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New Job Vacancy at CRDB Bank Plc Tanzania – Project Manager

CRDB Bank Plc
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Career Opportunities at CRDB Bank Plc, 2020
CRDB Bank Plc is an African bank and a
leading Financial Services Provider in Tanzania with current presence in
Tanzania and Burundi, East Africa. The Bank was established in 1996 and
was listed on The Dar Es Salaam Stock exchange (DSE) in June 2009.

the years, CRDB Bank has grown to become the most innovative and
preferred financial services partner in the region. Supported by a
robust portfolio and uniquely tailored products, CRDB Bank remains the
most responsive bank in the region.



We are a collection of individuals who believe in excellence. We are
always on the look out for fresh talent and we hiring people who have
the drive to succeed and the will to implement the discipline required
to succeed. We focus on nurturing our team and providing our team with
an environment that is conductive to creative thought.

Career Opportunities: Project Manager ( 1 year) (223)
Req Id 223
Posted 09/09/2020 
Job Summary
Overall purpose of the role is to manage IT
projects across various functional domains. Project Manager will be
responsible for planning, coordination, managing, monitoring and
controlling of the various activities during the implementation and
deployment phases
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Key responsibilities:

Overall Project Management
  • Serve diligently as chairperson of the project working committee and secretary of the project steering committee.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear manner.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an on-going basis.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Coach,
    mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors,
    and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their
    assigned work.
  • Manage project risks, issues, dependencies and
    assumptions by ensuring proper recording, assignment, ownership and
    timely escalation to the appropriate level of management where
  • Monitor progress of the various project plans and institute corrective measures in the event of any deviations.
  • Manage changes to project scope, budget, timelines and acceptance criteria in line with the agreed changed control process.
  • Manage the performance of third party vendors and contractors.
  • Control the project budget and provide regular reports on project financials.
  • Review the project charter and business case and improve them where necessary.
  • Establish the requisite resource requirements for the project and motivate for their allocation.
  • Establish relevant governance structures.
  • Develop
    the key project management plans namely integration management, scope
    management, cost management, quality management, resource management,
    communication management, risk management, procurement management,
    schedule baseline, stakeholder engagement, and benefit realization

Solution Design

  • Recommend the appropriate architectural style to meet the To-Be business processes and system requirements.
  • Coordinate the design of the system architecture, including security architecture and integration architecture.

Gap Analysis

  • Coordinate
    the review of the established future state (To-Be business process
    definitions and maps, system requirements) and improve them where
  • Coordinate the analysis to identify the difference
    between future (to-be) state and the selected software solution and
    identify ways to resolve these differences
  • Coordinate the solution to determine the appropriate customization or refinements to suite the future state
  • Coordinate the activities to define and estimate interface, data conversion and coexistence efforts

Detailed Design

  • Coordinate
    a detailed design of the future solution that is needed for the
    subsequent Build and Test stage of the project. This should include
    expanding the initial blueprint and preparations of the following
  • detailed business design including renationalized product and business processes;
  • detailed
    system design for customization and configuration of the selected
    solution; and the detailed integration design for the interfaces, data
    conversion and coexistence components.


Build and Test

  • Coordinate customization and configuration of the selected solution.
  • Coordinate the customization and configuration of the interface, data conversion.
  • Coordinate preparation for the training program, operational manual, training materials and train-the-trainer programmes.
  • Coordinate preparation and execution of system integration testing, operations testing and business solution testing.
  • Recruitment of the Test Manager.
  • Development of the test strategy and plan in conjunction with the Test Manager.
  • Coordinate development of test cases and scenarios.
  • Assemble and facilitate training of the testing team.
  • Organize for availability of relevant testing resources e.g. testing environment, facilities etc.
  • Responsible for planning and management of all logistics associated with acceptance testing.
  • Oversee execution of system integration, functional and non-functional testing


  • Recommend the deployment approach (i.e. Big Bang or Phased Approach).
  • Planning and preparation of deployment and migration workshops.
  • Plan and supervise several iterations of mock deployment and migration.
  • Preparation of the go-live plan.
  • Preparation of detailed cutover plans including fallback plans for all systems under the migration scope.
  • Coordination and facilitation of the various deployment and migration workshops.
  • To
    secure management and Project Steering Committee approval for go-live
    including preparation and presentation of the Go/No-Go decision paper.
  • To
    coordinate and oversee the actual deployment and migration including
    physical transportation of in-scope systems to the new data centre.
  • To organize all the necessary logistics (insurance, transport, packaging, security etc.) for physical migration of servers.

Post Deployment Support and Capacity Building

  • Oversee
    the design and embedment of effective post deployment maintenance and
    support model and its dissemination to those responsible for subsequent
    operation and maintenance of the system and environment.
  • Facilitate
    development of a new maintenance and support structure in line with the
    support requirements of the new system and environment
  • Develop and implement relevant recruitment, training and upskilling plans.
  • Provide for Post Deployment handholding support by various vendors.
  • Coordinate review and execution/sign-off of relevant Service Level Agreements (SLA).

Project Closure

  • Facilitate project closure workshops and ensure lessons learned are identified and recorded.
  • Produce a project closure report and secure its approval from relevant project executives.

People Management Functions

  • Manage
    the performance of subordinate staff and develop and implement training
    and development plans to ensure their performance is aligned with
    business goals and objectives.
  • Build a performance-driven team
    by setting SMART objectives, constantly reviewing the department and
    individual performance against these objectives and providing the
    appropriate support, motivation and guidance to staff to achieve these
  • Responsible for succession planning for key
    positions, managing the attrition of employees and ensuring that a plan
    is developed and executed for high potential individuals in the unit.
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Experience, Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in ICT or related fields with minimum experience of 5 years in IT Project Management.
  • Successful delivery of at least 3 peripheral projects.
  • Strong Vendor/Outsourcing Management experience.
  • Certification
    in one of the following recognized project management methodologies or
    its equivalent e.g. PRINCE2, PMI-ACP, PMP, SCRUM etc.
  • Advanced understanding of banking operations and information systems
  • Experience of working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines. Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including top management, clients, and other departments.
  • Ability to diffuse tension among project team, should it arise.
  • Ability to bring projects to successful completion through political sensitivity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, customer centric and agile mind-set.
  • Must be able to quickly learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.


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