecast of costs, cash flow, timescales and resource requirements and agree with the Project Steering Committee.
    • Prepare and maintain detailed and accurate project and resource plans, with current estimates for activity completion.
    • Prepare and agree detailed project plans to meet project objectives on time and within budget.
    • Co-ordinate projects execution, review and report project progress against plan escalating issues when appropriate.
    • Follow agreed controls for resource, schedule and quality.
    • Organize and manage sub-project staff and set up and chair team and Management meetings as appropriate.
    • Demonstrate effective stakeholder management (minimal engagement required).
    • Identify areas of risk, concern, change and issue management procedures, making recommendations as appropriate.
    • Ensure business benefits are owned and delivered.
    • Manage the handover of project deliverables and completion of the project.

    Accountability 4: Controls and Communication:

    Time split: 20%

    • Keeping the stakeholders regularly informed of the position for their initiatives against agreed plans and remediation areas if any.
    • Managing the communication aspects of all governance exceptions and progress with problem management activity.
    • Ensure that all activities and duties are conducted in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Risk Management Framework and internal Absa Bank Policies and Standards.
    • Understand and manage risks relevant to the role.
    • Ensure adherence to the Group IT security policy and controls in accessing any system
    • Comply with Operational risk and rigor in respect to protecting our people, customers, assets and the organization.
    • Ensure all funding requests are properly authorized.
    • Ensure to support audits being performed.

    Accountability 3: Accountability: Staff management

    Time split: 10%


    • Agree resource plans with the Accountable Executive and or project steering committee and manage and lead sub-project team.
    • Set work scope and targets for the sub-project work-streams and monitor, control and support sub-project   manager’s performance.
    • Identify any training needed to support project implementation, planning delivery of training within project timescales.
    • Contribute to the performance assessment of staff undertaking sub-project work.
    • Provide coaching and guidance to sub-project staff to ensure exacting standards of deliverables. Encouraging contribution and feedback from the team.

    Preferred Qualification

    • PRINCE2 or PMP Certified (candidates not possessing this would be expected to achieve Certification status within 6 months

    Preferred Experience

    • Minimum 5 years in project management and delivery.
    • Management experience.
    • Demonstrable track record of successful delivery of one or more business change projects (not necessarily in the finance sector).
    • Educated to degree or MBA level to be able to meet the intellectual demands of the job or can demonstrate equivalent experience.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Communication & presentation skills
    • PowerPoint design and data visualization skills desirable
    • Project Management
    • Planning – skill in producing, monitoring and delivering on project plans.
    • Managing resources – mobilizes and manages corporate resources against a value-based agenda.

    Behavioural Competencies

    • Drive for results- Consistently maintaining high levels of productivity, effectiveness, and determination.
    • Relationship/Partnership approach- Ability to build positive relationships, especially with diverse individuals and groups, using a variety of methods such as active listening, and communication and conflict resolution skills.
    • Planning and Organizing- Ability to establish priorities, differentiating between urgent, important, and unimportant task.
    • Team player- Ability to actively contributes to a group in order to complete tasks, meet goals or manage projects.

    Technical Competencies

    • Project Management tools.
    • Advanced MS Word, excel,
    • PPT, Visio Professional
    • Advanced MSP 2010,
    • Outlook, Google email
    • Google Docs, drop box,
    • one drive, Share point
    • Good track record on use of Project management tools and collaborative software’s


    • Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences (Required)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa Bank Limited on to apply

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