Assistant Project Manager at Turnkey Africa Kenya – May 2024

Assistant Project Manager

  • The Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing the successful execution of projects. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, business analysts, and quality assurance professionals, to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality products and projects that meet client requirements and business objectives.


  • Project Planning and Execution: Develop comprehensive project plans, including scope, goals, deliverables, timelines, and resource allocation, considering business requirements, client expectations, and available resources.
  • Project Monitoring and Control: Track project progress, monitor key metrics, and ensure adherence to project schedules, milestones, and budgets. Proactively identify and address potential risks and issues, and adjust project plans as needed.
  • Team Collaboration: Foster effective collaboration and communication among project team members and stakeholders. Facilitate regular team meetings, status updates, and project reviews to ensure alignment and transparency.
  • Requirements Management: Work closely with business analysts and stakeholders to define and document project requirements, ensuring a clear understanding of client needs and expectations.
  • Resource Management: Coordinate and allocate resources, including software engineers, testers, and other project team members, to ensure optimal resource utilization and project efficiency.
  • Stakeholder Management: Engage with internal and external stakeholders, including clients, executives, and other project sponsors, to understand their expectations, provide project updates, and manage their feedback and concerns.
  • Risk and Issue Management: Identify and assess project risks and issues, develop mitigation strategies, and implement appropriate contingency plans to minimize project disruptions and ensure timely resolution.
  • Quality Assurance: Collaborate with quality assurance professionals to establish and maintain quality standards, review test plans, and ensure rigorous testing of software products before deployment.
  • Change Management: Manage change requests and scope changes, evaluating their impact on project timelines, budgets, and resources. Communicate changes effectively and ensure proper change control processes are followed.
  • Project Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date project documentation, including project plans, requirements, meeting minutes, and status reports. Ensure project documentation is accessible and organized for future reference.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Proven experience 2 years as a Project Manager, preferably in the software development industry, with exposure to insurance-related projects being a plus.
  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies, such as Agile/Scrum or Waterfall, and experience in applying them effectively.
  • Familiarity with insurance industry concepts, regulations, and software solutions is highly desirable.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at various levels.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software, such as JIRA, Microsoft Project, or similar platforms.
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on finding practical solutions to project-related challenges.
  • Professional certifications in project management, such as PMP (Project Management Professional) or PRINCE2, are preferred.

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