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  • Africa Technical Program Manager at Standard Chartered Bank

  • Posted on: 2 October, 2019 Deadline: 15 October, 2019
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  • We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
     
    To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit.  It’s about showing how you embody our valued behaviours – do the right thing, better together and never settle – as well as our brand promise, Here for good.
     
    We’re committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.
     
     

    Africa Technical Program Manager

     

    The Role Responsibilities 
    • Lead conversations to ensure common understanding on the problem statements and proposed solution.
    • Organize and motivate team members in discussions of initial planning, regular follow-ups and through to completion of projects across the Africa foot print.
    • Coordinate and facilitate workshops with FinTech’s and client co-creation teams , associated   vendor engagements, technical specialists, contracted consultants and bank internal stakeholders
    • Engage with technical, engineering and solution architecture subject matter experts
    • Develop a comprehensive activity and resource plan by identifying tasks, assigning accountability and tracking progress against agreed deliverables at a granular level
    • Manage high-level milestones and consolidate project schedules
    • Analyse and manage project risk, and track consolidate issue logs
    • Control time and manage timelines with clear candid communication of any challenges
    • Efficiently report to stakeholders on tasks, progress, and critical path
    • Produce documentation, dashboards, and RAG status reports
    • Consolidate project status from sub-projects into a larger program report
    Our Ideal Candidate
    • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in business or related field Computer Science, Engineering, Economics or Business
    • A proven track record of successfully implementing novel business solutions.
    • Ability to lead cross-functional teams
    • Must be experienced working in a fast-paced environment, while ensuring timely delivery of the team in alignment with the project management office
    • Relevant Agile training and certifications a plus
    • Experience leading multiple (2+) projects concurrently, with direct responsibility for tracking & reporting on key metrics
    • Demonstrated ability to apply best practices to optimizing resources, scheduling time constraint peers & coordinating logistics
    • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
    • Must be self-motivated, proactive and able to work well handling multiple concurrent projects to manage competing demands
    • Strong judgment, with the ability to make quick, yet sound decisions and follow-through
    • Creative approach to problem-solving, with a strong customer focus and commitment to deliver
    • Team-player attitude, with strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish high-trust professional relationships quickly
    • Combined 8+ years’ experience as a business product manager.
    • Practical experience with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and software delivery in waterfall and agile development teams
    • Familiarity with software architecture of monolithic, distributed and micro-services patterns is a plus
    • Experience in financial services including banking, financial services, and/or trading systems is an advantage
    • While this role is based in Kenya there will be a need to travel from time to time.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Standard Chartered Bank Kenya career website on scb.taleo.net to apply

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