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SME Banking – Project Officer at Equity Bank Limited

In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support business growth, we seek to recruit a qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position in SME Department.

Reporting to the Associate Director – SME, the ideal candidate will provide administrative and technical skills to support a project to success. He/she will:

  1. Organize Project Meetings

On a regular basis, Project Officers meet with the Project Manager to review progress and to discuss future steps. The Project Officer also arranges meetings with the members of the project. They organize appropriate meeting rooms and any refreshments, contact the attendees and note any who can’t attend. Before the meeting, they send out any relevant information, and they attend each meeting to take minutes.

  1. Maintain Documents

Project Officers are responsible for maintaining crucial project documents which track project progress. They file all project documents in an appropriate database or library, and ensure that all documents are accurate and have been accepted by the Project Manager.

  1. Identify Problems or Risks

Being so closely involved in the project, the Project Officer is relied upon to identify any potential issues or risks that could affect the progression of the project. They communicate these items with the Project Manager, and work to identify potential solutions.

  1. Manage the Schedule

Project Officers closely watch the project schedule, monitoring deadlines for each project task. They check regularly that every deadline is still possible, and report any potential delays to the Project Manager.

Qualifications

  • Proven working experience in project management
  • Excellent stakeholder-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Project Management or any other related field

Competencies

An analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills, a successful Project Officer is able to multi-task in a high volume, fast-pace work environment. They are team players with a high level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals. In addition to these general skills and personality traits, employers are seeking Project Officer Candidates with the following skills.

  • Thorough familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and project scheduling computer applications. Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, trouble-shoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget and financial management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent critical and creative thinking and analytical skills.
  • Experience in program administration, operating procedures, oversight and monitoring.
  • Ability to work with database applications.
  • Knowledge of project funding procedures and guidelines.

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