Head of in-Country EPMO/ Programme Manager - Harare,Zimbabwe
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Company Type||Financial Services|
|Job Role||Head of in-Country EPMO/ Programme Manager|
|Employment Type||Mornings Only|
|Monthly Salary||$ Negotiable|
|Career Level||Senior Management|
|Years of Experience||8|
|Degree||Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field / 3 Year Tertiary Qualification|
A key part of the role is stakeholder management across the business and the ability to translate technical jargon into business terminology while executing the project management disciplines in support of the business strategy. This role is responsible for managing an in- country EPMO, as well as multiple well-defined projects within a Business Unit or functional area, or across multiple Business Units/ Functional Areas within the constraints of scope, quality, time and cost.
This role initiates, plans, executes and finalizes each project within the constraints of scope, quality, time and cost. The role is responsible for the set-up of the project (resource governance), ensuring the problem / objective is clear and planning a course of action that addresses all aspects to solve the problem.
This role oversees all projects/ programs within country and ensures they deliver within the constraints of scope, quality, time and cost and according to the OMA EPMO governances and controls. The role is also responsible for all PMO services in country, ranging from advisory, training and mentoring, reporting and managing the projects portfolio across the entire lifecycle.
Management of the Portfolio
End to end management of the Zimbabwe portfolio of projects
Co development and conceptualisation of projects and programs with Business to support the required business plan outcomes
Quality assurance and oversight of the portfolio
Business case and benefits realisation management
Training and development
Key Result Area
Undertake strategic engagements with key stakeholders (sponsor/ business owners) to understand the business strategy, objectives and problem statement(s) driving the potential program/ projects that needs to be undertaken
Based on the conceptual solution, undertake preliminary high level program/ project scoping
Change request & Change control
Manage scope and an integrated change control process by undertaking the following:
Manage scope creep of the program within the wider context of ensuring that benefits are delivered.
Intervene and negotiate high level decisions with sponsor where projects/ programs deviate out of tolerance from plan in terms of timeline, costs/business case.
Oversight and guidance of all supporting projects on how changes will impact the overall programme Project planning, integration and dependency management
Lead and facilitate the overall portfolio planning process and create an integrated portfolio plan including: systemic and innovative integration of plans (project and program) to reach business objective
sequencing and prioritising
identify the programme level critical path
undertake resource levelling and constraints management.
determine the skills requirements for the projects/ programme
scope and build the program resource plans
Quick wins and high impact strategic leverage points
Drive program dependency planning (both internal and external) and actively manage dependencies, especially on the critical path adjusting plans as required.
Undertake ongoing articulation, testing/ validation key program assumptions. Lead the change/ adjust scope if needed.
Monitor and track against project/ program plans with project managers over program life cycle
Monitor and track programme level tasks/ activities through the life of the programme
Drive and be overall accountable for quality delivery across all projects within the program
Determine the approach to achieving quality including quality standards, controls and governances, processes and measures and build these into the project plan.
Execute on quality components through duration of the project. Correct and/or escalate non-compliance to quality components timeously.
Risk, Opportunity & Issue Management
Understand the organisation/ business unit’s risk appetite and align planning decisions, solutions and mitigations to this.
Evaluate and manage the accumulative and systemic effect of risks across all projects within the program by engaging in both a bottom up and top down risk identification process.
Manage programme risks or issues at a strategic level
Undertake effective opportunity management on the program by identifying, understanding and exploiting opportunities that arise which can save costs, realise efficiencies or benefits
Develop and execute an overarching programme stakeholder engagement and communication plan which a strong focus on driving the following;
Facilitating a guiding coalition of engagement and consensus building
Getting alignment and co-operation across the
Organised and motivated
Dynamic and pro-active
Excellent verbal and writing skills
Team building and Team management skills
Attention to Detail
8 years relevant experience within the Financial Services sector
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