Assistant Manager – Senior Projects Investment Analyst

Recruiter / Employer: Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Job summary:

The Assistant Manager – Senior Projects Investment Analyst’s role is responsible for conducting appropriate research, guiding, developing and implementing an investment appraisal and project evaluation structure to support the Authority’s new projects prioritization and funding decisions.

Specifically, the role is responsible for:

  • Setting up strategic and operational systems to guide proposal appraisals and to justify investment in projects, programmes or portfolio
  • Supporting the Enterprise Project Management Office to institutionalize an objective process through implementation of appropriate Investment Appraisal Techniques to appraise and prioritize the viability/profitability of proposed projects
  • Portfolio budgeting, projects financial documentation and reporting

Key Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of Project Portfolio Manager, the Projects Investment Analyst will perform the following key functions:

  • Define, develop, implement and monitor frameworks, standards and other guidance documents for portfolio investments appraisal process; and continuously research for emerging techniques to ensure the implemented appraisal process is up to date.
  • Support the institutionalization of an objective project investment appraisal process through implementation of appropriate Investment Appraisal Techniques to appraise and prioritize the viability/profitability of proposed projects or programmes
  • Operationalize the Corporate Investment Committee, including development and implementation of the committee’s annual calendar
  • Quality assurance for papers to ensure compliance with set guidelines before submission to the Corporate Investment Committee for appraisal
  • Portfolio budgeting financial documentation and reporting: this entails coordination and review of Project, Programme and Portfolio annual budgets, project expenditure reporting and ensuring all project-related financial documentation are well maintained and readily available as and when required for project management decisions
  • Timely and quality delivery of all required reports
  • Any other related duties as assigned
  • Academic and Professional qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Information Technology, Finance, Engineering, Business or any other relevant Degree from a recognized university

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Professional Training and Certifications in Portfolio, Programmes, and Project Management such as: PRINCE2 or Project Management Professional (PMP), Management of Value (MoV), PRINCE2 Agile, Management of Portfolios (MoP), Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)
    • Relevant Post graduate training in Finance

    Previous Relevant Work Experience Required

    • Minimum of four (4) years Project Management or relevant experience; of which one (1) year should be at Supervisory level
    • Proven track record and substantive experience of successful project investment appraisal, analysis and recommendations
    • Experience in portfolio budgeting, project financial documentation and reporting
    • Strong analytical, financial analysis skills and experience in using Investment Appraisal Techniques

    Skills and Behavioral Competencies:

    • Excellent understanding of Investment Appraisal Techniques and good Financial Awareness to enable accurate assessment of project performance and business cases
    • Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations
    • Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and work as team to meet strict timelines
    • Good Leadership and pleasant interpersonal skills
    • Ability to recruit, mentor, and develop teams
    • Good business analytical, organizational and planning skills
    • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
    • Outstanding presentation skills and ability to conduct effective meetings and presentations with diverse teams
    • Proactive, strategic thinker and solutions oriented
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