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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Upstream Job Vacancy in Nigeria


Upstream offers a challenging and stimulating environment in which employees have the opportunity to work on a vast range of complex projects at the forefront of technical innovation. Upstream is looking for creative, enthusiastic and open-minded individuals to join our innovative team to help both drive our success and uphold our existing reputation within the marketing technology world. Upstream offers a variety of resources and a range of opportunities to inspire the best possible performance from our employees. Our vast range of departments and global activities provide a strong platform for career development and professional progression. We boast various methods of progression within the company; whether through an upward advancement within a chosen field, expansion across departments or relocation to another office, creating the opportunity to gain both valuable experience and further insight into the international workings of the business. At Upstream, employees have the opportunity to learn new skills, work across different disciplines and global departments and move into new challenges, all within the same company.

Job Title: Project Manager
The Project Manager is based in Lagos, reports to the Head of Project Management and is focused on managing the implementation of Upstream’s mobile marketing campaigns in Nigeria. This role is ideal for someone with high potential who wishes to be rewarded for outstanding performance, while having the opportunity to gain valuable experience on large complex mobile marketing projects.
Key Accountabilities
  • Coordinating internal resources and/or third parties for the flawless execution of projects.
  • Assisting in the definition of project specifications and client requirements, involving all relevant departments and ensuring technical feasibility and resource availability.
  • Tracking progress through a solid project plan.
  • Ensuring the on-time and on-budget delivery of projects.
  • Reporting and escalating to management as needed.
  • Managing client relationships and expectations.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with third parties.
  • Writing clear briefs for the development, operations and support departments.
  • Ensuring that all departments involved in the project operate as a united team.
  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Very good educational background, preferably in the fields of computer science or engineering.
  • 3-6 years of work experience in project management and/or consulting in either the telecom or information technology sector.
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in mobile technologies, software development and web technologies.
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.
  • PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus.
Personal Characteristics
  • Able to perform under pressure and deliver results in a demanding and fast-paced environment that requires fresh thinking and innovation.
  • Self-driven, responsible, and able to take ownership on projects.
  • Solid analytical thinking and problem solving capability.
  • Attention to detail.
Salary & Benefits  

Includes attractive competitive base salary and benefits, working closely with a highl

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