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  • Posted: Sep 21, 2020
    Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
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    Apollo Group (Apollo Investments Limited)was an idea born from the need to harness synergies across the insurance business. Built on commitment, integrity and innovation, it has risen to be one of the leading financial groups in East Africa. Apollo Investments Limited (AIL) includes APA Insurance (Kenya and Uganda). It underwrites General Insurance risks ...
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    Project Management Office Coordinator, Nairobi

    The PMO Coordinator will be responsible for coordination between the Digital Factory and the business. Identifying possible synergies or conflicts with other parts of the business or ongoing digital initiatives

    Provide support to Digital Factory based on implementation, planning, and interfacing with required internal and external stakeholders

    KEY PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Support digital transformation implementation:
    • Support collaboration and ideation between the Digital Factory, business, ICT, and other stakeholders to develop the initiative roadmap
    • Review incoming initiative ideas from business and prioritize for action by the Digital Factory
    • Ensure alignment between priority business needs and initiatives under implementation in the Digital Factory
    • Support the product owners in prioritization, estimating resource and budget requirements
    • Interact intensively and frequently with other departments to ensure interfaces are managed
    • Identify and escalate interdependencies across initiatives
    • Manage deadlines and progress across the team to ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget
    • Develop and execute operational plans:
    • Develop and execute annual operational plans and programs for the Digital Factory
    • Compile the proposed annual budget in coordination with the Head of Digital
    • Ensure periodic reports detailing the Digital Factory activities, accomplishments, and impediments
    • Proactively identify “red flags”, risks and mitigation actions
    • Plan interactions between Digital Factory and external partners
    • Communication
    • Communicating with clients or employers about project, event or campaign expectations and goals
    • Reporting and preparation of governance packs and reports, e.g. Steerco

    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelors Degree in Project Management or any other related field

    JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

    • Strong functional knowledge of existing systems and functionalities
    • Strong networking and influencing skills – working with groups of people
    • Experienced in the identification of synergies between programs/initiatives
    • Understanding of functional areas and/or products associated with a specific initiative
    • Previous project management experience
    • An inclination to learn agile ways of working and adapting agile to project management practices
    • Verbal and written communication for understanding project requirements and explaining these needs to employees and third-party providers
    • Attention to detail to ensure all specifications are met
    • Problem-solving abilities to correct any challenges or inefficiencies for the best results
    • Decisiveness and good judgment to address pressing project matters when time is limited
    • Organization and time management to manage multiple tasks, sometimes for multiple projects, at once
    • Leadership and motivation to guide team members in making consistent progress
    • Goal-setting to set realistic deadlines and strategize daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly progress

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    Any professional qualification will be an added advantage.

    EXPERIENCE

    • 5+ years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of the software development lifecycle
    • Strong familiarity with project management and collaboration software, such as Jira, Confluence, Slack, and Trello.

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    Design Lead, Nairobi

    The Design Lead will be involved in partnering with the Head of Digital and the leadership team to develop and drive end-to-end user experience design including research, ideation, conception, detailed design, prototypes, and validation across multiple products and areas.

    The Design Lead will seek to create and influence the creation of the ultimate user experience to create a business impact.

    KEY PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • To drive end-to-end user experience design, including discovery, ideation, conception, detailed design, prototypes, and validation across multiple products and areas
    • Work across multiple cross-functional product teams, the Design Lead will seek to create and influence the creation of elegant user experience to create business impact (e.g., customer, employee, and advisor engagement /productivity)
    • Work closely with digital factory executives, Product Leads, Product Managers, Engineering Leads along with marketing and business stakeholders to design and deliver user-centric experiences
    • Lead a team of UX/UI Designers in leveraging creative and holistic thinking to provide an engaging and intuitive user experience for digital products
    • Mentor designers within the UX/UI team, helping them set and achieve satisfying career goals
    • Grow organizational design capabilities by introducing design thinking across the organization and recruiting and hiring new designers.
    • Implement a culture and principles within the team that prioritize inclusion, innovation, and teamwork, while setting new standards in executional and operational excellence
    • Lead user research, persona development, usability testing, contextual inquiry, and task analysis
    • Constantly monitor analytics, customer feedback, digital banking leaders, and best practices to practice insight-driven optimization and innovation.
    • Collaboratively work with Product Leads, Product Managers to understand their digital product roadmaps and requirements and to ensure UX is tightly integrated into the roadmaps. Ensuring that there is a strategic UX vision for the organization, which will be actualized over time through evolutionary, iterative updates.
    • Work with cross-functional product development teams to build designs that meet those requirements – including design specification documents, user flows, wireframes, prototypes, etc.
    • Develop, communicate, and enforce a Design System that incorporates user experience and user interface guidelines for each digital solutions.

    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelor’s degree in Design or equivalent area

    JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

    • Knowledge of the Agile software development process.
    • Well-rounded user-centered design portfolio that spans some combination of web, mobile, tablet, TV, and wearables.
    • Graphical and Visual design skills, including hands-on experience with a diverse set of software such as Sketch app, Adobe suite, OmniGraffle, Balsamiq, Axure, Invision, Framer, or other tools for graphic design, visual design, and prototyping.

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    Any professional qualification will be an added advantage.

    EXPERIENCE

    • Extensive design experience (6+ years) in a digital product environment.
    • Experience with designing quality consumer products, as well as enabling business capability and objectives through technology.
    • Entrepreneurial self-starter who is self-motivated, but also a team player with a professional presence.
    • Experience with conducting user research, usability testing, A/B testing, interface design, rapid prototyping, agile product development.

    Method of Application

    Send application to digital@apainsurance.org

    Deadline:30-Sep-2020

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