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Planning and Projects Manager

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Job Purpose

As an IT Project and Planning Manager, you will play a key role in managing and delivering multiple strategic projects within the company, often simultaneously. We are looking for intelligent, confident, motivated Project Manager to manage and take responsibility for the delivery of projects. You will report to the IT Director (Project Management Office). You will work with a team of highly dynamic people in a fast paced environment and collaborate with Product Specialists and the Product Steering Group.

Reporting To The Information Technology Director the Following will be the Key Responsibilities:

A. Project management:

  • Implement project plans, managing them to ensure successful delivery
  • Apply the PM Methodology to fit the project
  • Ensure every project is effectively initiated and at completion closed with involvement from business stakeholders
  • Ensure required project documents are signed off as required by the Project Office
  • Manage project dependencies and constraints
  • Plan resource needs and work with team managers to resolve constraints and issues
  • Effectively raise project related risks and issues and make sure they are resolved
  • Communicate project progress through effective status reporting
  • Attend/organise/chair and minute project/development related meetings
  • Manage project change management
  • Pro-actively contribute to improvement of PM Methods (tools, processes)
  • Pro-actively contribute to improvement of IT KPIs

B. Documentation:

  • Work with the partners to ensure that scope and requirements are accurately specified for projects and that appropriate sign-offs are obtained
  • Ensure that the development team deliver according to specification

C. Development:

  • Ensure project alignment to SDLC through development, deployment and release management
  • Oversee the development process (i.e. taking software from development, through testing and onto the live server)
  • Ensure that all the pre-requisites are in place before each new release is made (e.g. development, test pre-live and live environments, roll-back plans)
  • Manage project / development related bugs to ensure that they are prioritised and rectified

D. Testing:

  • Ensure project alignment to testing methodology
  • Together with the Testing Facilitator, manage testing lifecycle and
     dependencies to avoid conflict

E. IT and PSG:

  • Work with Billing, VAS, Architecture and Application Support to ensure applications are correctly architected and supported


  • University Degree in Business & Computer Science
  • Project Management Qualification
  • Solid Technology Project Management experience (5 years or more)
  • Experience of working with technology development teams
  • Good working knowledge and demonstrable experience with Project Methodologies
  • Good working knowledge and demonstrable experience with SDLC’s
  • Flexible. Must be able to run multiple projects at any one time
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to mitigate risk
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Possess excellent oral/written communications skills providing the ability to engage with business sponsors and owners
  • Mobile telecommunications experience will be an added advantage

Personal Behaviour Required in the Post

The job holder must be a people person with excellent interpersonal, organising and planning skills. The job holder must have the following qualities – Integrity – Honesty, trustworthiness and also exhibit professionalism.


  1. James Kalengo James Kalengo August 31, 2008

    Kindly give me details on how to apply for this position. I am very confident I am the right person for this position.


  2. Daka Daka December 3, 2009

    Hi, I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and ITIL also skilled in ICT management. Kindly give me more details about this position, as I intend to come and work in Zambian, anytime soon.

  3. florence mwenda florence mwenda October 15, 2010

    dont u have other vacancies for graduates?

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