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19 Sep 2014

Project Manager Job Vacancy

Outside the Box Africa Limited (OTB Africa Limited) is a Technology Company that specializes in software development.

OTB Africa Limited is a Kenyan company that was formed with a clear and focused mission: To be the pioneering force in making Africa a world class center of IT excellence and innovation.

We invite applications for as short term contract for job reference number: OTB/BSD/PM-04/2014.

The project manager will be responsible for ensuring that clients’ requirements are met, projects are completed on time and within budget and that project team members are doing their job properly.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Facilitating and coordinating, as well as tracking, of day-to- day activities required to ensure projects are completed on time, successfully, and in a manner consistent with organizational goals, departmental policies, and/or the standard terms and conditions of the contract
  • Proposal writing
  • Writing project plans for assigned projects, which include clear milestones and assignment of project task responsibilities.
  • Develop and manage project within hours and financial budget.
  • Managing client expectations of product and services.
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Communicating all of the requirements and commitments (both verbally and in writing) for each project with clients, OTB staff and management.
  • Maintaining alignment between the project team and external resources.
  • Providing leadership and direction for clients and OTB personnel responsible for the project.
  • Managing revenue associated with client projects.
  • Acting as an effective team leader/manager for all matrixed staff.
  • Creating project status reports for all assigned clients.
  • Adopting a proactive approach to identify risks to project success and create and maintain a project risk log; develop effective action plans for resolution as early as possible.
  • Maintaining accurate list of customer deliveries with an up to date priority list

Skills / Attributes Required

  • Diploma or Degree in IT, Software, Computer Science would be an advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Project Management, preferably for software projects
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Excellent leadership skills.

How to apply:
Send your CV and application letter indicating clearly the following:

  • Years of experience
  • Sample projects done
  • Three referees
  • Areas of expertise
  • Date of birth
  • Academic background
  • Current and expected salary

Indicate on the E-mail subject line the job reference number

Send to: techjobs@otbafrica.com not later than 30th Tuesday September 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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