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Project Portfolio Manager, BFA Global

What You Will Do

As a Project Portfolio Manager at BFA Global, you will:

  • Manage Project Budget, Forecasting with tracking milestones and ensure overall project management compliance
  • Identify staffing needs for projects with Project Managers to balance the availability of the required skills and competencies across project and program teams within the project portfolio
  • Work with project teams to manage the full project life cycle (initiate, plan, execute, close)
  • Conduct regular reviews with Project Managers and the Management Team to validate and assess the project portfolio, execute change, and re-prioritize to meet business needs as required
  • Manage the contracting process for projects, subcontractors and other counterparts, ensuring quality and compliance
  • Act as the intermediary between internal and external stakeholders to resolve project management tasks
  • Lead reviews of any significant initiatives, projects or programs that are challenged and provide recommendations as to whether it should continue, be significantly changed, placed on hold or discontinued
  • Ensure that all BFAers maintain the necessary level of familiarity with project management responsibilities, consistent with their roles and job responsibilities
  • Regularly review metrics from BFA Global’s in-house suite of trackers to ensure efficient functioning of our project operations
  • Troubleshoot issues and field queries related to project management
  • Work closely with the Finance team on revenue recognition, revenue projection, contracts and invoices
  • Maintain a minimum service level in terms of turnaround time and overall satisfaction

Qualifications:

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The ideal candidate for the position must have the following qualifications:

  • At least 5+ years in an experienced role as a senior project management professional responsible for a portfolio of projects. Experience within the inclusive finance field, ideally in one or more of financial inclusion, digital financial services, inclusive fintech, livelihoods, and microenterprise is a plus
  • Deep familiarity with project management best practices
  • Familiarity with accounting principles, especially US-GAAP, as they pertain to project management
  • Proficiency in Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • Empathy and a service-oriented mindset
  • Creative problem-solving ability to find reasonable solutions to challenges that arise from delivering projects globally leveraging a dispersed team
  • Capacity to mentor all successive roles
  • Comfort working with a geographically dispersed team
  • Clear, concise, and polished communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, Proficiency in Spanish is a plus

Certifications:

Any of the following certifications will be considered to be a strong plus:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or equivalent required
  • Program Management Professional (PGMP) Certification preferred
  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) Certification preferred

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Preferred Location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Exceptionally strong candidates in locations where BFA Global has an office or presence may also be considered – Colombia, India, Mexico, Nigeria, or the US. Candidates must have local work authorization.

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Compensation: Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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