Outbound Technical Project Manager at MFS Africa

September 15, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

MFS Africa is the leading digital payments platform 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 African consumers and businesses. MFS Africa connects over 320 million mobile money users across Africa through its platform, which enables cross-border payment for mobile money networks, banks, money transfer operators, and large corporates.

The Role

  • 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.
  • The position will be based in any location where we have a local office. Familiarity with and experience in Africa is a plus as is previous experience in working for an international organization with teams across multiple time zones.


  • 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 behaviour 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
  • Participate and manage technical optimization projects around the use of the MFS Africa API with connected partners.
  • Co-ordinate with Peers and industry experts to understand technical advances and learn and adapt them as per requirements.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science or related field.
  • Qualification in project management or similar.
  • Industry Experience with Programming background
  • Experience with technical projects, not necessarily software but pervious software experience will be a bonus.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).
  • Has worked with APIs and is able to understand the High level and detailed designs of integrations between partners and our internal services
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to share information in a meaningful way.
  • Fast learner with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Can work autonomously in a highly demanding and often ambiguous environment.
  • Thrives in a diverse, collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts.
  • Highly organised and able to prioritise work appropriately.
  • Willing to take accountability for work produced.
  • Comfortable working in a highly complex environment.
  • Experience with technical projects, not necessarily software.
  • Pragmatic innovator; gets quick wins done while thinking big.