IT and Telecoms

IT Programme Manager Job in a Telecoms Company, October, 2018

Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners – Our client, a Telecoms Company, is seeking application from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: IT Programme Manager

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Contract

Job Descriptions

  • We require the services of a Programme Manager who will coordinate and supervise resources across multiple projects, managing links between projects simultaneously and overall cost and risks of the programme.
  • The ideal candidate must possess a good understanding of the interdependency between technology, operations and business needs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or a suitable Post-Graduate PM Qualification in Computer Science/Business Studies with a Formal internationally recognised/certified Project Management qualification.


  • At least 5 – 7 years in Program/Delivery management in the Telecom Domain
  • A solid project management background with extensive experience with a proven and successful in-depth experience of using standard program/project management methodologies (PMP, Prince2) and software engineering methodologies complying with international quality standards such as ISO or CMM.
  • Good track record in delivering high quality projects in time
  • Candidate must have experience of handling multi-supplier engagements with strong skills in contract/scope management.
  • Candidate must have experience of managing project budgets and accountability for program P&L.
  • A record of successful completion of a number of significant projects covering each part of the project life cycle.
  • Thorough understanding of the life-cycle of multi-phase, multi-tier, multi-party project plans with mixed discipline project teams comprised of customer personnel, 3rd Party personnel and Company personnel.

Responsibilities and Functions

  • Develop individual project plans complete with budgetary information and resource needs.
  • Communicate project objectives with all team members.
  • Responsible for project tracking, monitoring, control and success from sign-off to delivery in the production environment
  • Proactively monitor projects’ progress daily and resolve issues that may arise and provide adequate corrective measures.
  • Ensuring quality assurance by ensuring infrastructure planning is in line with corporate technical, specialist and legal standards.
  • Managing effective allocation of resources and skills within the program’s individual projects.
  • Managing the program’s budget by monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realized benefits as the programme progresses.
  • Delivering the project in line with the customer’s and Company’s objectives.
  • Manage communication to all stakeholders.
  • Managing risks to the programmes successful outcome.
  • Initiating management interventions whenever gaps in the programme are identified or issues arise.


  • The ability to successfully structure and plan a project to deliver both customer and Company objectives pre-empting possible issue.
  • Manage projects, performing tasks in a timely manner, cognisant of project deadlines and customer expectations.
  • Build, agree and communicate multi-phase, multi-tier, multi-party project plans with mixed discipline project teams comprised of customer personnel, 3rd Party personnel and Company personnel.
  • Maintain Project P&L responsibility, managing, controlling and monitoring project progress against time and budget, timely addressing project slippage and reporting any deviations in excess of tolerance to the customer and Company management.
  • Demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of banking and business processes, and the ability to understand the business and objectives of the customer.
  • Detailed knowledge of banking concepts, basic accounting procedures and banking operations

Skills & Abilities

  • Practitioner in the methods and techniques that have been designated as the current Company standards:
  • Project Methodology – as an operational Project Methodology
  • PRINCE II/PMBOK or equivalent – as a general Project Management methodology.
  • Accomplished in the use of tools that have been designated as the current Company standards:
  • Microsoft Project – as a Project Management Planning and Monitoring tool.
  • Microsoft Excel- for Financial Reporting, Change Control and Miscellaneous Reporting.
  • Microsoft Word – for General Communications and Reporting.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint – for internal/external presentations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the customer organization.
  • Self-driven and self-motivated, capable of performing without the need to be managed on a daily basis. Ability to meet deadlines. Achieves and exceeds standard objectives consistently.
  • Excellent and mature communications skills – oral and written.
  • Excellent standards of report writing.
  • Ability to control meetings where opposing views are displayed and to resolve without conflict.
  • Ability to mentor Company’s Consultants.
  • Presents a professional image of the Company.
  • Ability to pro-actively manage expectations, assessing and reacting quickly to customers’ needs and identifying risks early.
  • Good inter-personal skills

Deadline: 23rd October, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV’s in MS Word format and Cover Letters to: and reference with the job role as the subject of the email.

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