Barclays Bank UK Jobs – Change/Project Manager

Organisation: Barclays Bank UK
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Barclays:
Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services
company headquartered in London. It is a universal bank with operations in
retail, wholesale and investment banking, as well as wealth management,
mortgage lending and credit cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and
territories and has around 48 million customers.
 The Change/Project Manager will take
full responsibility for the successful delivery of business/technical solutions
in support of the strategic and operational objectives of Barclays Africa of: a
major work stream of a large and complex project, and three smaller, less complex,
projects. In the delivery of programmes or projects will follow and apply
Barclays Africa & Middle East project practices, standards and
methodologies as defined from time to time
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Project Definition and Planning – 30%
  • Define
    business requirements to meet their strategic objectives, including the
    development or assist in the development of Stage 1 and Stage 2 business cases
    for the related projects.
  • Define
    scope and plan the project and agree structure and deliverables.
  • Obtain
    sign-off of business case from Project Sponsor and Project Board.
  • The
    incumbent will be in charge of preparing and agreeing detailed project/sub
    project responsibilities.
  • Ensure
    all such investment is well funded and that the senior management are
    aware of their responsibilities in achieving the successful delivery of
    the associated projects
  • Agree
    and secure resource requirements for the Project.
2. Project Management-50%
  • Oversee
    large scale Project Management, leading small to medium teams of
    part-time, dedicated team members and BAU resources to deliver change in
    one country or across several countries.
  • Establish
    and maintain the correct structures to control and monitor the initiation,
    progress and delivery of the project or comply with the correct structures
    set up by the Head of Change, Programme Manager or Senior Project Manager
    to control and monitor the initiation, progress and delivery of the
  • Actively
    participate in all phases and activities of the project and provide
    specialist guidance to the project team, particularly in project
    definition, requirements analysis, business and technical design and
    change control activities.
  • Control/co-ordinate
    the work of the project team, allocating tasks, monitoring progress,
    ensuring awareness of responsibilities and securing commitment to
    successful project delivery.
  • The
    incumbent should comply with the appropriate structures established and
    maintained by the Programme Manager, to ensure the delivery of projects.
  • Prepare
    current and accurate forecast of costs, cashflow, timescales and resource
    requirements and agree with the Project Steering Committee
  • Identify
    and manage all programme/project issues and risks including their
    appropriate escalation and contingency management
  • Identify
    all products and tasks associated with their completion.  Prepare and maintain detailed and
    accurate project and resource plans, with current estimates for activity
  • Actively
    monitor and control the use of resources and funds against the original
    budget or, where appropriate the latest allocation.  Gain agreement for all changes to the
    project as necessary.
  • Send
    regular and accurate progress reports and updated plans on a monthly basis
    to the Head of Change and if appropriate the Programme Manager/Project
  • Ensure
    that both Barclays Africa & Middle East and operational support staff,
    where appropriate, are adequately trained and prepared for implementation
    of the solution, that the operational handover is well planned and
    managed, without any adverse effect on existing systems and processes, and
    that all SLA commitments are fully achievable.
  • Establish
    the correct structures to control the ongoing operational service, through
    the establishment of Service Management Groups and Service Level
  • Within
    the context of a Programme, confirm any plans for the external procurement
    of resource and services with the Programme Manager.
  • Manage
    the process of procuring the external supply of resource and services, and
    lead the negotiation of major contracts with external suppliers.
  • Ensure
    that all service contracts include a clear specification of the supplier’s
    responsibilities regarding scope and quality of the deliverables, as well
    as costs and timescales.
  • Establish
    an agreed audit plan to monitor progress on a regular basis and to audit
    quality, as and when appropriate, throughout the life of the contract.
  • Prepare
    a quality plan for each project that outlines the overall approach to
    quality, identifies the standards to be employed and/or developed in the
    preparation of all products and plans for the process of quality
    assurance, review and control.
  • Ensure
    that all tasks are carried out comply with departmental procedures,
    mandatory quality standards and agreed architectural framework.
  • Manage
    the full lifecycle of development from full business case, the hand over
    of project deliverables, completion of the project to post-project review
    ensuring quality deliverables throughout.
  • Manage
    compliance with Barclays Africa & Middle East project practices and
    methodologies while being proactive with any resourcing and financial
  • Define
    controls for resource, schedule and quality to ensure compliance
    implementing self health-checks and improvements to ensure effective control
    is maintained at all times.
3. Staff Management – 20%
  • Agree
    resource plans with the Programme Manager (programme) or Senior Project
    Manager and manage the recruitment of staff, contractors and external
    consultants, as appropriate.
  • Manage
    and lead project team, provide assistance to less experienced staff by
    giving guidance and supporting on the job training, as appropriate.
  • Serves
    as task manager for Implementation Managers in country as appropriate.
  • Regular
    review of individual and team performance targets.
  • Delegates
    effectively, allowing team members to take responsibility for performance.
  • Proactively
    and creatively develops team’s skills encouraging learning and knowledge
    transfer and recognising achievements.
  • Identify
    any training needed to support project implementation planning delivery of
    training within project timescales.
  • Contribute
    to the performance assessment of staff undertaking sub-project work.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    incumbent must also be educated to degree or MBA level with the ability to
    meet the intellectual demands of the job, or can demonstrate equivalent
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Barclays Bank Project Manager job placement should
    have at least two to five years business change experience or experience
    leading a team through a period of rapid change
    Practitioner (candidates not possessing this would be expected to achieve
    Practitioner status within 12 months) will be preferred
  • Excellent
    track record of successful delivery of one or more business change
    projects (not necessarily in the finance sector)
  • Past
    project Management experience gained in a complex Financial Service
    environment is desired
  • Proven
    Project Management or Change Management skills and expertise
  • Exhaustive
    background and experience in an Operational or other role in a financial
    services or other consumer industry organisation
  • Prior
    experience of employing change management best practices and disciplines
  • Past
    exposure and experience in managing activity across the whole of a project
    lifecycle, using current technology, structured methods and a quality
  • Exposure
    to governance, control and risk management
  • Working
    knowledge of the Barclays Africa & Middle East Change Governance
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of value based management principles
  • Past
    exposure and experience of appropriate change/programme management
  • Demonstrated
    ability to effectively work across teams at all levels
  • Ability
    to negotiate/influence at senior level
Personal Competencies:
  • Proven
    change/programme management skills including tracking and benefits realization
  • Planning
    – strong skill in producing, monitoring and delivering on project plans.
  • Innovative
    problem solving – ability to challenge the status quo and drive beneficial
  • Value-based
    business perspective – appreciation of the Barclays Bank of Kenya and
    Barclays Africa & Middle East strategy and of commercial consequences
    of change/programme management decisions.
  • Managing
    resources – mobilises and manages corporate resources against a
    value-based agenda.
  • Commercial
    / Entrepreneurial
  • Drive
    for results
  • Relationship
    /Partnership approach
  • Technical
  • Team
  • People
    and capability
  • The
    job holder must deliver consistent high quality risk solutions in a high
    volume environment
How to Apply:
If you feel challenged by any
of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key deliverables as
outlined above, upload your application letter, current curriculum vitae and
photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment website detail below:
Barclays is an equal
opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and
rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.
For queries contact us on 0417122453
or email:
Deadline:  19th June, 2015
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