Project management office - lead

Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN

Job Summary

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, knowledgeable, and friendly product- focused specialist to join our Program Management Office (PMO). The office is responsible for program strategy, design, the management of the daily operations, and the monitoring & evaluation of the program frameworks, vendor and policies

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN) is a fast growing Software company with a vision to build an enduring organization with an ecosystem of value creators- while delivering high impact technology solutions for emerging markets through a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. At VGN we wage war against the average, go beyond the ordinary to explore limitless opportunities; breaking the norms and aggressively pursuing success through- Relentless Hard-work, Pursuit of excellence, calculated risk taking and a hunger for knowledge and we have a lot of fun at it!

Responsibilities

  • Support day-to-day program management operations
  • Formulating, organizing, monitoring inter-connected projects and cross-project activities coordination (understanding how different projects interlink and overlap)
  • Implement operational objectives; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change
  • Developing and implementing strategy for the program team, including developing a robust risk mitigation plan
  • Liaising with leadership /Sr. management team to increase awareness of GEEP program activities as inputs into strategy and advisory decisions
  • Establish and operate programme partners management framework
  • Establish and operate agent and aggregator selection criteria framework
  • Design, define and manage performance reporting metrics including impact evaluation
  • Provide support to 3rd party managers on ensuring adequate project control
  • Assess program performance and aim to maximize ROI
  • Identify opportunities that drives program offering expansion and enhancing the quality of existing programs
  • Manage the programme's budget, monitoring expenditure and costs against deliverables and activities as the programme progresses
  • Vendor delivery management Support
  • Onboard key program partners
  • Develop and updates project knowledge base
  • Ensuring relevant standards, process and regulations are upheld

Qualifications

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Ability to understand and articulate complex technology requirements and milestones
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
  • Minimum 2 to 3+ years specifically managing complex technology projects using Agile methods/frameworks: Scrum, Kanban, XP.
  • Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles
  • 3+ years of experience as a Business Analysis and/or System Analyst
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs and automated database management systems (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate analysis including trends and opportunities to clients and the business in writing and verbally
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve including multiple priorities and research conflicting and / or inaccurate data
  • Micro-Credit Loan experience
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven experience influencing and presenting to leadership.
  • Excellent relationship builder
  • Working conditions
  • Flexibility is important.

Remuneration

  • Competitive based on experience.

Note: 

  • The role is open to anyone who meets the above criteria regardless of race or nationality

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