Project Manager Job Placement – Stanbic Bank

Job Title:       Project
Organisation: Stanbic
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Stanbic Bank Uganda
Limited is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited which is in turn
owned by Standard Bank Group Limited (“the Group”), Africa’s leading banking
and financial services group. The Standard Bank Group is the leading banking
group focused on emerging markets. It is the largest African banking group
ranked by assets and earnings. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is the largest bank
in Uganda by assets and market capitalization. It offers a full range of
banking services through two business units; Personal and Business Banking
(PBB), and Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB).
Job Summary:  The Project Manager will be responsible for
leading the development and execution of the bank’s strategy, overseeing
planning and management, upholding high standards of governance and corporate
citizenship, accounting to all our stakeholders, and ensuring that we deliver
value to our shareholders, customers and staff. The incumbent will be
responsible for the successful management and delivery of key and/or strategic
projects from inception to completion within approved parameters in terms of
scope, cost and quality, budget and time.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Support the process
of initiating projects and perform project planning
  • Ensure that valid and approved business cases are obtained before
    the commencement of new project work.
  • Keenly review the authorisation of the project dimensions (scope,
    cost) prior to commencing project.
  • Conduct pre-analysis to determine whether the project objectives,
    timelines, etc. are achievable and provide input where amendments need to
    be made.
  • Participate in constituting the project board and identifying the
    correct project stakeholders who will form the various level of decision
  • Advise the project owners on the most appropriate project
    methodology e.g. Agile, Waterfall, Proof of Concept, Pilot etc. and agree
    the approach with key stakeholders.
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to and manage and track project
  • Identify and manage project risks and issues throughout the project
    life cycle while ensuring all key risks and issues are addressed at a
    project board level to mitigate impact to committed deliverables.
Drive and oversee
the execution of project activities
  • Work closely with Subject Matter Expert (SME) assigned to the
    project to ensure that detailed requirements are adequately documented, agreed
    and formally approved.
  • Drive the development of a detailed change management and
    communication plans in the business covering IT release management plans,
    people change plans and process impact assessments and change planning.
    Support business during the implementation of their changes for the
    duration of a pilot or warranty period.
  • Provide leadership to the project team and ensure that allocated
    resources are productive and focusing their efforts on the project
  • Support the execution of all project activities and resolve or
    mitigate risks or issues that could impact the committed delivery of the
  • For contracted resources, ensure the timely completion and
    submission of timesheets and leave applications.
  • Review the project financials on an ongoing basis to ensure projects
    will be delivered within budget.
  • Monitor project progress against the defined schedule and cost using
    project metrics used in the bank.
  • Control project scope changes through a formal process and ensure
    approval of scope changes by the correct level of approver. Material
    changes – (items that could impact timelines or cost) require approval
    from the project board.
  • Ensure that project reporting cycles are agreed with the project
    board and implemented.
  • Analyse and identify troubled work-streams in the projects and
    identify solutions to turn the projects around.
  • Integrate various functions across the business to ensure synergy
    between involved project parties.
  • Provide input into the contents of project communications.
  • Prepare presentation packs for project board and executive updates
    on the projects.
Prepare the
documents for project closure
  • Actively contribute to building the bank’s intellectual property by
    overseeing the logging of all good quality documents with relevant
  • Ensure accurate record keeping, document and content management of
    all project and business specification documents, research results,
    investigations and correspondence.
  • Conduct formal handover of the project items into business as usual
    including training material, project documentation, system documentation
    and process documents.
  • Complete and submit documents required to formally close projects
    and review lessons learnt – End Project Report.
  • Working with Finance, support the completion of the project
    financial close-out. Provide input into the calculation and reporting of
    the realisation of project benefits.Escalate any concerns as quickly as
    possible to all relevant stakeholders, mainly Project Board, Executive and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • Seven years of experience in project management
  • The Project Manager should have two to four years of project
    management and general banking experience – desirable.
  • Significant track record in strategic and operational management and
    complex business transformation delivery.
  • Experience in IT and business project management.
  • Exposure to leadership or management of teams’ experience.
  • Business and Projects Management desirable
  • General understanding of nature, culture, operations and tactical
    priorities of project management office
  • Broad knowledge of bank strategies and tactical plans
  • A sound business/industry understanding of financial services.
  • Finance and Accounting knowledge
  • Conversant with Use of Electronic presentation tools in preparation
    of communication documentation, Business case documentation
  • Benefits planning documentation analysis and tracking
  • Process Modelling Tools e.g. Microsoft Visio, ARIS or Vision
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join the one of Africa’s biggest Banking Groups, Standard Bank in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by visiting Link below.
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