Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Senior Manager, IS Project Office at MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria - The leader in telecommunications in Nigeria, and a part of a diverse community in Africa and the Middle East, our brand is instantly recognisable. It is through our compelling brand that we are able to attract the right talents who we carefully nurture by continuously improving our employment offerings even beyond reward and recognition.

MTN Nigeria is recruiting to fill the below position:

Job Title: Senior Manager, IS Project Office
Reporting To: Chief Information Officer
Department: Information Systems

Location: Lagos

Job Description
Lead the Information Systems Project Office within MTN:
Develop Business Plan and outline the objectives, goals and functions of the Project Office
Develop, publish, and maintain comprehensive project management methodology, policy, procedures, and guidelines.

Acts as the primary control point for managing (monitor and control) all project within MTN Information System Group.

Advise the MTN Management on risk issues that are related projects and recommending actions to mitigate this risk.

Plan, manage and marshall resources effectively for the successful execution of IS projects.

Define and develop programme plans for the Unit.
Define methodologies for the Department.
Identify problems that affect the Unit and manage projects to achieve the development and implementation of solutions accordingly (includes planning in terms of funding staffing and resource acquisition).

Ensure projects plans are aligned to the needs of all business units within the organization and the overall organizational objectives.
Prioritise and coordinate all projects.
Facilitate the development of project plans and ensure these are aligned to overall project plans (includes implementation, risk mitigation and contingency plans).
Ensure all projects are well defined in terms of detailed project deliverables and time frames.
Review success of project planning post implementation.
Manage and monitor the implementation of all projects against the overall project plan.
Determine staffing requirements for each project, and allocate available resources to various projects.
Manage, coordinate and monitor the implementation of all projects against the project plans.
Identify reasons for delays in projects and plan activities to overcome these. Identify and respond to risks / escalated problems throughout the project cycle.
Ensure the performance of project managers is up to the required standard during the implementation of the project plan.

B.Sc in Computer Science, Information Management PRINCE2 Certified
12 years experience in information technology of which 5 years within the Solution Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC).
5 years experience in Information Systems Project management.
Scope Estimation and Project Planning.
Project Costing and Budget Management.
Risk Analysis, Dependency and Mitigation.
Decentralized project planning and centralized resource planning.
Resource management across local and international boundaries in a large and complex, multi-disciplinary IT professional services/corporate environment is desirable.
International certification in project management.
Technology Seminars/workshops.
Leadership Development programs.

Application Closing Date
23rd November, 2012

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: