Monday, December 01, 2014

Senior Project Officers (2)

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) which is the leading provider of social
security services in Tanzania is hereby inviting applications from suitably qualified,
dynamic and motivated Tanzanians to immediately fill vacant positions currently
existing in the Fund.

Position: Senior Project Officers (2)
Report to: Principal Projects Officer

Job Purpose
To take full responsibility for the successful delivery of business/technical
solutions and ensure that projects are delivered on time, to budget, and to quality
expectations and in compliance with NSSF project policies, standards and

Key Duties and Responsibilities
1. Define business requirements to meet NSSF’s strategic objectives, including
the development of business cases for the related projects
2. Define, scope and of plan the project, structure and deliverables
3. Prepare and agree detailed project/sub project responsibilities
4. Responsible for project management initiatives, acting either alone or
managing small numbers of staff
5. Establish and maintain the correct structures to control and monitor the
initiation, progress and delivery of the project or comply with the correct
structures set up to control and monitor the initiation, progress and delivery of
the project
6. Actively participate in all phases and activities of the project and provide
specialist guidance to the project team, particularly project definition,
requirements analysis, business and technical design and change control
7. Co-ordinate the work of the project team, allocating tasks, monitoring
progress, ensuring awareness of responsibilities and securing commitment to
successful project delivery
8. Identify and manage all programme/project issues and risks including their
appropriate escalation and contingency management
9. Monitor and control the use of resources and funds against the original budget
or, where appropriate the latest allocation. communicate for all changes of the
project as necessary to senior officers
10.Ensure that operational support staff are adequately trained and prepared for
implementation of the solution, that the operational handover is well planned
and managed, without any adverse effect on existing systems and processes
11.Prepare a quality plan for each project that outlines the overall approach to
quality, identifies the standards to be employed and or/developed in the
preparation of all products and plans for the process of quality assurance,
review and control.
12.Ensure all tasks are carried out, comply with departmental procedures,
mandatory quality standards and agreed architectural framework as
13.Manage the full project lifecycle from business case to the handover of project
deliverables and completion of the project to post-project review ensuring
quality deliverables throughout
14.Ensure benefits are managed and tracked for each project in line with

Job Qualifications and Skills
a) Qualifications and Experience
· A degree or /advanced Diploma in ICT or its equivalent
business/planning/finance/(Project management (PRINCE 2)),
· Experience of working in a high pressure, results driven environment
· Exposure to governance, control and risk management
· A good understanding of planning and budgeting processes and
· Project Management Certificate( Prince2)

b) Skills and Competencies
§ Project management
§ Risk management
§ Systems architecture and design
§ Systems administration
§ Back up/Recovery and Systems continuity

Mode of application:
Applications in writing enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of
relevant certificates, contact address including telephone numbers, email address
and names and addresses of three referees to be addressed to the undersigned.19
Please take note of the following;

Applications without latest CVs will not be considered;

Director, Human Resources and Administration
National Social Security Fund,
P.O. Box 1322,

The closing date for submission will be on 15th December, 2014. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.