Portfolio Manager – IT & Digital Transformation Projects at CRDB Bank March, 2024

Jamii Opportunities

JF-Expert Member
Feb 10, 2014
Position: Portfolio Manager – IT & Digital Transformation Projects
Reporting To: Head of Project Management

Job Summary

To ensure successful delivery of IT and Digital Transformation projects in line with the approved baseline and strategy

Key responsibilities:
  • Translate the digital transformation strategy into relevant projects and programs.
  • Establish and effectively motivate for the requisite resources necessary for successful implementation of portfolio projects and programs.
  • Contribute to formulation and review of the digital transformation strategy.
  • Review and improve projects/programs business cases to ensure they are aligned to the digital transformation strategy.
  • Coach and mentor project and program managers under the portfolio
  • Define, leverage and manage synergies and dependencies between the various IT and Digital Transformation Projects/Programs
  • Ensure compliance to the organizational project management framework in execution of portfolio projects and programs.
  • Maintain the knowledge base for the portfolio.
  • Develop and maintain templates, checklists and other project artefacts that support effective implementation of portfolio projects/programs.
  • Direct and motivate the portfolio team.
  • Effectively communicate portfolio expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear manner.
  • Liaise with portfolio stakeholders on an on-going basis.
  • Set and continually manage expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Manage portfolio risks, issues, dependencies and assumptions by ensuring proper recording,
  • assignment, ownership and timely escalation to the appropriate level of management where necessary.
  • Communicate progress to relevant stakeholders in a clear and timely manner.
  • Monitor progress against plan and institute corrective measures in the event of any deviations.
  • Manage changes to the portfolio baseline in line with the stipulated change control process and best practice.
  • Effectively manage performance of third-party vendors and contractors
  • Oversee successful transition of portfolio projects/programs into operations.
  • Leverage the benefits management framework to facilitate realization of envisaged benefits from the portfolio projects and programs.
  • Drive adoption of portfolio deliverables through effective change management
Experience, Knowledge and Skills Requirements.
  • Bachelor’s degree in (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) or in Business Administration or any other related field. MBA would be an added advantage.
  • PMP Certification or any other equivalent certification
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in project/program/portfolio management
  • Advanced understanding of banking operations and information systems
  • At least 5 years working experience in the financial services industry.
  • Strong background in Agile Project Management
  • Technical skills specifically in Business Process Management, Business Analysis and Change Management
  • Previous experience in managing a large portfolio of projects/program in a matrix project environment.
  • Flexible during times of change.
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Strong communication skills & interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
  • Tenacious.
Deadline 17th March 2024

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