Project Manager at Absa Group

Full time @Absa Bank Ghana in Manager
  • Post Date : November 21, 2023
  • Apply Before : December 21, 2023
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary 0
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Industry Banking
  • Qualifications Diploma

Job Description

Job Title: Project Manager

Company: Absa Group

Location: Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana

Job description

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With over 100 years of rich history and strongly positioned as a local bank with regional and international expertise, a career with our family offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting growth journey, to reset our future and shape our destiny as a proudly African group.

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Job Summary

The Project Manager has complete ownership in the implementation of projects across the group. The project manager ensures that the project/changes are delivered on time, to budget, quality to meet stakeholder expectations. All project/change deliveries must be in compliance with the Absa change policies and methodologies.

  • Ensure that all projects are completed on schedule and within the budgeted scope.
  • Led the project’s commencement and planning and its technical feasibility.
  • Create a precise strategy to track and monitor the project’s development.
  • Regular update with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure that projects are completed on time.
  • Maintain client and stakeholder connections.
  • Using the right project management tools, you can track the progress of your project.
  • Reduce project risks by doing a risk management study.
  • Provide necessary support to ensure funded initiatives are effectively managed, and delivered within time, cost, quality, and risk constraints.
  • Must be open-minded, passionate and the way you work energizes others.
  • Must be committed to the timely delivery of a job well done.

Job Description

Accountability: Project Definition and Planning (25%)

  • Evaluate business need for change and create or assist in creation of business case.
  • Define, scope and plan the project and agree structure and deliverables.
  • Obtain sign-off of business case from Project Sponsor as appropriate.
  • Prepare and agree detailed project/sub project responsibilities.
  • Agree resource requirements with Business, IT Support Exc.

Accountability: Project & Change Delivery (50%)

  • Responsible for small Project Management initiatives, acting either alone or managing small numbers of staff (often from the BAU line who are often seconded part-time to the project).
  • Comply with the appropriate structures established and maintained by the Project Manager, to ensure the delivery of projects.
  • Prepare current and accurate forecast of costs, cash flow, timescales and resource requirements and agree with the Project Steering Committee
  • Identify all products and tasks associated with their completion. Prepare and maintain detailed and accurate project and resource plans, with current estimates for activity completion.
  • Prepare and agree detailed project plans to meet project objectives on time and within budget.
  • Co-ordinate, review and report project progress against plan and escalating issues when appropriate.
  • Follow agreed controls for resource, schedule and quality.
  • Demonstrate effective stakeholder management (minimal engagement required).
  • Identify areas of risk, concern, change and issue management procedures, making recommendations as appropriate.
  • Ensure business benefits are owned and delivered.
  • Manage the handover of project deliverables and completion of the project

Accountability: Stakeholder Management (25%)

  • Identify, analyse and understand expectations from project stakeholders
  • Effective management of stakeholders throughout project lifecycle.
  • Regular verbal and written communication to present business case, obtain commitment and support and report progress on the project to relevant stakeholders.
  • Consultations with Accountable Executive / sponsor to report progress on the project, escalate issues etc.
  • Communication with various businesses and other enablers to support project when required.

Education And Experience Required

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in the Telco/Banking industry
  • Minimum 2 years hands on experience in project support
  • Demonstrable knowledge (or Certification) in Agile methodologies and / or Design Thinking
  • Business-related Degree or Certificate would be an advantage

Knowledge & Skills: (Minimum of 2)

  • Experience of employing change management best practices and disciplines
  • Awareness of the Bank including systems, products, and services
  • Experience of managing activity across the whole of a project lifecycle, using current technology, structured methods, and a quality process
  • Exposure to governance, control, and risk management
  • Proven ability to effectively work within teams at all levels

Competencies: (Minimum of 2 competencies)

  • Management and leadership
  • Exceptional service and results orientation.
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Excellent self-organization and self-direction in performance of tasks, including time management skills
  • Ability to set and manage priorities
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of technological advances is crucial


National Diplomas and Advanced Certificates: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)

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