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  • Posted: Dec 2, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 10, 2020
  • Our Roots Telkom Kenya was established as a telecommunications operator under the Companies Act in April 1999. We provide integrated communications solutions in Kenya with the widest range of voice and data services as well as network facilities for residential and business customers. We are proud to play a prominent role in the information and communicat...
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    Project Manager

    Role Purpose: 

    The role is within the Digital Financial Services department in Telkom Kenya and  is responsible for scoping, planning and managing the implementation of one or more high/ medium risk projects through to closure and to be responsible for the completion of all the designated activities and tasks contained on the work schedule through pro-active task, risk and issue management; reporting progress as required and ensuring stakeholders are kept engaged and informed where appropriate.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop, scope, plan and manage the implementation of one or more high/ medium risk projects as assigned
    • Assist the above with the development of the relevant products needed to support implementation
    • Actively keep internal and external stakeholders sighted on key risks, issues and decisions – escalating where appropriate
    • Actively work with internal stakeholders to ensure the project secures effective engagement at all levels within Telkom Kenya
    • Develop and maintain an expert working knowledge of the project and therefore be a point of reference, information and expertise
    • Pro-actively manage the quality and performance of the project and its products thereby ensuring work-streams and work-packages are delivered on time, to specification and budget
    • Where appropriate, to manage some or all of the project budget under the guidance of the Product Delivery & Programs Manager.

    Academic Background and Professional Knowledge

    • Bachelors’ degree in Business, Project Management or other relevant field
    • Certification in Project Management
    • Expert user of Microsoft Projects
    • 3-5 years’ experience in Project Management within a Telecommunications or Financial Services environment
    • At least 2 years previous Product Delivery or Project Management experience working within an agile environment
    • A track record of successful project delivery working across multiple teams, on multiple products in a fast paced, market driven environment.

    Here are the skills we are looking for/Competencies

    • Project Management
    • Project Management (scoping, planning and execution)
    • Problem solving and analytical skills
    • Risk and Issue management
    • Ability to prioritize and manage conflicts (people and tasks)
    • Networking, engagement, persuasion, influencing and communications skills
    • Excellent Written, oral and presentations skills
    • Tact and diplomacy skills when managing sensitive issues in a discreet manner
    • Experienced and highly competent in the use of MS Project, and other MS Office applications

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    Strategic Partnerships Manager

    Role Purpose: 

    The role is within the Digital Financial Services department in Telkom Kenya and owns the growth of Digital Financial Services (DFS) through having significant client relationships that make a significant impact on the growth of existing product lines and co-creation with partners of new products and services. It requires sales, management and innovation skills in equal measure, as well as a drive and a passion to grow deep customer relationships.

    The role will assist to create new opportunities, manage and grow relationships with the largest financial services players in the market. Strategically, the role owns oversight of all Strategic Partner account plans, with a significant input into the overall DFS strategy and plan.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Build and deliver a business plan that creates meaningful growth opportunities
    • Respond to market trends to lead creation of new products and services that meet customer needs
    • Manage resources (within the team, wider sales team and within other parts of the business) to ensure that the largest opportunities are maximized
    • Convert new business opportunities from within the existing partner population and potential new partners that drive new inflows across all areas of the business group
    • Build a detailed understanding of distributor structure including (but not exclusive to) ownership, business aspirations, immediate plans, employee matrix, compliance processes, business areas and membership information
    • Drive the organization and facilitation of campaigns/negotiations/product launches including marketing activity

    Academic Background and Professional Knowledge

    • Bachelors’ degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering, IT or other relevant field
    • Master’s Degree is an added advantage
    • 5-7 years’ experience in a management role within a Telecommunications or Financial Services environment, having been exposed to all disciplines
    • At least 5 years previous Strategic Partnerships experience working within an agile environment
    • Ideally working within a vendor or external client facing environment.

    Here are the skills we are looking for 

    • Ability to grow accounts through influence at senior levels within key organizations; evidence of creating meaningful business opportunities through these relationships
    • Excellent people management and planning skills
    • The ability to develop a thorough knowledge of the products and services
    • An up to date knowledge of the financial services landscape and its evolution
    • Highly developed relationship management skills
    • Excellent data analysis skills and the ability to make great decisions using both data and instinct
    • Strong ability to manage and influence multiple stakeholders either directly or indirectly.
    • The ability to negotiate with internal and external colleagues.
    • Highly developed presentation and facilitation skills.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Numerical and analytical skills.
    • Self-starting with a drive to succeed and deliver

    Method of Application

    Application should be sent to [email protected] by providing an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) before 14th December 2020 including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees.

    Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Telkom Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to tribe, religion, gender, age or disability

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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