Senior Project Manager

Program – Abuja, /Kano
Department Program
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Who we are: eHealth Africa designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities. eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings, and smartly uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results. We leverage our staff and department expertise across five programmatic areas:

  • Health Delivery Systems

  • Public Health Emergency Management Systems

  • Disease Surveillance Systems

  • Laboratory & Diagnostic Systems

  • Nutrition & Food Security Systems

Summary of Job:  The Senior Project Manager is responsible for constructing baseline project schedules and updates as required. S/He is responsible for performing regular costs analysis of the project budget spend forecast at frequencies as determined/required by a particular project. The selected candidate must have the ability to recognize potential changed conditions, problems, out of scope items and proactively correct as deemed appropriate per eHA policy. The candidate will ensure project schedules and budgets are not adversely affected.

Keywords: Project Management, Sprint Planning, Engagement, Agile, Relationship Management Mapping.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this role successfully, the Senior Project Manager will perform the following responsibilities which may include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the project team, business representatives, various interdepartmental teams and external vendor(s) and ensure positive relationships are established and maintained.

  • Work with cross functional teams to develop, manage and track classic project management deliverables (schedules, budget, scope, change management, status reports, resource allocation plans, risks, issues logs, etc.).

  • Actively identify and manage project risks, issues, and decisions; navigating a complex organization in order to facilitate the resolution of these.

  • Develop and maintain a customer-focused relationship with stakeholders and external vendor partners by exhibiting a high level of collaboration, timely communication and responsiveness.

  • Responsible to provide direction, prioritization and structure to enable efficient implementation of assigned projects and initiatives.

  • Responsible for directing the implementation of strategic planning, leading and directing all aspects of a major, diverse, and highly complex programs impacting the operation

  • Owns hands-on delivery of programs

  • Provides specialized technical aviation knowledge or equivalent, program management expertise, business acumen, and leadership skills to facilitate the identification and management of all interdependencies and areas of risk.

  • Will adhere to the eHA Program Management Life Cycle (PMLC) framework and all policy, procedure, guidelines as applicable.

  • Lead and manage projects as assigned, both tactical and strategic

  • Deliver high quality artifacts and outcome through all phases of PMLC including Envision, Design, Build, and Activate ( EDBA) as needed to realize measurable business results

  • Coach, guide, train project team members and other PMs on EDBA, PMLC and related artifacts and deliverables.

  • Assist team members and research operational and performance data to provide statistics, trends, and reporting that inform leadership steering and decision-making, and as assigned

  • Advocate for Agile principles and create clear visibility into status and progress of all projects.

  • As project management lead, s/he will assess the team's skills and train where necessary.

  • Assesses and identify any changes in forecast process accuracy, as well as balance resources for producing or delivering project deliverables

  • Manage project communications, providing formal and informal status updates both internally and externally.

  • Foster a project work environment that promotes productivity, innovation, and fairness.

  • Provide thought leadership, strategic insight, and clear communication (written and verbal) to project managers members on strategy.

  • Performs any other duties assigned by Management.

Education / Experience

  • Master’s degree in Management, Business Administration, Project Management or a related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years project management experience and 2 years agile project management experience.

  • Strong project management skills, including experience in agile practices and frameworks e.g. Lean, Scrum, and Kanban.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and deliver within tight timelines while being flexible in adapting to new roles.

  • Strong leadership skills that include the ability to build effective teams, ability to motivate others, delegation, and timely/quality decision making. Training and presentation experience is preferred.

  • Action-oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.

Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and great attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently with at least 4 years supervisory experience.  

  • A deep understanding of agile software development best practices.

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to inspire confidence in teams to follow the recommended product direction.

  • Proficient business and technical experience, with a strong talent for enabling productive communication between groups.

  • Passion and proven talent for launching projects on-time, on-budget, and on-strategy.

  • Ability to seamlessly handle multiple projects at once.

  • Ability to proactively track the progress of all project team members and keep everyone focused on the tasks at hand.

  • Must be a world-class individual contributor to eHealth Africa good problem-solving skills.

Certifications and Licenses

  • A Project Management (PMP) certification is required

  • PMI - Agile Certification is an added advantage.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can become louder at times due to group discussions or activities. eHealth Africa is a tobacco-free environment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

  • The employee is frequently required to sit and use a computer and/or reach with hands and arms.

Above all

We believe strongly in our mission and our core values and our teams are most successful when they do also.

IMPACT & QUALITY: We work on solving big problems. We believe in the power of technology to make a transformational difference in health systems, and we know that when we do high-quality work, we have the opportunity to change lives in the communities we impact.

INNOVATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING: We maintain a worldview driven by possibilities, not limitations. We build smart systems that will sustain beyond our tenures. We challenge prevailing assumptions, respect the urgency of the environments we operate in and take smart risks to search for the best solution.

PASSION: We care intensely about what we do, and about whom we do it with. We inspire others with our tenacity and commitment to our communities and each other.

HONESTY: We are honest with our communities, our partners, our donors, and ourselves. We communicate with candor, respect, and humility. We are quick to admit our own mistakes, and work to correct them with openness & expediency.

GROWTH & LEARNING: We embrace curiosity. We pursue and promote continuous learning, share our skills and knowledge, and actively work to make ourselves and those around us better.

OWNERSHIP: We work to become part of the fabric of the communities in which we work. We value our seat at the table and invest in the places we call home.

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  • Location
    Abuja, /Kano
  • Department
    Program
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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