Our client is a prominent consulting firm in the MENA region, and they are looking for an Enterprise Strategy Project Management Officer to be based with their client in Saudi Arabia. The selected candidate will be assigned the following key deliverables:
a. Build: develop the IMO (Initiative Management Office) methodology and processes, design the IMO operating model and its components, and technically assess current projects in terms of prioritization, scope identification, execution, and closure. Assess current practices at the bank, review the bank"s strategy and prioritization framework, review the list of projects and strategy linkage, design the operating model for the IMO, build the IMO governance framework and interaction model, and develop the handbook of processes and project management templates.
b. Operate: Focus on operating the IMO and providing services that meet the bank's objectives. Support in executing projects according to defined processes using pre-defined tools and templates.
Provide an expert review of executing the strategic communication plan, perform project planning and execution, apply the governance model, measure project management compliance, assist in the reporting activity, and measure project performance.
Reflect the agreed operating model or governance model in the system or tool. Activate and operate the Initiative Management Office as per the defined governance model and operating model, including but not limited to: project delivery detailed plans; monitoring initiatives execution across all bank functions; reporting and progress updates via the system or manual reports; project committee management, governance, and support, and providing reports and progress updates on different levels.
Define initiatives and deliver bank projects as per the defined scope for each initiative/project. Provide support, oversight, and reports on planned/ongoing programs and projects. Support in all governance interactions, assist in the prioritisation of programs and projects, and prepare RFPs, BRDs, and internal documentation. Support in shaping the understanding of internal and external stakeholders towards bank strategy. Provide the necessary agreed-upon qualified resources to run the aforementioned activities.
c. Transfer: Continuous knowledge transfer, including but not limited to, project execution and lessons learned documentation, and provide coaching and assistance throughout the implementation phase until closure.
Define the ideal IMO organizational structure, support hiring the right candidates through participation in technical interviews, and provide recommendations on the candidates.
Prepare a transfer plan for each area and link it to timelines. Follow the agreed plan of transfer. Conduct on-the-job training to hand over operations to the bank's Initiative Management Office team. Conduct awareness sessions using the developed handbook.
Develop the "Handover Document" based on the overall "Transfer" phased approach as defined in the plan.