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IT Project Manager - Africa

Published on 27.11.2020


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Position : IT Project Manager - Africa

We are searching for an experienced Project Manager to join the Operations team at IO Global. You will manage the delivery of blockchain and cryptocurrency projects. You will have strong project management skills and the ability to lead cross-functional project teams to deliver projects on time and within budget. You will have significant experience leading IT development projects.

Your mission

  • To take responsibility for leading the planning and implementation of projects, and facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables
  • To develop full-scale project plans, define project tasks and resource requirements, and coordinate project staff
  • Work closely with team leaders to manage all the elements of the project
  • Manage project budgets and track project deliverables using appropriate tools
  • Work with the Test and Quality Coordinator to define, implement and track quality assurance across the project
  • Work closely with project stakeholders and coordinate cross-functional activity within IOHK to ensure projects are delivered according to the defined scope and on time
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • Collate and present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
  • This is a very varied role requiring status reporting to senior executives and also a significant amount of hands-on report collation and chasing-down issues and actions across all levels of the organization
  • Schedule, chair and minute all weekly operational and stakeholder meetings
  • Manage the Raid log (Risks, Actions, Issues and Dependencies; we use Decisions), and update all project actions while coordinating with individuals and teams on the status of all items.
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Your expertise

  • Blockchain development experience a plus
  • Qualification in project management or equivalent
  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools
  • Direct work experience in a project management capacity
  • Proven experience in people management
  • Proven experience in strategic planning
  • Proven experience in risk management
  • Proven experience in change management
  • Proficient in project management software
  • Strong experience in delivering software projects
  • Knowledge and understanding of the systems development life cycle (but you are not required to have hands-on involvement).



IO Global is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. However, due to team distribution for this role, preference will be shown to applicants based in Africa / EU timezones.

All Colleagues

  • Flexible schedule
  • Remote work - ability to work anywhere
  • Laptop reimbursement
  • New starter package to buy hardware essentials (headphones, monitor, etc)
  • Udemy for Business
  • Competitive PTO and Sick Leave plan
Job criteria for job ad : IT Project Manager - Africa
Job category :
IT, new technologies
Industries :
IT, software engineering, Internet
Employment type :
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Addis Ababa
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Spoken language :
Number of Position(s) : 1

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