Job Summary

We are seeking to hire a strategic program manager professional whose job is to help oversee and coordinate the various projects, products, and other strategic initiatives across the organization.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

We are a non-political membership organization for dairy stakeholders. Established in 2004, ESADA is a private sector initiative, with an overall mandate of promoting and advocating for efficient and effective means of achieving quality standards in Africa’s dairy sector as well as promoting trade in African dairy products within and without the ESA region

The holder of the position will be in charge of all ESADA projects including the African Dairy Conference and Exhibition held annually. He will also design new project and support fundraising initiatives.

Duties and responsibilities.
  1. Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  2. Oversee the main project which is the African Dairy Conference and Exhibition and its implementation as well as other small projects. 
  3. Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  4. Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  5. Ensure resource availability and allocation
  6. Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  7. Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  8. Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  9. Report and escalate to management as needed
  10. Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  11. Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  12. Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  13. Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  14. Meet with clients to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project
  15. Delegate project tasks based on junior staff members' individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels
  16. Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals
  17. Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis
  18. Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients as well as other staff members
  19. Use and continually develop leadership skills
  20. Attend conferences and training as required to maintain proficiency
  21. Perform other related duties as assigned
  22. Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs

Skills Required.
  • Proven working experience in project management at least 2-3 years’ work experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study, preferably in a business-related course.
  • Should be a self-driven individual, well organized with interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead project terms of various sizes and see them through to completion.
  • Budget management experience
  • Strong understanding of formal project management methodologies

Additionally, Project Managers should possess high levels of the below skills to perform well in the role:
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Capacity to manage high stress situations
  • Ability to multi-task and manage various project elements simultaneously
  • Leadership skills
  • Big-picture thinking and vision
  • Attentive to detail
  • Conflict resolution skills

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