Project Manager

African Women in Energy and Power NPC
6 months Assignment with potential extension.

TO START IMMEDIATELY

  • Coordinate project management activities, resources, and information
  • Create project plans with clearly defined outcomes, and tasks and set timeframes – producing status reports and updating project plans
  • Liaise with project stakeholders to identify and define requirements, scope, and objectives
  • Assign tasks to internal teams and assist with schedule management
  • Make sure that project funder needs are met as projects evolve
  • Help prepare budgets
  • Analyze risks and opportunities
  • Oversee project procurement management
  • Monitor project progress and handle any issues that arise
  • Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all project stakeholders
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans, and reports
  • Ensure standards and requirements are met by conducting quality assurance tests
  • Produce:
    • Action reports
    • Status reports
    • Proposals

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS

  • Proven work experience as a Project Manager or similar role
  • Experience in working with non-profit companies
  • Stakeholder management and relations
  • Research, information synthesis and referencing
  • Experience in project management, from conception to delivery
  • An ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules and step-by-step action plans
  • Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management
  • Strong client-facing and teamwork skills
  • Familiarity with risk management and quality assurance control
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Planner

ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-starter
  • Passion for detail
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong interest for socio-economic development in South Africa and the rest of the continent

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or a related field
  • 5-8 years of project management and related experience
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful
  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline