• Project Manager Job at Britam

  • Posted on: 4 January, 2017 Deadline: 15 January, 2017
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  • Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the Eastern and Southern Africa region, with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. The group offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset management, Banking and Property. Our Mission is to provide outstanding financial services to our customers. Our Vision is to be the most trusted financial service partner. We aim to provide our clients, with an unmatched offering, ensuring first class solutions that help secure the future.

    Project Manager – INSIS Life Assurance


    Responsible for managing the initiation, planning, execution and closure of the INSIS Life Assurance System implementation project for Britam Life Assurance Company Ltd.

    Key Responsibilities

      • Undertake project initiation activities including preparing a project charter and business case for assigned projects
      • Translates the project mandate into detailed concept, defining benefits, analysing interested parties, and defining deliverables
      • Responsible for providing strategic project planning, including resource planning, preparing a comprehensive project schedule and project budgeting
      • Mobilise project team consisting of internal business users, IT experts, business partners and third party suppliers
      • Lead the project team in execution of project activities ensuring required quality standards are adhered to
      • Vendor management to ensure project is delivered on time, on scope and within budget
      • Project risk management including carrying out risk assessments and designing and implementing risk mitigation initiatives
      • Develop and implement a communication and change management plan for the project
      • Develop and implement a stakeholder management plan to ensure project success
      • Updates the project plan as the project progresses, assess risk, resolves issues and reports
      • Manage project CAPEX and OPEX budgets
      • Provide periodic project status reports to key stakeholders
      • Employ business analysis, system design and system testing methodologies to manage quality of project deliverables ensuring business requirements are fully met
      • Ensure appropriate handover of the project including the documentation of lesson learned and a submission project report
      • Ensure proper integration (by appropriate communication and documentation) of the deliverables into existing IT infrastructure and business processes


      • Ability to customise project management processes, tools and templates
      • Expert on Microsoft Project Management Tools
      • Excellent analytical and organisation skills
      • Strong goal setting and task prioritisation abilities
      • Effective communication skills verbal and written
      • Ability to reconcile key stakeholder interests
      • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks
      • Attention to detail

    Knowledge, Experience And Qualifications Required

    • University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or equivalent
    • Project Management Expertise: Certification in Prince2 or PMP would be an added advantage
    • Minimum of 4- 6 years’ experience in a similar role
    • Experience in managing a Life Assurance System Implementation
    • Business analysis and process design experience

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Britam career website on careers.britam.com to apply

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