Human Capital Synergies Africa Limited Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Apr 02, 2019Permanent
Introduction Our Client in the Gaming Industry seeks to hire a Chief Project Officer. The Chief Project Officer will be responsible for overseeing the portfolio of organizational projects, providing expert knowledge and support and monitoring progress and reporting on the portfolio status. In addition he/she will also be involved in managing projects/programmes directly. Specification Lead the planning and implementation of all projects Contribute to organizational business and budget planning process Contribute to the management, operation and performance of the Business Services Directorate; to ensure it meets its targets and supports the delivery of organizational and strategic goals Proactively engage with Directors and senior managers to identify opportunities for business improvements Manage the PMO team and provides performance feedback and goal-setting; conducts annual performance assessments and skill development and training Manage the administration for project submissions and approvals through the agreed prioritization and approval process, maintaining a pipeline of approved projects Ensures a clear and consistent approach is in place to manage risk with alignment to the Finance & Business risk registers and the Corporate risk register Collate qualitative and quantitative information on project performance for the preparation and production of project reports for internal management purposes Work closely with Business Services teams (as well as internal and external project partners where appropriate) to devise, develop and deliver appropriate and proportionate systems to evaluate key activities at a project level Provide advice and support to project partners on how project evidence and information has to be presented and reported Ensure that information recorded in both electronic and hard copy meets with internal and external audit standards Ensure detailed project, implementation or actions plans are created for the duration of each project as appropriate Ensure projects have requirements documented and agreed to ensure that project activity meets agreed project objectives Ensure monitoring of progress against all projects is timely and accurate and enables Sponsors and stakeholders have visibility and sufficient information to make the required decisions Ensure risks, issues and dependencies are being recorded, monitored and proactively managed to minimize disruption to successful delivery Participate in project reviews, approvals, and gating processes Requirements Significant experience at a senior level in a PMO Function Recognized formal project management qualification (PMP/APMP/Prince2 or equivalent) is desirable Degree qualified is desirable Developed project/programme management and planning skills and experience Ability to manage a range of projects types and complex business initiatives and change programmes Ownership of the organization's Project Delivery Approach, its implementation, establishment and iteration Ability to and experience of providing input to organizational business and budget planning Good understanding of performance management frameworks and tools in the delivery of business objectives Team management experience with the ability to manage and motive virtual or matrix project teams as well as the PMO Experience of being a Business Partner and managing those relationships Experience of prioritization matrices and working with the business to determine appropriate project prioritization Ability to juggle different projects/priorities and deliver high quality outcomes under pressure Capability to provide timely, accurate and relevant project and portfolio reporting as agreed Experience of resource planning against the prioritized portfolio of projects and ability to work with the PMO and business to manage project.