• PROJECT MANAGER (LARGE SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECT)

    Employer: Career Options Africa Ltd.
    Posted: 27 March 2019
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    PROJECT MANAGER (LARGE SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECT) – RWANDA OPEN TO CANDIDATES FROM EAST AFRICA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD

    Our client, a global leader in irrigation solutions for a sustainable agriculture is implementing a major irrigation project in Rwanda expected to last 18 months and seeks to hire a PROJECT MANAGER to be based in Israel but coordinating the project in Rwanda.

    A. JOB PURPOSE;

    Manage the Drip Irrigation Project Life Cycle from planning, production and purchasing, shipment to site, construction and commissioning, and handover to customer.
    Establish and Maintain "Best Practices" in large scale Project Management methodology, including:
    • Plan and control
    • Coordinate between main providers of services
    • Report and inform all stakeholders
    Assure achievement of project’s strategic objectives and successful completion.

    MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Planning Phase:

     Build a detailed work-plan (tasks & timeline) to assure completion on time and handover of project to customer.
     Define the required resources (internal & outsourcing) for project execution (sub-contractors, machinery & equipment, staff & HR, etc…)
     Establish the project financial baseline for execution management and routine control of expenses and compliance with profitability goals.
     Establish the project control routine & reports, and confirm compliance with all stakeholders’ requirements.
     Plan in details the procedures for systems start-up, and handover to customer in compliance with contractual commitments.
     Establish on-going procedures to monitor project’s risks, and plan in advance mitigation actions accordingly.

    • Staff the project

     Define job descriptions, plan and recruit the professional staff (on-site and back-office) as needed and in compliance with project budget.
     In consultation with the appropriate manager, recruit, interview and select staff with appropriate skills for the project activities
     Manage project staff according to the established policies and practices of the organization, and in compliance with project management requirements.
     Contract qualified consultants and subcontractors to work on the project as appropriate
     Present leadership and build team spirit, support transparency, integrity and accountability

    • Implement the project

     Execute the project according to the project plan and BoD decisions
     Establish reporting routines and templates to records project activities
     Establish the IT infrastructure and procedures to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
     Establish procedures and templates for "Change Management" requests, and monitor efficient processes to monitor any changes from approval to execution according to change management accepted methodology.
     Establish and manage reporting routines as per the accepted methodology.
     Establish and manage the professional steps to assure quality execution of the project in compliance with international accepted standards in addition to Netafim quality standards.
     Establish and control the compliance with international and local standards: safety, health & environment.
     Establish and communicate the project ethic code.

    • Control the project

     Establish the procedures and templates to facilitate professional expenditure management.
     Establish and manage the financial on-going control of project P&L (planned, actual, and estimation to completion), cash flow (planned vs. actual), issue invoices to customer per project progress, approve payments to vendors and suppliers per agreed payment terms, and keep a transparent financial statements with appropriate organization bodies.
     Prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for management

    • Evaluate the project

     Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget at the required level of quality and meet the project scope.

    B. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

    1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture or equivalent
    Or
    Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Economics with 10 years’ experience managing largescale agricultural projects
    2. 10 years of relevant experience in large scale infrastructure / civil works / agriculture projects with preference being irrigation projects
    3. Experience in Project Management in Africa
    4. Fully conversant with modern drip irrigation technology

    C. ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES;


    Personal characteristics and capabilities

    The Project Manager should demonstrate competence in most or all of the following:

    a. Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of Netafim.
    b. Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
    c. Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve processes.
    d. Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
    e. Lead & motivate: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the project.
    f. Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the project
    g. Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
    h. Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
    i. Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
    j. Commercial Awareness: develop, strength and maintain good relationship with customer and his representatives
    k. Diversity sensitivity: respect natives customs and tradition
    l. Finance: ability to understand, analyze, build and present financial analysis and reports
    m. Language – fluent English- read & write. (French – advantage)
    n. Technical skills- able to understand drawings and construction processes

    D. CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR (CSF)

    a. Achieve project goals – in time, in budget, at quality with satisfied customer and stakeholders
    b. Direct and lead the project team in a positive and constructive environment
    c. Maintain a fluent & transparent communication with all parties

    E. REMUNERATION

    Our Client is offering a competitive Salary in the range of 7500 to 9500 dollars per month.

    F. HOW TO APPLY

    Visit www.careeroptionsafrica.co.ke and www.hreastafrica.com for more details on this position
    Send CV only to recruitment_rw@careeroptionsafrica.co.ke with the Heading- PROJECT MANAGER - RWANDA on Subject Line before 10 April 2019.

    However applications will be reviewed as they are received and qualified candidates called for interview as soon as their CV’s are received.

    Our Services include:
    a. Payroll Services in East Africa (Kenya Uganda Tanzania and Rwanda)
    b. Outsourced Payroll in East Africa (Kenya Uganda Tanzania and Rwanda)
    c. Recruitment Agency in East Africa (Kenya Uganda Tanzania and Rwanda)
    d. Staff and Executive Recruitment Service in East Africa (Kenya Uganda Tanzania and Rwanda)
    e. Human Resource Outsourcing in East Africa (Kenya Uganda Tanzania and Rwanda)
    f. Employer of Records in East Africa (Kenya Uganda Tanzania and Rwanda)
    g. Executive Recruitment in East Africa (Kenya Uganda Tanzania and Rwanda)

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