IT Project Support Officer Job at Umeme

Reports to: IT Programme Manager
Responsible for: IT Project Support
Department: IT
About UMEME:
Umeme Limited is a major investment of Actis’ Infrastructure 2 fund. Actis is a leading investor in the emerging markets, investing exclusively in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Presently Actis manages over US$4.8bn worth of investment on behalf of more than 100 institutional investors. The Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom, a UK Government-owned company, is the largest investor in Actis’ infrastructure 2 fund and as such has a relationship with Umeme Ltd indirectly through Actis.
As a responsible employer Umeme is committed to providing competitive employment terms to its employees, in addition to providing safe and reliable electricity, improving customer service, minimizing energy losses and operating in a cost effective manner. To help in achieving these goals Umeme is looking to recruit individuals with high integrity, dedication and commitment to fill the positions described above.
Job Summary: Responsible for supporting IT projects, business readiness, and project documentation.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Assist Programme/Project Manager with all project related tasks.
·         Co-ordinate Project Activities
·         Work with business units and define business readiness goals.
·         Prepare and manage project documentation.
·         Other activities as specified by Project Manager.
·         Assist with project meetings, minutes, plans and presentations.
·         Co-ordinate project team and stakeholder activities.
·         Schedule project tasks as requested by PM.
·         Any other tasks as required

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Degree in IT, or equivalent
·         Training in business process engineering and Visio desired.
·         Have at least 2 years experience in project administration
·         Be capable and competent in assisting with business presentations and management of related documentation.
·         Ability to prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
·         Planning and Organisational skills
·         High integrity and honesty
·         Confidentiality
·         Attention to detail
·         Problem solving and good judgment skills
·         Analytical skills
·         Good communication skills both written and spoken
·         Keen to learn and to share knowledge
·         Works well in Teams
How to apply: 
To apply please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below. Please mark your application : “Umeme – position name” where you replace position name with the position you would like to apply for. E-mails must not exceed 2 MB.
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala
Deadline: 27th December, 2012
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