Project Manager Job in Uganda at Joint Medical Store (JMS)

The Project Manager shall work on a full time basis for the contract period. S/He will create and implement a change management plan that minimizes business interruptions and maximizes employee engagement. S/He will work to drive faster adoption, ultimate utilization, and higher proficiency on the changes impacting on employees in JMS such that business results are achieved.

Primary Responsibilities
a) Identify and assign project tasks, contribute to the development of change management procedures and provide awareness materials to clients/users to explain the importance of a structured change management process.
b) Maintain the configuration management system including the configuration management database and records. Ensure that necessary data, forms and configuration items are available for use by all authorised personnel.
c) Monitor and document baselines and releases of configuration items for formal test and delivery.
d) Monitor and document the reporting, investigation and outcome (i.e. clearance, cancellation or concession) of all defects and problems reported against the configuration items. Ensure that necessary data is available for use as and when required
e) Monitor and document the analysis, implementation, review and test of proposed changes to all configuration items, linking them to defects/problems reported where applicable. Monitor and document re-releases of changed items, ensuring that necessary data is available for use by those carrying out analyses and ensuing actions.
f) Maintain a document reference library, ensuring that current and archived versions of document configuration items are available for reference.
g) Produce schedules of requests for change for managing changes to the live infrastructure and prepare readiness tests before going live, and maintain links to clients/users to resolve queries.
h) Administer the change management database, ensuring accuracy and consistency of data.
i) Interrogate the change management database to produce informative reports for the project team, clients/users and management.
j) Monitor the project key performance indicators, identify risks and issues, and produce timely informative reports for the project team, clients/users and management.


Job requirement

Qualifications and Experience
a) Masters Degree in Information Technology, Statistics, Engineering, Computer systems, Software Engineering, Project Management or related field.
b) Over five years experience in other Information System Management functions related to ICT infrastructure management, such as Configuration Management.
c) Experience in managing projects of a similar nature and magnitude will be an added advantage
Skills and Competencies
• Excellent communication skills with experience in dealing with internal and external users
• General awareness of all phases of the systems development life cycle and demonstrated involvement in more than one of the stages of the systems development life cycle.
• Good knowledge of the ICT infrastructure (relational databases, operating systems, local area networks etc) used within own organisation, familiar with use of databases.
• Familiar with Management information systems analysis, project and change management.
• Able to apply automated systems to support specific business functions or processes, e.g. Enterprise Resource Planning, sales forecasting etc
• Have a high degree of judgment, maturity and originality, able to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present reports, and to monitor and evaluate implementation of projects.


How to apply

Applications including photocopies of academic certificates, Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees (who are not relatives), and a day-time telephone contacts should be addressed to:

The Head of Human Resource and Administration
Joint Medical Store
Plot 1828 Gogonya Road, Nsambya
P. O.Box4501, Kampala
Closing date for receiving applications will be Wednesday, 17 August 2011 at 5.00pm.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted for interview

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