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MFS Africa is the leading digital payments hub in Africa, enabling low-cost payments across the continent. The company works in close partnership with mobile network operators and financial institutions to bring simple and relevant payment services to unbanked people. MFS Africa connects over 320 million mobile money users across sub-Saharan Africa through its platform – the MFS Hub. As a B2B company, we enable cross-border payment for mobile money operators, banks, money transfer operators, large corporate and a growing number of SMEs. Our recent partnership with Visa will soon allow us to connect the MFS Hub to Visa.net, effectively connecting African consumers and businesses to the global digital economy. As a technology fintech company, we strive to automate everything we do and run world-class back-office operations spread between Johannesburg, Port-Louis, Accra and soon Nairobi. We also have a compliance team in Johannesburg, London and Port-Louis and are regulated by the FSC in Mauritius and the FCA in the UK.
Network Operations, Project Management Office (PMO) is a dynamic, responsive and innovative team responsible for the well-being of the MFS Africa network of connected partners (mobile network operators, banks, money transfer organizations, merchants etc.).
As a Technical Project Manager of the team, the Technical Project Manager will be key in the technical ability of the team to manage, optimize and continue to expand the fast-growing MFS Africa ecosystem and supporting the organization through several use-cases that MFS Africa offers to its partners.
The role requires a project manager that has a system engineering background who is able to think laterally and use all of their technical ability to tackle and resolve unique problems in a clear, analytical approach that leverages all of their previous technical experiences.
In this respect, MFS Africa seeks a self-starter, motivated and energetic Technical Project Manager for this role. You will be working with the Senior Manager: Network PMO and be part of Network Operations.
The candidate may be based either in Ghana, South Africa or Kenya. Applicants should only apply for the position advertised in the country of residence, or where they have the right to work.
The duties and responsibilities of the role will be as follows:
Participate in and own projects key to the execution of MFS Africa network expansion strategy and plans
Execute technical projects with future-partners integrating into the MFS Africa network
Manage and coordinate project and business meetings with partners
Guide and mentor colleagues around technical aspects and for the purpose of knowledge management
Updates project progress and manage project administrative tasks
Participate in technical forums around the use of the MFS Africa API, its evolution, and its new feature beta participations
Critically analyze ecosystem behavior to pinpoint areas of optimization /improvement and lead implementation of such analysis with quantifiable results
Work with MFS Africa partners on ensuring the latest MFS Africa API , API-features (integrations evolution) and best-API practices are implemented by partners throughout the ecosystem
Provide technical leadership to the network management team
Participate and manage technical optimization projects around the use of the MFS Africa API with connected partners
Skills and Competencies
The ability to manage and oversee multiple projects
High competency in systems engineering approach & analytical thinking
Ability to learn complex products/solutions in a high-pace environment
Ability to multitask in an environment with shifting priorities
Ability to work autonomously and independently in a highly demanding environment and willing to take accountability for work produced
Comfortable learning new technologies and systems
Highly organized, solutions-oriented with solid problem-solving ability
Qualifications and Experience
CAPM, PMP, Agile certified, Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Computer Engineering
Have 2 – 4 years of relevant experience
Previous experience in any project technical management role and capacity
Mastery of any technical system (open or proprietary)
Previous experience around API work (reading and interpretation of API specifications), Sync and/or Async
Previous experience in a technical industry (mobile/ICT)
Basic working knowledge around networking (VPN, SSL, MPLS etc.)
We are highly innovative and were ranked by Fast Company as one of the most innovative companies in the world
We work at the very cutting edge of fintech in Africa
We solve relevant problems for Africa and the world. We are building the MFS Africa Hub into a payment infrastructure designed to last 100 years
We have a culture of caring and execution and a very diverse work environment with over 30+ nationalities represented
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