• Assistant Project Manager Job at FSD Kenya - Adept Recruit

  • Posted on: 16 February, 2017 Deadline: 3 March, 2017
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  • FSD Kenya, was established in early 2005 to support the development of inclusive financial markets in Kenya. FSD understands financial inclusion as being about harnessing the power of markets to improve people’s lives. Exceptional gains have been made in expanding access to finance over the last decade in Kenya. FSD’s strategy for the next five years is to build on this foundation to create real value for low-income people through better financial solutions. Drawing on a detailed understanding of market systems and a clear vision of the future, FSD looks to address identified systemic constraints and bring about large-scale and sustainable change. A broad range of partnerships are core to FSD’s work encompassing both the public and private sectors, the latter including commercial players and non-profits. The operational nature of these partnerships varies significantly and may involve FSD financing substantial programmes of activity, offering technical assistance, commissioning relevant research and FSD’s technical team collaborating on issues of shared interest.

    FSD is an independent Trust under the supervision of professional trustees, with policy guidance from the Programme Investment Committee (PIC). Finance is provided by development partners working with the Government of Kenya (GoK). Our current funders are the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    Assistant Project Manager, Payments Platform

     

    Objective
    The Assistant Project Manager, Payments Platform will support the Programme Manager, Payments Platform in the delivery of FSD’s work aimed at developing efficient and interoperable payment systems that promote the use of relevant and affordable digital payments.

    Key Responsibilities

    Project Delivery

    • Responsible for end-to-end delivery of various project tasks
    • Maintain a project issues log and follow-up on issues for resolution
    • Document minutes for all meetings and follow-up on identified tasks
    • Develop detailed project plans

    Project Administration

    • Track project expenditure to ensure that the project operates within the set budgets.
    • Ensure that all monthly and quarterly reporting is completed in a timely manner.
    • Ensure that all project records and files are maintained and managed
    • Develop project progress reports and track project progress against planned activities.
    • Develop procurement documents and coordinate the procurement process for all project areas and ensure timely payments are made

    Stakeholder Relations

    • Follow-up with various industry stakeholders on the delivery of project tasks
    • Manage the timely deliverables of consultancy contracts

    Technical & Advisory

    • Provide technical support to experts and consultants working on the project
    • Assist the PM in drafting and/or formatting project documents and presentations as requested.
    • Support in project analysis and design
    • Support in problem analysis and resolution

    Conduct of Work
    The Assistant Project Manager, Payments Platform will work as a full-time member of the FSD Kenya team, reporting directly to the Programme Manager, Payments Platform. In line with FSD’s new strategy, the Assistant Project Manager, Payments Platform is expected to work across a number of areas, leading or supporting colleagues in the delivery of the payment platform/infrastructure deliverables. S/he will ensure stewardship for the Trust’s resources and adhere to policies and procedures.

    Working arrangements will be flexible with the approach taken driven by the demands of the role. Communication and collaboration is of paramount importance to the FSD team’s effectiveness. Guidelines on effective remote working and flexitime are set out in FSD’s policies and procedures. Successful remote and flexible working requires the full adoption of FSD’s technology based communication tools.

    The Assistant Project Manager, Payments Platform will be responsible for supporting the Programme Manager, Payments Platform to deliver FSD’s work which contribute significantly to the achievement of FSD’s mission: “to support the development of inclusive financial markets in Kenya as a means to stimulate wealth creation and reduce poverty”. In particular, s/he will support in the development of efficient and interoperable payment systems that promote the use of relevant and affordable digital payments.

    Staff Terms of Reference
    FSD is managed on a strongly results based approach and each person is expected to deliver specific annual targets agreed with their manager to support the strategy and business plan. The Assistant Project Manager, Payments Platform will be a key member of the Infrastructure team and will work with the rest of the FSD team to facilitate robust and affordable payment systems. Programme and project reporting, as formally specified in the policies and procedures must be delivered on time and to the highest standards.

    Job Qualifications

    Strong project management skills will be vital to this position. You will be required to engage with a diverse range of partners and
    stakeholders and must therefore possess strong interpersonal skills. To succeed, you will need to be agile, be highly motivated and able
    to deliver on a demanding set of outputs against tight timelines. At a minimum you will have:

    • Relevant academic/professional qualification (minimum of bachelor degree)
    • Minimum of 4years’ experience working in a similar position
    • Demonstrable strong organisational skills with ability to prioritise and be proactive
    • Relevant work experience in the financial services industry
    • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Adept Systems career website on jobs.adeptsystems.co.ke to apply

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