Specialist, Portfolio Management & Business Analysis at GVA Partners

Specialist, Portfolio Management & Business Analysis at GVA Partners

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Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners is a business advisory and market intelligence services firm. Our objectives are to assist organizations to achieve their growth aspirations by providing market intelligence, strategy blueprint, IT solution delivery expertise and business operation improvement capabilities.

GVA Partners is also a leading name within the recruitment industry. We have built our reputation on over the years by understanding the markets, businesses and individuals within the markets we work with and this has enabled us to deliver seamless and comprehensive recruitment solutions

Our Value Proposition

GVA’s unique value proposition is our familiarity with both global and local business environment and depth of expertise of our consultants. Our consultants have deep industry experience and have worked in various roles as project managers, solutions architect, business analysts, product developers, strategy consultants and have over the years assisted global clients in delivering market changing solutions. We typically resource all engagements with personnel that have gained direct and related experience from similar assignments.

Our approach takes an industry focus by working with business owners to solve their toughest challenges through applied innovation backed by skilled resources, deep strategic alliances and full spectrum delivery across strategy, implementation management and operations.

GVA has always been known for foresight, resilience and impact. We are known for our deep industry and functional expertise and we employ a practical approach to build capabilities and deliver real impacts. Our clients expect exceptional results and we succeed by being integral to their success.Department: Program Management Office
Reports to: Manager, Governance & Business Analysis
Grade Level: 15
Supervises: Analyst, Business Analysis

Job Summary

Acting as the key interface between the users and the project manager, gather.
Information, document processes, and confirm the final documents with users
Identification of business needs and recommend relevant solutions, to elicit,
Document and manage requirements
Provision of insight into business operations to expose the causes and effects behind failure or poor results achieved
Provision of quality assurance to the project management process.
Evaluating business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, and developing and implementing solutions.
Identify problems within the business, including through using data modelling

Roles and Responsibilities
Techniques:

Leading ongoing reviews of business processes and developing optimization strategies.
Staying up-to-date on the latest process and IT advancements to automate and modernize systems.
Perform requirements gathering and analysis to include: analytical techniques, interview techniques, data gathering techniques, current system documentation, business modeling methods, business process, rules and logic, data gathering to solve complex issues, development of implementation plans, development of requirements.
Subdivision of the requirements development process into business planning and scope definition, elicitation, analysis, specification, documentation, validation, management, solution delivery and maintenance and enhancements
Research Existing Business Systems: explore the current state of the business system and create an “as is” model
Identify Improvement Opportunities: By using the as-is model, identifies what gaps need to be removed and then map out a plan of action, which is known as a “to-be” model.
Document Business Requirements: work with business users (people who acts within, or is affected by, the business system to obtain a benefit or solve a problem) to gather and elicit the business requirements for further documenting and project planning.
Facilitate Deliverables Acceptance: during project execution, facilitate the acceptance process, which ensures the deliverables are built according to the initial requirements.
Facilitate product testing and evaluation as providing quality assurance and control and communicating the deliverables state to the users.
Ensuring solutions meet business needs and requirements.
Performing user acceptance testing.
Updating, implementing, and maintaining procedures.
Serving as a liaison between stakeholders and users.
Review and evaluation of business cases to support strategic initiatives.
Support business leaders in developing implementation plans, risk identification and risk mitigation strategies.
Develop and implement test plans/scenarios to ensure successful delivery of a project.

Requirements
Qualifications:

First degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Marketing, Economics, Computer Science, Engineering or related quantitative discipline from a recognized university
Possession of Professional Business Analysis (PBA®) Certification from a recognized project management institute as an added advantage.
Minimum of four (4) years post NYSC experience in business analysis or a related field

Requried Capabilities
Knowledge:

Telecommunications industry and project management.

Skills:

Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
The ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to determine acceptable solutions.
Advanced technical skills.
Excellent documentation skills.
Experience creating detailed reports and giving presentations.
A track record of following through on commitments.
Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills.
Excellent communication, possessing influencing and relationship building skills and the ability to simplify complex concepts for a wide audience including executive levels.
Pragmatic with a strong analytical and problem solving ability. Ability to devise logical methods/approaches.
Very strong (well above average) MS-Excel and MS-PowerPoint skills.
Highly collaborative team player
Results-oriented, takes the initiative mentality.
Demonstrates a highly analytical work ethic/approach

Behavior:

Passion for Excellence
Integrity
Empowering people
Growing people
Team work
Customer Focus
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