Job Title
Programme Manager - Telecommunications Technical
Employment Type
5 to 10 years
Job Published
22 September 2021
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Job Description

Role purpose:

  • Control, track and programme manage Project Execution.
  • Track progress and prepare reports / presentations to Exco
  • Conduct meetings and workshops
  • Manage project risks.
  • Transition management
  • Financial analyses and decision support
  • Establish a PMO

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

  • Ensure delivery against the strategic intent to establish a Towerco
  • Prepare financial models, sensitivity analysis and business cases to support decision making and to assess business risks / opportunities for Project Stark
  • Identifying the key financial and non-financial risks, recommending actions for mitigation of those risks.
  • Drive engagements in Project review meetings with cross functional business stakeholders at senior level –
  • Deliver fact-based insights into variances and trends against project plans
  • Ensure conformance and execution of the project management process (planning, status management, risk management and reporting).
  • Control compliance to Project Management, Financial Management, Transition Management and business rules. 
  • Compile and Manage related Capex and Opex budgets, including Board submissions.
  • Define processes and procedures for programme delivery and ensure best practices are adhered to, including governance.
  • Engage with senior management for alignment on delivery goals and reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for leading, directing, managing various workstreams to deliver against timelines.
  •  Assist in sourcing the support staff required and manage outputs once appointed
  • Engage with Internal Stakeholders to address any project, financial, or transition management challenges and manage any escalations

Key performance indicators:

  • Timely implementation of Programme within scope, budget and agreed deadlines (SLA achieved)
  • Effective management of Costs and other resources
  • Stakeholder management and managed risks
  • Reporting/tracking of progress

Job Requirements:

  • Planning: Next 6 months until all approvals and structures are in place including running the Governance and Regulatory processes
  • Execution: PM for the integration which will take a further 6-12 months post planning.
  • Responsible for seamless transition of assets and people from VSA to Towerco
  • EXCO engagement – excellent presentation skills
  • Project Plans
  • Project Management
  • Making sure all integration plans are well executed
  • Well rounded work experience in Technology – Finance – HR Legal
  • Work experience min 5 years

Core competencies, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of Project Management tools and techniques;
  • Stakeholder management and relationship management
  • Leadership and People management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively (presenting and influencing)
  • Problem Solving and analytical skills
  • Strong Financial and business acumen
  • Negotiation skills
  • Programme management skills

Must have technical / professional qualifications:

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in Project/Programme Management.
  • A minimum of 4 years financial and budgeting experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ exposure in Telco and Towerco environment
  • 3yrs transition management experience in IT or Network environment(Advantageous)
  • 3 or 4 year Degree in Engineering, Commerce or Accounting (essential)
  • Project management qualification or similar (essential)
  • Post graduate qualification preferred