Project Manager Job Careers – Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MOFPED)

Job Title:      Project Manager
Organisation: Ministry of
Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MOFPED)
Project Name: The Third
Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP III)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Commissioner
Human Resource Management Policy
About US:
The Government of Uganda (GOU) has been implementing Public Service
Reform Programmes aimed at improving efficiency, effectiveness and
accountability in delivery of public services. Some of the reform initiatives
included strengthening the human resource management function by enhancing the
establishment and payroll control through implementation of an Integrated
Personnel and Payroll System (IPPS). IPPS is a computer based Human Resource
Management Information System for Government of Uganda domiciled in the
Ministry of Public Service. IPPS is responsible for the processing of the
Government of Uganda (GoU) salaries, pension and gratuity. It is a critical
component of Public Financial Management Reform Programmes being supported by
the Third Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP III) under
Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development. Currently, Establishment
Control, Payroll Management, Pension Management and Training modules are
operationalized on the IPPS.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager for the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPS) will provide
professional Information Technology (IT) and Project Management expertise to
support the Ministry of Public Service in the implementation and roll out of
the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System.
Key Duties and
  • Direct, lead and coordinate the IPPS
    project team in providing IT and functional support in the implementation
    of IPPS.
  • Ensure maximum IPPS uptime, accuracy and
    confidentiality of data held within the system.
  • Assist the Component Coordinator in
    developing and executing IPPS implementation plans and ensure maintenance
    of all Quality Assurance standards for Project Management.
  • Identify the IPPS project risks, develop
    and deploy a mitigation strategy to manage the risks including maintenance
    of the IPPS Risk Management Register.
  • Regularly review the IPPS IT policy,
    develop implementation procedures and monitor their implementation.
  • Tasked with the review the training
    manuals for IPPS modules and related systems and, develop respective
    training curricula.
  • Identify IPPS user training needs, design
    training programmes and monitor their implementation;
  • Grow the requisite knowledge, skills and
    capability within the GoU personnel to sustainably support the effective
    operation of the IPPS
  • Supervise and monitor provision of support
    and maintenance services by the IPPS service provider and ensure timely
    escalation and resolution of any deserving issues
  • Render support to the Component
    Coordinator to supervise the management and implementation of IPPS
    contracts and for its sub-systems
  • Lead the exposure of APIs to support
    integration of the IPPS with other Government ICT systems through the
    Government enterprise service bus.
  • Review and maintain IPPS documents
    relating to project implementation.
  • Offer timely support in IPPS data
    correction and clean-up that may be required.
  • Perform any other duty that may be
    assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Project Manager must hold a Bachelor’s
    (Hons) degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information
    Systems, Software Engineering or any related degree.
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in
    Computer Science, Information Technology, Information
  • Systems, Software Engineering , Business
    Administration or Human Resource Management with a Post-graduate Diploma
    in an ICT or related field.
  • Possession of at least a Postgraduate
    Diploma in Project Management or professional certification such as PMP®
    or PRINCE2®.
  • Possession of a professional certification
    in Information Security such as
  • CISSP®, CISM® or CISA® is an added
  • A minimum of ten years’ working experience
    in information systems management three of which should have been at the
    level of a Project Manager in a large scale IT project in Government or
    reputable organization.
  • Ability to motivate team work and maintain
    team cohesion.
  • Excellent and highly effective
    communication skills.
  • Good public relations and customer care.
  • Networking and ability to relate
    harmoniously with stakeholders.
  • Good report writing skills
  • High regard for quality.
  • Self-driven and willingness to work under
    minimum supervision.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications, updated CVs and copies
of academic certificates should be addressed and submitted to the address
below. Envelopes should have clear reference to the job applied for. Send to:
The Programme Coordinator,
The Third Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP
Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development Finance
Building; 3rd Floor, Room 3.4 Plot 2/12 Apollo Kaggwa Road P 0 Box 8147,
Kampala. Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 4th August 2017
by 5:00pm

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