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Project Manager
Description of the job profile
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals. Project managers ensure the project is completed on time and within budget, that the project's objectives are met and that everyone else is doing their job properly. Projects are usually separate to usual day-today business activities and require a group of people to work together to achieve a set of specific objectives. Project managers oversee the project to ensure the desired result is achieved, the most efficient resources are used and the different interests involved are satisfied.Define and review the business case and requirements by regular reviews and controls to ensure that the client receives the system that he or she wants and needs. Initiate and plan the project by establishing its format, direction, and base lines that allow for any variance measurements and change control. Partner with the end users, work with project sponsors and
other management to establish progress and direction of the project by achieving goals, reaching targets, solving problems, mitigating risks. Manage the technology, people, and change in order to achieve goals, reach targets, and deliver the project on time and within budget. Manage the project staff by creating an environment conducive to the delivery of the new application in the most cost-effective manner.
Economical sector
Secondary, Tertiary
Qualifications required
Higher education of at least 1 or 2 years: qualification in project management
- a Bachelor’s Degree + a project management training course
Total number of training hours
Knowledge Description Level
Management Knowledge of and experience in applying quality management principles. Level 5
Management IT management Level 6
Management Project management Level 6
Management General management Level 7
Project planning Planning & creation of a good WBS Level 4
Supervising others Project Control & Tracking & Measurement Level 6
Supervising others Risk Management & Root Cause Analysis Level 6
Skill Description Level
Accounting Accurate estimating and cost control Level 7
Communication skills Developing strong project presentations and reports Level 6
Decision making Ability to act on own initiative Level 6
Decision making Managing risk and making decisions Level 7
Leading teams Team building Level 7
Leading teams Personal and project leadership Level 7
Organisational skills Good Scheduling skills Level 7
Problem solving skills Problem-solving skills Level 6
Quality management skills Managing quality Level 7
Supervising others Project execution and control Level 7
Competence Description Level
Ability to work under pressure Stress tolerance Level 6
Adaptability Adaptability Level 6
Communication competences Communication skills Level 7
Critical thinking Critical thinking and problem solving skills Level 5
Decision making Decision-making Level 5
Organisational competences Planning and organizing Level 6
Personal/behavioural competences Negotiation Level 6
Problem solving Conflict management Level 7
Supervising others Influencing and leading Level 6
Teamworking Delegation and teamwork Level 6
Previous Experience
experience in people management/ experience in strategic planning/ experience in risk management/experience in change management/
• proficient in project management software
Personal Attitude
Good physical condition for moderate activity

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