Senior Project Manager at eHealth Africa

Who we are: eHealth Africa designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities. eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings, and smartly uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results. We leverage our staff and department expertise across five programmatic areas:Health Delivery SystemsPublic Health Emergency Management SystemsDisease Surveillance SystemsLaboratory & Diagnostic SystemsNutrition & Food Security SystemsSummary of Job:  The Senior Project Manager leads project delivery team comprising project management professionals. S/he manages improvements to project management processes, tools, and infrastructure in order to ensure that all projects meet the organization's needs. S/he must work closely with stakeholders to ensure organizational cohesiveness Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this role successfully, the Senior Project Manager will perform the following responsibilities which may include but are not limited to:Introduce a culture of project management supported by policies and guidance.Advocate for Agile principles and create clear visibility into status and progress of all projects.Evaluate and improve systems and processes to effectively meet project requirements and execution goals.Facilitate Release Planning activities across all program teams and manages the overall program communication and stakeholder management.Perform overall project risk and issue management, and handle detailed tracking and mitigation planning.Plan and coordinate project activities and ensure the timely implementation of projects.Ensure that project deliverables meet quality standards and business requirements.Manage small and complex projects through the entire project lifecycle (inception, design, development, integration, test, trial and maintenance).Ensure that work requests and backlogs are properly articulated, prioritized and detailed.Organizes and facilitates project planning, daily stand-ups, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other project-related meetings.Tracks tasks and milestones and reports on the project's progress.Works to identify blocked or stalled activities and influences the team to resolve the issues, seeking opportunities for innovation and enhancing the efficiency of project delivery.Defines requirements and work with relevant cross-functional teams to guarantee smooth, efficient implementation and delivery of projects.S/he will be responsible for communicating and defining the team’s objectives, as well as eliminating any productivity barriers.S/he will develop and oversee project management and schedule goals, procurement and contractual requirements, personnel assignments and capacity planning.As project management lead, s/he will assess the team's skills and train where necessary.Assesses and identify any changes in forecast process accuracy, as well as balance resources for producing or delivering project deliverablesManage project communications, providing formal and informal status updates both internally and externally.Foster a project work environment that promotes productivity, innovation, and fairness.Provide thought leadership, strategic insight, and clear communication (written and verbal) to project managers members on strategy.Performs any other duties assigned by Management.

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