Solutions Development Manager

The Incumbent will be responsible to the Information Systems Head


Basic Function

The Solutions Development Manager identifies the organization’s software requirements from the organization’s objectives (Strategic, tactical and operational). The manager is responsible for envisioning the technology processes (solution) that address the same and initiating software development projects to that end.

Major Activities of the Job

  • Identify business challenges that can be addressed by developing software
  • Identify opportunities for software solutions to support company strategies and other types of business objectives e.g. CRM systems to support an organizations customer relationship management
  • Receive internal and customer solution requests and recommend appropriate
  • Identify suitable delivery channels e. either to develop in-house, get off the shelf or hire consultants to do the job.
  • Ensure that software development project requirements are well scoped against the resource (time, financial and human) constraints of the project. The scope of the project must also be managed during the normal cycle of the project and between versions of the product, delivering on time and within all other project
  • Determine quality policies, objectives, and responsibilities so that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was
  • Planning, estimating, budgeting, financing, funding, managing, and controlling costs so that the project can be completed within the approved
  • Organize, manage timely completion and lead project teams
  • Ensure timely and appropriate planning, collection, creation, distribution, storage, retrieval, management, control, monitoring, and the ultimate disposition of project information
  • Conduct risk management planning, identification, analysis, response planning, and controlling of the risk on a
  • Purchase or acquire products, services, or results needed from outside the project team
  • Identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the Project Management Process
  • Identify all people or organizations impacted by the project, analyzing  stakeholder expectations and impact on the project, and developing appropriate management  strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions and
  • Create and document development standards and procedures and
  • Coordinate and check whether all reported faults/queries have been promptly resolved by Solutions
  • Provide clear objectives for each subordinate and review the objectives quarterly, annually and exercise remedial action as
  • Analyse staff skills to identify any skills gaps and recommend staff for further training to improve on performance where necessary.
  • Participate in the evaluation and recommendation of all third party
  • Train and monitor the team in policies and
  • Manage the team in translating functional requirements to produce detailed system designs

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor Business Studies and Computing Science, BSc Computer Science, Software
  • Professional Certification in Software Project Management from a recognized professional board such as Prince 2 or MS SPM is an added


  • Software project management and engineering skills
  • Broad knowledge of software development technologies
  • Business analysis
  • Software architecture skills
  • Software programming skills


If you wish to be considered for the post above, please apply with detailed Curriculum Vitae in an envelope clearly marked “STAFF CONFIDENTIAL – APPLICATION FOR A VACANT POST” to the,


Human Resources Director, TelOne Private Limited, 107 Kwame Nkrumah, Runhare Building, or e-mail to not later than 20 July 2016. Canvasing will disqualify