Project Manager Agent Banking Job Opportunity – Uganda Bankers Association (UBA)

Organization: Uganda Bankers
Association (UBA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About UBA:
The Uganda Bankers Association was founded in 1981 as an umbrella body
of commercial banks in Uganda.  25
commercial banks and one development bank comprise the UBA membership.
Commercial banks are licensed and regulated by Bank of Uganda under the
Financial Institutions Act 2004. UBA’s role among other things includes the
promotion, protection, representation and development of the professional and
business interests of members. This also includes fostering orderly conditions
within the Banking industry subject to the laws prevailing at any time in
Uganda.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager is mainly responsible for the coordination and delivery of the shared
technology platform for Agent Banking. 
The Project Manager will work in liaison with the Bank Steering
Committee Teams, Consultant/ Quality Assurance Advisor and Technology Vendor
to;
  • Develop project plans, work schedules and
    methods for measuring results.
  • Organize and manage all phases of the
    project to ensure on-time completion, (see table below)
  • Assemble and coordinate project team
    members; assign individual responsibilities.
  • Carry out all necessary meetings to
    facilitate project requirements.
  • Plan and oversee project communications,
    Training etc.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is in
    place through the project.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Gather, analyse and harmonize system
    requirements from all member banks.
  • Coordinate resources required and
    timetables therein with member banks.
  • Coordinate internal project resources and
    third parties/ vendors for the flawless delivery of the project.
  • Ensure disaster recovery, information
    security and control structures and back-up procedures are in place.
  • Resolve cross-functional issues at project
    level.
  • Manage project scope and change control
    and escalate issues where necessary.
  • Oversee the post implementation phase to
    manage any defects that may arise after the go live which is a
    prerequisite for Project closure.
  • Manage the relationship with UBA/Member
    Banks/Platform Vendor.
  • Prepare and submit status reports to the
    project sponsor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should have an academic
    background preferably in the fields of ICT/ computer science or E-Banking.
  • Proven working experience as a project
    manager in either an MNO Mobile Money project OR E-Banking project/ Bank
    IT project.
  • Practical experience in delivering Agency
    Banking will count significantly.
  • Knowledge and practice of PMP/PRINCE II
    certification will be a plus.
  • Working knowledge of project management.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work
    cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem,
    and make decisions that progress the project.
  • Lead: Positively influence
    others to achieve project delivery results.
  • Make Decisions: Assess
    situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear
    decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the project.
  • Organize: Set priorities,
    develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track
    details/data/information/ activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to
    move the project forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans,
    and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem
    situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information,
    generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the
    problem.
  • Keen attention to detail and multi-tasking
    skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications to:
Uganda Bankers’ Association,
Plot 10 Buganda Road,
P.O. Box 8002, Kampala. Uganda
E-mail to:
secretariat@ugandabankers.org
Deadline: 20th
January, 2017
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