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IT Project Lead

Job Field:
Information Systems Jobs
Application Development/Software Jobs, Infrastructure Jobs, Mining Systems Jobs, MIS (Management Information Systems) Jobs
Africa, French Africa, Mauritania, West Africa
Mauritania All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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Location: Tasiast, Inchiri region, Mauritania

Based in Mauritania, Kinross Tasiast is set to become one of the great gold finds of our generation. It is the first mine in a highly prospective greenstone belt, located within an extensive gold system that is largely underexplored.



Kinross is currently seeking IT Project Leads with expertise in Project Management and IT Infrastructure (Network and Systems).

These positions will be based at Tasiast (Mauritania) and will be key roles within the Africa Regional IT Projects Team covering Mauritania. The primary purpose of these positions is the management of IT related Projects required for Mauritania.

These positions report into the IT Regional Manager and will have no direct reports, however will be expected to manage consultants and others as required.


Key Areas of Responsibility


  • Participate in the preparation of project plans including requirements, budget, timelines, success criteria and resources. Balance in-house with contract resources.
  • Ensure Kinross receives full value for all project investments.
  • Manage vendors and third party organizations on assigned projects.
  • Coordinate project team and third parties activities
  • Responsible for project administration and liaise with suppliers and account managers
  • Manage the project life cycle from inception to post-completion handover to the customer.
  • Ensure that customers are informed of progress of the projects providing regular reports measurement of the progress to objectives.
  • Planning, management and development of Projects of Added Value and thereby improving the optimization of processes, costs and resources of Kinross.



Minimum Qualifications & Skill Requirements


  • A Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Computer Science / Information Technology / Telecommunications or a technology-related field is required. PMP or Prince2 official certification would be appreciated
  • Fluency in English and good command of French
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with senior management and staff
  • Strong management and leadership skills: people, process, and technology
  • Strong time management and project management skills
  • Good problem solving and decision making abilities
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience managing IT related project and subject matter expert most of the followings:
    • Infrastructure and Systems
    • Experience in deployment and rollout of technology
    • Good knowledge of Server infrastructure
    • Good knowledge of Networking (switching and routing)
    • Good knowledge of Telecommunications
    • Understanding of the testing and commissioning process of Building Management systems and cabling and networks
    • Understanding of contract mechanisms, contractor management processes and the resolution of contract issues


Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

Job Segment: Telecom, Telecommunications, Computer Science, Project Manager, Technology

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